June 13, 2019

Hong Kong postpones extradition bill debate again after dozens injured in protests

Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- The president of Hong Kong's legislature has again suspended a debate on a polarizing proposal to change the city's extradition law, following violent clashes between police and thousands of protesters. Mass protests in the streets shut down Hong Kong's Legislative Council complex in Admiralty district on Wednesday, the day lawmakers were set to debate the extradition law amendment, which would allow individuals..
June 13, 2019

Duchess Kate attends gala for Addiction Awareness Week

Ian Vogler - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, attended the first annual gala dinner for Addiction Awareness Week Wednesday night, wearing a white dress by designer Barbara Casasola that she wore to another event three years ago. Duchess Kate, patron of Action on Addiction, a U.K.-based charity, paired the dress this time around with metallic glittery pumps and a metallic clutch. Her attendance at the gala came the night before her appearance on a long-running BBC ..
June 13, 2019

Amanda Knox returns to Italy for first time since her acquittal

Paula Lobo/ABC(ROME) -- Amanda Knox arrived in Italy Thursday for the first time since her 2015 acquittal in a years-long murder case there. Knox will take part in a three-day conference on criminal law in Italy, according to the conference's organizers. She landed at an airport in Milan, in the country's north, emerging to a throng of reporters. The Italy Innocence Project, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization that studies issues related to wrongful convictions in Italy and..
June 13, 2019

US sends envoy to Sudan to defuse crisis amid reports of rapes during military crackdown

pawel.gaul/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. said on Wednesday that a new special envoy for Sudan has been named to lead diplomatic efforts to resolve a political crisis in that country, two months after its repressive leader was forced from power by mass protests. The increased U.S. involvement comes after a major crackdown on protest camps in the capital Khartoum last week, during which militias with ties to the ruling military authorities raped at least 70 people, according to a doctors' gr..