Thomas Markle described the royal family as "one of the greatest long-living institutions ever," saying that when Meghan married Harry in May 2018 they took an obligation "to be part of the royals and to represent the royals."
State broadcaster CCTV reported that Xi said "the safety of people's lives and their physical health should be given top priority", as the virus fuelled fears of a major outbreak during the Lunar New Year migration this week.
Violent hailstorms and damaging winds hit parts of New South Wales state including bushfire-affected coastal towns on Monday, but hot and windy conditions are forecast to return to many parts of NSW later in the week.
Medics said 145 people were wounded in the latest clashes, taking the casualty toll to more than 530 in two days
The minister added in a separate tweet that marginalization of the Arab role in Libya as happened in Syria will not happen again. Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky ceasefire in Libya.
Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of "obstruction of police administration" and violating terms set when permission was granted for the protest, the Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team said in a statement.
A strong earthquake damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in a rural part of China's far west Xinjiang region, the government said on Monday.
Filmmaker Satish Kaushik says veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who was grievously injured in a road accident involving her car and a truck near Khalapur toll-plaza on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, is doing much better.
#whatsappdown trended on twitter with 8,246 Tweets as many users of Facebook's popularly owned online messaging app took to Twitter complained about facing an issue with sending & receiving messages.