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HRW: Foreigners ‘live in constant fear’ in South Africa

Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.
South African Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize speaks at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, March 5, 2020. Reuters-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

Coronavirus cases slow in South African hotspot provinces – minister

Three South African provinces considered coronavirus hotspots have seen new infections slow in recent weeks, though it is too early to say whether the country’s peak has passed, the health minister said on Wednesday.
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Donald Trump to strip Hong Kong of special privileges, bar Chinese students from US...

President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong’s special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing’s bid to exert control in the financial hub.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China warns US of countermeasures over Hong Kong trading threats

Beijing has warned the US that it will take “every necessary measure” to protect its interests after a top White House advisor warned that Washington might revoke Hong Kong’s special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law.
In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.

China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising” for the financial hub.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Coronavirus: Turkey announces first nationwide lockdown

Turkey is to impose its first nationwide lockdown before Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 5, 2019, police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in the central district in Hong Kong. – Some of them have lost their jobs, suffered life-changing injuries and even been forced into exile. But six months into Hong Kong’s demonstrations, pro-democracy protesters say they aren’t backing down. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / TO GO WITH HongKong-China-politics-unrest,FOCUS by Su Xinqi and Yan Zhao

Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and ‘last chance’ for leader

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city’s pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in violence means public anger is weakening.
Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, is set to formally withdraw the extradition bill that has sparked months of protests in the region, a government source has confirmed.

Hong Kong: Metro, malls, banks shut after night of violent protests

Hong Kong’s metro system will stay shut Saturday, the rail operator said, paralyzing transport in the Asian financial hub after a night of chaos in which police shot a teenage boy and pro-democracy protesters torched businesses and metro stations.
A water cannon vehicle is escorted by police to a protest in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong on August 25, 2019 in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city.

Hong Kong police disperse protesters with water cannon

Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time Sunday, raising the stakes against protesters who have staged sometimes violent rallies that have rocked the city for the past three months.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam, flanked by eight of her ministers, addresses the press in Tamar. Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests pushing city to ‘very dangerous situation’ – leader

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Monday accused pro-democracy protesters of trying to “destroy” the city in a dramatic escalation of rhetoric as the financial hub is rocked by two months of rallies and clashes.

Nuns demand justice for sister allegedly assaulted by bishop

A group of Indian Catholic nuns staged are staging a rare street protest in the southern state of Kerala demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop.

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