Friday, 3 April 2020

Asia

Hong Kong police seal off university amid fears of crackdown

HONG KONG police on Monday trapped hundreds of protesters inside a major university, sealing off roads in the area after almost two straight days of standoffs that have raised fears of a bloody showdown with both sides refusing to back down. Hundreds of defiant protesters inside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University ...

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Hong Kong condemns attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government condemned on Friday an attack by a “violent mob” on the city’s justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests. Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who was in London to promote Hong ...

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7 killed after car bomb blast near Afghan interior ministry

KABUL: At least seven people were killed and ten wounded, including four foreigners, when a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul´s morning rush hour Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said. The spokesman, said the bomb – targeting an SUV belonging to a private Canadian security company, GardaWorld – had ...

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Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence. Protesters and police battled through the night at university campuses and other locations only ...

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Indian stabs wife to death over her liking for Bollywood actor

A 33-year-old Indian-origin man in the US allegedly stabbed his wife to death and then hanged himself because he was jealous of her liking for Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, Indian media reported. Dineshwar Budhidat of Queens fatally stabbed his wife Donne Dojoy, 27, who worked as a bartender and then ...

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At least 16 dead as two trains collide in Bangladesh

DHAKA: At least 16 people were killed and 58 others injured when two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh early Tuesday. Three coaches were sent tumbling off the tracks at Mondolbhag station in the town of Kasba when a Dhaka-bound intercity train and a locomotive bound for Chittagong collided. “At least ...

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Sikhs celebrate founder Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

NAROWAL: It is one of the biggest birthday celebrations in the world: millions of Sikhs will Tuesday mark the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their religion, the Guru Nanak. The annual celebration has been given extra significance this year with the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, a secure, visa-free ...

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United Nations and US welcome Kartarpur Corridor opening

The United Nations and the United States joined the world in welcoming the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. “We welcome #Pakistan and #India opening #KartarpurCorridor today, connecting two key Sikh pilgrimage sites, paving way for interfaith harmony and understanding by facilitating visa-free cross border visits by pilgrims to holy shrines,” ...

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Bangladeshis hunker down in storm shelters as cyclone Bulbul nears

DHAKA: Thousands of Bangladeshis, mostly women and children, huddled in shelters in southwestern coastal areas on Saturday as the country prepared for the expected arrival of cyclone Bulbul, a senior government official said. Several coastal districts were expected to register wind speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (74.5 ...

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