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Some media blocked from covering Xi’s handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong

HONG KONG, June 29 (Reuters) – Journalists from more than seven organisations, including Reuters, have been blocked from covering official ceremonies to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule that President Xi Jinping is due to attend. Assperson for the Hong Kong government said the government was “striking a …

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Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police blocked hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and delayed dozens after local authorities banned the march from going ahead again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal Avenue but in recent years the government led …

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Yellowstone closed for first time in 34 years amid flooding, mudslides

CODY, Wyo., June 13 (Reuters) – Record flooding and rockslides unleashed by an unprecedented burst of heavy rains prompted the rare closure on Monday of all five entrances to Yellowstone National Park at the start of the summer tourist season, the park superintendent said . The entire park, spanning parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, …

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Rare Yellowstone closure from historic floods spells hardship for ‘gateway’ towns

CODY, Wyo., June 14 (Reuters) – Emergency crews scrambled on Tuesday to reopen roads and restore utilities in rural communities of Montana and Wyoming cut off by historic floods in the first natural disaster to force a summertime closure of Yellowstone National Park in 30 years. Major sections of the park’s northern half are expected …

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Swiss airports resume flights after air traffic control glitch

Flight departures are displayed in front of check-in counters at Zurich Airport, Switzerland July 10, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, June 15 (Reuters) – Airports in Zurich and Geneva began to ramp up service on Wednesday after a technical problem with the air traffic control system halted …

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