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Hong Kong police arrest 29 after overnight clashes, more protests planned

Activists threw petrol bombs and bricks on Saturday in the gritty industrial district of Kwun Tong, a densely populated area of the Chinese territory.

Aug 25, 2019, 11:33 AM IST

Hong Kong protesters throng streets peacefully in pouring rain

The weekend of August 17 and 18 was the calmest weekend protest since the latest demonstrations against perceived creeping Beijing influence in the former British colony began.

Aug 19, 2019, 06:17 AM IST

Thousands of teachers join anti-government protests in Hong Kong

The unrest began in June in opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill, and have since grown to include broader demands.

Aug 18, 2019, 09:34 AM IST

Donald Trump says China moving troops to Hong Kong border, says situation is 'tricky'

Demonstrators protesting a perceived erosion of civil liberties under Chinese rule clashed with police at Hong Kong`s international airport late on Tuesday, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil after 10 weeks of increasingly violent clashes.


Aug 14, 2019, 12:33 PM IST

Hong Kong airport reopens after overnight clashes, hundreds of flights rescheduled

Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the "one country, two systems" arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong when it returned to China in 1997.

Aug 14, 2019, 06:47 AM IST

UK condemns Hong Kong violence, urges dialogue

"Concerning to see what`s happening in Hong Kong and the worrying pictures of clashes between police & protesters at the airport," Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Twitter. 

Aug 14, 2019, 00:19 AM IST

Donald Trump cites intelligence that China moving troops to Hong Kong border

"Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!" he tweeted.

Aug 13, 2019, 23:47 PM IST

Hong Kong airport suspends check-in as leader bemoans 'panic and chaos'

Check-in operations were suspended a day after an unprecedented airport shutdown, as thousands of black-clad protesters jammed the terminal, chanting, singing and waving banners.

Aug 13, 2019, 17:33 PM IST

Anti-extradition bill protesters bring Hong Kong airport to a halt

Airport authorities suspended check-in operations following massive protests.

Aug 13, 2019, 16:38 PM IST

Anti-government protest in Hong Kong disrupt airport for 2nd day, UN urges to use restraint

A state of "panic and chaos" exists in Hong Kong, the city`s embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, defying calls to quit as the stock market tumbled, airlines flagged further flight disruptions and anti-government protesters filled the airport.

Aug 13, 2019, 16:16 PM IST

China says Hong Kong protests show ‘sprouts of terrorism’; airport reopens

Despite the airport reopening, Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said it had cancelled over 200 flights to and out of the airport on Tuesday.

Aug 13, 2019, 07:01 AM IST

Hong Kong airport grinds to halt as China likens protests to terrorism

The airport authority said it was working with airlines to resume flights from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, but the developments raise the stakes after a weekend of skirmishes during which both activists and police toughened their stances. 

Aug 12, 2019, 20:36 PM IST

Anti-govt protests again erupt in Hong Kong over extradition bill

Hong Kong began another volatile weekend on Saturday, with anti-government protests taking place across the city, including one at the international airport for a second day. Increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis for decades, posing a serious challenge to the central government in Beijing.

Aug 10, 2019, 13:19 PM IST

Pak man charged for bribing AT&T staff to illegally unlock phones

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a statement that the accused bribed workers at AT&T's Bothell Customer Service Centre, Washington to plant malware and illegally unlock cell phones.

Aug 07, 2019, 16:01 PM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protestors as strikes paralyse city

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Monday as a general strike plunged the Asian financial hub into fresh chaos, paralysing transport and bringing the city to an unprecedented standstill for much of the morning. 

Aug 05, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Protests pushing Hong Kong to ‘extremely dangerous edge’, says government

The Chinese-controlled city, an Asian financial hub, has been rocked by months of protests that began against a proposed bill to allow people to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China.

Aug 05, 2019, 08:25 AM IST

Protesters gather in Hong Kong as rival rally supports police

More than a thousand mostly black-clad activists gathered in Hong Kong`s Mong Kok district ahead of a protest march on Saturday, as the Chinese-controlled city braced for another weekend of anti-government demonstrations.

Aug 03, 2019, 14:59 PM IST

New protest erupts as Hong Kong charges 44 activists with rioting

It was the first time the rioting charge has been used during protests which erupted over an extradition bill that would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Jul 31, 2019, 00:30 AM IST

Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

What started three months ago as rallies against an extradition bill that would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial, has now morphed into a wider backlash against the city`s government and its political masters in Beijing.

Jul 30, 2019, 10:29 AM IST

China urges end to Hong Kong protests, backs regional leader

The Chinese government accused pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong of committing "evil and criminal acts" that seriously damaged the semi-autonomous city`s "reputation" and "stability".

Jul 29, 2019, 20:29 PM IST