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KENYA: Chinese national arrested for caning Kenyan

Four Chinese nationals have been arrested in Kenya after one of them – a chef at a local restaurant – was recorded allegedly caning a Kenyan worker. The footage was broadcast by a local TV station. The police tweeted on Sunday that they had raided Chez Wou Restaurant in the suburb

UK: Four more people diagnosed with coronavirus

The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the UK has doubled to eight – after four more patients in England tested positive for the virus. It comes as the government announced new powers to keep people in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. In order to do this the Department of […]

PAKISTAN : Climate change threatens chilli harvest

The chili industry in Southern Pakistan risk destruction due to climate change. Farmers in Sunri suffered a 40 percent drop in production last year due to scorching temperatures and lack of rain. Mian Muhammad Saleem is the President of the Red Chilli Growers’ Association. “We yielded 50 percent more red chillies this year than we […]

Zimbabwe votes against U.N. resolution on Rohingya persecution

Zimbabwe was the only African country that voted against a United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, resolution on the Myanmar persecution of Rohingya Muslims. The resolution, “Situation of Rohingya Muslims and Other Minorities in Myanmar” was however passed overwhelmingly with 134 countries in favour as against nine in opposition and 28 abstentions. Others who voted against

INDIA: Delhi Severe pollution drives car rationing

The Indian capital, Delhi, has launched a car rationing system as it battles hazardous levels of pollution. Private cars with even and odd number plates will be allowed on roads only on alternate days from 4 to 15 November, officials said. The system was introduced in 2016 and 2017 as well, but it’s not clear […]

Hong Kong bans face masks after months of protests

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has used a colonial-era emergency law to ban face masks after months of angry protests. The measure was announced on Friday, following widespread violence on 1 October, the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China. Ms Lam said the violence was “destroying the city” and authorities could not […]

Rohingya crisis: Villages destroyed for government facilities

Entire Muslim Rohingya villages in Myanmar have been demolished and replaced by police barracks, government buildings and refugee relocation camps, the BBC has found. On a government tour, the BBC saw four locations where secure facilities have been built on what satellite images show were once Rohingya settlements. Officials denied building on top of the […]

Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks and threats to staff

Huawei has accused the US government of “using every tool at its disposal” to disrupt its business. In a press release on Tuesday, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees. The firm, which was put on a US trade blacklist this year, did […]
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