News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 22, 2019, 09.10 AM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Hong Kong returns to chaos; armed mob storms train station, multiple people beaten including journalists

Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters hours after China's office in the city was daubed with eggs and graffiti in a vivid rebuke to Beijing's rule.

British PM Theresa May to hold emergency meeting on seized tanker

Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of Britain's emergencies committee on Monday to discuss Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf.

Live: Chandrayaan 2 will not face any more glitches, says ISRO chairman K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said that the Chandrayaan-2 will perform 15 crucial manoeuvres in the days to come. Sivan said that all the preparatory works regarding the launch have been completed and technical snags that developed in the first attempt have been rectified.ISRO is keeping update on the launch. 

Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes: House Judiciary chairman

The top Democrat on the US House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanours, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

On course for election win, Ukraine president offers alliance with rockstar Svyatoslav Vakarchuk's party

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, handing the novice politician a broader mandate for driving change and tackling corruption in the war-scarred nation.


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