Category Archives: News

  • Protesters rally near Hong Kong harbour, more demos planned over Christmas

    More than 1,000 protesters, many in surgical masks and balaclavas, filled a harbourside plaza near Hong Kong’s financial district late on Monday to demand full democracy and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality. ...

  • Modi says citizenship law not anti-Muslim as protests continue across India

    Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, PM Narendra Modi led a rally on Sunday for his Hindu nationalist party in the capital. ...

  • China says US defence act ‘blatantly interfered’ in its affairs

    Beijing Saturday slammed a new US defence act, which includes measures to strengthen Washington's ties with Taiwan and support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protestors, saying it "blatantly interfered" in China's internal affairs. ...

  • Six dead in deadliest day of Indian citizenship law protests

    Six people died and dozens were injured on Friday as police clashed with thousands of protesters who again took to the streets in several parts of the country to oppose a new law they say discriminates against Muslims. ...

  • Three die in protests against new citizenship law in India

    Three people died of injuries sustained in intensifying protests against a new citizenship law in India on Thursday with thousands taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on public gatherings. ...

  • US President Donald Trump impeached for abuse of power

    President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years. ...

  • Demographic survey shows exile Tibetan exodus to West

    The demographic landscape of the Tibetans in exile has drastically changed, with more than half the population now said to have moved from India to Western countries. ...

  • France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower

    French union activists cut electricity, Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job and even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France to rally against government's plan to raise retirement age to 64. ...

  • Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death

    Exiled former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death Tuesday after being found guilty of treason, an unprecedented move in a country where the armed forces are often considered immune from prosecution. ...

  • India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

    Fresh protests rocked India on Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, after six people died in the northeast and as many as 200 were injured in New Delhi. ...