Hundreds of demonstrators joined marches and rallies across Britain on Saturday as part of a ‘national weekend of action’ against a proposed new law that would give police extra powers to curb protests.
Hundreds join ‘kill the bill’ rallies across Britain against protest law
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill would toughen measures officers can take to disperse demonstrations, such as imposing time and noise limits, which campaigners and activists fear would be used to curb dissent
Iran rejects ‘step-by-step’ lifting of sanctions, says state media
The two countries said on Friday they would hold indirect talks in Vienna from next week as part of broader negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and global powers
Russia backs extending space cooperation deal with US to 2030: Report
“The agreement …on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes will be in place until December 31, 2030,” the cabinet said in a statement carried by agencies
Dutch PM’s prospects of forming new government wane as coalition partner quits
Rutte, 54, had narrowly survived a no-confidence vote on Friday after parliament passed a motion disapproving of his behaviour during government formation talks following last month’s election
Myanmar: Ethnic rebel groups express support for anti-coup protesters
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power on February 1, triggering an uprising that the junta has sought to quell with deadly crackdowns
Hong Kong to vet political candidates’ history to ensure loyalty to China
In an ongoing crackdown on the city’s democracy movement, China’s leaders have moved decisively to tighten their control of the international finance hub.
Taiwan court releases train crash suspect on bond as prosecutors lodge appeal
The crash on Friday was Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades, when an express train hit the truck that had slid down a bank beside the track from the building site. The site’s manager is suspected of having failed to properly engage the truck’s brake
Johnson & Johnson starts testing its Covid vaccine on teens
After initial data from the older teens is reviewed, the trial will expand to add the ones between the ages of 12 and 15.
China, Japan, India offer condolences to Taiwan after deadly train collision
Official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, also took to Twitter to offer condolences to the victims’ families left behind
Egyptian mummies to pass through Cairo in ancient rulers’ parade
A grand parade, in what is called The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade, will convey 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies — 18 kings and four queens — in specially designed capsules across the capital Cairo on Saturday to a new museum home where they can be displayed in greater splendour.