New security laws see demonstrators take to the streets of Hong Kong again | 7.30

China’s communist leadership is preparing to impose sweeping new national security laws, undermining the pledge of ‘two systems, one country’ for Hong Kong. It has prompted thousands of pro-democracy protesters to take to the streets of the former British colony – but for how much longer? For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You … Read more New security laws see demonstrators take to the streets of Hong Kong again | 7.30

US declares Hong Kong no longer merits special status under US law | ABC News

US Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo has advised the US Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China. His note to the US Congress sets the stage for Washington to withdraw preferential trade and financial status that the former British colony has enjoyed since it reverted to … Read more US declares Hong Kong no longer merits special status under US law | ABC News

Is Hong Kong’s autonomy dead? | The Stream

With China expected to expand its authority over Hong Kong, what will become of the city’s pro-democracy movement? New security laws could formally base mainland authorities and intelligence services in Hong Kong. The proposal by Beijing is seen as a response to last year’s demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill. China’s proposed law targets subversive … Read more Is Hong Kong’s autonomy dead? | The Stream

What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

China’s decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong has brought protesters advocating greater democracy back onto the city’s streets, after a lull forced by the coronavirus pandemic. It also has cast more doubt on whether Hong Kong still has the “high degree of autonomy” promised before the British handed their colony back … Read more What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

Macau’s ‘gambling godfather’ dies

The man, known as Macau’s “godfather of gambling”, has died at the age of 98. Stanley Ho transformed the former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong into the world’s largest gambling hub. Despite, or perhaps because of, making his fortune through the gaming industry, Ho always advised his family and friends against gambling. Al Jazeera’s Victoria … Read more Macau’s ‘gambling godfather’ dies

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended China’s moves to impose sweeping national security laws in the territory amid renewed protests and growing international concern over what it would mean for the city’s future autonomy. Local residents support the planned legislation, Chief Executive Carrie Lam asserted in a weekly briefing Tuesday, while rejecting criticism from foreign … Read more Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Carrie Lam Says She Sees Many Supporting China’s National Security Law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended China’s moves to impose sweeping national security laws in the territory amid renewed protests and growing international concern over what it would mean for the city’s future autonomy. Local residents support the planned legislation, Chief Executive Carrie Lam asserted in a weekly briefing Tuesday, while rejecting criticism from foreign … Read more Carrie Lam Says She Sees Many Supporting China’s National Security Law

Immediate aftermath | Scene of the Pakistan International Airlines A320 crash in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight en route from Lahore has crashed near Karachi airport. The aircraft, with almost 100 people on board, hit a residential district. The plane crashed in the populated Model Colony area located on the outskirts of the city, approximately two kilometers from Jinnah International Airport. MORE: https://on.rt.com/ahnm Subscribe to RT! … Read more Immediate aftermath | Scene of the Pakistan International Airlines A320 crash in Karachi

Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

More than a dozen Australian politicians are among a group a of global leaders raising concerns about China’s new laws for Hong Kong. China’s government plans to enforce new security measures, which will target independence activists, foreign forces and terrorists. In a return of the unrest that hit Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the … Read more Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as thousands thronged the streets to protest against Beijing’s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city.  The rally came as the city’s government sought to reassure the public and foreign investors over the tough security laws proposed by Beijing that sent a chill … Read more Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Bodies Pulled from Rubble After Deadly Karachi Plane Crash Kills 107

A passenger plane with 107 people on board crashed in a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the international airport near Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday after what appeared to be an engine failure during landing. Mayor Wasim Akhtar said at least five or six houses were destroyed in the crash of … Read more Bodies Pulled from Rubble After Deadly Karachi Plane Crash Kills 107

Pakistan passenger plane crashes In Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight en route from Lahore to Karachi has crashed near Karachi airport, according to local reports. The plane reportedly crashed in the populated Model Colony area located on the outskirts of the city, approximately two kilometers from Jinnah International Airport. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Pakistan passenger plane crashes In Karachi

Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi – BBC News

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, aviation officials say. The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan’s busiest airports. Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a … Read more Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi – BBC News

Pakistan plane crash: smoke billows over residential area in Karachi

There are fears of mass casualties after a passenger aircraft carrying more than 100 people crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The Pakistan International Airlines jet, carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members, was on its final approach to Karachi airport when it went down near Model Colony Subscribe to … Read more Pakistan plane crash: smoke billows over residential area in Karachi

Pro-Democracy Lawmaker: ‘This Is the Saddest Day in Hong Kong History’

China’s parliament on Thursday announced dramatic plans to write a new national security law to limit opposition activity in Hong Kong. A spokesman said the National People’s Congress will consider a bill to “establish enforcement mechanisms” for the former British colony that would curb secession, sedition, foreign interference, and terrorism—a move likely to fuel fresh … Read more Pro-Democracy Lawmaker: ‘This Is the Saddest Day in Hong Kong History’