What’s left of one Hong Kong university after hundreds of protesters fled

Hong Kong (CNN)Last week, thousands of student protesters streamed into Hong Kong Polytechnic University and occupied the campus as the city’s violent political unrest reached fever pitch. Hundreds of protesters were trapped, but some slowly managed to get out. Authorities said they had processed 1,100 people — 600 of whom left willingly. Protesters were arrested if they were older than 18 or registered and then released if they were minors, police said. By Tuesday morning, the violence had subsided and the campus was in ruins. Only a small number of demonstrators remain in the university. Atop one of the campus’ entrances, there was a noticeable stench of smoldering rubbish and petrol that burned the nose. Thousands of unused petrol bombs …

During My Trip Around Asia, I Looked For The Most Beautiful And Craziest Temples And This Is What I Found (9 Pics)

During my trip around Asia, I looked for the most beautiful and craziest temples and I used a drone to photograph them from above. From Thailand to Taiwan, from China to Japan – this is the result of what I found. #1 Dragon Temple, Thailand 4 reply View More Replies… #3 China 3 reply #5 Spring And Autumn Pavilions, Taiwan #6 Confucian Temple, Taiwan 0 reply #8 Batu Caves, Malaysia -4 See Also on Bored Panda

In seeking to control Kashmir, Modi may look to China’s actions in Xinjiang and Tibet

Hong Kong (CNN)The gleaming white bullet train whips through the Chinese countryside, past endless construction sites and new towns. Kashmir and Xinjiang share many similarities. Both have long been regions of disputed sovereignty, where a predominantly Muslim minority has pushed against control by a non-Muslim state, and both are now facing increased pressure in countries once committed to multiethnic pluralities that have taken a turn for majoritarian assimilation. Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang have been minoritized in many cities and faced increased competition for jobs from Han migrants. At the same time, they have been subjected to draconian surveillance and policing, with up to 2 million people detained in what critics call “re-education camps,” according to expert estimates. Uyghur activists have …

Taj Mahal Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s some background information about the Taj Mahal, India’s most popular tourist attraction. The monument is located on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The site is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, which has organized multi-year cleaning projects to restore discolored areas on the Taj Mahal’s facade caused by air pollution and also excretions from insects coming from the adjacent Yamuna River. Architecture:The most recognizable feature of the Taj Mahal is the large, white, domed mausoleum, which is surrounded by four tall minarets on each corner. The exterior is made of white marble. The main building contains two cenotaphs memorializing Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. A cenotaph is a Greek word that means “empty tomb.” …