According to the Boston Globe, City Councilor Michelle Wu is running for mayor next year.
According to the Boston Globe, City Councilor Michelle Wu is running for mayor next year.
Hong Kong police tackled a 12-year old girl to the ground and arrested her on Sunday amid a protests against delayed parliamentary elections. A video widely shared online shows riot police pushing the youngster to the ground as she tried to dash away. A young girl of school age was just cornered by riot police & proceeded to run away, before being viciously wrestled to the ground, kicked & pinned down by several police officers.
The Philippine president pardoned a U.S. Marine on Monday in a surprise move that will free him from imprisonment in the 2014 killing of a transgender Filipino woman that sparked anger in the former American colony. President Rodrigo Duterte said he decided to pardon Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton because the Marine was not treated fairly after opponents blocked his early release for good conduct in detention.
India's military has sent a message to its Chinese counterparts over reports that five Indian civilians were kidnapped in a border state last week. An Indian cabinet minister said a "hotline message" had been sent to the Chinese army. An allegation that five men were kidnapped by Chinese troops was first tweeted on 5 September by an Indian lawmaker from Arunachal Pradesh state.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic, as he called on countries to invest in public health. More than 27.19 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 888,326 have died, according to a Reuters tally, since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. "This will not be the last pandemic," Tedros told a news briefing in Geneva.
A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execution. While the trial draws to its conclusion in Saudi Arabia, the case continues to cast a shadow over the reputation and international standing of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose associates have been sanctioned by the U.S. and the U.K. for their alleged involvement in the brutal killing, which took place inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Riyadh Criminal Court's final verdicts were announced by Saudi Arabia's state television, which aired few details about the eight Saudi nationals and did not name them.
Could the debates do for President Donald Trump what the conventions didn't? A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll indicates many voters think that's possible. A greater share – 47% – predicted Trump will win the debates than the 41% who said Democratic candidate Joe Biden will.
Two Nigerian men have been arrested for allegedly scamming a German state that tried to buy 2.3m euros (£2m) of personal protective equipment (PPE). Nigerian police say they cloned the website of a Dutch company to obtain an order from the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. When the PPE didn't show up, a state government representative visited the company's offices in the Netherlands.
China has refused to renew press credentials for foreign journalists working at US news organisations, the latest salvo in a fast-escalating diplomatic spat with Washington. The Chinese government has instead issued letters – rather than processing press cards – in a move that Beijing explicitly said is “reciprocal” to how the US government is handling visas for Chinese journalists, many of whom work for state media. So far, five journalists with four US news outlets have been impacted, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg and Getty Images.
Seven Greek islands have been added to the list of countries from which travellers must quarantine when entering England to try to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, British transport minister Grant Shapps said on Monday. Shapps told parliament that improved access to data meant he could now decide rules on an island-by-island basis depending on COVID-19 infection rates. Passengers arriving from Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos will from 0300 GMT on Wednesday have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in England, he said.
A fire on a large oil tanker drifting off Sri Lanka's coast was extinguished on Sunday after burning for three days, as a team of experts moved to salvage the vessel, the country's navy said. Four tugboats, three Sri Lankan navy ships and six Indian ships battled the fire on the MT New Diamond since Thursday. Five Sri Lankan coast guard ships and gunboats also took part in the effort.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is relaunching a $47 million digital campaign targeting military service members. The massive ad relaunch comes amid a bombshell report that said President Donald Trump privately referred to fallen US soldiers as "losers" and "suckers." The ads will target voters living near military bases in five swing states: Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
China's largest chip manufacturer's stock sank after the US revealed it could be its next trade ban target. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) said it was "in complete shock and perplexity" after the Pentagon revealed it had proposed the firm be added to a government blacklist. This would restrict suppliers from providing it with American-based tech without special permission.
Typhoon Haishen battered Japan's southern islands over the weekend, unleashing torrential rains, lashing trees -- and is now heading towards the Korean peninsula. Carrying winds of up to 70 miles per hour, the storm left nearly 300,000 houses in southern Japan without power and forced nearly 2 million people to evacuate the region. And the Kyodo news agency reported that several were still missing, while over 50 people had been injured.
According to a report this week from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, an industry group, hotel occupancy in urban markets was 38% in August, well below the 50% it takes for most properties to break even. Labor Day weekend hotel bookings down: Reservations drop 65% from 2019 due to COVID-19, industry group says August hotel occupancy in New York was 38%, according to STR, a firm that tracks hotel data. It was 93% a year ago.
Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus' brutal leader for the past 26 years, has been cracking down on protests and threatening to arrest members of the opposition Coordination Council for an alleged “attempt to seize power,” but this is not simply a case of heavy-handed policing. It was a classic abduction, a technique of repression favored by the likes of the KGB and its Russian successor the FSB for generations. The Belarusian KGB has been known for making people “disappear” since the early years of Lukashenko's rule; for more than a quarter of a century, he has chosen to repress his opponents.
Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported. Photos and video showed roughly a half-dozen demonstrators, naked or in minimal clothes and some with “Black Lives Matter” written on their backs, sitting silently with their hands behind them, on a rain-slicked street outside the city Public Safety Building. The Democrat & Chronicle reported that after a time, the demonstrators were given blankets and left in cars.
Bright green stalks of weeds are sprouting from the ground where planes were supposed to take off at a new Mexico City airport as officials let nature take over in their bid to transform the marshy swath of an ancient lake into a giant park. The ghostly skeletons of a partly built control tower and flight terminal are recognizably in the style of Norman Foster, the British architect commissioned by Mexico's last president to build a futuristic international airport at a cost of some $13 billion on 4,800 hectares just east of the capital. Upon taking office in December 2018, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador axed the project, citing the results of an informal referendum, after arguing it would be costly to prevent sinking on the waterlogged soil.
Charleen Shakman sat in her car outside the St. Louis airport on Friday afternoon, incessantly refreshing her flight status app until she saw the plane had landed. It had been 115 days since her father, Charles Pyles, died of COVID-19 in the Philippines. To get to this point, she had tangled with a Filipino funeral home, hit a bureaucratic wall with the U.S. Embassy in Manila and despaired at the thought of her beloved father's cremated ashes sitting on a shelf more than 8,000 miles away.
The Islamic State group (IS) says its fighters carried out Sunday's attack in Tunisia that saw one security officer killed and another injured. The militants sent out a written statement by Telegram messenger app but gave no evidence to support their claim they were behind the attack on the coastal tourist town of Sousse. Among them was "the wife of one of the assailants, who described her husband as a 'martyr' during the interrogation," Mr Jebabli is quoted as saying.
Four sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast that Disney has kept the total number of positive cases at the district under wraps, alerting unions only to the positive test results of their members—often days after the fact, risking further exposure—and leaving workers to guess for themselves why colleagues disappeared for days at a time, or why 11 people from the 12-person Horticulture Irrigation team didn't show up to work for a full week. We want to know if any cast members have tested positive.