Day: August 16, 2019

Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest and as concerns mount over Beijing’s next move. Ten weeks of protests have plunged the international finance hub into crisis with the […]


China police exercises across from Hong Kong seen as threat

HONG KONG — Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong on Friday, in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semiautonomous territory. The sound of marching boots and […]

Latino actors, writers pen ‘letter of solidarity’ amid fears

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public “letter of solidarity” to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, […]

The Latest: Tlaib says she won’t visit West Bank relatives

JERUSALEM — The Latest on Israel banning U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and fellow Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s planned tour, and subsequent reversal allowing Tlaib entry to West Bank for a family visit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says she won’t visit her relatives in […]

Atal Ji served the country selflessly and remained steadfastly committed to the principles of humanism and tolerance : Vice President

Vice President unveils Vajpayee’s portrait at the Rabindranath Tagore Centre in Kolkata Pays glowing tributes to Vajpayee on his first death anniversary open view news desk The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu paid glowing tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his […]

‘J&K govt offices to be open from Friday, easing of public curbs to be mulled after days’ namaaz’

Srinagar, Aug 15: The Jammu and Kashmir government secretariat and other offices will start functioning from Friday while easing of public curbs would depend on day’s development after the ‘namaaz’, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said on Thursday.  Governor Satya Pal Malik directed the resumption of normal functioning of the […]

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