Adding to the problems for Hong Kong, the long-running crisis that battered the city's tourism industry has coincided with weak global demand and the grinding China-US trade war.
ICC prosecutor has previously sought to examine possible atrocities by the Taliban, Afghan government forces, and US forces, mostly between 2003-2004.
China had wielded its threat of veto, calling for the resolution to include a reference to President Xi's effort to reinvent the ancient Silk Road connecting Asia with Europe and Africa through massive investments in maritime, road and rail projects.
A suicide bomb blast killed at least 26 people near President Ghani's campaign rally in Afghanistan's Parwan province, officials said. A blast in Kabul killed another 22 people.
Amnesty International's chief Kumi Naidoo says the rights group won't be intimidated by Indian PM Modi's government for raising concerns about disputed Kashmir where a stringent lockdown and communication blackout entered 43rd day.
Taiwan's termination of relations with the Solomon Islands comes after the pacific nation's decision to switch diplomatic recognition to China. Taipei is accusing Beijing of using "dollar diplomacy" to buy off its few remaining allies.
Yale-NUS College cancelled the "Dialogue and Dissent in Singapore" programme two weeks before it was scheduled to start.
Meanwhile, former Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was detained in state capital Srinagar under the Public Safety Act, a special law that allows detention for up to two years without trial.
India is the biggest film industry in the world in terms of movies made with nearly 1,800 titles released in 2018.
Local police chief says three people were arrested on charges of attacking the Hindu temple, disrupting traffic and damaging Hindu property. A mob attacked Hindu property after a Hindu school principal was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammed.
"Myanmar continues to harbour genocidal intent," UN investigators said in their report wrapping up two years of documentation of human rights violations by Myanmar security forces.
Indonesia is regularly hit by slash-and-burn clearances of forests for farms and palm oil plantations. Many of the blazes smoulder deep underground in peatlands, where they can last for months.
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