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Al Jazeera 14 Feb 2020

Protests force Canadian Railway to close its eastern network


The Canadian National Railway or CN Rail has announced it would shut its eastern network after indigenous-led demonstrators blocked rail lines for days.
The decision has forced the cancellation of nearly all passenger train services nationwide.
The protests are against the construction of a pipeline through an indigenous group's traditional lands.
Al Jazeera's Nicola Gage reports.

CNN's Omar Jimenez and crew run from tear gas as protests over the death of George Floyd escalate in Minneapolis.
Beijing has announced a new national security law that would threaten Hong Kong's semi-autonomous status. Pro-democracy protesters now fear what they see as an unprecedented attack on freedoms in the city.
In June 2019, more than a million people started marching through Hong Kong to protest a draft law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The bill was shelved - but throughout months of demonstrations, protestors faced a heavy crackdown from police and officials.
DW speaks with Joshua Wong about Hong Kong's chance to preserve its special status.
The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children. (June 29)
Authorities in Japan have taken the unprecedented step to close off the iconic Mount Fuji to hikers, as part of efforts to tackle the coronavirus.
The volcano normally attracts crowds of visitors every summer, including many who believe it holds special religious significance.
Al Jazeera's Aya Asakura has more.

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