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WRAPUP 5-Hong Kong protests met with tear gas; China frees UK mission staffer

HONG KONG, Aug 24 Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention had fuelled tensions.

2:24pm BST

UPDATE 1-Japan's H.I.S. says pulls bid for control of Unizo

TOKYO, Aug 24 Japanese travel agent H.I.S. Co said on Saturday it is abandoning its bid for control of Unizo Holdings, buckling in the face of a 'white knight' offer from SoftBank's investment firm for the entirety of the hotel chain.

5:22am BST

H.I.S. says abandons bid to increase stake in Unizo

TOKYO, Aug 24 Japanese travel agent H.I.S. Co said on Saturday it is abandoning its quest to increase its stake in Unizo Holdings, leaving SoftBank's investment firm as the solo bidder for the hotel chain.

4:38am BST

WRAPUP 5-Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

* Trump to raise existing tariffs on Chinese goods to 30% Oct. 1

3:42am BST

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug 23 Ewan McGregor will reprise his "Star Wars" role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.

2:23am BST
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