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Reuters: World News

Mexican drug lord, Beltran Leyva, dead at 56 of cardiac arrest (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Hector Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug lord whose cartel earned a reputation as one of the country's most vengeful and ruthless, died late on Sunday in hospital of cardiac arrest after being transferred from jail with chest pain, Mexican authorities said.
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More than 100 protesters rally at Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders' trial (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
More than 100 protesters rallied outside a Hong Kong court early on Monday in support of three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy" movement who face charges related to public nuisance.
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China tightens ban further on waste imports: Xinhua (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
China has tightened a ban on solid waste imports, the official Xinhua news agency said, part of the country's "war on pollution" which has seen a series of measures to curb imports of scrap this year.
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The Guardian

Theresa May defies Tory rebels to push on with Brexit deal (Sun, 18 Nov 2018)
Prime minister to insist that her deal would allow the UK to control immigration Theresa May will move to seize back the initiative from mutinous Tory MPs on Monday by promoting her Brexit deal with a defiant speech to business leaders, even as critics in Westminster scramble to trigger a no-confidence vote in her leadership. As she enters perhaps the most perilous week of her premiership, May will insist at the CBI annual conference in London that her deal delivers on the central demand of voters in the 2016 referendum, by allowing the UK to control immigration. Continue reading...
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Letting children try alcohol at home won’t deter binge drinking, say UK experts (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Campaign dispels myth that introducing alcohol earlier encourages adult moderation Parents are being urged to delay the moment their child first drinks alcohol because it can damage the growing brain. The idea that introducing your child to alcohol, for example with a glass of wine at the dinner table, will take away the novelty and deter binge drinking is a myth, say experts. Too many people still believe that families drinking together in France keeps children safe, when actually the county’s rates of alcohol dependence and binge drinking exceed those in the UK. Continue reading...
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'Out! Out!': protests grow in Tijuana against migrant caravan (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants poured into the Mexican border city in recent days Hundreds of Tijuana residents have congregated to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived in the Mexican border city hoping for a new life in the US. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from a caravan that has been travelling through central America poured into Tijuana in recent days. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000. Continue reading...
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