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Monday August 19th, 2019 day edition

image for Chinese embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

OTTAWA (Reuters) - China’s embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defense of the “fundamental right of assembly” for Hong Kong citizens.

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a news conference following a meeting with Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 6, 2019.

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday in the 11th week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.

The Chinese embassy said in a statement on its website that Canada should “immediately stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs.”.

“Under the current situation, the Canadian side should be cautious on its words and deeds regarding the Hong Kong related issue,” the statement from an unnamed “spokesperson” for the Chinese embassy in Canada said.

“The relevant protests and demonstrations in Hong Kong have already deteriorated and evolved into extreme violence.

Canada has about 300,000 citizens living in Hong Kong, the ministry has said. »

There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren't stopped, authorities say

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(CNN) Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out.

He faces four charges of illegal possession of large capacity magazines, and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

According to the statement, authorities received a tip that Wagshol was trying to buy large capacity rifle magazines from out of state. »

Wind it up: Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

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Map shows potential sites for onshore wind farms in the British Isles.

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed.

In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050. »

Hong Kong protesters show no sign of backing down in the face of countless threats

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Despite heavy rain, threats from Beijing, and weeks of clashes with the police, hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday for the 11th weekend in a row.

The protesters then marched through Hong Kong’s Central district — in defiance of a police ban — clogging up streets and jamming up traffic and public transportation.

Pouring rain in #HongKong but tens of thousands still protesting today... chanting ‘Hong Kong people, keep going’. »

Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders”

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Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders” Benjamin Wareing Follow Aug 18 · 4 min read.

Users of the Apex Legends subreddit were left shocked and outraged last night as two Respawn developers called gamers “dicks”, suggested they were “ass-hats” and described them as “freeloaders” in unfiltered public comments.

When one user tried to clarify DK05’s statement calling gamers “dicks”, the developer wrote: “I think technically I was calling gamers dicks? »