South China Morning Post
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About 60,000 people are expected to squeeze onto Cheung Chau for Hong Kongs annual bun festival next Wednesday 5,000 more than last year and almost three times the population of the island. Organisers said a larger turnout was expected because the festival will fall on Buddhas birthday, a public holiday for the city. Celebrations will officially kick off this Saturday, April 29, and then culminate four days later on May 3 with Taoist ceremonies, lion dances and a...
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After news spread he'll be in the Jurassic World sequel (yay!), Jeff Goldblum hit the streets of Sydney, Australia to celebrate...well we assume so, anyway. He was found casually handing out free sausages to people from a food truck on Wednesday afternoon, which just so happens to be called "Chef Goldblum's." SEE ALSO: Come for the 'Thor: Ragnarok' trailer, stay for Jeff Goldblum Not, we're not making this up. A post shared by Martin Feld Retail Collection (@martinfeldretail) on Apr 25, 2017 at 9:17pm PDT And unsurprisingly, there were plenty of people who wanted to catch a glimpse of Dr Ian Malcolm/Mr. Goldblum, as his truck made its way from Wynyard Station to Circular Quay. Read more... More about Chef Goldblum , Watercooler , Sausage , Food Truck , and Australia
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9% of the UK electorate opting to leave Fortress Europe (or the EU) and 55.3% of voting Scots preferring to stay true to Queen Anne's Act of Union. In today's Turkey, the AKP-led government now regards the outcome of the referendum as a clear affirmation of the fact that a majority of Turks is ready to get off a streetcar named democracy . . . After all, as long ago as 1997, the then still-Mayor of Istanbul Erdoğan publicly declared that his “guide is Islam,” adding “If I cannot live according to Islam, why live at all?” . . . and, to his and his followers' mind, it stands to reason that every other citizen of the Republic of Turkey (or every other Turk, if you will) necessarily shares this opinion, basically turning the party faithful into true believers and opponents into apostates. And the government is now cracking down hard on the latter, for instance, detaining the prominent Communist agitator Abdurrahman Atalay on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.
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Manchester City play in the FA Youth Cup final second leg against Chelsea on Wednesday night with their latest generation on show
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Australia's annual inflation rate has moved back into the central bank's target range for the first time in more than two years, data showed Wednesday, all but ruling out more interest rate cuts. Consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in the March quarter, taking the annual rate to 2.1 percent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said. This was up from 1.5 percent in October-December, but slightly below forecast. The reading is within the Reserve Bank of Australia's 2-3 percent target band for the first time since the September quarter of 2014, boosted by price rises for petrol and electricity, which was partly offset by a drop in the cost of fruit. Underlying inflation, which smooths out volatile price swings, was at 1.8 percent. The dollar slid to 75.09 US cents, from 75.54 US cents, after the figures came out. Analysts said the data reduced any likelihood of more cuts to interest rates, which are already at record lows, as the RBA juggles a booming property market with mixed economic data.
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Macron and Le Pen stood grim-faced among hundreds of mourners as Xavier Jugele's gay partner delivered a moving eulogy to the 37-year-old officer, whose shooting was claimed by the Islamic State group. Macron and Le Pen differ starkly on how to protect France, still reeling from a string of jihadist attacks since 2015 that has claimed more than 230 lives. Le Pen has called for France to take back control of its borders from the European Union and deport all foreigners on a terror watchlist, accusing Macron of being soft on terrorism. Macron has urged voters not to "give in to fear" and vowed to step up security cooperation with EU partners. On Wednesday, Macron will visit a household appliance factory in Amiens, northwest of Paris, that is threatened with closure, before holding a rally in Arras, a city in the northern rustbelt where the FN is strong.
South China Morning Post
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The Chinese government said on Wednesday that a Taiwan rights activist detained on suspicion of endangering national security was in good health and had reassured his family in a letter. The detention has put a strain on ties between Taipei and Beijing, which have cooled since Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took power last year because she refuses to concede that the self-ruled island is part of China. The activist, Li Ming-che, is a community college worker known for supporting human rights. He...
South China Morning Post
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The euro remained robust on Wednesday morning, poised to gain for a fifth consecutive day after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. The euro strengthened 0.09 per cent, or 10 basis points, to 1.0936 as of 11.50 am, compared with 1.0926 late Tuesday. On Tuesday, it hit a five-and-a-half-month high. Investors seemed to have increased their bets on the presidency of market favourite Macron, who is set to face far-right anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen...
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More than a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to go without cash and rely on electronic forms of payment if they could, a study showed Wednesday.
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