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Friday, September 20, 2019

NW China Gets Warmer, Wetter as Climate Change Hits

LANZHOU (Xinhua) — The northwest region of China, which used to be cold and dry, is now getting warmer and wetter, climate experts said.

‘A Dumb Thing to Do’: Trudeau Apologizes for Brownface

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. The prime minister apologized and said “it was a dumb thing to do.”

Forbidden City Museum Recruits AI, Cloud Techs

BEIJING (Xinhua) — The Palace Museum and Tencent have agreed to team up for digitizing relics in the museum and carrying out cultural research through information technology, including cloud and artificial intelligence.

US says Oil Site Attack Was an Iranian ‘Act of War’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.”

China, Serbia Launch Joint Police Patrols in Belgrade

BELGRADE (Xinhua) — The first joint patrol of Chinese and Serbian policemen was presented to the public in downtown Belgrade on Wednesday.

Gubernatorial Contender Vows Corruption-Free Bangkok

BANGKOK — An anti-graft activist and former junta-appointed lawmaker said she would bring transparency and better spending practices to the City Hall if elected as the next governor of Bangkok.
A Starbucks barista holds a Pumpkin Spice Latte on Sept. 18, 2019 in Bangkok.

Omigod You Guys, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is Here in Thailand

BANGKOK — Even though you can’t really, like, wear uggs for the fall in Thailand (and there’s no fall in Thailand to snap IGs with foliage either, you guys) you can still get other parts of your basic bitch on – omigod the PSL is here, y’all!

Gov’t to Scrap Arrival Cards for Foreigners, Introduce TM30 App

BANGKOK — A senior government official said Tuesday foreign visitors will soon no longer have to fill out “TM6” arrival and departure forms.

2,200 Police, Their Families Doxxed in Hong Kong Unrest

HONG KONG (Xinhua) — Hong Kong Police Force said Tuesday that over 2,200 police officers and their family members have been doxxed since June, as online hate speech groundswelled amid the recent unrest.

Hong Kong Activists Appeal to US Lawmakers to Help Movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists involved in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong appealed to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday to support their fight by banning the export of American police equipment that is used against demonstrators and by more closely monitoring Chinese efforts to undermine civil liberties in the city.

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