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China-Protest
Chinese universities send students home after protests
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University sources in Shanghai and Sichuan told RFA that the Ministry of Education had convened an emergency meeting of hundreds of ruling Chinese Communist Party secretaries and college principals across the country, calling on them to counter "interference by foreign forces", after spontaneous protests on city streets and university campuses in over a dozen cities over the weekend.
US-Flu
US weekly flu hospitalisations hit record high since 2010
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Seasonal influenza activity is elevated across the country, Xinhua news agency quoted the CDC as saying on Monday. Five flu-associated paediatric deaths were reported in the week ending November 19, which increased the overall number to 12, according to the CDC.
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Police clampdown in China after days of protests
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A heavy police presence has been reported in several cities, and some gatherings were quelled or failed to materialise, reports the BBC. Reports have emerged of people being questioned and their phones searched. But overseas Chinese have continued protesting, in at least a dozen cities across the world. The weekend demonstrations, a rare sight in China, had grown after a fire in a high-rise block in Urumqi, western China, killed 10 people on November 24.
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International students contribute 5 bn euros a year to French economy: Survey
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Some 9,992 international students who had stayed in France in the past three years took part in the survey conducted by Campus France, a public institution that promotes French higher education abroad and welcomes foreign students and researchers to the country.
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Pakistan-Army
Outgoing Pakistan Army chief hands over command to successor
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The change of command ceremony of the Pakistan Army currently underway at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, The Express Tribune reported. Additionally, federal ministers, diplomats, dignitaries and journalists have also been invited to the ceremony. General Munir, the most senior ranking general after his predecessor, was appointed as the new army chief by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on November 24 after much speculation.
Jayesh-Patel
After Jayesh Patel's death, another Indian-origin retailer's store targeted in New Zealand
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In a terrifying armed robbery, Sidhu Naresh, a vape store owner in Hamilton, said a staff worker was made to kneel on the ground "and a knife put to his neck", the NZ Herald reported on Monday. Naresh said his store was targeted last week in an armed attack by four young men, and this is not the first time that it had been zeroed-in by robbers.
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Ex-ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hamid files request for early retirement
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Gen Hamid, currently serving as the Corps Commander Bahawalpur and also one of the top military officers of Pakistan, was among the six senior army officers nominated by the General Headquarters (GHQ) for the army chief's post, for which the appointments were finalised last week, reports Geo News.
World-largest-volcano
World's largest volcano in Hawaii erupts after nearly 4 decades
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The eruption began at Moku'aweoweo, the volcano's summit caldera, at 11.30 p.m. on Sunday, the first since 1984, Xinhua news agency quoted the US National Park Service as saying in an update on Monday. The volcano's alert level has also been upgraded from an "advisory" to a "warning" -- the highest classification. The eruption continues at the summit and all vents to the summit area remain restricted.
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Rishi-Sunak
Golden era of UK-China ties over: Sunak
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He made the remarks while addressing Lord Mayor's Banquet in London on Monday. In his address, which was his first foreign policy speech, Sunak said: "Let's be clear, the so-called 'golden era' is over along with the naive idea that trade would automatically lead to social and political reform. But nor should we rely on simplistic Cold War rhetoric.
mpox
WHO renames monkeypox as 'mpox' to avoid stigma
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Both names -- mpox and monkeypox -- will be used simultaneously for one year while the latter is phased out, the WHO said in a statement on Monday. The change comes after a number of individuals and countries have raised concerns in several meetings and asked the WHO to propose a way forward to change the name.
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