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Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.

Bangladesh garment workers stage protests, say pay rise insufficient

Bangladesh garment workers stage protests, say pay rise insufficient

Several thousand garment workers took to the streets in Bangladesh on Monday, rejecting a pay hike in the crucial export industry as insufficient, police and union leaders said.

Protests break out in Zimbabwe as economic crisis spirals

Protests break out in Zimbabwe as economic crisis spirals

Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday, as anger over the worst economic crisis in a decade spilled onto the streets and piled pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

French govt holds crisis talks after 'yellow vest' riots

French govt holds crisis talks after 'yellow vest' riots

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe holds talks with party leaders on Monday as Paris scrambles to forge a response to violence by anti-government protesters that has left hundreds injured ...

'Yellow Vest' protests escalate in France

'Yellow Vest' protests escalate in France

French riot police fought running battles with "yellow vest" protesters in the streets of Paris, in a third weekend of nationwide unrest against high living costs ...

Businesses shut as Indians protest against high fuel prices

Businesses shut as Indians protest against high fuel prices

Opposition parties banded together to organise their first protest action in a joint campaign to stir discontent with Narendra Modi's government.

Basra airport targeted by rocket fire as violent protests grip Iraq

Basra airport targeted by rocket fire as violent protests grip Iraq

Iraqi security sources said three Katyusha rockets fired by unknown assailants had hit the perimeter of the airport, although no damage or casualties had been reported.

Indian opposition calls protests over high fuel prices

Indian opposition calls protests over high fuel prices

The government has largely refused to cut taxes, drawing criticism from the main opposition Congress party for the "fuel loot".

Argentina's Macri announces new austerity measures

Argentina's Macri announces new austerity measures

Argentina's president Mauricio Macri announced austerity measures on Monday, including the elimination of government ministries and stiff taxes on exports.

Mystery of fake Qatar protest in London deepens

Mystery of fake Qatar protest in London deepens

Last month, a man tried to pay a casting agency thousands of pounds to organise a fake rally in London.

Israel probes soldiers who killed two Gaza protesters

Israel probes soldiers who killed two Gaza protesters

The decision to open an investigation was a rare step and comes with Israel having faced international criticism over its use of live fire during unrest along the Gaza frontier.

Bangladesh demands US embassy withdraw criticism over protests

Bangladesh demands US embassy withdraw criticism over protests

Bangladesh's government demanded on Wednesday that the US embassy withdraw criticism over its handling of days-long student protests in the capital over a fatal traffic accident.