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Chinese cities ease COVID restrictions as virus continues to spread

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are easing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected change in virus policies across the country following social unrest. widespread. The uneven relaxation of COVID restrictions is, however, fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more exposed… Read More »

China softens tone on severity of COVID after protests

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) – China is softening its tone on the severity of COVID-19 and easing some coronavirus restrictions even as the daily number of cases hovers near record highs after anger over the world’s tighter restrictions fueled protests across the country. Several cities in the world’s second-largest economy, while still reporting new infections,… Read More »

Hindu group holds rally for Adani port paralyzed by Indian fishing community

Adani port construction stalled for nearly four months Supporters say the port will bring jobs and investment Protesters say project is causing erosion VIZHINJAM, India, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Hundreds of a Hindu group marched on Wednesday in support of the construction of a $900 million port in southern India, chanting slogans against a local… Read More »

Excitement and defiance for Chinese youth at COVID ‘tipping point’ protests

HONG KONG/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – When Yang, an office worker in Shanghai, saw video clips of a burning building in western China, a disaster in which 10 people died, she said she could not contain her anger because of Covid-19. -19 measures three years after the start of the pandemic. Watching a World Cup… Read More »

COVID protests ramp up in Guangzhou as China lockdown anger boils

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Residents of China’s industrial hub of Guangzhou clashed with white riot police dressed in hazardous materials late on Tuesday, videos on social media showed, as frustration with strict COVID-19 rules were overflowing, three years after the pandemic. The clashes in the southern city marked an escalation of protests in central… Read More »

China lockdown protests spread to overseas campuses and cities

HONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Protests against China’s strict Covid-19 policy and restrictions on freedoms have spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show of solidarity with rare displays of defiance in China at the weekend. Dissidents and expatriate students held vigils and small-scale protests in cities around the… Read More »

China beefs up security after rare protests over COVID restrictions

Police in Shanghai and Beijing make visible presence on the streets No sign of further protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday The backlash is a setback for efforts to eradicate the virus. News of protests roils global markets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Police patrolled the sites of weekend protests in Shanghai and Beijing… Read More »

Clitoral reconstruction offers hope to Kenyan women after childhood mutilation

NAIROBI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Imagine having no sensation in a body part for most of your life and finally being able to feel it. That was the transformation sought by some 60 Kenyan women who underwent female genital mutilation, or FGM, during childhood and came forward for clitoral reconstructive surgery during a recent humanitarian… Read More »

Iran’s Khamenei praises Basij forces for confronting ‘rioters’

DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that Iranian Basij militia forces had sacrificed their lives in what he called the riots, the wave of protests sparked by the death in custody of a young Kurdish woman. Iranian in September. The protests that began after the death of 22-year-old… Read More »

Vatican says China violated pact with bishops, wants explanation

VATICAN CITY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Saturday accused Chinese authorities of violating a bilateral pact on the appointment of bishops by installing one in a diocese not recognized by the Holy See. A statement said the Vatican learned with “surprise and regret” that the bishop of another district had been named an… Read More »