Category Archives: News
Protesters rally near Hong Kong harbour, more demos planned over Christmas
23 December 2019 | Mari Saito
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
22 December 2019
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
21 December 2019
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
20 December 2019 | Aftab Ahmed, Devjyot Ghoshal and Saurabh Sharma
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
19 December 2019 | Devjyot Ghoshal and Sachin Ravikumar
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
19 December 2019 | Michael Mathes with Sebastian Smith in Battle Creek, Michigan
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
18 December 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
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
17 December 2019 | Angela Charlton and Elaine Ganley
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
17 December 2019 | Sajjad Tarakzai
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
16 December 2019 | Aishwarya Kumar with Jalees Andrabi in Guwahati and Sailendra Sil in Kolkata
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. ...