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Hong Kong sees an explosion of scams posing as officials

Hong Kong is seeing an explosion in phone and internet scams where criminals pose as local or Chinese officials to demand money from victims, police said on Wednesday. The spike comes as an economic downturn weighs on the city and authorities crack down on dissent after huge pro-democracy protests three years ago fueling fear of

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One dead in house explosion near Vienna

EDITOR’S NOTE: The name of a news source has been corrected. MARIES COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) A 58-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning in a house explosion near Vienna. Maries County Deputy Scott John said Wayne Boeckman was killed in the blast. First responders were dispatched to the man near Highway V in Maries County around

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Entertainment

Esports tournaments in France: explosion

Esports production company BLAST has announced that it will host its first major CS:GO event in France. The ‘BLAST.tv Paris Major’ will begin in May 2023 and is the first Major since the Starladder Berlin Major 2019 that will not be produced by ESL Gaming or PGL. BLAST has never asked to host Majors before,

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Kabul: Explosion hits mosque in Afghan capital, police say

CNN — An explosion erupted inside a mosque during evening prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more. Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, told CNN the explosion caused casualties, but did not elaborate further. The incident happened in the city’s Police District 17 and security

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