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Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

HONG KONG riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several days. Earlier thousands of demonstrators, many wearing hard hats ...

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Hundreds protest in Dhaka over India’s Kashmir stance

DHAKA: Hundreds of Bangladeshi protesters took to the streets of Dhaka on to protest neighboring India s decision to scrap special status for Kashmir. Many of those joining the protest outside Bangladesh s national mosque were members of the Islamist political party Islami Andolan Bangladesh. Leading party member Maulana Zakaria ...

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Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

HONG KONG: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday, causing commuter chaos in the latest anti-government campaign to roil the former British colony. What started three months ago as rallies against an extradition bill that would have allowed people in Hong ...

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Hong Kong police retake parliament from protesters

HONG KONG police fired tear gas Tuesday to regain control of the city’s parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory’s handover to China. The financial hub has been rocked by three weeks of huge demonstrations ...

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Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

MOSCOW: Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges. The 36-year-old reporter, known for exposing corruption among Moscow officials, was freed following an outcry by supporters ...

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Thousands rally in Hong Kong over China extradition bill

HONG KONG: Thousands of protesters rallied in central Hong Kong, seizing two main highways on Wednesday, in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. The Asian financial hub was rocked over the weekend by the largest protest march since the city s 1997 return ...

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Sudanese security forces kill six in clashes with protesters

KHARTOUM: Members of the Sudanese security forces have shot and killed six people, including an army officer, in overnight clashes with protesters behind the uprising that drove Omar al-Bashir from power last month, a medical union said. The killings took place after nightfall on Monday, when protests in Sudan usually ...

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Petrol bombs hurled at Albania’s PM office

TIRANA:Anger against Albanian prime minister Edi Rama mounted on Saturday as thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital city of Tirana, some of whom hurled petrol bombs at his office gate. For the past three months, protests have erupted all over the country calling for Rama to ...

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Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron led a crisis meeting on Sunday after a day of riots in Paris by anti-government protesters left hundreds injured nationwide and widespread destruction around the capital. Macron held emergency talks with the prime minister, interior minister and top security service officials at the presidential palace ...

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