Australian politicians banned from China

Australian politicians banned from China

Image copyright Getty Images/Liberal Party Image caption James Paterson, left, and Andrew Hastie, right, have both been outspoken in their criticism of the Chinese state. Two Australian politicians refused entry to China have said they will not retract their criticisms of the country.Liberal Party MP Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson were due to go…

Democrats respond to Obama’s 2020 election warning

Democrats respond to Obama’s 2020 election warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Warren (L), Bernie Sanders (C) and Juli├ín Castro (R) are all contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination Democratic presidential candidates have given their reaction to a warning by former President Barack Obama against moving too far left in politics.Mr Obama’s rare intervention into the Democratic race was a…

Hong Kong police officer shot in leg by arrow

Hong Kong police officer shot in leg by arrow

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters around Hong Kong Polytechnic University have armed themselves with an array of weaponsPolice have besieged a university campus in Hong Kong occupied by protesters who have been fighting back with arrows and petrol bombs.Officers have warned that they could use live ammunition if protesters do not…

Divisive candidate situation to clutch Sri Lanka election

Divisive candidate situation to clutch Sri Lanka election

Image copyright AFP Image caption Front-runners Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence chief looks set to win the country’s presidential election.Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory and his main rival has conceded, but official results are not confirmed.The election is the first the country held since a terror attack killed more than…