U.S. diplomat Sondland says he 'followed the president's orders' on Ukraine 15:22 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. diplomat who is a pivotal witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he worked with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine issues on "the president's orders," confirming Trump's active participation in a controversy that threatens his presidency.  Full Article   |  Video

Hong Kong students' sewer escape thwarted 14:23 GMT 

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but firemen prevented further escape bids by blocking a manhole into the system.  Full Article  |  Video  

Open homes, free rides: the people helping Hong Kong's protesters 12:05 GMT 

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Mak's children ran to her when they awoke to find a young man sleeping on an inflatable mattress in the middle of their toy room surrounded by a miniature play kitchen, blocks, trains, cars and drums.  Full Article  

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