Ollie Watts

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Hong Kong In the first elections since unrest in 2014, citizens of Hong Kong have been to the polls to vote representatives to their legislative council. Turnout was 58%, and the election allowed pro-independence activists gain a foothold in power, whilst supporters of the Chinese government managed to hold on to a majority of the…

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Flash floods plague Europe

France, Germany, and parts of Central Europe were hit by flash floods in the first week of June, after several days of intense thunder and rain storms. The unusual weather event has claimed ten lives in Germany, two in France and Romania respectively, and one in Belgium, however, this figure could yet rise, as there…

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Global 360 round up

Missing Japanese Boy Found At Military Base On 3rd June missing seven-year-old boy Yamato Tanooka was found alive near the town of Shikabe on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. Tanooka had been missing since May 28 after his parents left him alone in an area of remote woodland as a form of punishment for reportedly…

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The Snooper’s Charter and what it is intended for

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has outlined the aims of a draft version of the Investigatory Powers Bill, also known as the Snooper’s Charter, which is presently being scrutinised in parliament. The bill is an attempt to introduce the first comprehensive British surveillance law of the digital era; the legislation is intended to overhaul existing…

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