Hong Kong riot police curb airport protest after clashes

22 September 2019, 10:01 AM
Pro-democracy protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying the arrivals hall, blocking approach roads and setting street fires in the nearby town of Tung Chung.
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Riot police patrol inside Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China.
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Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000: monitor 30 September 2018, 3:15 PM

More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention three years ago, a monitor says.

Baiturrahman Mosque Indonesi
Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800 30 September 2018, 11:23 AM

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread.

Theresa May
 With Brexit clock ticking, Britain’s May gathers fractious party 30 September 2018, 9:02 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her party for its annual conference this weekend, facing opposition on all sides as she heads into the final stretch of Brexit negotiations.

Aftermath of the earthquake
Government to assist S.Africans trying to contact relatives in Indonesia 30 September 2018, 7:15 AM

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation says any South African struggling to get hold of relatives in Indonesia, can contact them.

For many residents trapped in this battle for survival, there is the added pain of scouring the rubble, the detritus and the hospitals for loved ones.
Fearful Indonesia quake victims face fresh battle for survival 29 September 2018, 9:30 PM

Terrified residents in the quake-struck Indonesian city of Palu fashioned makeshift bamboo shelters or slept out on dusty playing fields Saturday fearing powerful aftershockswould topple damaged homes and bring yet more carnage and suffering.

At least 384 killed in Indonesian quake, tsunami 29 September 2018, 1:46 PM

At least 384 people were killed, many swept away by giant waves as they played on the beach, when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Saturday.

Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami 29 September 2018, 10:11 AM

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region.

Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump
Under pressure, Trump orders FBI Kavanaugh probe 29 September 2018, 7:18 AM

President Donald Trump, under intense pressure from moderates in his own party over his Supreme Court nominee, on Friday ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh at the request of Senate Republicans.

Lindiwe Sisulu
US Secretary of State to visit SA over land issue 29 September 2018, 6:49 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to make an official visit to South Africa in November and seminars on the land issue will be held in both countries.

Infrastructure destroyed in the earthquake
Major quake and tsunami cause deaths in Indonesian city 28 September 2018, 9:15 PM

A tsunami caused deaths when it hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday after a major quake, collapsing buildings and cutting off power, officials said, although the exact number of casualties was not clear.

Brett Kavanaugh
Over Democratic objections, Senate panel sets vote on Trump’s court pick 28 September 2018, 7:03 PM

Angry Democrats walked out as a Republican-led Senate panel set a vote over their objections for later on Friday on President Donald Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, who won the support of a key senator, Jeff Flake.

Angela Merkel
Merkel plans to meet Macron, Putin, Erdogan on Syria in October 28 September 2018, 2:51 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she and the leaders of Turkey, Russia and France planned to hold a summit next month on the situation in war-ravaged Syria.

Netanyahu, in UN speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear site 28 September 2018, 7:34 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described what he said was a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for US sanctions against the Islamic Republic

‘Major terrorist attack’ foiled in Netherlands, 7 arrested: prosecutor 27 September 2018, 9:09 PM

Dutch police arrested seven men Thursday suspected of plotting to carry out a "major terrorist attack" at a public event using explosive belts and an AK-47 assault rifle, the public prosecutor's office said.

Kavanaugh accuser ‘100 percent’ certain Supreme Court pick was assailant 27 September 2018, 9:04 PM

University professor Christine Blasey Ford emotionally recounted on Thursday a sexual assault allegedly committed 36 years ago by Brett Kavanaugh...

German cabin crew join Ryanair strike, nearly 250 flights cut 27 September 2018, 8:25 PM

German cabin crew said they would join pilots in Europe-wide strikes against Ryanair on Friday, as the airline announced it would have to cancel nearly 250 flights.

Trudeau rebuffs Trump’s trade talks criticisms 27 September 2018, 7:32 PM

Any fondness between Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump has vanished, it became clear Thursday after the Canadian leader brushed off the US president's criticism of Canada's negotiating style in continental trade talks...

China executes man who killed nine in school stabbing 27 September 2018, 5:35 PM

China executed a man on Thursday for killing nine students and injuring 11 others in a knife attack at a middle school in central China's Shaanxi province in April, according to a post on a Chinese court’s official social media account.

Trump two-state comments turn heads among Israelis, Palestinians 27 September 2018, 2:25 PM

Comments by US President Donald Trump supporting a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict for the first time have turned heads ahead of UN speeches by the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Israel’s Netanyahu meets Egypt’s Sisi in New York 27 September 2018, 11:38 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he spoke to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose country has been trying to arrange a Gaza ceasefire, on the side lines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

US slavery victims denied compensation by courts 27 September 2018, 7:47 AM

Most human trafficking victims in the United States are not getting any compensation from their convicted captors, and the number of those awarded payment is shrinking, experts said on Thursday.

Iran’s Rouhani says US will eventually rejoin nuclear deal 26 September 2018, 8:23 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted Wednesday that the United States would eventually rejoin an international nuclear deal, saying talks this week at the United Nations showed his counterpart Donald Trump's isolation.

China ‘doesn’t want me to win’ upcoming polls: Trump 26 September 2018, 6:36 PM

US President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm polls, saying Beijing wanted to see him suffer an electoral blow because of his hard line on trade.

Macron’s EU vision: how has it fared 12 months on? 26 September 2018, 5:47 PM

On September 26 last year, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a reformed European Union to blunt the rise of nationalism and ensure the bloc has a future as an independent actor on the world stage.

Trump tells UN that Kim wants peace but presses sanctions 26 September 2018, 5:32 PM

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday heaped praise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the United Nations but called for strict enforcement of sanctions for now.

Trump two-state solution comments fall short: Palestinian official 26 September 2018, 5:18 PM

A senior Palestinian official rejected US President Donald Trump's comments in support of a two-state solution on Wednesday, saying his White House's policies were destroying hopes of peace.

Syria says new air defences will make Israel think twice 26 September 2018, 2:25 PM

A top Syrian official has said a new air defence system from ally Russia will force Israel to "think carefully" before carrying out any more air strikes in the country.

SA Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula
SA commits to root out sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers 26 September 2018, 7:03 AM

South Africa is fully committed to rooting out sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeepers and takes such allegations in a serious light.

Donald Trump
Trump takes tough stance against UN justice bodies 25 September 2018, 9:20 PM

United States president Donald Trump has taken a tough stance against the United Nation's rights and justice bodies - accusing them of being subjective.

Emmanuel Macron
Macron urges ‘dialogue and multilateralism’ on Iran 25 September 2018, 8:20 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for "dialogue and multilateralism" on Iran, in a thinly veiled response to President Donald Trump's push for tough, US-led sanctions.