Asia-Pacific
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed to press ahead with a controversial extradition bill, which would allow suspects to be transferred to mainland China, even as an estimated one million people marched in protests.

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    LAST UPDATE : Jun 10, 2019, 2:20 AM EDT
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  • The warming ties between China and Russia could be viewed as a result of their alienation from the West and especially the U.S.

    China’s President Xi Jinping, who is on a three-day visit to Russia, lauded his “best friend” Vladimir Putin, as he seeks to forge stronger trade and bilateral ties with Moscow amid an ongoing trade war with the U.S.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 06, 2019, 2:19 AM EDT
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    Fierce sectarian violence killed one person in Sri Lanka on Monday as rioters vandalized mosques and Muslim-owned shops, three weeks after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings that left more than 250 people dead.

     

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2019, 2:01 AM EDT
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    A high court judge in New Zealand on Friday ordered that the Australian, accused of killing 50 people in Christchurch mass shootings last month, be put through mental health tests to determine if “he is fit to stand trial."

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2019, 5:11 AM EDT
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    Australia’s Brenton Tarrant, who carried out grisly mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch last month, will face a total of 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2019, 2:28 AM EDT
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    A Vietnamese woman, accused of killing N. Korean leader’s half-brother, could be released in May after she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of “causing hurt by a dangerous weapon” as part of a plea bargain.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 01, 2019, 3:59 AM EDT
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    In an impassioned address at New Zealand’s parliament, PM Jacinda Ardern said she will never mention the name of the Christchurch attack accused, as he sought notoriety with the act of terror.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 19, 2019, 3:32 AM EDT
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  • New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern said that she will be announcing the gun law reforms by March 25.

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, after a long meeting with ministers in the wake of the horrendous Christchurch terror attack, said that her cabinet has backed gun law changes “in principle.”

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 18, 2019, 2:58 AM EDT
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  • (Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz)

    Many people have been killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch after a gunman sprayed worshippers with bullets during Friday prayers.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 15, 2019, 2:34 AM EDT
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  • Hong Kong's activist Joshua Wong was freed on Monday.

    Activist Joshua Wong, who became the face of the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has called on the city’s leader Carrie Lam to step down as he vowed to join the fight against her “evil” extradition bill.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 17, 2019, 2:28 AM EDT
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