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Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, Italy migrants rescue, Hong Kong kidnapping, International Ice Hockey World Championship | May 5

Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, Italy migrants rescue, Hong Kong kidnapping, International Ice Hockey World Championship | May 5

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Apple smartwatch previews around the world

Apple smartwatch previews around the world

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Consumers around the world were able to try on the long awaited smartwatch on Friday and to place orders. On April 24, consumers will be able to buy it online or by appointment in select stores. The Apple Watch sport starts at $349 with the standard version retailing at $549 in the U.S. Luxury “Edition” watches with 18-karat gold alloys will be priced from $10,000 and will go as high as $17,000.

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Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, flood streets

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, flood streets

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Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

On the eve of Wednesday’s anniversary of the Communist Party’s foundation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, crowds poured into central districts of the Asian financial hub, near where National Day festivities are scheduled to take place.

There was a carnival atmosphere among demonstrators, in contrast to weekend clashes when riot police fired pepper spray and tear gas to quell the unrest. – Reuters reports
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Apple’s new iPhone 6 goes on sale

Apple’s new iPhone 6 goes on sale

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Apple’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating robust pent-up demand for bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus became available starting in Australia, before rolling out in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States. Consumers in New York and San Francisco had already formed queues to be first to buy the gadgets.

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