Hong Kong protests: Social media users show support Image copyright Instagram Social media users are posting pictures of wilted or bloodied bauhinia flowers to express solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been used to share news, pictures and messages of support alongside the images, as well as hashtags such as #FightForHongKong and #HongKongProtest. Activists' attempts to storm government buildings gave way to the worst violence in the city for decades on Wednesday. Previously, days of protests had seen more than a million people take to Hong Kong's streets for predominantly peaceful demonstrations against plans which would permit extradition requests from authorities in mainland China. Since sovereignty of the former British colony reverted to China in 1997, when the bauhinia blakeana, or Hong Kong orchid tree, was incorporated onto the territory's new flag, it has retained judicial and economic independence under the principle of "one country, two systems".
What's going on with my holiday flights? Image copyright Getty Images A series of disputes over working conditions in the airline sector is causing misery for UK holidaymakers. Possible strike action by staff at firms including British Airways and Ryanair, as well as a number of UK airports, has put hundreds of flights at risk of cancellation. The disruption has led this year's holiday season to be described as a "summer of strikes".
Trading curbs hit Jet Airways stock The stock exchanges have imposed restrictions on the Jet Airways stock by shifting it to the trade-for-trade segment. In the trade-to-trade category, investors have to take compulsory delivery and no intra-day trading is permitted. The bourses say they have been seeking certain clarifications from the company about various rumours floating in the market. But Jet has failed to provide prompt responses, and the responses received were not satisfactory. Russia explosion: Five confirmed dead in rocket blast Image copyright Russian Defence Ministry website Five people were killed and three injured following a rocket explosion on an Arctic naval test range in Russia on Thursday, state nuclear company Rosatom confirmed. Rosatom said the accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine. The three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident.
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Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US Image copyright Getty Images Amazon is being sued over its smart assistant's recordings of children. Two US cases allege the firm lacks consent to create voiceprints that could let it keep track of a youngster's use of Alexa-enabled devices and thus build up a "vast level of detail about the child's life". Amazon has said it only stores data once a device-owner has given it permission to do so. And it says parents can delete a child's profile and recordings.