Hong Kong court finds five guilty of sedition over sheep books | Political news

The five people will be sentenced on Saturday and face up to two years in prison for publishing books aimed at explaining the democratic movement to children. A Hong Kong court has convicted five speech therapists of sedition over a series of illustrated children’s books depicting the city’s pro-democracy supporters as sheep defending their village … Read more

Putin, Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to meet next week in Uzbekistan, a Russian official said on Wednesday, announcing a summit that could mark a new stage in warming ties between two powers that clash from increasingly against the West. The meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a political, economic … Read more

Chengdu in China enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Chengdu, southwest China, have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city’s population of 21 million despite a major earthquake that left killed at least 65 people in outlying areas. Footage circulating online on Tuesday showed workers wearing top-to-bottom protective gear preventing residents of apartment buildings from exiting through locked … Read more

Typhoon hits South Korea with 3 feet of rain and damaging winds

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The strongest typhoon to hit South Korea in years hit its southern region on Tuesday, dumping three feet of rain, destroying roads and downing power lines, leaving 66,000 homes without power as thousands flee to safer ground. Typhoon Hinnamnor brushed past the tourist island of Jeju and hit the mainland … Read more

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns grow

NEW DELHI (AP) — India commissioned its first locally-built aircraft carrier on Friday as it seeks to counter the much larger and growing fleet of regional rival China and expand its own capabilities. of indigenous shipbuilding. INS Vikrant, whose name is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘mighty’ or ‘brave’, is India’s second operational aircraft carrier, joining … Read more

UN calls for $160 million in Pakistan flood emergency aid

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations and Pakistan on Tuesday appealed for $160 million in emergency funding to help millions affected by record flooding that has killed more than 1,160 people since the mid-June. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said flooding in Pakistan, caused by weeks of unprecedented monsoon rains, was a signal to the world … Read more

Russia will hold extensive joint war games with China and others

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said on Monday it would launch extensive military drills in the east of the country that would involve Chinese forces — a show of increasingly close defense ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West about the Kremlin’s action in Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said exercise Vostok 2022 … Read more

Russia to launch major military exercises with China and others | Military News

The Vostok 2022 military maneuvers will take place from September 1-7 with forces from China, Syria, India, Nicaragua and elsewhere. Russia has said it will launch extensive military exercises with china forces to show increasingly close defense ties between Moscow and Beijing amid the war in Ukraine. Exercise Vostok 2022 (East 2022) will be held … Read more

Greenland’s ‘zombie ice’ will raise sea levels by 10 inches

Zombie ice from the massive Greenland Ice Sheet will eventually raise sea levels by at least 10 inches (27 centimeters) on its own, according to a study released Monday. Zombie or doomed ice is ice that is still attached to thicker areas of ice, but is no longer fed by those larger glaciers. This is … Read more

Floods in Pakistan exceed 1,000 dead in ‘climate disaster’

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The death toll from widespread flooding in Pakistan has topped 1,000 since mid-June, officials said Sunday, as the country’s climate minister called the deadly monsoon season “serious.” climatic catastrophe. Flash flooding caused by heavy rains washed away villages and crops as soldiers and rescue workers evacuated stranded residents to the safety of … Read more