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Defying crackdown, hundreds of Iraqis protest for third day

Defying crackdown, hundreds of Iraqis protest for third day

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters remained in Baghdad's central Tahrir Square on Sunday, defying a bloody crackdown that killed scores over the weekend and an overnight raid by security forces ...

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children: DHS

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children: DHS

President Donald Trump's administration announced Wednesday that it would remove tough legal limits on how long migrant children can be detained as part of its broader crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

Russian police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin ...

Ghana arrests 20 in separatist crackdown

Ghana arrests 20 in separatist crackdown

Police in Ghana have arrested at least 20 people accused of preparing to declare an eastern region as an independent country, police said Wednesday.

Facebook promises crackdown on fake news in Australia

Facebook promises crackdown on fake news in Australia

Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Friday it would strengthen measures to fight fake news in Australia and briefly block foreigners from buying political advertisements ...

Arrests as Yellow Vest protesters march despite crackdown threat

Arrests as Yellow Vest protesters march despite crackdown threat

Ramped-up rhetoric from French leaders did not dissuade some Yellow Vest protesters from demonstrating in Paris and other cities on Saturday.

Bangladesh makes record drugs seizure amid crackdown

Bangladesh makes record drugs seizure amid crackdown

Bangladesh seized a record 53 million methamphetamine pills in 2018 -- up 33 percent in a year -- amid a deadly nationwide crackdown on the trade, officials said Sunday.

China detains students, labour activists in deepening crackdown

China detains students, labour activists in deepening crackdown

About a dozen Chinese labour activists and university students have either gone missing or been detained by police this week, sources told Reuters, amid a deepening crackdown on activists ...

President vows to probe Zimbabwe forces over crackdown

President vows to probe Zimbabwe forces over crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Tuesday to investigate security forces over their brutal crackdown on protesters, as he scrambled to fend off international criticism ...

UN calls on Zimbabwe government to end crackdown

UN calls on Zimbabwe government to end crackdown

The UN human rights office is calling on Zimbabwean security forces to stop their violent crackdown on people protesting the government's economic austerity measures ...

Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown'

Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown'

Australia will introduce new surveillance technology for a ‘crackdown’ on drones next year, aviation authorities said Monday, as concerns mount over their increasing prevalence in public areas.

Bangladesh sets death penalty for drug offences in draft law

Bangladesh sets death penalty for drug offences in draft law

Bangladesh's cabinet on Monday approved a draft law prescribing the death penalty for drug offences, despite widespread criticism over a drugs crackdown in which police have shot dead more than 200 people since May.