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is this what people power has produced hong kong s umbrella movement leader joshua wong to be released from pr
Is this what people power has produced?

Hong Kong's Umbrella movement leader Joshua Wong to be released from prison on Monday, party says
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young people stopping us in streets around legislative council where theyre sitting in tonight asking foreign
Young people stopping us in streets around #HongKong legislative council where they’re sitting-in tonight, asking foreign press to stay because they fear there’ll be a heavy police crackdown after midnight.
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students lead chants for the enormous march in tonight theyre demanding the chief executive carrie lam step do
Students lead chants for the enormous march in #HongKong tonight.

They’re demanding the Chief Executive Carrie Lam step-down. Her apology a few hours ago seems only to have motivated them further.
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by no means an official count but ive just interviewed a photographer who has been covering protests in hong k
By no means an official count, but I’ve just interviewed a photographer who has been covering protests in Hong Kong since before the umbrella movement.

His best estimate for tonight’s protest:

Approx 2 MILLION PEOPLE, possibly more.

#hongkong
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in the middle of all this carrie lam has apologised to the people of hong kong on the streets they are telling
In the middle of all this Carrie Lam has apologised to the people of Hong Kong. On the streets they are telling me that is not enough. “She must resign” they say, “she must go now!” #hongkong
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unsure how to describe precisely whats happening in hong kong right now but fair to say this might be bigger t
Unsure how to describe precisely what’s happening in Hong Kong right now, but fair to say this might be bigger than anyone expected today. There’s a mood in the air, they are marching into the night, calling on the pro-Beijing Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign.
#HongKong
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hong kong right now never seen anything quite like it
Hong Kong.
RIGHT NOW.
Never seen anything quite like it.
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hard to put a number on the size of today s protest in hong kong but safe to say we could barely move in the c
Hard to put a number on the size of today's protest in Hong Kong, but safe to say we could barely move in the crowd. Absolutely remarkable display of people-power:
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even the back alleys and side streets of hong kong completely jammed with protestors making their way to join
Even the back alleys and side streets of Hong Kong completely jammed with protestors making their way to join the main march today.

A sea of black shirts calling for Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing Chief Executive to resign immediately. @theprojecttv
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hong kong govt backdown on the extradition laws has done little to dampen dissent phenomenal show of people po
Hong Kong govt backdown on the extradition laws has done little to dampen dissent. Phenomenal show of people power this afternoon on the streets - a powerful message to Hong Kong Chief Exec AND to Beijing.

Remarkable story, live tonight on @theprojecttv

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exclusive naurus former president has days to live he wanted to give one final interview to describe the tort
🚨🚨 EXCLUSIVE:

Nauru’s former President has “days” to live. He wanted to give one final interview to describe the “torture” of refugees on his island. He describes policies as “evil”, a “mistake” and is using final hours to pray for forgiveness.
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angus taylor yesterday has never had a direct or indirect financial interest in eaa or any assocd company toda
💧Angus Taylor YESTERDAY: “has never had a direct or indirect financial interest in EAA or any assoc’d company.”

TODAY: He was also a consultant for EAA 09/10 “on normal commercial terms”.

TONIGHT: there’s a difference between ‘an interest’ & being paid as consultant. #auspol
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why is an elected politician accepting payment for doing an interview and why are journalists paying our polit
Why is an elected politician accepting payment for doing an interview?

And why are journalists paying our politicians to talk?

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barnaby joyce has confirmed to he had in fact done accountancy work for the owners of kia ora amp clyde prior
Barnaby Joyce has confirmed to he had in fact done accountancy work for the owners of Kia Ora & Clyde, prior to the farms being sold to Eastern Australia Agriculture.

He again stresses he had no involvement in the $79mill buyback negotiation, which he signed off.
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statutory filings obtained by raise more questions about how and why the australian govt went straight to a ca
Statutory filings obtained by raise more questions about how and why the Australian govt went straight to a Cayman’s based entity to discuss a RECORD PRICE negotiated water buyback when was Water Minister in 2017.

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let s get this straight make 37 trips to the gc on taxpayers you re not breaking rules if centrelink overpays
Let's get this straight? Make 37 trips to the GC on taxpayers $$, you're not breaking rules. If Centrelink overpays you, you can go to jail?
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im always so proud to stand beside my best friend and favourite human and while i hope that one day soon it wo
I’m always so proud to stand beside my best friend and favourite human.

And while I hope that one day soon it won’t be newsworthy to hold the hand of the person you love, for now, we’d both like to say thank you for the overwhelming messages of love and support 🤘🏼
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our questions for barnabyjoyce and his response theprojecttv auspoi auspol2019
Our questions for @Barnaby_Joyce - and his response:
@theprojecttv #auspoI #auspol2019
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the 80million question for a story tonight on we put a series of written questions to about record price water
‘The $80million Question’

For a story tonight on we put a series of written questions to about record-price water buybacks during his time as Water Minister.

This is the response:
Total(1) => 0.46118807792664 f_f_QM(2) => 0.075936079025269 indS(2) => 0.031705856323242 indM(2) => 0.042196750640869 indM_1(2) => 0.0023660659790039 indM_2(2) => 0.0033109188079834 indM_4(2) => 0.0037319660186768 indM_5(2) => 0.0024418830871582 indM_6(2) => 0.0012073516845703 indM_7(2) => 0.0027258396148682 indM_8(2) => 0.0011210441589355 indM_9(2) => 0.012600183486938 indM_10(2) => 0.012212991714478 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.38290691375732 f_f_dT(20) => 0.38261127471924