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BBC film about India’s PM Modi, 2002 riots anger government

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after India blocked a BBC documentary examining Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role in the 2002 anti-Islamic riots and forbidding people to share it online, authorities announced that the university’s Rushing to stop showing shows and limit clips. The move on social media has been denounced by critics as an attack on press freedom, as tensions rose at Jamia’s Milia College in the capital New Delhi on Wednesday. There, a group of students said they planned to screen a banned documentary, prompting dozens of police with tear gas and riot gear to gather outside the campus gates.

South Korea and Japan grapple with heavy snow disruptions and delays

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Frigid winter weather hit East Asia for a second day in a row on Wednesday, leaving several dead and several injured in Japan and South Korea’s resort islands following a snowstorm delay. A flight from Jeju Island was robbed. Heavy snow and record cold weather have caused widespread disruption in Japan. South Korea’s Ministry of Interior and Security has not immediately reported major damage or injuries from subzero temperatures and ice conditions that have affected much of the country since Tuesday. Eight roads and ten seaways remained closed. About 140 households in the capital city of Seoul and neighboring areas reported having their hydraulic pumps or pipes broken as temperatures across the mainland dropped to -15 to -20 degrees Celsius (5 to -4 degrees Fahrenheit). .

Hipkins becomes prime minister of New Zealand, promises to focus on economy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chris Hipkins was sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister on Wednesday, following Jacinda Ardern’s unexpected resignation last week. Hipkins, 44, has promised a back-to-basics approach focused on the economy and what he described as an “inflationary pandemic.” He is less than nine months away from running in a tough general election as polls show his Labor party lagging behind the conservative opposition. New Zealand’s Governor-General Cindy Kilo held a brief swearing-in ceremony in front of his friends and colleagues after first accepting Prime Minister Ardern’s resignation. “This is the greatest privilege and responsibility of my life,” Hipkins said at the ceremony.

Pakistan arrests ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party leader

Islamabad (AP) — Pakistani police arrested a senior leader of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party early Wednesday on charges of threatening the head of an election monitoring agency and other government officials. The arrest of government critic Fawad Chaudhry is a major setback for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party for which he is vice-president. The party immediately condemned the arrest and demanded his release. Khan also condemned the arrests and claimed on Twitter that there was no doubt that Pakistan had become a place “devoid of the rule of law”. urged us to “stand up for our basic rights” to prevent them from drifting toward The arrest took place during a pre-dawn raid on Chaudhry’s home in Lahore, capital of the eastern Punjab state, his family said.

New Zealanders killed in Ukraine helped hundreds, parents say

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The parents of a New Zealand scientist killed in Ukraine said Wednesday they helped save hundreds of people while volunteering in the dangerous Donbass region. According to Bagshaw’s parents, Andrew Bagshaw, 47, a dual New Zealand-British citizen, drove a car with British colleague Chris Parry, 28, in an attempt to rescue an elderly woman from the town of Soledar. was hit by an artillery shell and died. , Dame Sue, Phil Bagshaw. Bagshaws said the death, which occurred sometime this month, had just been confirmed to them.They said their son worked independently and was not affiliated with aid agencies.

Asia’s travel hotspots are quiet as Chinese tourists shy away

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — A handful of Chinese tourists were taking pictures and sunbathing in the markets and squares near Chiang Mai’s ancient Thapae Gate this week. return. Beaches and temples in destinations like Bali and Chiang Mai are the busiest since the pandemic hit three years ago, but are still relatively quiet. Still, Chanathip Pansomboon, who sells soft drinks in the Chinatown district of Chiang Mai, a picturesque riverside city in northern Thailand, was optimistic. He believes it’s only a matter of time as the number of flights from China is steadily increasing.

Top UN Women Call on Muslims: Move Taliban into 21st Century

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A top UN woman said Wednesday she used her entire “toolbox” during meetings with Taliban ministers to overthrow the Taliban’s crackdown on Afghan women and girls, citing Islam. I asked the church for help. The Taliban move “from the 13th century to the 21st century”. Former Nigerian minister and Muslim deputy secretary-general Amina Mohamed told a press conference that four Taliban ministers, including the foreign minister and deputy prime minister, spoke “scripted to script” at a meeting with her delegation last week. said. She said authorities are trying to highlight what they say they’ve done but aren’t recognized for, and what they call their efforts to create a protective environment for women.

A ship sank between South Korea and Japan.2 dead, 8 missing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A vessel searching in the wind-swept waters between South Korea and Japan picked up at least 14 of the 22 crew members from the sunken cargo vessel early Wednesday, with at least two more. A person has died, officials said. South Korean authorities said nine rescued people remained unconscious, but they did not immediately confirm their deaths.The 10 crew members were then flown to Nagasaki in southern Japan for treatment. However, two people were confirmed dead on arrival, Japanese officials said. South Korean and Japanese coast guard vessels and aircraft, as well as her two commercial cargo ships, continue to search for the eight missing crew members, but strong winds and waves have delayed efforts, according to the report. South Korean officials said.

India and Egypt to boost trade, investment and fight terrorism

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Egypt on Wednesday agreed to boost trade between the two countries during a visit by Egyptian President Narendra Modi, who underscored Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to strengthen ties with other emerging economies. Did. Prime Minister Modi and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi have agreed to measures to increase two-way trade to $12 billion within five years. Total trade in 2021-22 he was $7.3 billion. The two countries also signed agreements on expanding cooperation in cybersecurity, information technology, culture and broadcasting. Modi and Sisi expressed concern over the disruption of food supplies and other vital resources due to the war in Ukraine.Modi called for Egypt’s cooperation in fighting transnational terrorism, extremism and cyber threats. I was.

Ex-student sentenced to 8 years in jail for allegedly spying for Chinese government

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago graduate student was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for spying for the Chinese government by collecting information on U.S. scientists and engineers with knowledge of aerospace and satellite technology. was sentenced to A federal jury in Chicago found in September that Zi Zhao Kun, 31, had conspired to act as an agent for the Chinese Ministry of State Security without notifying the U.S. Attorney General, acted as a spy in the United States, and had his contacts in the government. Convicted of lying on form. with overseas agents. The accusations allege that Gee was targeted by agents of the Department of National Security (MSS) shortly before he came to the United States.

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