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Hong Kong protesters come out as 47 pro-democracy figures appear in court

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 04:21
Hundreds of protesters risked arrest to demonstrate outside a Hong Kong court, where 47 pro-democracy activists appeared Monday charged with subversion under the national security law, as authorities step up their crackdown against opposition voices.

Amazon employee sues the company, alleging racial discrimination and unequal pay

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:12
An Amazon employee filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the tech giant of deliberately paying her and other Black employees less than their White counterparts, becoming the latest on a growing list of current and former Amazon workers to accuse the company of systemic racism.

Leader of Tigray's forces accuses Ethiopian and Eritrean governments of genocide

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:18
The ousted leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has accused the federal government and its Eritrean allies of genocide and other crimes against humanity, calling on US President Joe Biden to dial up the pressure against "invader forces."

Former New York Times reporter breaks silence after being ousted amid racial slur controversy

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:50
Donald G. McNeil Jr., the star New York times reporter who resigned amid uproar over his 2019 use of a racial slur, broke his silence on Monday, leveling criticism against some of the newspaper's top brass and offering his own explanation for the events that ended his decades-long career at the outlet.

Prince Philip moved to new hospital

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 18:36
Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was moved from one London hospital to another on Monday for treatment of an infection and observation of a preexisting heart condition, Buckingham Palace announced.

McDonald's CEO promises investigation after report alleges sexual harassment among workers

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 17:11
Sexual harassment against McDonald's restaurant employees "will not be tolerated," McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski said in a statement responding to a CBS News report detailing some female employees' disturbing allegations.

Chinese investment in Australia plunged last year as tensions worsened

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 11:41
Trade ties between Australia and China worsened over the past year as the two countries became mired in a diplomatic dispute. Now it appears those problems, and the pandemic, are also hitting investment.

Suu Kyi hit with another charge as protests return

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 10:20
Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with another charge Monday, as protesters returned to the streets in a show of defiance following the deadliest day since the military seized power in a coup in early February.

Footage shows tear gas, flash bangs used on protesters in Myanmar

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:34
Protesters in Myanmar continued to take to the streets in defiance after the deadliest day since the military seized power in a coup last month. At least 18 died and dozens were injured on Sunday, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

At least 18 people killed during Myanmar protests, UN says

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 05:11
At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 injured in Myanmar on Sunday as police and military forces "confronted peaceful demonstrations," the UN Human Rights Office said.