November 28, 2014

Police say streets around Nathan Road

Authorities began demolishing one of the largest camps, in the Mong Kok commercial district, on Tuesday.

The operation began peacefully but scuffles broke out overnight and in the morning, during which Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were held for contempt.

Police say streets around Nathan Road are clear for the first time in weeks.

Some activists have said they will regroup elsewhere, vowing to continue their demands for a free choice of leader for Hong Kong's chief executive elections in 2017.

Other protest camps remain in the government district and the Causeway Bay shopping area.

Analysis: John Sudworth, BBC News, Shanghai

There have been attempts to clear Hong Kong's streets before, notably of course, right at the beginning of the protests. Video footage of the protesters defending themselves with umbrellas from the pepper spray became the defining image and only served to give the movement massive momentum.

Now though, the authorities are taking a more careful approach. Recent clearance efforts, including those over the past two days in the Mong Kok district, have been to enforce the court injunctions, won by businesses including the city's taxi drivers, angered over the effect on their businesses.

They also come at a time when the protesters are weary after two solid months of sit-ins, their numbers dwindling, and not long after the world spotlight has left China following the Apec Summit. Scenes of Hong Kong chaos might not have played well with the world leaders meeting in Beijing.

But with Mong Kok cleared, two other sites remain, including the main protest site in the heart of the financial district. Further court injunctions or not, that remains a much tougher proposition.
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November 19, 2014

Wales government to check the nets.

The 2.5 metre (8ft) great white shark was found during routine inspections by contractors hired by the New South Wales government to check the netsreenex cps .

The department of primary industries staff would carry out an autopsy on the shark, a spokesperson for the agency told local media.

Many of Sydney's beaches have nets to protect the public from sharks but they do not stretch across the entire beach.

Shark meshing of Sydney beaches began in 1937, with areas outside the city included in later years.
Meshing programme

Currently, 49 beaches in NSW are netted, covering about 200km (124 miles) of coastline. But they are only set for eight months of the year - business center from September to April.

The nets are not designed to create a total barrier between swimmers and sharks but they have proved effective in reducing the number of attacks, according to the department.

The meshing programme has caught and killed thousands of sharks since they were introduced - but many of them are species that are not believed to be responsible for attacking humans.

Officials say the programme protects about two million swimmers every year.

There have been several shark attacks off Australia's beaches in recent years.

In September, a British man was killed off a beach in Byron Bay, NSW, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland.

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