News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 27, 2019, 07.02 PM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity': UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a "massive economic opportunity" but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as "an impending adverse weather event".

Hong Kong unrest: Police fire tear gas at protesters defying ban on 'anti-triad' rally

Hong Kong police fired tear gas Saturday at protesters holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators near the Chinese border last weekend, tipping the finance hub further into chaos.

Dozens arrested at Moscow protest after opposition crackdown

Russian police arrested dozens of people as they gathered at Moscow city hall Saturday to demand free and fair elections, an AFP journalist said, following a crackdown on the opposition. 

Maharashtra: All passengers rescued safely from stranded Mahalaxmi Express

All passengers of stranded Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur, Maharashtra have been safely evacuated. The train was stranded due to a heavy downpour that has lashed parts of Maharashtra. As many as 700 passengers who were aboard the train have been rescued, news agency ANI reported. 

Sudan says 87 killed when security forces broke up protest in June

The head of a Sudanese investigative committee said on Saturday that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded on June 3 when a sit-in protest was violently broken up by security forces.