China’s Olympic medallists had a packed schedule on the second day of their visit to Hong Kong. The star athletes showed off their world-class skills in front of thousands of fans, and got up close and personal with members of the public.
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As the fears of China's tightening grip on Hong Kong grow, the localist groups have adopted different perspective on how to safeguard the city's autonomy. Hong Kong Indigenous party¹s Edward Leung upholds the idea of Hong Kong independence from China. However, Dr. Cheng Chung-tai, member of the Civic Passion, sees amending the Basic Law as an alternative to strive for more autonomy for the city.
Mourners applaud to show their respect for 35 victims of Italy's earthquake, as their coffins are placed in hearses following a state funeral. (Photo: Reuters)
France's highest administrative court suspends a controversial ban on the burqini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups. (Photo: Reuters)