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Chinese president says Beijing will no longer be 'bullied'

Chinese president Xi Jinping told a massive audience gathered at Tiananmen Square to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party that "the era of China being slaughtered and bullied is gone forever," Deutsche Welle reports. "Anyone who dares try to do that will have their heads bashed bloody against the Great Wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people," he said.

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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