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HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong police said on Monday that they have arrested 149 people during the series of violent protests over the past few days.

Tang Ping-keung, deputy commissioner of police, said at a press briefing on Monday that during the series of protests, radical protesters acted lawlessly and escalated the level of violence. They have spread the violent acts across Hong Kong, causing serious inconvenience towards the general public's daily life and posing threats to people's safety. (Hong Kong-Police)

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NEW DELHI -- India's second Moon Mission, or "Chandrayaan-2", is expected to reach the Moon's orbit on August 20, and land on the Lunar surface on September 7, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Monday.

"The spacecraft is all set to leave the Earth's orbit after two days," he told media.(India-Moon mission)

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DHAKA -- The Bangladeshi government Monday confirmed another 11 deaths from dengue fever, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country since January to 40.

The figures reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health showed a total of 43,271 dengue patients from Jan. 1 to Aug. 12 this year, as compared to 10,148 cases and 26 deaths in the country last year. (Bangladesh-Dengue fever)

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HONG KONG -- A principal official of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday strongly condemned the radical violent acts of a small number of violent lawbreakers in Hong Kong.

The official called on the whole society to firmly support the HKSAR government and the Hong Kong police force in stopping violence, ending chaos and restoring order, as well as to jointly safeguard the rule of law and social security in Hong Kong. (Hong Kong-Liaison office) Enditem

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