Month: April 2022


UK to deploy war crimes experts to Ukraine for Russia

30/04/2022

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Hong Kong’s next leader vows reboot but no zero-Covid exit timeline

30/04/2022

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John Lee, a former top cop and security chief, is expected to be appointed Hong Kong’s new chief executive by a committee of some 1,500 Beijing loyalists on May 8. He faces no competition but inherits a city that was convulsed by huge democracy protests followed by a crackdown on political freedoms.

Death on Yablunska: Four lives that ended in Bucha

30/04/2022

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Ukraine slams Kyiv attack amid efforts for new Mariupol evacuation

30/04/2022

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine’s forces were holding off Russia’s attempted advance in the south and east, as efforts continued to secure safe passage for residents of Mariupol, which has been largely reduced to rubble in a 2-month-long siege. He accused Russia of trying to humiliate the United Nations by raining missiles on Kyiv during a visit by secretary-general António Guterres.

Kenya honours former President Mwai Kibaki with state funeral

30/04/2022

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Kenyans are paying their last respects to former President Mwai Kibaki in a state funeral service on Friday that is attended by African leaders. Kibaki, whose death was announced last Friday, has been praised by Kenya’s current leaders as a respected statesman. He was 90. Authorities declared a public holiday on Friday in honour of Kibaki, who served two terms as President from 2002 to 2013.

Dozens hurt in fresh clashes at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa site

30/04/2022

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‘China to permit some Indian students to return’

30/04/2022

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a media briefing that “China attaches high importance to Indian students’ concerns about returning to China for studies. We have shared with the Indian sides the procedures and experience of other countries’ students returning to China.”

Ukraine slams Kyiv attack amid new Mariupol rescue effort

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People trapped after building collapses in China

30/04/2022

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No casualties have been reported so far, though state-owned CGTN said people were trapped in the rubble and “a rescue operation is underway”. Photos published by state media on Friday afternoon showed a crumpled roof and railings at the site, while air conditioning units and other furnishings lay among the debris strewn on the street outside.

Oktoberfest to return in 2022 after virus hiatus

30/04/2022

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The world-renowned knees-up drew around six million visitors annually before the pandemic. It was cancelled in 2020 for the first time since World War II after the outbreak of the virus. The festival, usually held between September and October, was cancelled again in 2021 as Germany battled consecutive deadly waves of the virus.