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WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Aug 05, 2019, 09:03 AM(IST)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas during demonstration in the district of Yuen Long in Hong Kong. Photograph:( AFP )

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Over 100 flights cancelled as Hong Kong protesters launch city-wide strike

More than 100 flights were cancelled in Hong Kong on Monday morning with airport authorities warning passengers of potential disruption, as pro-democracy protesters kick off a city-wide strike. 

Mental illness problem if you look at both cases: Trump on US shootings

President Donald Trump said Sunday that "hate has no place" in the United States after two mass shootings left 29 dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem.

Section 144 imposed in J&K; internet services suspended

Mobile internet services have been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) and all educational institutes have been shut in Srinagar until further orders with the government imposing section 144 in the state.

El Paso shooting suspect charged with 'capital murder': Police

The suspected shooter in the El Paso massacre that left 20 people dead has been charged with murder offences that can carry the death penalty, police said Sunday.

Hundreds stranded at LTT railway station after heavy rains in Mumbai

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) railway station on Sunday after the Central railway made an announcement of trains cancelled and diverted due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging in Mumbai.

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