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Hong Kong activist Nathan Law was one of the eight activists targeted with arrest warrants this week. Here, he is seen taking part in a protest during the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Germany in 2020. Markus Schreiber/AP

Bounties on exiled Hong Kong activists show the ambitious reach of China’s political repression

The Hong Kong government may not be able to bring the activists to trial. But the warrants could encourage vigilantism or extra-legal rendition, which has occurred before.
Scientists find variants by sequencing samples from people that have tested positive for the virus. Lightspring/Shutterstock

The hunt for coronavirus variants: how the new one was found and what we know so far

There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. It has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants

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