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Court reverses ban on face masks as police battle protesters in Hong Kong

The territory’s highest court ruled that ban on face mask is “incompatible with the basic law.”

The territory’s highest court ruled that ban on a face mask is “incompatible with the basic law.” On Monday, police tighten seize at a university campus where hundreds of anti-government protesters trapped inside sought to escape. Meanwhile, the territory's highest court has ruled that a government ban on wearing face masks was "incompatible with the Basic Law" of Hong Kong. The ban was aimed at pro-democracy

Rajapaksha makes a powerful comeback in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential elections.

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential elections. According to official release, Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the Sri Lankan presidential elections with 52.25 per cent votes. He is Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence chief who played a significant role in ending the long-running civil war in 2009. 10 years ago, Rajapaksa had served

Anti-Government protesters to block roads countrywide

Anti-government protesters planning on adopting ‘plan B’

Anti-government protesters planning on adopting ‘plan B’ The head of the conservative Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) party led the “Azadi” march on 27th October from the southern city of Karachi.   On Wednesday, the anti-government protesters called off two-week sit-in on the capital's main highway in Pakistan. Significantly, it has resulted at the beginning of what they called a "Plan B." Importantly, the plan

Cyclone Bulbul ravages Bangladesh and parts of India

People collect belongings from the remnants of their house in the aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul

People collect belongings from the remnants of their house in the aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul The storm made landfall near Sagar Islands in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district. On Saturday, its status got downgraded from "very severe" to "severe" at about 9 pm. importantly, the gale wind dropped its speed to about 115-125 km per hour. In southern Bangladesh, at least

China removes extradition bill

China to scrap extradition bill

China to scrap extradition bill On Wednesday, China officially removes extradition bill. The bill would have opened a passage for movement of criminals from Hong-Kong to China. They can send criminals for trial abroad including to Communist Party-controlled courts in China. The bill has created unrest among the people. Hong- Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdraws this planned legislation.  The removal of extradition

Mass Protest in Lebanon gains momentum

Mass protest calls for wider economic reforms in Lebanon

Mass protest calls for wider economic reforms in Lebanon Demonstrators in Lebanon took to the streets on the fifth day of anti-government protest. The mass protest is against the debilitating economy and weak government. The mass protest in Lebanon continued on the fifth day as demonstrators registered their anguish against the looming economic collapse. Significantly, the protests started against the government’s decision to

Typhoon Hagibis wreaks havoc in Japan

Emergency workers called in after typhoon Hagibis causes widespread destruction in Japan

Emergency workers called in after typhoon Hagibis causes widespread destruction in Japan Typhoon Hagibis, one of the most powerful typhoons to hit Japan this year, has caused widespread destruction. All efforts are underway to rescue people trapped in inundated areas. Typhoon Hagibis hit mainland Japan on Saturday and killed at least 25 people. Additionally, 15 people went missing after the storm. Thousands of troops, firefighters

Typhoon Faxai wreaks havoc in Tokyo

Typhoon Faxai disrupts life after making landfall in Tokyo

Typhoon Faxai disrupts life after making landfall in Tokyo A powerful typhoon battered Japan on Monday, leaving 3 people dead and over 40 injured. As many as 17,000 passengers were stranded at Tokyo's Narita Airport due to the typhoon. Typhoon Faxai hit Tokyo on Monday, disrupting transport and forcing thousands of people to evacuate. At least three people have been killed and over 40 others injured

Pakistan offers consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan offers consular access to Jadhav after months of efforts

Pakistan offers consular access to Jadhav after months of efforts Pakistan has offered consular access to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. This comes after the judgment by the Hague-based International Court of Justice. Retired Indian Navy officer has been offered consular access by Pakistan “in line with the ICJ judgement and state laws". “Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian

Taliban launches fresh attack in Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban’s attack on Afganistan’s Kunduz leaves the city vulnerable

Taliban’s attack on Afganistan’s Kunduz leaves the city vulnerable The Taliban has launched a fresh attack in Aghanistan’s Kunduz, the government said on Saturday. The attack comes as Taliban reiterated its demand for complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. The Taliban launched a new attack on Kunduz, one of the largest cities in Afghanistan. Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, the spokesman for

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