Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Hong Kong demonstrators continue protests at Christmas

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong marched in several shopping malls chanting pro-democracy slogans Wednesday, after a day of violent clashes with police leaving a major tourist area decorated for Christmas, covered with tear gas. The protests that escalated in June...

Two Thai soldiers charged with killing civilians

Two Thai soldiers have been charged with killing three Muslim civilians in a mountainous pursuit in the southern part of the country, police said. The announcement was made after the military expressed regret last week for the unarmed killing of...

Afghanistan: 27 activists kidnapped in the western Farah province

The People's Peace Movement in Afghanistan announced today, Wednesday, that the Taliban movement kidnapped 27 of its members while they were traveling from Herat province on a road in Farah province, in the western part of the country. Afghan channel...

New Zealand police stops search mission of two missing victims of volcanic prey

New Zealand police today stopped the operation in search of two missing White Island volcanic victims. A total of 47 people, mostly Australian tourists, were on the island when it exploded on December 9 and 25 were still hospitalized. Most victims...

India: Ruling BJP receives heavy loss in Jharkhand elections amid CAB protests

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost the elections in Jharkhand state on Monday, adding to a series of electoral losses suffered since last December, amid protests representing the biggest challenge to the Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The...

Indonesia: 24 killed, 13 injured in a bus crash in Sumatra island

At least 24 passengers were killed and 13 other injured in Indonesia after a bus plunged into a ravine in the southern part of Sumatra island, Indonesian media reported on Tuesday. Antara state news agency said the Sriwijaya company passenger bus was...

Afghanistan: Incumbent Ashraf Ghani wins presidential election

Afghan leader Mohammad Ashraf Ghani won the election held in September this year.  According to the preliminary result of the independent election commission, the 70-year-old politician has a narrow absolute majority with 50.64 percent of the vote, as the...

India’s Citizenship Act: State police brutality, death toll from protests rose to 23

India's Citizenship Act: Indian police announced that 9 people were killed during clashes between demonstrators and police forces in the north of the country, raising the total death toll from the protests against the citizenship law changes across the...

Mahathir calls for Israel to be referred to the International Criminal Court for genocide

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Saturday called for Israel to be referred to the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide, illegal construction of settlements in the Palestinian territories and the ongoing attacks against the Palestinian people. Mahathir Mohamad said...

Australia witnessed hottest day ever to reach 40.9 degrees

Australia has recorded the warmest day ever, according to preliminary results of the Meteorological Office. Radio France International said Wednesday, that the average maximum temperature across the country was 40.9 degrees Celsius, setting a previous record of 40.3 degrees set...

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Britain invests $ 400 million in Africa

The British government-owned Development Finance Agency (CDC Group) said it has signed investment deals in Africa worth $ 400...

Trump miscalculates trade war, bad news for his supporters

American trade policy since taking office by Donald Trump aligned as president in January 2017 confrontation. His intention was to conclude new "deals" with...

China : Corona virus spreads from person to person

Corona virus in China can also be transmitted from person to person. In addition, infections among medical personnel have been confirmed, a team from...

UNWTO: Global tourism rate fell 4 percent, slowest since 2016

UNWTO report said that the international tourism rates fell four percent last year, the slowest growth since 2016, according to the World Tourism Organization. The...

Malaysia ships back 150 containers of plastic waste to the exporting countries

Malaysia has shipped 150 containers of plastic waste estimated at 3,737 tonnes, to its exporting country since the third quarter last year. Minister of Energy,...