plane crash in Pakistan, China puts Hong Kong under pressure

In Pakistan, a column of black smoke rises in the sky of Karachi. A National Airbus A320 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members crashed in the middle of a residential area. Around the carcass, rescue teams, helped by local residents, are looking for possible survivors. It is a technical problem, at the time of landing, which seems to be at the origin of the drama. The assessment, still very provisional, amounts to 40 dead.

Hong Kong is under tension after the bloodshed in Beijing (China). The semi-autonomous region may well lose its freedom of expression, demonstration and the independence of its justice system since the Chinese government decided to impose its national security law on the former British colony. An announcement heavily criticized, Friday evening May 22, by the United States and the European Union, which call for respecting the autonomy of Hong Kong. Cyclone Amphan has caused extensive damage in eastern India and Bangladesh. Gusts of wind uprooted trees, roofs and electric poles, and the sudden rise of water ravaged the coastal areas. We deplore 106 dead.

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