The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 evening edition

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Demonstrators wave British flags during a rally outside of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

Some hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have formed a human chain at the British consulate to rally support for their cause from the city's former colonial ruler.

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong’s crisis (all times local):.

3 p.m. Hong Kong’s government has formally withdrawn an unpopular extradition bill that sparked unruly protests, which morphed into a broader campaign for democratic change in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

11:35 a.m. Hong Kong authorities are set to formally withdraw an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. »

Hong Kong protests: China extradition bill officially killed as Beijing ‘considers replacing Carrie Lam’

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Hong Kong authorities have formally withdrawn the unpopular extradition bill that sparked a months-long protest movement.

Hong Kong protesters out in force after months of turmoil: In pictures Show all 20 left Created with Sketch.

Action is frequently accompanied by the chant “five demands, not one less”, in reference to the possible removal of the bill. »

Ryan Saavedra auf Twitter: "SHAQ on China: “They know and understand our values ... and one of our best values in America is free speech. We’re allowed to say what we want to say and we’re allowed to

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Join Best Actor Oscar Fray, with Brad Pitt in Supporting

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It’s official: Sony is campaigning Pitt for his fourth acting nomination in the supporting category, while Leonardo DiCaprio is going lead.

It makes sense for Pitt to take this route, partly because Booth plays a subservient role in the film to TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio).

Pitt has a better shot at a win than DiCaprio, who recently won Best Actor for “The Revenant.”. »

Inventor charging $50k for rain denies ‘preying’ on farmers, drought

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A controversial inventor accused of “preying” on vulnerable farmers by promising to make it rain has insisted “there’s no way we want to con anyone”.

Mr Miles is currently offering three-month rain contracts to farmers in Victoria’s grain belt for $50,000 on a “success basis”.

“It’s preying on people’s desperation,” Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chairman Mick Keogh told ABC Radio on Wednesday. »