Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorised assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Hong Kong’s District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock gave Lai a 15-month sentence, reduced by three months in mitigation. Martin Lee, who helped launch the city’s… Read More Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Myanmar coup opposition announces formation of national unity government

Opponents of Myanmar’s junta announced a National Unity Government on Friday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was to root out military rule and restore democracy. Myanmar has been in violent turmoil since a February 1 coup that ousted a civilian government led by democracy… Read More Myanmar coup opposition announces formation of national unity government

Gunman fatally shoots eight before taking own life at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

A gunman shot eight people dead and injured several others at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis before taking his own life, police said early on Friday. The incident occurred at a FedEx operations center near the Indianapolis International airport, after 11pm local time on Thursday night. Indianapolis police spokeswoman Genae Cook said the authorities had… Read More Gunman fatally shoots eight before taking own life at FedEx facility in Indianapolis