Daily Archives: July 8, 2019

Protests Continue In Hong Kong Through Attempts To Inform Mainlanders

On July 7, a peaceful protest involving about 230,000 people arrived at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, an establishment that connects Hong Kong and mainland China. The demonstration was intended to protest a controversial extradition bill recently proposed in China. The Kowloon location was chosen in order to make the […]

Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling After Three Decades

Whaling ships in Japan resumed commercial whaling efforts Monday after more than 30 years of participation in the international community’s efforts to curb the practice. Whaling vessels received permits from the fishing ministries to catch 227 Minke, Bryde’s, and Sei whales the next year (the IUCN Red List of Threatened […]

Sudanese Renew Protests To Demand Civilian Rule    

Sudanese civilians have renewed protests to demand civilian rule in the country, which is currently ruled by the military after the ousting of President Bashir. Thousands have poured onto the streets in the capital as well as other major cities in an attempt to pressure the current government to hand […]

North Korea Releases Detained Australian Student

Alek Sigley, who went missing in North Korea last week, has been “released and safe” as declared by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The 29-year-old Australian was reported missing in late June but was freed on Thursday after Swedish officials in Pyongyang met with the North Korean government. According to […]

Spy App At Chinese Border

An investigation carried out by The Guardian, New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Motherboard (VICE News) has revealed the extreme measures Chinese border officials are taking in the western region of Xinjiang. Tourists must hand over their unlocked phones to officials who then install an app called Fengcai […]

Migrant Rescue Ship Captain Arrested in Italy

Migrant rescue ship captain, Carola Rackete, was arrested in Italy. Rackete was part of the organization “Sea-Watch” and was the captain of the vessel Sea Watch 3. She was alerted of an inflatable life-raft off the coast of Libya and immediately began searching for the desperate migrants. After safely rescuing […]