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Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong has been left in shock after a night of violence on Sunday, which saw dozens of masked men storm a train station.The men - dressed in white shirts and suspected to be triad gangsters - assaulted pro-democracy protesters and passers-by in the Yuen Long area.This is the first time this kind of violence has been seen in the ongoing anti-extradition demonstrations. Several lawmakers questioned why police were slow to arrive at the scene. Footage posted on social media showed dozens of men attacking people with wooden rods and metal sticks inside the station.Forty-five people were injured, with one person in critical condition. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carri...
Pregnant mothers give birth in olive groves after fleeing Syria violence

Pregnant mothers give birth in olive groves after fleeing Syria violence

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Officials in the last rebel outpost in Syria have told Sky News an estimated 700,000 people have been forced out of their homes due to a recent surge in violence in Idlib province.We gained exclusive access to the last rebel outpost of Idlib and saw people sheltering in olive groves after fleeing from the renewed fighting. Three women were recovering after giving birth there. Sky News witnessed at first hand the breaching of the ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey - and spoke to terrified and angry people who are now threatening to force their way out of Syria, to head to Turkey and Europe in an attempt to find a safe haven.The huge numbers of displaced people inside Syria have prompted fresh concerns about another mass migration unless the fighting is stopped. ...
Fears of lynch mobs and violence if Modi wins re-election

Fears of lynch mobs and violence if Modi wins re-election

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By Siobhan Robbins, news correspondent, in India India is in the grip of election fever, with 900 million registered voters preparing to go to the polls.The general election will be the world's largest democratic exercise, with voting beginning on 11 April. Voters are electing lawmakers for the 545-member lower house of parliament, or Lok Sabha.The country is so large that voting will take place in seven phases over five weeks, with initial results expected on 23 May. Image: Supporters of Narendra Modi listen to one of his election rallies Under the banners of national security and Hindu nationalism, current prime minister Narendra Modi is hoping for another landslide victory with the Bharatiya Janata Par...
Violence in Venezuela as president's rival declares himself leader

Violence in Venezuela as president's rival declares himself leader

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Venezuela's opposition leader has won the support of more countries in his bid to oust the "dictatorship" of President Nicolas Maduro.Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, saying the constitution gave him powers to form a transitional government until new elections. The move has sparked violence in the South American country and at least seven people have been killed in clashes between supporters of the two sides.US President Donald Trump said Mr Guaido had "courageously spoken" against Mr Maduro, who was described earlier this week as a dictator by Vice President Mike Pence. Image: Anti-government protesters set a vehicle on fire in Caracas ...