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SBS World News bulletin: 31/8/19

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SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: The latest on protesters defying a police order in Hong Kong, supporters dismayed at the transfer of a Tamil asylum seeker family to Christmas Island and The Bahamas and Florida brace for Hurricane Dorian.
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Indian Diaspora and a group of demonstrators led by displaced Muslims of Iranian origin demonstrated outside the Chinese Embassy in London on Sunday demanding their rights. They were joined by a few activists from Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The demonstrators demanded that China should free Hong-Kong and stop exploiting resources in Gilgit-Baltistan, the part of erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. They raised slogans 'Down with China' alleging it an occupier. Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza, a political activist from PoK said, "We are the victim of Chinese aggression as the China Pakistan Economic Corridor passes through Gilgit-Baltistan and over 6,000 Chinese army and engineers are present in PoK with an aim to expand CPEC project". Anti-China protests have erupted in parts of the world since after face-off between Indian and Chinese forces in Galwan on June 15.

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The Bahamas The Bahamas Country in North America

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Tamil language Tamil language Dravidian language

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