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Violent protests erupt in Sudan Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 12, 2019, 08.57 AM (IST)

Protesters block roads in Hong Kong in anti-China demonstration against extradition bill

Protesters have blocked two main highways in central Hong Kong in ralliesagainst a divisive government plan to allow extraditions to China.

Envoy says Sudan talks to resume as strike suspended

Sudan`s military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council, an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday, as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes.

Cyclone Vayu: Thunderstorm, lightning alert issued for various districts of Gujarat;'orange' warning for Goa

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued warnings of thunderstorm and lightning accompanied by gusty wind (40-50 kmph) at isolated places in the districts of North Gujarat region including Banaskantha and Sabarkantha for Wednesday and Thursday.

Life imprisonment for Mumbai man who created hijack scare on Jet plane

In the first conviction under the amended anti-hijacking law, a special NIA court Tuesday awarded life term to a Mumbai-based businessman and also imposed a hefty Rs 5 crore fine for triggering a hijack scare on a Jet Airways plane in 2017.

Pakistani fans love cricket, they won't boo Steven Smith: Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed insists Pakistan fans won't boo shamed Australia star Steven Smith during their World Cup match in Taunton on Wednesday. Pakistan fans are expected to make up a large chunk of the crowd in the west country and there are fears they might follow the example of the India supporters who jeered Smith at the Oval on Sunday.