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Hong Kong cop opens fire on driver who tried to mow him down


Force says car was hurtling towards officer when he shot at driver twice
Driver gets away, with car later found by roadside

China supports move by HK to put Bill on hold

Shanghai: China’s government said it supported the decision of Hong Kong’s leader to suspend an unpopular Bill that would allow extraditions to China and which sparked a week of protests.

Extradition Bill suspended

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, said she has suspended indefinitely a proposed extradition Bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years.

‘Offenders should pay the price’

BEIJING: Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remarks by a UBS economist about pigs sparked an outcry in China.

Lightest panda born is in stable condition

BEIJING: The world’s lightest giant panda has been born in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

Largest ever Picasso exhibition opens

Beijing: The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opened, featuring more than 100 works – many of them from the artist’s early years.

Baby dugong clings to Thai vets

BANGKOK: A baby dugong, a large ocean mammal, that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting lost off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself.The estimated five-month-old female dugong named Marium has become an Internet hit in Thailand after images of marine biologists embracing and feeding it with milk and sea grass spread across social media.

Buddhist couple shot dead in southern Thailand

Bangkok: A Buddhist couple were gunned down in a drive-by shooting by suspected militants, police said – the latest bout of violence in Thailand’s Muslim-majority restive south.

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Jakarta: Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a “dumping ground”, officials said, the latest South-East Asian country to return imported waste.

Two dead after ship capsizes in East Nusa Tenggara

JAKARTA: At least two people have died and eight are missing after a passenger ship capsized in East Nusa Tenggara.