‘Absolute monster’ Hurricane Dorian on track to rock Florida as Category 4 storm
Story HighlightsAll 67 Florida counties are in a state of emergencyTrump compared the storm to Andrew, which hit in 1992Landfall is expected Monday as a possible Category 4Hurricane Dorian hurtled toward the United States and was on track to become a major hurricane Friday before its expected landfall Monday along Florida's east coast, forecasters say.The…
Hong Kong police arrest prominent activists ahead of mass rally
Hong Kong, China - Prominent pro-democracy activsts were rounded up early Friday ahead of a planned mass rally as authorities moved to quell weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations against Beijing's control over the semi-autonomous territory.  Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, both leaders of Demosisto Party, were detained at police headquarters and charged with unlawfully organising a public…
PM Imran Khan leads Kashmir solidarity rallies in Pakistan
Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to raise the issue of rights violations allegedly perpetrated by India in the disputed region of Kashmir at the United Nations next month, as tens of thousands held protests across the country expressing solidarity with the Kashmiris. "The whole world should have stood with Kashmir," Prime Minister Imran…
Judge refuses to halt parliament suspension plans
Image caption Lord Doherty said it was in the public interest for the full case to be heard as soon as possible A Scottish judge has refused to order a temporary halt to Boris Johnson's plan to shut down the UK Parliament.A group of 75 parliamentarians were seeking an interim interdict - similar to an…
Ebola deaths in east DRC outbreak top 2,000
The death toll from the year-long Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has topped 2,000, according to government data released on Friday, which also showed the number of confirmed cases had surpassed 3,000. The outbreak, which was officially declared in August of last year, is the second deadliest…