Hong Kong residents rushed in the early hours of Thursday to snap up copies of the final edition of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, which was forced to close after 26 years after becoming the target of a national security crackdown. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Training up an athlete is no easy task, let alone an Olympian. Behind the glorious scenes of Stone Shek Wai-hung’s consecutive Asian Games golds, were blood, sweat, tears, countless hours of practices, and of course, the all-supportive “Tiger Mum”, Mrs. Shek.Like many other athletes, the Hong Kong-born gymnast's road to excellence was bumpy as ever and perhaps it took an athlete to understand another.Mrs. Shek recalls the bumpy journey of nurturing an Olympian - from being ruthless, to enduring heartbreaking moments, and walking through ups and downs alongside her beloved son.This interview is part of an exclusive Yahoo series called 'How To Raise An Olympian', in which we speak to Olympic stars around the world and their parents to get a unique insight into what it takes to help your child reach the summit of their sport.
The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on Friday on a number of Chinese officials over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong, as well as a warning to international businesses operating there about deteriorating conditions, two people with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Gloria Tso reports.
President Joe Biden and outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday vowed to work together to defend against Russian aggression and stand up to anti-democratic actions by China. Gavino Garay reports.