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Hong Kong marchers target malls on third day of Christmas protests

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 15:30
Hundreds of protesters marched through Hong Kong shopping malls on Thursday, disrupting business in the Asian financial hub for a third day over the festive period and prompting riot police to close off a mall in a tourist district.

Another caravan of Mexican migrants - but heading south of border for Christmas

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 12:42
Poor Central American migrants who form caravans to fend off predatory gangs as they cross Mexico's interior en route to the United States have made global headlines and drawn the ire of President Donald Trump.

Britain rescues at least 15 suspected migrants off Kent - TV

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 12:33
British border and coastguards rescued at least 15 suspected migrants on Thursday off the Kent coast in southeastern England, Sky News reported.

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request - Erdogan

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 11:39
Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the north African country's conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions.

Russian authorities raid Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Moscow office

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 11:39
Russian authorities raided the Moscow headquarters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday, using power tools to gain entry before dragging Navalny out by force and confiscating technical equipment such as laptops.

Russian opposition leader Navalny freed after Moscow raid - spokeswoman

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 11:35
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was freed on Thursday after being briefly detained during a raid on the headquarters of his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow, his spokeswoman told Reuters.

Indian state demands damages, threatens to confiscate property over protests

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 11:26
India's northern Uttar Pradesh state is demanding millions of rupees from over 200 people and threatening to confiscate their property as a penalty for damage done to public property during protests against the country's new citizenship law.

Libyan interior minister says will ask for Turkish support if Tripoli war escalates

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 11:19
Libya's internationally recognised government will officially request military support from Turkey if the war over the capital escalates, the Tripoli-based interior minister said on Thursday.

Hong Kong marchers target malls in third day of Christmas protests

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 10:39
Hundreds of protesters marched through festive Hong Kong shopping malls on Thursday, aiming to disrupt business in the Asian financial hub for a third day over the Christmas holidays, with riot police deployed in the event of unrest.

China sails carrier group through Taiwan Strait as election nears

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 10:35
China has sailed its new aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's defence ministry said on Thursday, as a presidential election campaigning was in full swing on the island amid heighten tension with Beijing.

Netanyahu faces party leadership challenge ahead of March election

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 09:41
Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a fresh challenge to his power on Thursday as his Likud party held leadership primaries in the run-up to a national election, the country's third in under a year.

Erdogan says Turkey will send troops to Libya

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 09:28
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that Tripoli has requested it, and he will present legislation to parliament in January for deployment to the north African country.

Christmas typhoon kills at least 13 in Philippines

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 07:53
A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday.

Seven dead as migrants' boat sinks in Turkey's Lake Van

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 07:52
Seven people died and 64 were rescued when a boat carrying migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan sank on Thursday in eastern Turkey's Lake Van, the governor's office in Bitlis province said.

Kylie invites politics-weary Brits to "call on your friends in Australia"

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 04:11
Australian popstar Kylie Minogue has invited weary Britons to forget politics and "call on your friends in Australia" in a tourism campaign launched in Britain on Christmas Day.

"We're all family now": Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 02:48
Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs.

Singapore police probe Indian for alleged Modi citizenship law protest

Thu, 26/12/2019 - 02:23
Singapore police are investigating an Indian national for allegedly being involved in a public protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial citizenship law.

Gaza rocket sends Netanyahu to shelter during campaign rally - TV

Wed, 25/12/2019 - 21:14
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at a southern Israeli city on Wednesday as it hosted a campaign rally by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prompted him to take shelter briefly before resuming the event, Israeli TV stations reported.

Republican senator 'disturbed' by McConnell's work with White House on impeachment trial

Wed, 25/12/2019 - 17:59
Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said she was "disturbed" by the Senate leader's approach to working with White House counsel on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, saying there should be distance between the two.

Queen struck by youth climate activism

Wed, 25/12/2019 - 17:41
Britain's Queen Elizabeth said in her Christmas message on Wednesday that she was impressed by young people's dynamism towards fighting environmental destruction.