Two Canadians got caught in a spat between the US and China. They’ve been in prison for a year

Hong Kong (CNN)In October 2018, Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, warned that US-China ties “have deteriorated to their worst point” since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Meng is accused of violating US sanctions against Iran. China’s detention of the two Canadians, who have been accused of sharing “state secrets and intelligence” with “foreign entities,” has been viewed by many as retaliation. Meng’s detention — which came amid an escalating trade war between Beijing and Washington — sent Chinese-Canadian relations plummeting to a point they have struggled to recover from. With the Huawei CFO looking no closer to release, many‚Ķ

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Nepali ‘menstruation hut’ ritual claims life of teenage girl

New Delhi (CNN)A teenage girl in Nepal has died after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual that sees young women separated from their families and made to sleep alone. It’s a ritual that Shahi had likely endured many times before, but on Thursday night, alone on the floor of her uncle’s cowshed, the teenager was bitten by a poisonous snake. “Twice, on her head and leg,” the local district mayor Surya Bahadur Shahi told CNN.

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