World Briefs: Chinese protest against fatal crime

Chinese protest against fatal crime

PARIS• • Several thousand ethnic Chinese staged a protest march in Paris yesterday over the fatal mugging of a Chinese tailor last month, as crime against community members has spiralled.

The protesters, almost all wearing white T-shirts reading "Security for All" and many waving French flags, rallied at the Place de la Republique in central Paris.


US gets ready for dangerous storm

WASHINGTON • A powerful and deadly storm churned off the US Middle Atlantic Coast yesterday, where it was expected to spoil the Labour Day holiday weekend with high winds, soaking rains and surging seas after passing over North Carolina's Outer Banks.

The storm, dubbed Hermine, has claimed at least two lives, in Florida and North Carolina.


Sturgeon reveals past miscarriage

LONDON • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, whose childlessness has been a matter of media speculation over the years, has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in 2011.

The Scottish National Party leader said she hoped the revelation would challenge some of the assumptions and judgments made about women who do not have children.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe