NEWS DIGEST 03.12.2020: HK protesters jailed; Trump rails against ‘fraudulent’ US election

Today’s news digest comes from the ‘World’ page of the UK Google News site. The Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai, who is a main supporter of the recent pro-democracy protests in the autonomous region of Hong Kong, has been detained … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 03.12.2020: HK protesters jailed; Trump rails against ‘fraudulent’ US election

NEWS DIGEST 21.04.2020: Beating COVID19 curfew breakers, studying comets and catching corrupt cops

  Today’s news digest comes via my own Twitter account. Firstly Indian Hindi-language news channel NEWS18 Lokmat presents a video of police officer in the Maharashtra city of Pune beating a man with sticks while he is laying on the … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.04.2020: Beating COVID19 curfew breakers, studying comets and catching corrupt cops

OCCUPY CENTRAL: Hong Kong protesters cancel vote on street occupation

Occupy Central, a network of pro-democracy activists and university students who have brought much of central Hong Kong to a standstill in a weeks-long sit-in protest against what they see as mainland Chinese interference in the election of the former British colony‘s chief executive, have cancelled a vote on what their next steps will be in their street occupation, reports the Voice of America in Asia. The vote was dropped only hours before it was meant to take place, suggests reports from Hong Kong. Following landmark talks between leaders of the protest movement and representatives of the Hong Kong SAR assembly, the city-state’s authorities had planned to send a … Continue reading OCCUPY CENTRAL: Hong Kong protesters cancel vote on street occupation

ANNOUNCEMENT: HalfEatenMind marks Chinese New Year – wallpaper

By Vijay Shah It is time for another celebratory wallpaper to mark a specially illustrious occasion. This time, the blog is commemorating the Chinese New Year. A major highlight of revelry marked in the calendars of more than a billion people worldwide, both Chinese and non-Chinese, this fun and joyous festival will fall on the Sunday 10th February (just over a week away) with an abundance of spectacular fireworks displays, fine foods, family get-togethers and cheerful tidings of good luck, happiness and prosperity in the year ahead. The best places to witness Chinese New Year as its most spectacular is … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: HalfEatenMind marks Chinese New Year – wallpaper