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Hundreds march in Taiwan to support 12 arrested Hong Kongers

Those arrested in August range in age from 16 to 33. Their families are now campaigning to use their own lawyers instead of the court-appointed ones from the Chinese side.

US-China disputes: Major issues of contention

Let’s read in detail the major issues of contention the two countries are at loggerheads.

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

The company will also shut down Cathay Dragon, its regional airline unit, with operations ceasing from Wednesday. It will seek regulatory approval for most of the routes to be operated by Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong’s pink dolphins

Their population has fallen by 70-80 percent in the past 15 years in what is one of the world's most industrialized estuaries.

Asian shares lifted by stronger China growth numbers

Rising coronavirus caseloads across the globe have left investors cautious as governments impose restrictions to contain outbreaks.

‘Hong Kong residents wanting to leave are welcome in America’

"The Chinese are literally shaving the heads of Uygur women and making hair products and sending them to the United States."

China warns Canada against granting Hong Kongers sanctuary

The landmark decision makes it likely other Hong Kongers will be given sanctuary in Canada, which has emerged as a top destination for those fleeing Beijing's crackdown.

Trudeau slams China on human rights, ‘coercive diplomacy’

Canada's ambassador to China obtained "virtual consular access" to Spavor and Kovrig over the weekend, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Saturday.

Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity: Study

"The possibility of reinfections could have significant implications for our understanding of Covid-19 immunity, especially in the absence of an effective vaccine."

Hong Kong scientists say anti-microbe drug successful against covid

Remdesivir is expensive and there is a global shortage while dexamethasone has immunosuppression effects that are risky for all but the most ill patients.

Sensex jumps nearly 400 points in early trade; Nifty tops 12,000

Exchange data showed that foreign institutional investors sold equities worth Rs 39.39 crore on a net basis on Friday.

T-Rex fossil sells for record-breaking $31.8 mn

Bids hit the $9 million mark in less than two minutes after the start of the auction, but after 14 minutes there were just three bidders left in the race.

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