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Pro-Beijing demonstration in Hong Kong draws thousands
Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday in support of China's decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city's freedoms being under threat.
 
British banker Rurik Jutting was found guilty of the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment and jailed for life on Tuesday, in a case the judge said was "sickening in the extreme".
 
HK balks at China bid to bar lawmakers
Beijing effectively barred two pro-independence lawmakers from Hong Kong's legislature Monday, prompting one legislator to pronounce that the city's rule of law was "dead."
 
Beijing says it must intervene to deter HK independence
Beijing must intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute to deter advocates of independence for the city, China's top legislative panel said, calling their actions a threat to national security.
 
China effectively bars 2 Hong Kong lawmakers from office
China's top legislature effectively barred two democratically elected separatist lawmakers from taking office in Hong Kong with a ruling Monday on the city's constitution, an intervention into a local political dispute that's likely to spark further turmoil in the southern Chinese city.
 
Legco chaos as localist duo brawls with security
Two lawmakers who want Hong Kong to split from China wrestled with security in parliament Wednesday, with one of them dragged from the chamber and security staff left injured, as fears grow Beijing will step in over the saga.
 
Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home
The Hong Kong trial of a British stock trader who murdered two Indonesian women and horrifically tortured one of them, recording the three-day ordeal on his phone, has barely registered in the victims' home country, let alone elicited shock or sympathy.
 
The British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his upscale Hong Kong apartment is a narcissistic sexual sadist who had been abused at school, a court heard Monday.
 
HK lawmakers spark unrest by defying oath ban
Two newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers defied an order Wednesday barring them from taking their oaths after being disqualified earlier for insulting China, sparking more unruly scenes in Hong Kong's legislature.
 
1 victim 'tortured for days' by banker accused of murder
A Hong Kong court Monday heard how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment.
 
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