UK police charge teen over violence outside migrant hotel

UK police today charged a teenager with violent disorder and assault after an anti-immigrant demonstration took place at a hotel housing asylum seekers, which saw protesters throw fireworks and set alight a police van.    Merseyside Police said they had charged 19-year-old Jarad Skeete over the beating of an emergency worker, after carrying out 15 […]

Olympic chief Bach shares ‘grief, human suffering’ of Ukrainian athletes

OLYMPIC chief Thomas Bach said today that he shared the “grief and human suffering” of Ukrainian athletes, stressing that if it was not up to individual governments to decide who takes part in international sporting competitions.   Ukrainian athletes, Bach said on the sidelines of the World Ski Championships, “know how much we share their grief, […]

India opens first stage of Delhi-Mumbai expressway

INDIA today inaugurated the first stage of its longest expressway, a route linking New Delhi and Mumbai, as it makes a concerted infrastructure push to catch up with geopolitical rival China.   The ambitious US$13 billion (RM56.29 billion) project will eventually cut the road travel time between the country’s two biggest cities in half, to 12 […]