Bosses of pro-democracy newspaper arrested in HK Jun 18, 2021 0 83 12345 dpa Hong KongFive executives of the pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily have been arrested for allegedly violating the controversial security law imposed by Beijing.Among them are publishing director Cheung Kim-hung and editor-in-chief Ryan Law Wai-kwong. About 200 police officers searched the company’s headquarters on Thursday to seize evidence, according to police.It is the second time that the anti-government newspaper has been targeted by the authorities with such a large-scale operation. The offices had already been searched last August. Newspaper founder Jimmy Lai was arrested at the time. The 73-year-old is currently serving a 20-month prison sentence on charges of inciting unauthorized protests.He is also being investigated for alleged violations of the security law that Beijing introduced a year ago in response to ongoing mass demonstrations for more democracy in the Chinese Special Administrative Region, as Hong Kong is designated.Hong Kong police said on Thursday they had strong evidence that more than 30 articles published in the Apple Daily were aimed at persuading other countries to impose sanctions on China and Hong Kong. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Afghanistan sees highest daily rise in COVID cases, deaths Jun 18, 2021 0 2096 Chinese astronauts arrive at new space station Jun 18, 2021 0 346 17 dead across Nepal, Bhutan due to heavy rain Jun 18, 2021 0 350 Taliban ambush leaves over 20 Afghan commandos dead dpa Kabul More than 20 Afghan commandos have been killed in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab by Taliban militants, local officials said on Thursday. The elite forces were deployed to recapture a district .. Zambia’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at 97 dpa Lusaka Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda has died of pneumonia at the age of 97, his sons Panji and Kambarage Kaunda confirmed to dpa on Thursday. Three days ago, Kaunda was admitted to a military hospital in .. Over 300 vaccinated health staff contract COVID-19 in Indonesia dpa Jakarta More than 300 doctors and other health workers have contracted COVID-19 in one Indonesian district, despite having been fully vaccinated using the jab developed by China’s Sinovac, an official said ..