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  • US officials will not attend, but athletes will take part and ‘have full support’
  • The Chinese embassy in Washington called the move ‘pretentious’ and a “grave distortion of the spirit of the Olympic Charter”
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  • Paleontologists unearthed the dinosaur’s fossils in Patagonia
  • Its stand-out feature is a unique weaponised tail
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  • Many people in Hong Kong don’t understand what it means to be trans, and discrimination is still all-too-common in the city
  • Learn more about the issues LGBTQ+ people face and how to be a supportive pal
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  • While ‘poke a fish ball’ and ‘eat char siu’ might sound like tasty activities, they actually mean something very different in Cantonese
  • Brush up on your language skills and your sports knowledge with this week’s list of useful phrases and idioms
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  • The music streaming app annual 2021 Wrapped has gone viral on social media
  • Experts say fear of missing out has helped push a culture of oversharing in exchange for validation
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  • Totality was visible only in Antarctica while a partial eclipse was seen in parts of the southern hemisphere, including Chile, New Zealand and Australia
  • The next total solar eclipse in Antarctica will not be until 2039
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  • ‘Too many Hong Kong applicants,’ say some British schools that prefer a mix of foreign students
  • Direct subsidy schools in city hurt financially as better-off families send children to study overseas
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  • At 16, Tsang Yip-kiu – whose nickname is Siu Mai – is one of the youngest contestants to have been on the show responsible for launching Hong Kong boy band Mirror
  • She talks about auditioning for the popular talent competition show without telling her parents and how she proved to them that she would not fall behind on her studies
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  • Think you can write a funny photo caption? Each week, we present to you one photo, and it’s up to you to submit a wacky description of about 15 words
  • This week, send us your best lines for this photo of a young boy and his squirrely little pal
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  • Continuing to destroy wetlands and replace them with new ones elsewhere could lead to ‘a vicious cycle of destruction’, says advocate from Conservancy Association
  • Meanwhile, groups have also accused authorities of skipping strategic environmental assessment of plan to create artificial islands off Lantau Island
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  • Find yourself feeling anxious on Sunday afternoons and evenings? Here are tips on how to manage your emotions and an explanation of what you might be feeling
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • Each week, two of our readers debate a hot topic in a showdown that does not necessarily reflect their personal viewpoint
  • This week, they discuss whether the new ‘capture and kill’ policy for the city’s wild boars is fair
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  • Our weekly writing competition starts with 10 contestants, who are eliminated one-by-one based on your votes – who will you choose this week?
  • This week, contestants share the people they would choose for a local girl group – from Olympic fencer Vivian Kong to Canto-pop queen Sammi Chen
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  • So Lai-kiu explains why the shop hosts art and philosophy events and how the founder of now-closed Bleak House Books encouraged them to keep going
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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