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Hong Kong protesters aim for big turnout at rare sanctioned march

Hong Kong protesters aim for big turnout at rare sanctioned march

Hong Kong democracy protesters are hoping for huge crowds later Sunday at a rally they have billed as a ‘last chance’ for the city's pro-Beijing leaders in a major test for the six-month-old movement.

UN peacekeeping chief visits restive eastern DR Congo after protests

UN peacekeeping chief visits restive eastern DR Congo after protests

The United Nations peacekeeping chief arrived on Saturday in eastern DR Congo where anti-UN protests have erupted after militia attacks that have left more than 100 people dead since the start of the month.

Iraq's deadly unrest closes roads, schools across south

Iraq's deadly unrest closes roads, schools across south

Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads in the country's south with burning tyres on Wednesday, as schools and public offices stayed shut a day after deadly clashes with security forces.

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

A British man and his wife rescued this week from militant captors in the Philippines' south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn't deliver a ransom.

China fans desert K-pop star for 'liking' Hong Kong tweet

China fans desert K-pop star for 'liking' Hong Kong tweet

A South Korean pop star has become the latest celebrity to spark anger on the Chinese internet after he ‘liked’ a tweet about the divisive issue of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong.

Security forces kill five in southern Iraq as protests continue: sources

Security forces kill five in southern Iraq as protests continue: sources

Security forces opened fire on protesters in southern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding dozens others, police and medical sources said, as weeks of unrest in Baghdad and some southern cities continue.

At least 10 killed in eastern DR Congo by ADF militia

At least 10 killed in eastern DR Congo by ADF militia

At least 10 civilians were killed in two attacks by militia gunmen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday.

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 ‘terrorists’ in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising militant revolt.

Morales leaves for Mexico as Bolivia military pledges to tackle violence

Morales leaves for Mexico as Bolivia military pledges to tackle violence

Bolivia's Evo Morales departed Monday for exile in Mexico, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president.

Violence spreads across Hong Kong New Territories on 24th weekend of unrest

Violence spreads across Hong Kong New Territories on 24th weekend of unrest

Violence broke out on Sunday across the New Territories of Hong Kong on the 24th straight weekend of anti-government protests, with police firing tear gas to break up rallies as black-clad activists ...

Four tourists among 8 wounded in Jordan stabbing

Four tourists among 8 wounded in Jordan stabbing

Eight people, including four tourists, were wounded in a knife attack on Wednesday at the famed archeological site of Jerash in northern Jordan, a security spokesman told AFP.

Xi voices 'trust' in Hong Kong leader, but concern over unrest

Xi voices 'trust' in Hong Kong leader, but concern over unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a ‘high degree of trust’ in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city.