News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 12, 2019, 08.59 AM(IST)

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As Hong Kong protesters return to streets for tenth week, riot police fire tears gas into rail station

Police in Hong Kong fired volleys of tear gas Sunday at thousands of pro-democracy protesters who defied warnings from authorities to hit the streets for the tenth weekend in a row.

Typhoon Lekima affects more than 6 million people in China

Typhoon Lekima has affected at least six and a half million people in the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Fujian, since making landfall last week.

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 72; 58 reported to be missing

As many as 72 people have died as flood and landslides wreak havoc in Kerala while 58 have been reported missing.

US security adviser John Bolton to urge tougher UK stance on Iran and China

John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London on Sunday for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei.

As victims express outrage over sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's death, US lawmakers push for investigation for any foul play

Outrage and intrigue over the apparent suicide in prison of well-connected accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein soared Sunday as US lawmakers pushed for answers, including whether "criminal acts" played a role in his death.