After her permanent withdrawal yesterday of a controversial extradition bill, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam told reporters that China “understands, respects and supports” the move. At least 22 people were killed Wednesday in an explosion at an allegedly illegal fireworks factory in northern India. And Spanish former Olympian Blanca Fernández Ochoa, who’d been missing for more than a week, was found dead yesterday near Madrid.
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