Hong Kong university siege nears end as protesters leave campus Nov 22, 2019 0 1772 12345 Beijing: Less than one hundred anti-government protesters remained at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University on Thursday morning after several days of clashes with police, according to local media. The group is all that remains of a ten-day occupation of the campus that saw thousands of protesters block entrances and fortify the campus using Molotov cocktails, catapults and defensive barriers against police. The Hong Kong government said that more than 800 people had left campus by Tuesday night. According to public broadcaster RTHK many of the protesters were arrested on their departure, following a violent standoff with police from Sunday onwards that saw injuries on both sides. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Indonesian kids given pets to wean them off smartphones Nov 22, 2019 0 1389 POPE MEETS THAI BUDDHIST PATRIARCH ON VISIT PROMOTING HARMONY Nov 22, 2019 0 187 China vows to ‘fight back’ after US Congress backs HK pro-democracy stir Nov 22, 2019 0 800 Kim Jong-un rejects invitation to S Korea summit, says KCNA AFP Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has rejected an invitation by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a regional summit next week, Pyongyang’s state media said on Thursday, in a stark illustration of the dire .. Nepal’s PM appoints nine ministers in cabinet reshuffle Kathmandu: Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli appointed nine new ministers on Thursday in the first cabinet reshuffle since he took office 22 months ago. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of .. Charges dropped against immune Sri Lanka’s new President G Rajapaksa AFP Colombo Corruption charges against Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa were dropped on Thursday by a court, which handed his passport back as he acquired immunity from prosecution after being elected last .. President’s brother Mahinda sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new prime minister Colombo: Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as prime minister of Sri Lanka on Thursday following his brother’s victory in the presidential election The 74-year-old Rajapaksa was sworn in before .. US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil AFP Frankfurt am Main Two Western hostages held for three years by the Taliban in Afghanistan landed in Germany on Thursday after a prisoner exchange two days earlier, a US diplomat confirmed. American Kevin King and .. Indian couple go on trial in Germany for spying on Sikhs Berlin: An Indian couple accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities in Germany went on trial on Thursday on charges that carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. The suspects were charged in March and have been ..