Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violentA prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said on Monday, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of "obstruction of police administration" and violating terms set when permission was granted for the protest, the Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team said in a statement. "It was primarily rioters' violent acts which led to the suspension of the gathering," Senior Superintendent Ng Lok-chun told reporters.



China agriculture minister urges authorities to prevent recurrence of African swine fever

China agriculture minister urges authorities to prevent recurrence of African swine feverChina's agriculture minister urged authorities to prevent a recurrence in African swine fever outbreaks, according to a statement on the ministry's website on Monday. Relevant departments must work to achieve this year's pig production recovery goal, said Han Changfu, minister of agriculture and rural affairs. The African swine fever situation was stable in 2019, and control and prevention measures against the deadly disease were effective, Han added.



Police: 2 dead, 5 injured after shooting in San Antonio club

Police: 2 dead, 5 injured after shooting in San Antonio clubA manhunt was underway Sunday night after two people were killed and five others were injured following a shooting during a concert at a San Antonio club, Texas authorities said. Police said officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday to the Ventura, a music venue located along San Antonio's Museum Reach portion of the River Walk. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said an argument broke out inside of the club between a group of individuals and one person pulled out a gun and started shooting.



SAG Awards 2020: Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston reunite at the awards show

SAG Awards 2020: Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston reunite at the awards showJennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have put their past behind them. The actors, who announced the end of their four-year marriage in 2005, had a friendly encounter at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, which was captured by photographers. The famous exes have apparently been on good terms for some time;People magazine reported that last year, Pitt was a guest at Aniston's birthday bash and her holiday party.



REFILE-Australia's flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to return

REFILE-Australia's flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to returnHard-hit businesses in Australia's blaze-ravaged Kangaroo Valley are calling for tourists to return now that the wildfires are under control, and fear firms and jobs will be lost unless the all-clear message is heard. Kangaroo Valley, a wildlife haven 150 km (93 miles) south of Sydney, was badly affected as video of blazing forests went global and scared away holidaymakers both from home and abroad. "A lot of tourists were told not to come because of the bushfires risk," says Andi Santos, a resident who is organising a fundraising dinner for the town.





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