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Fanny Potkin
Reuters reporter in Indonesia. An eye to Southeast Asia, China & Bangladesh.
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Matthew Tostevin Aug 16
From a rooftop, people watch fire rage in a poor district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Picture by Mohammad Ponir Hossain of
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Mujib Mashal Aug 18
Replying to @MujMash
“...we celebrate...with a world of hope and desire,” reads the invite to the Kabul wedding last night. One suicide bomber took the lives of 63, wounded nearly 200. The vows, the nekah was left incomplete. The ”world of hope and desire”? At the cemetery this morning.
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James Pomfret 18h
1.7 million Hong Kong protesters throng streets under heavy rain, organisers say
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Chris Lau 24h
Heard the cutest convo a middle-aged man just had with who appeared to be his wife just now. He told her: "This is the most radical I have ever been in my life. I am marching on a road."
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Jarrod Watt Aug 18
Luckily, all the folks involved in today brought their umbrella... great photos coming in from the team going up on the live blog
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Leo Weese 獅草地 Aug 18
There are no road blockades today. But every big and little street is filled with people, their umbrellas and chants.
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Eric Cheung Aug 18
Replying to @EricCheungwc
people, add oil!l” the crowd chanted. As the rain keeps pouring down, Causeway Bay is filled with umbrellas.
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Ezra Cheung Aug 18
: Hong Kong people’s determination. The crowd have stood still for more than one hour. No movement whatsoever. But they are still determined to stand despite heavy rain.
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Alice Truong Aug 18
Replying to @alicetruong
Let a million umbrellas bloom
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Rachel Cheung Aug 18
If you manage to squeeze into Victoria Park, then you will also get a chance to see this. From , Chan, a citizen, has made delicate figurines of protesters, including props such as barricades and bin. And look at that smoke coming out from the traffic cone!
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Mujib Mashal Aug 17
Replying to @MujMash
At this small Kabul cemetery, more than dozen graves already filled this morning - side by side. Another half dozen being dug. At the nearby mosque, the broken men wail, collapse. Then, next door, the women’s cries echo — one last sight of the bodies before they’re brought here.
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Mujib Mashal Aug 17
As if 63 lives didn’t perish on this spot last night. As if hundreds others weren’t scarred for what remains of their life (if one can call it that). - the wedding hall in Kabul that was targeted by a suicide bomber last night.
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Ryan Ho Kilpatrick 何松濤 Aug 17
All six football pitches are full and the central lawn is nearly there too, as a constant stream of people continues to flow into Victoria Park from all directions.
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Reuters India Aug 17
Hong Kong braced for a major anti-government rally planned for Sunday after an unusually calm Saturday night in what has been a summer of violent protests in the Asian financial hub.
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Ryan Ho Kilpatrick 何松濤 Aug 17
Ahead of what might just be Hong Kong's first tear gas-free weekend since the start of the crisis, this Post Magazine deep-dive looks at the chemical weapon’s colonial origins, and how Hong Kong police have violated guidelines. Some highlights 👇
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Ryan Ho Kilpatrick 何松濤 Aug 17
"Many young people feel Ed Leung is in jail in their place. Many Umbrella protestors feel the Occupy 9 were jailed in their place. If 1,000 more are jailed... they will settle this account." Powerful piece on “HK’s Sorrow” in Ming Pao (H/T ):
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Douglas Busvine Aug 17
Japan’s Softbank plans to lend up to $20 billion to its employees to buy stakes in its second giant venture-capital fund
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Gerry Shih Aug 17
Billionaire Swire summoned to Beijing Monday. "Merlin had to save Cathay to save Swire." Huge implications in this story for boardrooms worldwide, in long run arguably as much or more impact than even HK protests.
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Josephine Ma Aug 17
Several intercepted and refused entry to Hong Kong through border points as groups of men arrive from mainland China, government source says
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Mujib Mashal Aug 17
This evening’s KABUL explosion is looking really bad. Pictures from inside the hall show complete carnage, with bodies all over. Still no word on casualties.
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