Global News 9/4/19 – Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill, opponents defeat UK PM Johnson, who promises an election, and the scale of Dorian's devastation in the Bahamas emerges

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, gave a televised statement on Wednesday in which she said she would withdraw the contentious extradition bill. Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, gave a televised statement on Wednesday in which she said she would withdraw the contentious extradition bill. Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

This Wednesday, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws her controversial extradition bill; UK PM Johnson’s opponents in Parliament defeat him, and he promises new elections should more defeats occur; the scale of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation in the Bahamas emerges; Saudi Arabia boosts troop levels in Yemen as tensions rise; and Walmart moves to limit ammunition sales and discourage "open carry” of guns in its stores.

Global News 9/3/19 – Hurricane Dorian smashes the Bahamas, Boris Johnson faces showdown in Parliament, and North Korea gains ground against US defenses in the region

Global News 8/30/19 – Hong Kong arrests activists, judge rejects temporary ban on Parliament shutdown, and Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida

Andy Chan, who led the now-banned Hong Kong National Party, preparing to speak at a rally in Hong Kong earlier this month. Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

Andy Chan, who led the now-banned Hong Kong National Party, preparing to speak at a rally in Hong Kong earlier this month. Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

This Friday, Hong Kong arrests key activists, judge rejects temporary ban on Parliament shutdown, Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida, India ratchets up security in Kashmir, raising tensions; and sick migrants receiving lifesaving care can now be deported.

Global News 8/29/19 – India's top court to review Kashmir status, EPA to roll back methane emissions standards, and Brazil bans forest clearance fires for 60 days

In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, a Kashmiri family waits for a lift to take their sick child to hospital as Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a checkpoint during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. India’s top court is taking up legal challenges to the government’s decision to revoke Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status and has asked the government to explain its stance to the court. The Supreme Court held a preliminary hearing on the petitions Wednesday, Aug. 28, and said five judges will start a regular hearing in October. (Dar Yasin, File/Associated Press)

In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, a Kashmiri family waits for a lift to take their sick child to hospital as Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a checkpoint during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. India’s top court is taking up legal challenges to the government’s decision to revoke Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status and has asked the government to explain its stance to the court. The Supreme Court held a preliminary hearing on the petitions Wednesday, Aug. 28, and said five judges will start a regular hearing in October. (Dar Yasin, File/Associated Press)

Global News 8/28/19 – UK Parliament suspended until mid-October, Purdue Pharma and Sacklers held accountable over role in opioid crisis, and Hamas Gaza police stations bombed

Parliament was scheduled to reconvene on Oct. 9, but Mr. Johnson said he planned to extend its break. Credit Niklas Halle'N/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Parliament was scheduled to reconvene on Oct. 9, but Mr. Johnson said he planned to extend its break. Credit Niklas Halle'N/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

This Wednesday, the UK’s Parliament is suspended until mid-October in controversial move by PM Johnson; Sackler family held accountable over role in fueling opioid crisis; deadly explosions target Gaza Hamas police checkpoints; Brazil governors push Bolsonaro to accept fires aid; and Japan says North Korea missiles could penetrate missile defense shield.