Hong Kong extradition bill: Protesters vow to push ahead

Hong Kong extradition bill: Protesters vow to push ahead

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protest groups rejected the Hong Kong government’s concessions Protesters in Hong Kong have vowed to push ahead with a rally on Sunday, despite the government’s decision to suspend its controversial bill to allow extradition to mainland China. Protest leaders urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign and permanently scrap the […]

‘Shield Girl’: The new face of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement

‘Shield Girl’: The new face of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Few cities in the world protest with the same explosive civility as Hong Kong She has been the face of large Hong Kong protests against a controversial extradition bill. But the young woman, who came to be known as “Shield Girl”, tells the BBC that she will fight on despite […]

India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

Image copyright Reuters India has said that, from Sunday, it will impose tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples. The new duties, some as high as 70%, are in response to Washington’s refusal to exempt Delhi from higher taxes on steel and aluminium imports. Earlier this month, US President Trump also announced the […]

Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill

Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of people have protested against the plans The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced. She had previously refused to scrap the bill despite mass protests from Hong Kong residents. “I feel deep […]

Hong Kong extradition protests: Advisers urge leader Carrie Lam to delay

Hong Kong extradition protests: Advisers urge leader Carrie Lam to delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hong Kong’s leader has so far refused to scrap the bill, despite opposition A number of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s advisers have urged her to delay plans for a controversial change in extradition laws. However, others still back the process and there is no evidence Ms Lam intends […]

Bollywood actor Nana Patekar cleared of sexual harassment charges

Bollywood actor Nana Patekar cleared of sexual harassment charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nana Patekar is a prominent Bollywood actor Bollywood actor Nana Patekar was cleared of sexual harassment charges after police said on Thursday that they did not find sufficient evidence. Patekar was accused by actress Tanushree Dutta, who said he had harassed her in 2008 on the sets of a […]

Christchurch attack: Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges

Christchurch attack: Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges

Image copyright TVNZ Image caption Brenton Tarrant in his first court appearance in March The main suspect in the Christchurch attacks in March, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Brenton Tarrant is charged with the murder of 51 people, 40 counts of attempted murder and one terrorism charge in New Zealand’s deadliest peace time […]

How strangers mobilised against Hong Kong police

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Hong Kong protests: Social media users show support

Hong Kong protests: Social media users show support

Image copyright Instagram Social media users are posting pictures of wilted or bloodied bauhinia flowers to express solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been used to share news, pictures and messages of support alongside the images, as well as hashtags such as #FightForHongKong and #HongKongProtest. Activists’ attempts […]

Virat Kohli on India v Pakistan after New Zealand game abandoned

Virat Kohli on India v Pakistan after New Zealand game abandoned

India’s next game is against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday India captain Virat Kohli’s focus turned to Pakistan immediately after his side’s match against New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Thursday. India face Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday in a match which is likely to draw a global television […]