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Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Protesters march on the streets against an extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Photo: AP Hong Kong, Jun 16 (AP/UNB)— Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly in black, jammed the city’s streets Sunday in a march protesting the government’s handling of a proposed extradition bill. The crowds, walking slowly and shouting “withdraw” and “resign,” ...

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Damaged oil tanker arrives off UAE coast

Photo: A wooden boat sits on the beach with the Port of Khorfakkan behind it in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Dubai, Jun 16 : The Norwegian-owned oil tanker Front Altair, which caught fire after being apparently attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman, has arrived off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The ship’s ...

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Hong Kong leader suspends unpopular bill for now

Hong Kong, Jun 15 : Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely. Lam told media Saturday she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts. Many in the former British colony worry it ...

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Venezuelans rush to Peru before new requirements take effect

Photo: Venezuelan migrants rest while another group stands in line to enter an immigration office in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Aguas Verdes, Jun 15 : Tired and thirsty, Betania Ramírez crossed into Peru on Friday with her 1-year-old girl in her arms and her 8-year-old boy beside her. Ramírez has no friends or relatives in Peru, and some ...

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Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill

Photo : Hundreds of mothers protest against the amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Hong Kong, Jun 15 : Pressure on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam was mounting Saturday, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in ...

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Pakistan’s anti-graft body arrests sister of ex-president

Photo: In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, Faryal Talpur, center, sister of former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, arrives to appear in a court in Karachi, Pakistan. Islamabad, June 14 : Pakistan’s anti-graft body has arrested the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a multi-million-dollar money laundering case following rejection of her bail by a ...

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Christchurch mosque attacks suspect pleads not guilty to all 92 charges

Wellington, June 14 : The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 people pled not guilty to all the 92 charges in his third court appearance on Friday after New Zealand’s deadliest terrorist attacks on March 15. The suspect, Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared by video link at the High Court in Christchurch during Friday’s hearing, attended by ...

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Cyclone Vayu changes course, unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat: IMD

Gujarat, June 13 : Cyclone Vayu has changed its course and it is unlikely to hit the Gujarat coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Thursday. “It (Cyclone Vayu) may not make landfall. It will only skirt the coast. It has made a small deviation. But, its effect will be there with strong winds and heavy rain,” Secretary at the ...

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Hong Kong legislative work suspended amid political crisis

Photo: Riot police stand guard as protesters walk outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Hong Kong, Jun 13 : Hong Kong’s legislature suspended meetings Thursday following violent clashes between police and protesters who oppose a bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial and that is seen as tightening Beijing’s control over ...

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Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Photo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, reviews an honor guard as he is welcomed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, in an official arrival ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Dubai, Jun 13 : The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions ...

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