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Indonesia blocks internet in Papua over unrest fears

Indonesia blocks internet in Papua over unrest fears

Indonesia has cut off internet access in unrest-hit Papua over fears that a stream of offensive and racist online posts would spark more violent protests in the region, but critics slammed the move as a threat to free speech.

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked far-right protests

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked far-right protests

A 24-year-old Syrian man was sentenced to nine and a half years in jail Thursday for a knife killing that sparked racist street violence and far-right protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.

Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain's Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

Tensions linger as HK protesters mark ‘triad’ attack

Tensions linger as HK protesters mark ‘triad’ attack

Hundreds of masked protesters used bins and ticket machines as barricades against riot police late yesterday at a flashpoint Hong Kong metro station, where they earlier marked one month since a mob attack by suspected triad gang members.

Indonesian minister visiting Papua as fresh protests erupt

Indonesian minister visiting Papua as fresh protests erupt

Indonesia’s chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late yesterday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the easternmost region over perceived discrimination.

China hosts Japan, S Korea in show of regional unity

China hosts Japan, S Korea in show of regional unity

Foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made commitments yesterday to diffuse regional tensions and make progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, although there was no sign of improving ties between Tokyo and Seoul.

Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Delhi

Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Delhi

The Yamuna River continued to flow above the danger mark at 206.44m yesterday. The river breached the danger mark of 205.33m on Monday night, and the authorities were expecting the level to go up to 207m by yesterday.

Chidambaram arrested in INX media case, taken to CBI office

Chidambaram arrested in INX media case, taken to CBI office

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidamabram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a swift operation last night, minutes after he reached his Jor Bagh home following a dramatic appearance at a press conference at the Congress headquarters.

UP chief minister revamps cabinet with eye on polls

UP chief minister revamps cabinet with eye on polls

In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, 23 new ministers were sworn in yesterday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel.

Two killed in Kashmir as Trump offers to mediate

Two killed in Kashmir as Trump offers to mediate

A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gunbattle since New Delhi stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy, police said yesterday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.

Troop presence in campuses criticised

Troop presence in campuses criticised

After a system-wide walkout staged by students of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, some professors from UP, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University expressed their opposition

US to remove limits on child migrant detentions

US to remove limits on child migrant detentions

The US government yesterday announced a new rule doing away with a current limit on the time that migrant children can be held in federal custody after crossing into the United States with adults applying for asylum.

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