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Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform period

Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform periodVATICAN CITY (AP) — The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was effectively ousted by Pope Francis....

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkish court formally blocks access to WikipediaISTANBUL (AP) — In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog....

EPA wipes its climate change site as protesters march in Washington

EPA wipes its climate change site as protesters march in WashingtonThe US Environmental Protection Agency’s main climate change website is “undergoing changes” to better reflect “the agency’s new direction” under Donald Trump. The announcement, made late Friday evening, left empty what was previously the “official government site” providing “comprehensive information on the issue of climate change and global warming”. The change came a day before thousands gathered in Washington DC and other US cities to protest inaction on climate change, and hours before the symbolic 100-day mark of the Trump administration....

British PM May sees lead over Labour fall by 10 points in a week: YouGov

British PM May sees lead over Labour fall by 10 points in a week: YouGovBritain's governing Conservative party has seen its lead narrow considerably over the last week, a poll by YouGov showed on Sunday, the third poll of the weekend to show the party's advantage over the opposition shrink. British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party was set to garner 44 percent of the vote, the poll for the Sunday Times showed, still a commanding 13 point lead over Labour, who polled at 31 percent....

Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule

Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese ruleA multi-million dollar programme of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by colonial ruler Britain, but critics say the show is out of step with political tensions. China's President Xi Jinping is expected to visit for the July 1 anniversary, with security exercises under way in preparation. An official video of Canto pop stars performing a new song "Hong Kong, our home" is frequently broadcast on television networks....

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