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UK asylum laws edge towards murky waters

The British prime minister has suggested changing UK asylum laws to deter future asylum seekers crossing the English channel. The comments come after a spike in attempted crossings, including 235 people arriving on 6 August 2020 – a record for a single day. The increase is mainly due to the favourable weather … Read more →

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new security law

On 10 August, Hong Kong police arrested seven people, including Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon, on charges of violating the territory’s new national security law. They were detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as around 200 police searched the offices of Mr Lai’s Apple Daily newspaper. Others arrested include four more members … Read more →

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