University of California tells students not to use WeChat, WhatsApp in China

Hong Kong (CNN)Students and faculty at the University of California (UC) have been warned not to use messaging apps and social media while visiting China, for fear their communications could be used against them by the country’s law enforcement agencies. The UC guidance also appeared to reference the case of…

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Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada says she’s one of the lucky women who escaped

(CNN)The Saudi teenager who fled her family and was granted asylum in Canada said Tuesday that she was fortunate to have escaped. The statements came days after Mohammed — who dropped her family name, al-Qunun — sparked an international incident when she barricaded herself in an airport hotel room in…

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‘Will I get my tax refund? Are the national parks open?’ Your questions about the federal government shutdown — answered

(CNN)The partial federal government shutdown is now the longest ever — with no end in sight. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Your guess is as good as ours. President Donald Trump and lawmakers are still locked in a standoff over Trump’s demand that Congress allocate $5.7 billion to build a wall at the US-Mexico…

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Police advise stores to hire extra security in case of Brexit panic-buying

London (CNN)British police have advised retailers to consider hiring additional security to cope with fears of food shortages and other goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit. “It’s hard to contingency for fresh food, where we can’t stockpile. Like other retailers, we’d be keen that there is no friction…

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