Hong Kong leader vows to proceed with China extradition bill amid massive protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after the city’s biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997. Riot police ringed Hong Kong’s legislature and fought back a group of several hundred protesters… Read More Hong Kong leader vows to proceed with China extradition bill amid massive protests

Scores dead following attack on village in central Mali

Attackers believed to belong to the Fulani ethnic group raided a rival Dogon village in central Mali overnight, killing at least 95 people and burning houses to the ground, local and government officials said on Monday. Violence between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has killed hundreds since January, including an attack in March in which… Read More Scores dead following attack on village in central Mali

Swedish police man shoots man over bomb threat at Malmo central station

Police on Monday shot and injured a man at the central station in Malmo in southern Sweden after witnesses said he made threats and claimed to be carrying explosives and firearms, law enforcement officials said. The station in downtown Malmo, a major hub for regional rail traffic, was evacuated in the wake of the incident.… Read More Swedish police man shoots man over bomb threat at Malmo central station

One killed as helicopter crash-lands onto roof of skyscraper in Manhattan

A helicopter made a crash landing onto the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper on Monday, killing at least one person and sending a plume of smoke skyward from the top of the building. The crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. (1800 GMT) on a rainy, foggy day at the 750-foot (229m) AXA Equitable Center… Read More One killed as helicopter crash-lands onto roof of skyscraper in Manhattan

Indonesia issues warning of volcano eruptions following emission of ash

Indonesian officials warned on Monday against the prospect of further eruptions from an active volcano on the island of Sumatra after it emitted a huge column of ash, causing panic among residents. Mount Sinabung, which has seen a spike in activity since 2010, erupted for around nine minutes on Sunday, sending clouds of volcanic ash… Read More Indonesia issues warning of volcano eruptions following emission of ash

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov placed under house arrest

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was placed under two months’ house arrest in Moscow on Saturday while he is investigated for drug peddling, as a court rejected a request from investigators to hold him in custody. Golunov was on his way to a meeting with a source on Thursday when he was detained in central… Read More Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov placed under house arrest