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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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