HK outlaws pro-independence party in unprecedented move

Publication date 25 September 2018 | 11:03 | ICT

HONG KONG banned a political party which promotes independence on Monday, saying it was a threat to national security as Beijing ups pressure on any challenges to its sovereignty.

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  • Tehran points fingers at US and allies over deadly attack

    Publication date 25 September 2018 | 10:58 | ICT

    IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them.

  • Malaysia foils high-seas animal smuggling bid

    Publication date 25 September 2018 | 10:58 | ICT

    A PAIR of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia, officials said Monday.

  • Trump attacks ‘political’ claims

    Publication date 25 September 2018 | 10:57 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump on Monday branded sexual assault allegations that threaten to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “totally political,” hardening his position ahead of an explosive Senate showdown.

  • Myanmar army chief: UN should not ‘interfere’

    Publication date 25 September 2018 | 10:44 | ICT

    MYANMAR’S powerful army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya.

  • Number of Asian children dying before their fifth birthday

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 15:20 | ICT

    Children under five in Pakistan, Laos and Myanmar are more likely to die in first five years compared to other Asian countries

  • China slammed in Zambia rally

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 13:58 | ICT

    ‘China equals Hitler,” said the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing’s tightening grip on the economy of the southern African nation.

  • Indonesian campaigning begins

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 13:57 | ICT

    Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election in April kicked off Sunday, pitting incumbent Joko Widodo against a former military general in the race to lead the world’s third-biggest democracy.

  • Tanzania ferry disaster death toll passes 210

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 13:57 | ICT

    Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania’s devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria.

  • State funeral to be held for Vietnam president

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 13:56 | ICT

    Vietnam on Sunday announced a state funeral and two days of national mourning for President Tran Dai Quang, who died on Friday aged 61.

  • Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after gunmen kill 29 at parade

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 11:16 | ICT

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a “crushing” response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border.