As well as Carrie Lam, the sanctions target Hong Kong Police commissioner Chris Tang and his predecessor Stephen Lo; John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong's secretary of security, and Teresa Cheng, the justice secretary.
The heavy monsoon resulted in low visibility and a wet landing conditions, which now complicate rescue efforts.
Angered by Indian belligerence, Islamabad wants Muslims countries to do more in highlighting the plight of Kashmiri Muslims. Experts say, however, its own response is lacking.
India's southwesterly monsoon has hit western parts of the country with heavy, persistent rain, leaving widespread disruption and flooded roads and buildings.
The talks will decide what a peaceful Afghanistan might look like, which constitutional changes will be made, how the rights of women and minorities will be protected and the fate of heavily armed men on both sides of the conflict.
Close to 70 percent of eligible Sri Lankans voted in Wednesday's election to elect a 225-member parliament, shrugging off coronavirus fears.
On August 6, 1945, the world's first atomic bombing by the United States hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima and killed 140,000 people.
Sri Lankans vote in large numbers despite the Covid-19 pandemic as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers sought to expand their mandate through the virus-delayed parliamentary polls.
Pakistan's PM Imran Khan accuses India of being an "oppressor and aggressor" after New Delhi placed the disputed region under the strictest lockdown for the anniversary, with a heavy deployment of troops and barricades of barbed wire.
The site at Ayodhya, and divided Kashmir, are two of the most divisive communal issues facing India in the past 30 years, with PM Narendra Modi attempting to draw a line under both.
China accuses the United States of "bullying" over the popular video app TikTok's handling of user data after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to an American company.
The decision by India's Hindu nationalist government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to annul Kashmir’s long-held semi-autonomous powers have amplified fears of engineering a demographic change in India's only Muslim-majority region.
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