Protesters rally across Iran in third week of unrest over Amini’s death
A video posted on social media appeared to show protesters giving flowers to members of the riot police in Tehran, a recreation of Iranians winning over the military to their side in the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Stampede, riot at Indonesia soccer match kill 129, police say
Video footage from local news channels showed fans streaming onto the pitch in the stadium in Malang after Arema FC lost to Persebaya Surabaya. Scuffles can be seen, with what appeared to be tear gas in the air.
Ukraine calls emergency meeting of security chiefs, major decisions expected
Zelenskiy has said repeatedly that the so-called referendums were illegal and warned of a robust Ukrainian response.
Iran protests over young woman’s death continue, 83 said killed
Mahsa Amini’s death has sparked the first big show of opposition on Iran’s streets since authorities crushed protests against a rise in gasoline prices in 2019.
Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine
Russia’s annexation of eastern and southern provinces comes after what Ukraine and Western countries said were sham votes staged at gunpoint in Russian-occupied areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.
Sri Lanka looks to revive free trade deal with Singapore
Sri Lanka will step up efforts to revive a stalled free trade pact with Singapore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office said in a statement.
China’s Xi makes first public appearance in Beijing since trip to Central Asia
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday, according to state television.
India cracks down on Islamic group for ‘anti-national activities’
The arrests follow a crackdown earlier this month on the Popular Front of India (PFI) in which about 100 people were detained.
Pfizer CEO tests positive for Covid for a second time
Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla has received four doses of the Covid vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
Iran will act decisively after biggest protests in years, president says
Women have played a prominent role in the protests, waving and burning their veils. Some have publicly cut their hair as furious crowds called for the fall of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
US sending ‘dangerous signals’ on Taiwan, China tells Blinken
The White House has insisted its Taiwan policy has not changed, but China said Biden’s remarks sent the wrong signal to those seeking an independent Taiwan.
Typhoon lashes central Japan killing one
Some parts of the region southwest of the capital, Tokyo, got up to 200 mm (7.8 inches) of rain in the 24 hours up to Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Tears flow as curtain comes down on Federer’s glittering career
Loud cheers accompanied Federer and Nadal, or ‘Fedal’ as they are nicknamed, on to court and The Clash’s London Calling boomed out as they warmed up.
China sentences former public security vice minister to death for graft
China has sentenced former public security vice minister Sun Lijun to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes, stock market manipulation, and illegal arms possession.
Iran protests spread, death toll rises as internet curbed
The demonstrations erupted over the death in detention last week of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan who was arrested in Tehran for “unsuitable attire”.
Zelenskiy calls for punishment of Russia including loss of UN veto
Zelenskiy laid out what he said were five non-negotiable conditions for peace. These included punishment for Russian aggression, restoration of Ukraine’s security and territorial integrity, and security guarantees.
Comedian Raju Srivastav dies after being on ventilator for over a month
Srivastava has been working in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s and received recognition after participating in the first season of the stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005.
With pomp and sorrow, world bids final farewell to Queen Elizabeth
Hundreds of thousands had crammed into the capital to honour Elizabeth, whose death at the age of 96 has prompted an outpouring of gratitude for her 70 years on the throne.
Japan warns powerful typhoon to hit southern region on Sunday
Typhoon Nanmadol, the 14th of the season, was near Japan’s southern Minami-Daito Island heading northwest at 20 km (12 miles) per hour on Saturday afternoon.
Hundreds found in mass grave after Russians leave Ukraine city
The mass grave discovered in the former Russian front-line stronghold of Izium would be the biggest in Europe since the aftermath of the Balkan wars of the 1990s.