Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:55:25 GMT
Turnout was massive for a rally that organisers said mobilised more than 1 million people in Hong Kong on Sunday despite warnings from Beijing. Police estimated there were 128,000 in the city's Victoria Park at the height of the protest.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:12:55 GMT
The Open Arms rescue ship carrying more than 130 migrants on Sunday rejected an offer from Spain to dock in Algeciras, a six days' journey away, citing an "extreme" emergency on board.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:24:49 GMT
More than 60 people were killed in a suicide bomb blast at a wedding in western Kabul late on Saturday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a propaganda statement on Sunday.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:33:35 GMT
Thousands of people have been detained in Indian Kashmir over fears of outbreaks of unrest after New Delhi stripped the restive region of its autonomy two weeks ago, government sources told AFP.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:41:35 GMT
In August 1619, a British ship landed on the shores of Virginia with some 20 African captives aboard. Four hundred years later, the date is being commemorated as the beginning of the age of slavery in North America.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:00:51 GMT
Israel said it opened fire on armed Palestinians on Gaza’s border overnight and Hamas’s health ministry reported three dead Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents along the tense barrier.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:13:06 GMT
At least 13 people were arrested on Saturday after hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators faced off in Portland, Oregon.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:18:41 GMT
Italy's fishermen often catch as much plastic as fish in their nets. Until recently it was illegal for them to bring the plastic to shore. But a recent change in law means it can now be brought back to port to be recycled.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:29:08 GMT
Measles has killed 2,758 people in the DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said, and called Saturday for a “massive mobilisation of funds.”
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:15:01 GMT
Rapturous crowds filled the streets of Khartoum Saturday as Sudan’s generals and protest leaders signed a historic deal paving the way to civilian rule.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:27:47 GMT
Veteran full-back Maxime Medard scored twice as France hammered Scotland 32-3 in their first Rugby World Cup warm-up Test.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:55:49 GMT
Envoys gathered in Geneva Saturday for a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). A UN report released in May warned that 1 million species are now at risk of extinction due to human activities.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:41:11 GMT
Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:13:30 GMT
The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:00:59 GMT
Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death has been confirmed a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner’s office said Friday.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:20:59 GMT
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:44:07 GMT
Amnesty International voiced growing concern Friday for the safety of a Libyan lawmaker after her “horrific” night-time abduction in the city of Benghazi.
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:14:03 GMT
U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected Israel’s offer to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family after the Israeli government lifted a ban on her entry but imposed “oppressive conditions” to humiliate her.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:55:51 GMT
Norway said Thursday it would halt Amazon protection subsidies worth 30 million euros ($33 million) to Brazil, which it accused of turning its back on the fight against deforestation.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:47:06 GMT
French "spiderman" climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolising reconciliation between China and the territory as weeks of escalating pro-democracy protests show no signs of abating.