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HBO show’s popularity drives Chornobyl tourism boom

The success of a U.S. television miniseries examining the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chornobyl has driven up the number of tourists wanting to see the plant and the ghost town in Ukraine. One Chornobyl tour agency reported a 40 per cent rise in trip bookings since the series, made …

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Hong Kong in limbo as extradition protests crisis deepens

Thousands of protesters readied in Hong Kong on Thursday for more potential clashes with police over a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed demonstrators. Small scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators around the city’s legislature, the epicentre …

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New York State eliminates religious exemption to vaccine requirements

New York State eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to cite religious beliefs to forego getting their child the vaccines required for school enrolment. …

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