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Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest wave of violence ...

Hong Kong police make arrests as small flashmob protests erupt

Hong Kong police make arrests as small flashmob protests erupt

Hong Kong riot police spent much of Sunday afternoon skirmishing with small groups of masked pro-democracy protesters who held flashmob gatherings in multiple locations ...

Bangladesh students keep up rallies as allegations site blocked

Bangladesh students keep up rallies as allegations site blocked

Students in Bangladesh staged a fourth day of protests on Thursday over the killing of an undergraduate as authorities blocked an internet page that detailed alleged torture by activists of the country's ruling party.

Bangladesh student killing sparks university protests

Bangladesh student killing sparks university protests

Students in Bangladesh staged protests and blocked major roads Monday after an undergraduate was beaten to death, allegedly by ruling party activists, for criticising the government over a water-sharing deal with India.

Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban

Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban

Hong Kong was rocked by fresh violence Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city.

Hong Kong leader invokes emergency powers to ban protester face masks

Hong Kong leader invokes emergency powers to ban protester face masks

Hong Kong's leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers Friday to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate fresh rallies and vows to defy the new law.

Shot HK protester charged by police, as govt moves to 'ban face masks'

Shot HK protester charged by police, as govt moves to 'ban face masks'

A teenage pro-democracy protester shot by a Hong Kong police officer was on Thursday charged with rioting, as authorities were reportedly set to ban the wearing of face masks at public rallies.

Clashes as Hong Kong marks five years since 'Umbrella' protests

Clashes as Hong Kong marks five years since 'Umbrella' protests

Renewed clashes broke out in Hong Kong Saturday night as police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse hardcore protesters hurling Molotovs and bricks after tens of thousands rallied peacefully in a nearby park.

Indonesian leader orders probe after second student dies in legal-reform protests

Indonesian leader orders probe after second student dies in legal-reform protests

Indonesian leader Joko Widodo ordered a probe Friday after a second student protester died from injuries sustained during a wave of nationwide demonstrations against divisive legal reforms ...

Hong Kong leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

Hong Kong leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

Hong Kong's embattled leader endured a barrage of criticism at a town hall meeting Thursday night that laid bare anger coursing through the city after months of huge, sometimes violent pro-democracy protests.

Hong Kong police, protesters clash in 16th weekend of rallies

Hong Kong police, protesters clash in 16th weekend of rallies

Riot police and protesters in Hong Kong fought brief skirmishes near the Chinese border on Saturday, the latest clashes during huge pro-democracy protests that have battered the financial hub for more than three months.