Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill- BBC News



Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will withdraw the controversial extradition bill which triggered months of protests.

The proposal, introduced in April, would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.

The bill was suspended in June when Ms Lam called it “dead”, but she stopped short of withdrawing it.

Full withdrawal is one of five key demands of protesters, who are also calling for full democratic rights.

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Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court – BBC News



Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her country against allegations of genocide at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate responded to widespread claims that Myanmar (formerly Burma) committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya.

In her opening remarks, she called the case against Myanmar “incomplete and incorrect”.

She said troubles in Rakhine, where many Rohingya lived, go back centuries.

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Brexit delay agreed as MPs vote again on an election – BBC News



The EU and the UK have agreed to delay Brexit until the 31st January. MPs have also voted against holding a general election on December 12th, but Boris Johnson is expected to ask them to vote again on holding an election before Christmas.
Huw Edwards presents, with Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg in Westminster and Europe Editor Katya Adler in Brussels.

Part of BBC Ten o’clock news.

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