Category Archives: News

  • Record turnout in Hong Kong elections amid calls for full democracy

    Hong Kong's voters turned out in record numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of protest. ...

  • Pope Francis calls for world without nuclear weapons

    Pope Francis Sunday described the use of nuclear bombs as "a crime", as he took his appeal for an end to atomic weapons to Hiroshima in an emotional meeting with survivors. ...

  • Malaysia’s last Sumatran rhinoceros dies

    The last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia died on Saturday, leaving the smallest species of rhino, which once roamed across Asia, surviving in small numbers mostly in Indonesia. ...

  • Tibetan Cabinet given till 27 December to apologise in Case no 20

    Failing to apologise, the voting rights of the all the six members of the Cabinet, including the President Lobsang Sangay, will be withheld until an apology is offered, as per a new order on 22 November. ...

  • Tibetan files case against CTA for denying retirement home

    A retired official of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has filed a case aginst the Department of Home and the Cabinet for denying him retirement home. ...

  • Furious China vows to ‘fight back’ after Congress backs HK democracy

    China on Thursday accused the US of seeking to "destroy" Hong Kong and threatened retaliation after Congress passed new legislation supporting the pro-democracy movement that has thrown the city into nearly six months of turmoil. ...

  • US Senate passes Hong Kong rights bill, angering China

    The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting "human rights and democracy" in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China which promptly summoned a US diplomat. ...

  • Sweden drops probe into rape allegations against Julian Assange

    Swedish prosecutors said Tuesday they have dropped their investigation into jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though they found the plaintiff's claim "credible". ...

  • China defends Xinjiang crackdown after massive document leak

    China on Monday vowed it would "never be soft" in its crackdown in Xinjiang, after a massive leak of government documents shed new light on the mass detention of Muslims in the far-west region. ...

  • Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown

    A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country’s western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported on Saturday. ...