The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) is denying accusations made by the UK human rights non-governmental organization (NGO) Amnesty International that authorities have used excessive force and sometimes torture against anti-extradition bill and pro-democracy demonstrators during the past several weeks of protests in the semi-autonomous city.
Although Washington has temporarily lifted the tariffs on hundreds of goods from China that were imposed last year at the beginning of the US-Chinese trade spat, he has not ceased his critical rhetoric towards the Asian powerhouse, cooling the enthusiasm of those who had hoped the dispute would be resolved soon.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China on Friday confirmed that Chinese law enforcement officials arrested an American pilot employed by US courier company FedEx last week.
Researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced earlier this week that they had concluded a government program on portable sonic weapons and that mass production of the devices, the first of their kind, can now begin.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Sri Lankan cricket team’s Pakistan tour was recently jeopardised when the top 10 Lankan players opted out of the scheduled tour of the country, citing security reasons after the Sri Lankan Cricket Board received warnings of the possibility of terror attacks.
New Delhi (Sputnik) – Making an attempt at a light-hearted and interactive way of promoting her film titled “The Zoya Factor” – based on lucky charms – Sonam Kapoor is sharing a series of Instagram posts with stars of the tinsel town amusing fans with stories behind their superstitions.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone seems to know quite well how to rock red carpets and later laugh about it out loud, while sharing funny memes that creators make and trolls circulate on social networking platforms
New Delhi (Sputnik) - Pakistan has always underestimated India's national leadership and they did the same during the Balakot airstrikes, the IAF chief said on Friday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Millions of young people and students took to the streets across cities seeking action against climate change ahead of the United Nations Summit in New York on "Climate Action for Peace".
New Delhi (Sputnik) - The fourth tranche of measures to revive the drooping economy was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the western city of Panaji ahead of a meeting of the General Services Tax (GST) Council.
New Delhi's decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories has prompted protests from Islamabad and Beijing. Dr Qanta A. Ahmed, a British-American political commentator, has explained why neglecting the long-disputed Kashmir issue is fraught with risks for India, Pakistan, and the US.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A Pakistani government minister's aggressive response to a recent comment made by India's chief of army staff about Islamabad being worried and concerned about a possible conflict over the ongoing Kashmir dispute between both countries has evoked mixed responses on social media.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian stock market surged over 5% in early trading on Friday after the country's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a massive boost for the economy, which witnessed a six-year low growth rate of 5% during April-June this year.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Close to 300,000 demonstrators have joined the Global Climate Strike in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane on Friday, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who calls for immediate action on climate change, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite massive economic stress, the Pakistani government has planned to set up five Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminals across the country in the next few years. Pakistan's petroleum division of the ministry of energy said developers will submit technical and financial details by 5 November to develop the terminals.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Taipei has cut ties with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati after the latter switched to diplomatic relations with Beijing, the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's envoy to the United States has said that New Delhi’s decision to strip the special status of Jammu and Kashmir has “challenged entrenched interests who benefitted from the old system at a cost to the people”.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A series of pictures making the rounds on social media, claiming to be of a Kashmiri journalist being tortured by the Indian Army, has actually turned out to be still shots from an Indian TV series.
In August, the company unveiled its very own operating system HongmengOS, or in English HarmonyOS, claiming it is "completely different from Android and iOS", and that it would be launched later this year on Huawei smart screen products.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Residents of India’s commercial capital Mumbai pressed the panic button when they smelled a pungent odour, purportedly due to an unknown gas leak. The civic body and the natural gas supplier received several complaints from different regions about the "gas" leak on Thursday night.