Thu, 13 May 2021

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Tuesday published a bill on improving the electoral system in the Gazette.

The draft law, the Improving Electoral System (Consolidated Amendments) Bill 2021, was released in Hong Kong after revisions at the state level finished at the end of March. (HK-Electoral system-Bill)

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KABUL -- Fighting in Afghanistan has continued with heavy casualties reported since Monday amid repeated calls for observance of cease-fire in Muslims' fasting month of holy Ramadan.

In the latest reports of violent incidents, the Taliban militants stormed a security base in Dahna-e-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, killing six security personnel and injuring nine others, district governor Qasim Khan said. (Afghanistan-Fighting-Ramadan)

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HONG KONG -- The British side has breached its promises and shown pure hypocrisy in manipulating the issue of the British National Overseas (BNO) passport, the Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said Tuesday.

The British government announced recently a 43-million-British-pound (59-million-U.S. dollar) package to facilitate employment and settlement of Hong Kong BNO status holders in Britain. (HK-BNO)

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JAKARTA -- The death toll from the tropical cyclone Seroja that recently hit Indonesia's province of East Nusa Tenggara was revised to 178 with 47 people still missing, according to the latest official data.

The death toll was revised from 179 as informed by the province's Deputy Governor Josef Nae Soi on Monday evening. (Indonesia-Cyclone-Death toll)

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