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A former Chinese Communist Party leader ousted after he opposed the use of force to quell 1989 democracy protests was buried over a decade after he died, his family said, in a service ignored by state media. Zhao Ziyang, who is a revered figure among Chinese human rights defenders, is still a sensitive topic in the country, where commemorations of his death are held under tight surveillance or prevented altogether. There was no mention of his burial ceremony Friday on state media, and searching for his name on social media returned no results.
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Natalia Tunikova's partner pushed her towards the open balcony in their high-rise Moscow flat, before punching her to the floor. Cases like Tunikova's are ever more widely reported in Russia, leading to a public outcry in a country that has no specific law on domestic violence and where feminist movements like #MeToo had little impact. This summer, a case against three teenage sisters who killed their father after what lawyers say was years of beatings and sexual abuse made national and global headlines.
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The giant shark, named Vimy by researchers, was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia earlier this month.
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Going freelance or transitioning to flexible working can seem appealing, but they’re not necessarily healthy - or possible - for everyone. According to Sleep Junkie’s Lifestyle Index , the UK comes 17th out of 141 countries for the best work-life balance in the world. Luxembourg comes out on top, thanks partly to a system where employers tend to reward staff with more annual leave as they get older.
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Gel Rodriguez, from the Philippines, was told by airline staff that her carry-on luggage exceeded the maximum weight by 2kg.