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Zimbabwe doctors' labour leader 'kidnapped' during strikes: union

Zimbabwe doctors' labour leader 'kidnapped' during strikes: union

Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe's security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors' union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise.

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests against extradition bill

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests against extradition bill

Thousands braved thunderstorms in Hong Kong on Tuesday for a fresh wave of protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, but the Chinese-ruled city's leader said she would not back down.

Suspected bomb blast strikes south-Sweden town, about 20 injured

Suspected bomb blast strikes south-Sweden town, about 20 injured

An explosion thought to have been a bomb rocked a residential street in the town of Linkoping in southern Sweden on Friday, damaging several buildings and slightly injuring about 20 people, police officials said.

Teachers' strikes shut schools across Nepal

Teachers' strikes shut schools across Nepal

Temporary teachers in Nepal shut down schools across the country Tuesday, demanding that their contracts be made permanent, with protests affecting around six million students.

Saudi Arabia must halt Yemen strikes: UN child rights panel

Saudi Arabia must halt Yemen strikes: UN child rights panel

A UN human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to immediately halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties ...

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".

Ryanair's Irish pilots to join widening strike on August 10

Ryanair's Irish pilots to join widening strike on August 10

Ryanair has suffered strikes in some of its other main markets such as Spain and Portugal as it struggles to reach collective labour agreements across Europe.

Faced with more strikes, Ryanair says prepared to move jobs

Faced with more strikes, Ryanair says prepared to move jobs

Faced with the prospect of widening strikes by crews in Europe, Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary on Tuesday threatened to move more jobs to Poland if walk-outs hurt its business.

Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported.

EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content

EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content

EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon's video service ...

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by public sector strikes

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by public sector strikes

Thousands of passengers at four German airports, including the biggest hub Frankfurt, were stranded on Tuesday as ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country ...

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of an island of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, officials said, but the tremor posed no tsunami threat to the region.