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China issues alert warning against travel to Australia: Report
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China issues alert warning against travel to Australia: Report

China has issued a travel alert warning its citizens not to go to Australia due to a significant surge in racist attacks on Asian and Chinese people, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. Chinese People Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued the statement on Friday, saying the alleged attacks arrived the aftermath with the coronavirus pandemic, ABC News reported. The warning would be the latest manifestation of deteriorating relations between Australia as well as its largest trading partner after Prime Minister Scott Morrison led demands an impartial probe for the origins with the coronavirus in Wuhan. Australia is the most China-reliant economy within the developed world, leaving it at risk of diplomatic blowback. The warning comes after Australia announced a tric...
China’s ‘salami-slicing tactics’ displays disregard for India’s efforts at peace
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China’s ‘salami-slicing tactics’ displays disregard for India’s efforts at peace

The existing Sino-India border crisis has shown that China has little respect for India’s long-standing efforts to freeze status quo along its frontiers, a top US observer on South Asia has claimed. Ashley Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and also a senior fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that by its brazen actions, Beijing has forced New Delhi to sign up for the remainder of Asia in identifying how to cope with the newest turn in China’s “salami-slicing tactics”. “The current Sino-Indian border crisis has stated that China has little respect for India’s long-standing efforts to freeze the status quo on the two countries’ disputed frontiers or perhaps New Delhi’s cautious efforts to avoid the appearance of balancing against Beijing,” he was...
George Floyd’s death sparks new generation of activists in US
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George Floyd’s death sparks new generation of activists in US

Kristina Knox, a 25-year-old child development teacher from Maryland, cried for several days after watching video footage of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis who died after the police officer kneeled on his neck while Floyd gasped for air. She had posted about high-profile episodes of police brutality wielded against black Americans on her social websites accounts before she attended her first protest this week - spurred, in part, by hoping to generate a better world on her two-year-old son. “I’m over being walked physically, mentally, emotionally and over” Knox said with a protest outside the US Capitol. “Enough will do.” Floyd’s death has sparked protests nationwide and round the world, engulfing city streets with a large number of demonstrators. Lots ...
Rage against Spain PM Pedro Sanchez is tearing the country apart
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Rage against Spain PM Pedro Sanchez is tearing the country apart

Spaniards are getting really worked up about Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. At some time last month, the defaced picture of the photogenic Socialist was plastered across a huge red banner hung in downtown Madrid. The trigger has become his widely-criticized handling of your coronavirus pandemic containing seen Spain suffer among the highest death tolls in Europe. But because the worst of the trauma actually starts to fade, the vitriol only has gotten worse. The opposition is stirring legitimate criticism with paranoia, crackpot conspiracy theories and ancient resentments in to a toxic brew. The nation is emerging from its three-month lockdown now. Nevertheless the backlash within the capital keeps growing - one penthouse has been raining down anti-government leaflets on protesters...
Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint
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Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their own platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of your death of Floyd during police custody in Minnesota, has Trump speaking in the background. It was not clear what copyright image prompted the complaint, but California lawyer Sam Koolaq told Politico his firm submitted copyright complaints to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Koolaq did not immediately respond to a request comment from Reuters. Floyd’s death a couple weeks ago after a fatal encounter having a police officer has resulted in nationwide protests. Late Friday, Trump criticiz...
French forces kill leader of Al-Qaeda in northern Mali: Report
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French forces kill leader of Al-Qaeda in northern Mali: Report

French forces have killed the best choice of Al-Qaeda from the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, France’s defence minister said. Droukdel was killed on Thursday near the Algerian border, in which the group has bases through which they have carried out attacks and abductions of Westerners in the sub-Saharan Sahel zone, Defence Minister Florence Parly said Friday. “Many close associates” of Droukdel -- who commanded several affiliate jihadist groups across the lawless region -- were also “neutralised”, she added. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) emerged from a group began in the late 1990s by radical Algerian Islamists, who in 2007 pledged allegiance to Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network. The group has claimed responsibility for any string...
Father of North Korea abduction victim dies without meeting his daughter
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Father of North Korea abduction victim dies without meeting his daughter

Shigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and over twelve other people who were abducted to North Korea within the 1970s, has died. He was 87. His family said Yokota died of natural causes in the hospital in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, on Friday, before he was able to meet his daughter again. He passed before seeing Megumi again, though “My husband and I did our best together. Now I’m confused,” his wife Sakie, 84, said within a statement. Megumi disappeared in 1977 on the way home from her a junior high school graduation in Niigata on Japan’s northern coast when she was 13. It had been the morning after she gave her father a comb as being a birthday gift, a memento he always carried with him. A former Central Bank official, Yokota, and his awesome wife...
Who happen to be Antifa, the ‘boogaloo’ motion and others held responsible in US protest violence?
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Who happen to be Antifa, the ‘boogaloo’ motion and others held responsible in US protest violence?

President Donald Trump and his allies have sought to blame left-wing extremists for the violence and looting at US protests over police brutality while local authorities and watchdog groups have pointed for the threat posed by right-wing movements. A newly released US intelligence assessment reviewed by Reuters in the week said most of the violence at protests seems to have already been driven by opportunists. However the assessment also said there seemed to be some evidence that organized extremists were tied to violence or promoting it online. WHICH GROUPS Are Increasingly Being SINGLED OUT? President Donald Trump and several fellow Republicans have sought to blame the left-wing anti-fascist Antifa movement but have presented little evidence. Liberal watchdog groups and s...