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Hong Kong protests: Chinese state media blames ‘foreign forces’

“Foreign forces” are seeking to “to hurt China by trying to create havoc in Hong Kong”, Chinese state media said after mass protests in the territory.

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people rallied against a proposed law critics fear could let China target political opponents in Hong Kong.

Clashes later erupted between hundreds of demonstrators and police.

Five Countries set to Join UN Security Council Ranks in January

Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam were elected Friday to two-year terms on the U.N. Security Council.

The five will join the 15-nation body responsible for maintaining international peace and security on Jan. 1, 2020.

There is usually little suspense in the General Assembly for the vote, as regional groups typically pre-select a candidate from within their bloc to run uncontested. This year, Tunisia, Niger and Vietnam ran unopposed.

Liberian leader tested by mass anti-government protest

Thousands of protesters gathered Friday in Monrovia, marking Liberia’s largest anti-government demonstration since George Weah became president in early 2018.

Twenty-nine-year-old secretary Phetah Mondeh said she was fed up with allegations of corruption.

Piracy ; Anthony Joshua and Andy Ritz fight watched illegally in UK,Kenya,Nigeria

Data from privacy firm Muso has revealed that more than 13 million people worldwide streamed the boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr illegally.

The top three countries were Nigeria (2.35 million), Kenya (998,027) and UK (921,994). ​

Hell is lose :”The Destroyer” Ruiz Destroys Anthony Joshua

It’s nice to be gracious and shake your opponent’s hands, this is too nice. He (Joshua) should be heartbroken, absolutely gutted and I’m not seeing that. This is a bizarre situation, there are far too many smiles.

Our pundits on 5 Live are a bit bemused by Joshua’s behaviour, saying he is looking far too happy at having his unbeaten record and his world titles taken from him.

Brazil jail violence: Forty-two inmates found dead at separate prisons

Forty-two inmates have been found dead at separate prisons in northern Brazil a day after 15 prisoners were killed during gang clashes, officials say.

The latest deaths, which were reported in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, all appeared to be the result of asphyxiation, authorities said.

U.S. Is Prosecuting Assange for the Last Good Thing He Did

The truths revealed by the leaked material are clearly in the public interest, and were republished across the world.

On 23 June 2008, Robert F. Godec—then the U.S. ambassador to Tunisia—sent a classified cable back to the State Department on the corruption among the country’s ruling class.

Measures launched to strengthen Ebola response outbreak in DRC -Uganda border

The newly appointed UN Ebola Response Emergency Coordinator David Gressly has declared that there is ‘no time to waste’ as the worst ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo enters its tenth month.

The Declaration came with new measures to strengthen the response to the outbreak amidst a surge in new cases and a compounded fear that the disease is likely to spread to neighboring countries, among them, Uganda, where thousands of DRC nationals have sought refuge in recent weeks.

Theresa May confirms resignation amidst Brexit pressure

Brexit has finally brought down Theresa May

Prime Minister May was supposed to deliver Brexit for the UK. Now she’s leaving it up to somebody else.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on May 22, 2019.

Brexit has finally brought down Theresa May.

The British prime minister announced Friday that she plans to resign, after trying — and failing — to steer the United Kingdom through its divorce with the European Union. While this brings a close to her beleaguered premiership, it adds even more chaos to UK politics as the country tries to finalize its exit from the EU.

Iran sounds war drums : vows no surrender – even if bombed by ‘enemies’

War rhetoric ratchets up again as Iranian president says his people will never give up the fight for their independence.

Iran will not surrender to US pressure and will never abandon its goals even if it is attacked, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday.

Uganda police stops LGBTI rights celebrations on orders of Minister Lokodo

Uganda Police on Friday 18th May 2019 deployed heavily at a local non -government organisation offices in Kampala , Chapter Four an organization working for the promotion of civil and political rights for marginalized populations and Sexual Minorities in Uganda, an umbrella organization advocating for the rights of LGBTI Ugandans and foiled the celebrations and disrupted the commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia, 2019.

Rwanda hotels ready to host 8000 ‘CHOGM’ delegates

As preparations continue for Rwanda to host the next Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) slated for next year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said they are preparing for up to 10,000 guests.

This, Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera says, will necessitate having an equal number of hotel rooms to be able to accommodate all the delegates for the high level meeting in which at least 52 heads of state are expected.

Venezuela gov’t and Guido teams in Norway for crucial talks

Opposition leader Guido confirms senior members of both sides to hold exploratory discussions amid power struggle.

Envoys from the Venezuelan government and the opposition will hold talks in Norway on resolving the political impasse in the South American country.

Denmark donates UGX 161 billion initiative for Northern Uganda

The Danish International Development Agency – DANIDA under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has launched a 161 billion shillings support nine initiative selected districts of Acholi and West Nile sub regions.

Dubbed Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI), the four-year project was rolled out in 2018 and will run until 2022.  It aims at enhancing resilience and equitable economic development among refugees and their hosts.

Argentine congressman Olivares cut down by ‘mafia-style’ shooting

Argentine lawmaker Hector Olivares died on Sunday after he was shot in what authorities called a “mafia-style” attack outside Congress in downtown Buenos Aires on Thursday, according to state-run news agency Telam.

Olivares underwent surgery after being shot and had been listed in “serious condition,” officials said. But he died at Ramos Mejia hospital in Buenos Aires, Telam reported, citing police and judicial sources.

Hamilton wins in Spain Grand prix

Lewis Hamilton led Valtteri Bottas to the fifth consecutive Mercedes one-two at the start of this season after dominating the Spanish Grand Prix.

The world champion, who started second, passed Bottas into the first corner and eased away to an ultimately comfortable win, despite a late safety car.