Sixteen year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a demonstration as part of the Global Climate Strike in lower Manhattan in New York, U.S., September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Sixteen year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a demonstration as part of the Global Climate Strike in lower Manhattan in New York, U.S., September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Inspired by Swedish teen, worldwide protest demands climate action

(Reuters) – Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world yesterday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

China’s ALIT rejects Sri Lanka leader’s graft allegation

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) – China’s state-run Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co (ALIT) yesterday rejected Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation of misappropriating 2 billion rupees ($11 million) in a deal to work on the construction of South Asia’s tallest tower.

Amnesty accuses HK police of abuses, torture of protestors

HONG KONG,  (Reuters) – Amnesty International accused Hong Kong police yesterday of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of pro-democracy protests, but the police say they have shown restraint on the street in the face of increased violence.

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