Daily Archives: 2019-09-07

Riot police deployed as Hong Kong protesters target airport

by Jasmine LEUNG and Jerome TAYLOR Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong on Saturday in a bid to thwart plans by pro-democracy protesters to target the airport in the movement’s first mass mobilisation since the city’s leader made a surprise concession earlier this week. Millions of pro-democracy supporters have taken to Hong Kong’s streets for the past three months …

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Why did Mugabe spend his last days in Singapore?

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe spent his final days in Singapore at one of Asia’s best hospitals, more than 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) away from his homeland. He died Friday aged 95 at Gleneagles Hospital, breathing his last while surrounded by family members, according to a relative. Why would an African leader choose to seek medical treatment in faraway Singapore? …

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Hong Kong protesters aim to ‘stress test’ airport

by Jasmine LEUNG and Jerome TAYLOR Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters were planning to disrupt transport links to the airport on Saturday in their first mass mobilisation since the city’s leader made a surprise concession earlier this week. Millions of pro-democracy supporters have taken to Hong Kong’s streets for the past three months in the biggest challenge to China’s rule since …

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Hong Kong protesters reject leader’s concession with new rallies

by Jerome TAYLOR and Jasmine LEUNG Thousands of Hong Kongers held rallies on Friday night, rejecting calls by the city’s pro-Beijing leader to end their movement as the finance hub braces for another weekend of clashes, including a plan to disrupt the airport. Police fired brief volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets against a few hundred protesters who had …

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