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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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Chile leader says will not resign over protests

SANTIAGO: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Tuesday he will not resign in the face of deadly protests over inequality and poor social conditions that have entered their third week. Asked by the BBC in an interview whether he will step down, the billionaire conservative leader said: “No.” “These problems have ...

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1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial in US removed after India protests

WASHINGTON: About three months after a ‘1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial’ to the Sikh victims of the 1984 riots in India was installed at Otis Library here, the memorial was removed – in part following the urging of the Indian government. The memorial, that featured a prominent photo of Khalistani leader ...

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Iraq declares curfews as gunfights rage and protests spread nationwide

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests. Curfews were imposed earlier in three southern cities while elite counter-terrorism troops opened fire on protesters ...

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Hong Kong airport cancels 100 flights amid ongoing protests

The Hong Kong International Airport canceled more than 100 flights on Monday morning, according to a statement issued by one of the world’s busiest airports. “Potential circumstances on Monday, 5 August might affect airport operation. The Airport Authority advises passengers to check with their airlines for the latest flight information, ...

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Hong Kong on security alert amid wave of protests

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Hong Kong yesterday as anti-government protests show no sign of let-up. Yesterday’s rally is the seventh weekend in-a-row that residents have come out en-masse. Large protests began last month in opposition to a contentious extradition bill that would have allowed ...

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Immigration raids across US spark anxiety, anger and protests

NEW YORK: Immigration raids conducted by the Trump administration were expected in major US cities on Sunday, a prospect that sparked vigils, protests, anger and fear. On Saturday night, it was reported that raids had been attempted in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet that Immigration ...

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Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled ...

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Hong Kong chief says China extradition bill ‘dead’

HONG KONG chief Carrie Lam has said a controversial bill that would’ve allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland and that subsequently led to mass protests in the city is “dead”. “I have almost immediately put a stop to the [bill] amendment exercise. But there are still lingering doubts about the ...

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Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 113 children

PATNA: Ten more children died Tuesday from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees, officials said, taking the death toll to 113 this month and sparking angry protests in India s poorest Bihar state. Sixty children, mostly under the age of 10 and malnourished, are undergoing treatment after an ...

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