US Congress sends gun bill to White House

A sales associate arranges guns on display at Burbank Ammo & Guns in Burbank, California, June 23, 2022. (JAE C. HONG  / AP) WASHINGTON - The US Congress sent a gun bill to the White House on Friday after the House of Representatives voted 234-193 to pass the legislation.  The...

First ICC trial addressing Darfur war crimes to open

This handout photo obtained from the International Criminal Court (ICC) via ANP on April 4, 2022 shows former senior commander of the Sudanese Janjaweed militia Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, during a confirmation hearing over alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Darfur...

At least 12 dead in Ecuador prison violence

Police take positions on the roof of Turi prison after a deadly prison riot in Cuenca, Ecuador on April 3, 2022. (MARCELO SUQUILANDA / AP) QUITO - At least 12 prisoners died and another 10 were injured during a gang confrontation at a prison in Ecuador, the government said on...

‘Sexual violence a serious issue in Hong Kong’

Researchers say sexual violence against women remains a serious issue in Hong Kong, with their latest survey finding that 37 percent of respondents had experienced such abuse. Lingnan University’s department of sociology and social policy polled 1,044 women and girls aged between 15 and 64 last year and found that...

HKU bashes students union for ‘whitewashing violence’

The University of Hong Kong on Thursday condemned its students’ union for "whitewashing violence" for mourning a man who killed himself after stabbing a police officer in Causeway Bay last week. During a meeting on Wednesday night, the students’ union council passed a motion to "express its deep sadness at...

Zimbabwe wants end to interference in HK: Xinhua

2021-03-24 HKT 17:24" title="Zimbabwe is worried about news agencies 'inciting violence' in Hong Kong, says Xinhua News Agency. File image: Shutterstock"> Zimbabwe is worried about news agencies 'inciting violence' in Hong Kong, says Xinhua News Agency. File image: Shutterstock Zimbabwe backs Beijing's decision to overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system and...

Biden, Harris condemn anti-Asian violence

Demonstrators attend a vigil to mourn the Atlanta shooting victims at Union Square in New York, the United States, March 19, 2021. (MICHAEL NAGLE / XINHUA) WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris condemned anti-Asian violence in the country on Friday, warning against silence and complicity in...