The human chain is the latest creative demonstration in nearly three months of rolling protests which have tipped Hong Kong into an unprecedented political crisis.
China said it would impose additional tariffs on a total of 5,078 US products that include agricultural products, crude oil, small aircraft and cars. Tariffs on some products would take effect on September 1 and others on December 15.
Why are Muslim countries in the Gulf silent over the crackdown and abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir?
As early as 1948, the legal advisor to the British Foreign Office questioned the validity of New Delhi's Kashmir treaty and argued that Kashmir's temporary accession to India would not settle the status of the disputed region.
South Korea said it would stop exchanging intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute. Japan's foreign minister Tokyo "strongly" protested against the decision, calling it "extremely regrettable".
As share markets flatlined on as uncertainty over the outlook for US interest rate cuts, the Chinese yuan's slump sapped their appetite for risk, with dealers saying state-owned banks were seen selling dollars to support the yuan.
Authorities say rescue operation continues after a series of mudslides in the county's autonomous south-western Sichuan province buried people alive and levelled homes.
The police began what they called a "dispersal operation, using minimum force" following the commemoration of a violent attack by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement.
That the biggest pay-per-view event in the world will be held in Saudi Arabia is a nod to a new world order where international crimes come with no consequences.
"The relevant employee is a Hong Kong resident, not a British citizen," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily briefing. "In other words, he is Chinese. This is purely the internal affairs of China."
Equities fell in Asia as investors took a step back after recent gains, with the focus now turning to a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the week.
The bus was carrying more than 40 Chinese nationals heading towards the tourist town of Luang Prabang.
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