At nearly every turn, slogans had been spray-painted on the walls in Chinese and English. A protester who gave only his first name, Jack, said "the rule of law is the last firewall between us and the Chinese Communist Party". Tens of thousands marched in temperatures of about 33 C from Victoria Park in an annual rally. Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam had strongly promoted the bill, but suspended it on June 15 in the face of public protests against it.
A storm that dumped more than 4ft of hail on parts of Guadalajara damaged hundreds of homes, according to officials in Mexico's second largest city. A hailstone grows as additional water freezes onto it, and eventually becomes too heavy and falls to the ground. That said , extreme precipitation events are becoming more common as the planet heats up.
According to the source, the president is indicating that he intends to move forward on the matter in court as a matter of principle, even if the 2020 census ultimately will not include the citizenship question . Trump last Thursday also said he was exploring whether the census, which the U.S. Constitution requires be carried out every 10 years, can be delayed.
Even some of President Trump's critics admired his recent improvised meeting with Kim Jong Un . He acknowledged that no document was signed but said that Trump and Kim had declared the "beginning of the end of hostile relations and a new era of peace by their actions".
But there was some consolation for Ms Merkel in that her party colleague in the Christian Democrats and longtime ally Ms Von der Leyen is set for the top job. Michel, von der Leyen and the other nominees for the EU's highest-ranking position will now have to be ratified by the European Parliament before being formally appointed.
Others have begun wondering what this could mean for the future of the Congress party. Rahul Gandhi will continue to be Congress president till his resignation is accepted by the Congress Working Committee, PTI quoted top party sources as saying even as senior leader Motilal Vohra said party members would again request him to reconsider his decision.