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China appears to have suspended visas for tour groups heading to Hong Kong as huge pro-democracy protests grip the semi-autonomous city, a travel industry leader said tonight.Travel agents on the mainland report that group visas for Hong Kong-bound Chinese tourists were suspended today, according to Joseph Tung, executive director of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, a trade body."I'm hear...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Washington: The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially told a nurse he had traveled in Africa but was sent home anyway, raising concerns about US preparedness for the spread of the deadly virus.The man, whose identity and nationality have not been released by health authorities, flew from Liberia, the hardest hit nation in West Africa`s deadly Ebola outbreak, to Texas to ...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
this image released by Britain's Ministry of Defence a RAF Tornado is checked at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus after its from return armed mission in Iraq Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Britain's Ministry of Defence on Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014 said two RAF Tornados fired missiles against an armed pick-up truck and transport vehicle west of Baghdad. It is the second time UK forces have hit Islamic State group targ...
Source : News Times | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Comisiynydd y Gymraeg, Meri Huws, wedi beirniadu Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda mewn adroddiad a gyhoeddwyd ddydd Mercher.gan riant bod nyrs ysgol ddi-Gymraeg wedi cynnal asesiad o blentyn 5 oed uniaith Gymraeg mewn ysgol gynradd cyfrwng Cymraeg yng Ngheredigion.Dywedodd llefarydd ar ran y Bwrdd ei " bod hi'n anodd tu hwnt recriwtio nyrsys ysgol Cymraeg eu hiaith ar hyd a lled Cymru" gan ychwane...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned they will step up their actions if the territory's top official doesn't resign by tomorrow, possibly occupying several important government buildings.Storming government buildings would risk inviting another confrontation with police. It also would put pressure on the Chinese gov...
Source : Zeenews | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Beijing: Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early on Wednesday morning, state media reported.The escape at from Yanshou county jail outside the city of Harbin took place about 6 am today (2200 GMT Monday), according to a report on the website of the Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper. Armed police are sear...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Brendan Megraw have been giving their reaction to the news that human remains have been found in County Meath by a team searching for the remains of the IRA victim.They were found in a drainage ditch on Oristown bog, near Kells, by contractors called in to prepare the site for forensic excavations following fresh information.Kieran Megraw, brother of Brendan, said the family had mixed feelings abo...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
least 81 people were killed Wednesday in airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi forces and militants, security sources said.In Salahudin province, north of Baghdad, Iraqi security forces backed by allied forces launched an offensive in the early morning hours against militants of the Islamic State (IS).The Al Qaeda offshoot has been seizing a cluster of villages scattered west of the town of Tuz...
Source : Newkerala | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong staged huge rallies on Wednesday to coincide with China’s National Day celebrations. Reports said Hong Kong Chief Executive C Y Leung was booed and heckled while delivering the National Day speech where he urged the protesters to withdraw from the agitation.Thousands of Hong Kong citizens poured out on the streets on Wednesday as it was a holiday on account of...
Source : Hindustan Times | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Armed contractor with criminal history slipped into Obama's elevator during Atlanta tripIn what appears to be a violation of Secret Service protocols, an armed contractor with a criminal history was reportedly allowed on an elevator with US President Barack Obama during a recent trip to Atlanta.According to The Washington Post, Obama was not told about the lapse in his security. The Secret Service...
Source : Newkerala | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Keeping the pressure up Student leader Lester Shum speaks to thousands at a protest site on Wednesday in Hong Kong.: Pro-democracy student leaders in Hong Kong threatened to besiege government offices if demands for free elections and the resignation of the city's top official aren't heeded, as the government sought to start talks.Demonstrations swelled for a sixth day, with one student l...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
was the confirmation hearing that people wanted to queue for. The expectation was that Lord Hill, the British politician appointed to be the European commissioner for financial regulation, would be verbally roughed up.It never really happened. Jonathan Hill was quick to disarm his critics. He said several times that he was not in Brussels as a representative of the City of London. "I want to work,...
Source : BBC | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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