Monday, September 30, 2019

World News Briefs -- September 30, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Nikkei Asian Review: Beijing on lockdown for China's 70th national day

Tight security puts squeeze on transport networks and businesses

BEIJING -- Security in the heart of China's capital is extremely tight ahead of the country's 70th National Day on Tuesday, with residents told to keep curtains shut and businesses facing disruptions.

The presence of security forces near Tiananmen Square -- the main venue for the celebrations -- and in subway stations appears even more pronounced than it was for the annual legislative meetings in March.

Tuesday's military parade will feature around 15,000 personnel and 580 pieces of hardware, including some of the country's most advanced weapons, planners said. Tenants in buildings along the parade route have been ordered not only to close their drapes but to avoid standing near windows or on balconies.

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Iraqi PM says Israel is responsible for attacks on Iraqi militias: Al Jazeera.

Yemeni rebels show off captives, wrecked armoured vehicles after attack on Saudi-backed forces.

Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners: Al Masirah TV.

Saudi Arabia has sent messages to Iran's president: Iran government.

Iran releases photo of Khamenei with Hezbollah chief.

Saudi crown prince warns of escalation with Iran, prefers political solution.

Saudi King Salman's bodyguard shot dead by friend.

Syria demands withdrawal of all American, Turkish forces.

Turkey says its military downed unidentified drone on Syria border.

Lebanon: Protests over worsening economic crisis.

Netanyahu, Gantz trade blame over breakdown in Israel coalition talks.


Hong Kong braces for 'violent attack' on sensitive Chinese anniversary: police.

Police battle protesters as they set streets ablaze in central Hong Kong. More than 100 arrested during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong rejects democracy rally on China's National Day.

Beijing on high alert ahead of October 1 national celebration.

Indonesia police fire tear gas as rallies over new laws turn violent.

Abdullah Abdullah claims victory in Afghanistan election. Confusion as Afghan election frontrunners each claim victory.

Voter turnout low in Afghanistan's presidential election.

Afghan protesters claim US strikes kill 5 civilians.

North Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: ex-Trump adviser Bolton.

North Korea to Trump: Make ‘bold decision’ to revive diplomacy. North Korea blames U.S. for failure to restart talks.

More than 100 dead after heavy rains, flooding in India.


Ten militants killed after Somalia attack: U.S. military.

Cameroon peace talks falter as separatists, politicians boycott.

Cameroon dialogue starts as Anglophone separatists pull out.

Algerian army chief: Won't back any leader in presidential polls.

Zambia proposed constitutional reforms stoke opposition.

Angola says funding cuts have hit its mine-clearing work.

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah rearrested amid crackdown.

Sudan summons Egypt envoy over detained student as protesters rally.

Supercars seized from Equatorial Guinea President's son sold for almost $35 million at auction.

Mugabe, Zimbabwe's founding father, buried 3 weeks after death.


U.S. tightens sanctions on Putin ally linked to election tampering.

UK PM Johnson to reveal his final Brexit plan as early as Tuesday: Telegraph.

Britain's Boris Johnson won't quit, vows to 'get Brexit done'.

London refers British PM to watchdog over ties to U.S. businesswoman.

Austria's far-right loses ground as Sebastian Kurz wins landslide. Ousted chancellor Kurz wins Austrian election.

20,000 rally in Moscow for release of jailed protesters.

Chirac gets full military honours as France bids him farewell.

Deadly fires break out at overcrowded Greek migrant camp.

Neo-Nazi ‘terrorist cell’ on trial over alleged Berlin attack plot.


Trump rages, McConnell says 'no choice' on Senate trial if House moves to impeach.

Trump lashes out at whistleblower and renews attack on House intelligence chair.

Trump claim on stalled aid for Ukraine draws new scrutiny.

GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility.

Donald Trump says he 'deserves' to meet accuser who prompted impeachment probe.

Amid criticism, Colombia defends assertions that Venezuela's Maduro supports rebels.

Venezuela's Maduro says Trump merits 'a thousand impeachments'.

Haiti protests: Calls for President Jovenel Moise to resign.

In pictures: Indigenous Bolivians demand action over fires.

Hurricane Dorian death toll rises to 56; 600 missing.


International Criminal Court puts Mali war crimes suspect to trial.

Islamic State claims attack on soldiers in northeast Nigeria.

Somali attacks hit EU military convoy, US base.

US strikes ISIS in Libya three times in eight days.

UN says night vision devices are being supplied to the Taliban in increasing numbers.

Iraq’s removal of counterterrorism chief sparks controversy.


Apple and Microsoft push Wall Street higher as trade worries abate.

On U.S. delisting threat, China says 'decoupling' would harm both sides.

Saudi prince warns of 'unimaginable' oil prices.

Boeing omitted safeguards on 737 Max that were used on military jet.

Volkswagen emissions scandal: mass lawsuit opens in Germany.

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