Updated Jun 13, 2019

In photos: Hong Kong government offices shut as protesters rally

Residents argue with police officers at Tamar Park outside the Central Government Complex. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Police scuffled with protesters as Hong Kong authorities shut government offices as hundreds demonstrated against plans to extradite citizens to mainland China Thursday, Reuters reports — a day after the worst violence in the territory for decades.

Details: Reuters journalists on the scene said protest numbers swelled at one stage to thousands around the legislature — where scores of people were injured in Wednesday's clashes — as demonstrators tried to stop police from removing face masks and food. The mass protests have forced legislators to delay debate on the extradition bill, which Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam backs.

Police officers patrol Tamar Park near the Central Government Complex. Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images
Police walk past debris on a street a day after a mass protest. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters demonstrate against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
Volunteers clean debris from a park near the government headquarters. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
One day on from Wednesday's massive demonstration. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
A used tear gas shell is a reminder of Wedneday's clashes in which police fired the chemical on protesters. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers dissolve the barricades placed by demonstrators a day earlier. Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

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In photos: India welcomes president with massive "Namaste Trump" rally

First Lady Melania Trump, President Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the "Namaste Trump" rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on Monday. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump told a massive crowd at a rally in Ahmedabad, northwest India, Monday he hopes to reach a trade deal with his ""true friend" Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to the country "except he's a very tough negotiator."

Why it matters: The countries are forging deeper ties, particularly in the military dimension, as India’s location, size and economic growth making it the "obvious counterweight to China" for American policymakers, per Axios' Dave Lawler and Zachary Basu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonstrated the importance of the visit with a "Namaste Trump Rally" at a packed 110,000-capacity Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad — the world's largest cricket venue.

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Coronavirus spreads to more countries as cases in South Korea surge

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain each reported their first cases of the novel coronavirus, Al Jazeera first reported, as infections in South Korea, Italy and mainland China continued to increase on Monday.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures in efforts to thwart the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,619 people and infected almost 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

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Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four.

Details: In the wide-ranging interview, Sanders told Anderson Cooper he planned to pay for universal childcare with a wealth tax. "It's taxes on billionaires," he said.

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