Toy Story: Hong Kong protest models become major hit
22 January 2020 | 9:18 am
Intricately detailed Hong Kong protester figurines have become the latest must-have collectibles as toy stores recreate the pro-democracy movement's street battles with police in their shop displays.
Albert Ho, a prominent pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong, has once again been arrested. He is already facing up to a decade in prison for other charges under the national security law.
A review into Britain's largest police force has found "institutional racism, sexism and homophobia" and has called for "radical reform."
We look at the press reaction to the French government pushing through Emmanuel Macron's controversial pension reform, narrowly surviving a vote of no-confidence. In other news: In the UK, a new report has found that the Metropolitan Police is racist, sexist and homophobic.
We take a look at how the French papers are covering incidents of police brutality towards protesters. We also look at the parallels and differences between protests in France and Israel. The papers are also discussing a daylight savings time dispute in Lebanon.
Viral videos on social media claim to show law enforcement officials in France lowering their helmet, allegedly in sign of support of pension reform demonstrators. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Thousands of protesters in Kenya defied a police ban on the demonstrations called by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Police give Portable 72-hour ultimatum to report self, Ayu led PDP to desert of Gomorrah —Shehu Sani
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Senegal’s state prosecutor claimed on Tuesday that a small but organised cell of opposition supporters have plotted to use violence to stop the trial of the country’s opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko. Also, a UN-backed fact-finding mission in Libya has released its final report on human rights in the country.
A photo of an elderly Frenchman, battered and bloody from nationwide pension reform protests, is circulating online – but so are rumours that it's created by artificial intelligence. We take a closer look and also verify a viral photo of Pope Francis wearing a puffer jacket, in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
Police have detained a suspect in connection with the blast that killed a leading war blogger in a cafe on Sunday.
Israeli police said they entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque to disperse "agitators" who reportedly barricaded themselves at the complex. Tensions have been growing at the site amid an overlap of Muslim and Jewish holidays.
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