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China's president arrives in Hong Kong to mark handover anniversary

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule as the city went into lockdown with a massive security blanket ahead of celebrations and protests on July 1.



Spider-Man swings into Marvel Universe for latest film

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fans were crawling up the walls with excitement as the stars of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" swung into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, which have dominated the global box office for years.


Philippines mining bureau official says open-pit ban has "no legal basis"

MANILA (Reuters) - A ban on open-pit mining in the Philippines enforced by a former environment minister has "no legal basis" and is under review, a senior official at the government's mines bureau said on Thursday.


ATP must look beyond the 'big four', says Jamie Murray

(Reuters) - Doubles specialist Jamie Murray believes ATP must focus on the long-term future of the game and not just promote the 'big four' of men's tennis that include his brother Andy.


After rebuke, China's Weibo to block unapproved video content

BEIJING (Reuters) - Weibo Corp, the operator of China's top microblogging site, will block unapproved video content and work more closely with state media to promote "meanstream" ideas, the firm said, following a sharp rebuke from regulators last week.

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