Twenty-five years after the handover of Hong Kong, has China broken its promise to the people?

A composite of Prince Charles and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin on the left. On the right, a man wearing a mask raises his arm behind thousands of protesters.

Twenty-five years ago to the day, thousands gathered on a rainy evening in Hong Kong to mark a significant ceremony that would change the course of the city forever. Some Hongkongers felt sadness, while others saw a wealth of opportunity when Britain handed Hong Kong to Chinese rule under the promise of a “one country, … Read more

Call to strip citizenship of Islamic State ‘Beatle’ being sent back to Britain

Begum was born in east London, the daughter of Bangladeshi-origin parents. While she languished in a refugee camp in Syria, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary at the time, revoked Begum’s British citizenship, arguing she is eligible for Bangladeshi nationality.  The case caused an uproar and an inevitable legal battle that ended up in the Supreme … Read more

Suspect in Murder of Off-Road Cyclist Is Arrested in Costa Rica

A woman who had been named as a suspect in the murder of a rising off-road cycling star in Texas last month has been arrested in Costa Rica, the authorities said on Thursday, ending a 43-day search. The U.S. Marshals Service said that the suspect, Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, had been found at a hostel in … Read more

DCE masterclass as Eagles rock Storm before bizarre late flourish

Had the home side gone down and results gone against them, Manly could have been four points adrift of the top eight by the end of the weekend. Instead, the Sea Eagles jump above the Roosters and Dragons – though both still have games in hand – into eighth spot for the first time in … Read more

Tattoo Parlour on Chorley Old Road closed as part of Operation Avro

A tattoo parlour has been closed after police officers  said they found standards to be inadequate. Officers from the Greater Manchester Police have been out in the borough today as part of Operation Avro to crack down on crime around the borough. Whilst out on their raids, officers closed down a tattoo parlour on Chorley Old … Read more

Women lawyers outnumber men in NSW but earn less at every age

Women outnumber men in the NSW legal profession but earn less overall than their male counterparts in all age groups, according to an annual report card. The NSW Law Society, representing the state’s 37,186 solicitors, released its 2021 profile of the profession on Friday and said “pay for female lawyers continues to lag behind their … Read more