Protests escalate in Iraq: 9 dead, hundreds wounded

10/03/2019

BAGHDAD – At least seven people were killed and dozens were wounded in clashes that spread across several Iraqi provinces on Wednesday as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas for the second day to disperse…

Duterte’s official visit to bolster Philippines’ ties with Russia – Panelo

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 10/02/2019

MOSCOW, Russia – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte views his second visit to Russia as an “auspicious opportunity” to deepen the bilateral relations between the two nations, his spokesman said. “President Duterte went to Russia upon the invitation…

Hong Kong police slammed as ‘trigger-happy’ after teen shot

10/02/2019

HONG KONG — Heads bowed and dressed in black, schoolmates of a teenage demonstrator shot at close range in the chest by a Hong Kong riot officer condemned police tactics and demanded accountability on Wednesday. Tuesday’s shooting…

Forever 21 bankruptcy reflects teens’ new shopping behavior

10/01/2019

NEW YORK – For years, teens flocked to Forever 21’s massive stores at the nation’s malls for its speedy take on fashion, like its $5 shimmery halter tops and $25 dresses. But the chain that helped popularize…

2 sides scuffle in Hong Kong as day of protests begins

10/01/2019

HONG KONG — Pro-Beijing protesters have scuffled briefly with a small group of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong as the latter began to march on the 70th anniversary of the founding of communist China. The 7:30 a.m.…

Hong Kong protesters march in defiance ahead of National Day

09/29/2019

HONG KONG — Thousands of protesters regrouped after police fired tear gas at them Sunday and marched along a thoroughfare in downtown Hong Kong in a second straight day of defiance, sparking fears of more violence ahead…

As communist China turns 70, a ‘Great Fracture’ emerges with US

09/29/2019

The United Nations General Assembly showcased the harsh new tone between the world’s two largest economies, with US President Donald Trump declaring from the rostrum that the age of tolerance for China’s “abuses” was over. Representing China…

Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

09/28/2019

TORONTO  — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn’t understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to attacks on her campaign as students conducted a second wave…

Silent protest against Bangladesh’s loud horns sparks noisy support

09/28/2019

DHAKA–Bangladeshi Mominur Rahman Royal is stopping traffic — literally. The 36-year-old is on a one-man crusade to reduce unnecessary honking in one of the world’s noisiest cities, where the cacophony of vehicle horns in heavy traffic is…

Woman in China opens airplane emergency exit for ‘fresh air’

Inquirer.net 09/27/2019

A woman in China caused a flight to be delayed after she opened an airplane emergency door for “fresh air” on Monday, Sept. 23. Passengers were on a Xiamen Airlines plane in Wuhan that was soon to…

US Senate panel approves barring of PH officials involved in De Lima detention

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 09/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines — A U.S. Senate panel has approved an amendment to a bill that would prohibit entry to any Philippine government official proven to be involved in the “politically-motivated” imprisonment of Philippine Senator Leila de Lima.…

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

Agence France Presse 09/27/2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Friday it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil. Kickstarting…

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