Hong Kong extradition bill: Large-scale march under way

Hong Kong extradition bill: Large-scale march under way

Image copyright AFP Image caption Organisers say they hope one million people will take part in the march Thousands of people are marching on government buildings in Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill, despite a government climb-down. The bill, which would have allowed extradition to mainland China, prompted hundreds of thousands to demonstrate in […]

Gulf of Oman ‘tanker blasts’: US Navy aids distressed vessels

Gulf of Oman ‘tanker blasts’: US Navy aids distressed vessels

Image copyright AFP Image caption One of the ships damaged in the 12 May attack off the UAE The US Navy’s 5th Fleet says it is rendering assistance after receiving separate distress calls from two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Regional media said there were explosions and fires on both vessels, the Front […]

Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

Media captionPolice use tear gas on protesters Authorities have shut some government offices in Hong Kong’s financial district after the worst violence the city has seen in decades. By Thursday morning the crowds had largely dispersed around government headquarters – where police and protesters had pitched battles on Wednesday. The protesters are angry about plans […]

Mexican government accuses Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation

Mexican government accuses Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carolina Herrera’s latest collection is said to be based on a ‘Latin holiday’ The Mexican government has accused designer Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation in her latest range. The designer’s website says the Resort 2020 collection “takes on the playful and colourful mood of a Latin holiday”. But Mexico’s […]

Hungary tourist boat accident: Bodies found as vessel is raised

Hungary tourist boat accident: Bodies found as vessel is raised

Media captionSalvage crews help raise the tourist boat to the surface At least two bodies have been recovered from the wreck of a tourist boat that sank on the Danube in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, last month. Divers entered the boat as a floating crane slowly raised it to the surface. The Mermaid was carrying […]

Sudan crisis: Government propaganda trip exposes schisms

Sudan crisis: Government propaganda trip exposes schisms

Media captionBBC Africa editor Fergal Keane says the propaganda trip was a farce Since Sudan’s president of 30 years was toppled in April, the ruling military council that then took power has been in conflict with protesters demanding civilian rule. Scores of protesters have been killed in a crackdown, sparking a nationwide civil disobedience campaign. […]

Brazil justice minister Sergio Moro denies conspiring against Lula

Brazil justice minister Sergio Moro denies conspiring against Lula

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sergio Moro has criticised The Intercept for not revealing the source of the leak Brazil’s Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, has denied claims he conspired to keep leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 election. The Intercept news site published what it says are messages sent […]

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption Critics say the plan will erode the city’s judicial independence Tens of thousands of people are marching in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. […]

Sudan crisis: ‘Mass arrests’ ahead of general strike

Sudan crisis: ‘Mass arrests’ ahead of general strike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People injured in Khartoum’s crackdown are recovering in hospital A number of Sudan’s bank, airport and electricity workers have been arrested ahead of a strike against the military rule, the main protest group says. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) says employees are also being threatened by the authorities. The ruling […]

Venezuela crisis: Border with Colombia reopens after four months

Venezuela crisis: Border with Colombia reopens after four months

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many Venezuelans crossed the border to buy basic goods Tens of thousands of people crossed the border with Venezuela and Colombia after it reopened for the first time in four months on Saturday, officials say. The crossing was closed in February at President Nicol├ís Maduro’s request as opposition leader Juan […]

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