2019: Extradition bill Photograph:( AFP )
Here are the top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.
Calling the source of any virus “very, very important”, WHO chief said that fighting a virus is easier when one knows everything about it
In the backdrop of China passing its controversial national security law in Hong Kong, activist groups in the city have disappeared from social media, and most pro-democracy campaigns shut fearing repercussions.
A new report paints a grim picture of the future of koalas in Australia. In the Australian state of New South Wales, there may be no koalas left by 2050.
According to the judgement, Francois Fillon was found guilty of paying about hundreds of thousands of euros to his wife and children as well as his assistant for non-existing jobs.
A new flu virus which has emerged among pigs in China has sparked concerns of another pandemic, while the world still reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected over 10 million people worldwide.
Critics, rights groups and some Western nations say the legislation is just the latest step by China to chip away at the city's civil liberties over the years.
Hong Kong was rocked by months of sometimes violent anti-China, pro-democracy unrest last year, with protesters angry at perceived meddling by Chinese Communist Party rulers in the city's freedoms.
Los Angeles has become a new epicenter in the pandemic as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge there
In volume terms, retail sales in May plummeted 33.9%, compared with a revised 37.5% fall in April
Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019