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Vandalism paralyses Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters yesterday stepped up a “blossom everywhere” campaign of road blocks and vandalism across Hong Kong that has crippled the international financial hub this week and ignited some of the worst violence in five months of unrest.

72pc Indians happy with country’s progress: poll

At least 72 per cent urban Indians believe that India is headed in the right direction compared to 61 per cent global citizens who feel their country is on the wrong track, says a survey by market research firm Ipsos.

Kabul car bomb blast kills 7

At least seven people were killed and ten wounded, including four foreigners, when a suicide bomber in a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul’s morning rush hour yesterday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

One dead, 6 hurt outside police station

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia yesterday, killing himself and wounding six others including for officers, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a “lone wolf”.

China running more camps than known

Uighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain members of the ethnic group, alleging that Beijing could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure of one million people.

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