Oct. 1, 2019

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U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump intensified on Monday, as Trump raged about the inquiry and news reports suggested he had used additional diplomatic channels to go after his adversaries.

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon at petrol-bomb throwing protesters and shot a teenage demonstrator, as pro-democracy activists defied the city's Chinese rulers on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.

Egypt said on Tuesday it had returned nearly 2 million people to its food subsidy program since February, two days after tweets by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he said he was personally following the politically-sensitive matter.

Oil prices rebounded on Tuesday on reports that output from the world's largest oil producers fell during the third quarter, although a resumption in Saudi supply and demand concerns kept a lid on gains.

Separatist leaders in Catalonia on Tuesday pledged to keep up their struggle for independence on the second anniversary of an ill-fated independence referendum, prompting Spain's acting prime minister to warn them "not to play with fire".

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) stand in formation near Tiananmen Square before a military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, October 1.

Major U.S. fund managers have tens of billions of dollars at stake in some of the most popular Chinese stocks on Wall Street, exposing them to potential losses should the White House move to delist Chinese firms from U.S. exchanges.

North Korea and the United States have agreed to hold working-level talks on Oct. 5, North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday, a development that would break months of stalemate since a failed summit in February.

Turkey's deadline to jointly establish a "safe zone" with the United States in northern Syria by the end of September has passed, leaving the threat of unilateral military intervention by Ankara hanging over the region.

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Police in China have managed to find and arrest a man they'd been hunting for 17 years – all thanks to a tiny, flying robot. They found him hiding out in a space less than 21 feet in total size. Police said the cave was so small that an average person wouldn't be able to stand up inside.

One person was killed and 10 were injured at a college in eastern Finland on Tuesday in a violent incident that a newspaper said began when a student attacked a teacher with a sword.

A 63-year-old man from Ohio who had his heart shocked 34 times is coming forward with his near-death experience to educate others, WEWS reports.

A San Francisco tour guide has been charged with being an agent of the Chinese government, accused of picking up U.S. national security secrets from furtive locations and delivering them cloak and dagger style to Beijing, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

Japanese immigration authorities said Tuesday a Nigerian man who died in detention in June starved to death while on hunger strike, in the first officially acknowledged case of its kind.

Iranian courts have sentenced one person to death for spying for the CIA and jailed two others for 10 years for the same crime, as well as imprisoning a fourth person for 10 years for spying for Britain, the judiciary said on Tuesday.

At least 10 people died from drug overdoses in just 26 hours in Ohio's Franklin County, most populous county, according to the county coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz. This an "unusually high number" of deaths in a statement on Facebook Sunday. Ortiz urged those who use drugs to test substances for fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid often sold as a street drug.

China is making major strides in stemming the flow of illegal fentanyl-like substances across our borders, and we encourage the U.S. side to continue to attack the demand side of the problem.

China's military on Tuesday showed off new equipment at a parade in central Beijing to mark 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic, including hypersonic-glide missiles that experts say could be difficult for the United States to counter.

Canada is in talks with the United States to seek ways for both to reduce their dependence on China for rare earth elements, key minerals for high-tech products, Prime Minister Trudeau said.

BBC

Peru has been thrown into political crisis after President Martín Vizcarra made good on a threat to dissolve Congress unless lawmakers backed his anti-corruption reforms.

Tractor-driving farmers taking to the streets to demand greater recognition have caused the worst ever Dutch morning rush hour on Tuesday, according to motoring organization ANWB. There were 700 miles of jams at the morning peak, it said.

The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years. The calved block covers 1,636 sq. km in area – a little smaller than Scotland's Isle of Skye.

WND

Peter Vlaming was willing to do anything to accommodate a female high school student who identified as male – except refer to her as "him." For that he was fired by the West Point School Board in Williamsburg, Virginia, last December. Now he's suing the board, superintendent, principal and assistant principal for breach of contract and violation of his rights to free speech, free exercise, due process and "be free from government discrimination" under Virginia's constitution and law.

American evangelicals trust religious leaders and police officers significantly more – and trust journalists significantly less – than the average American.

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