Hong Kong protesters in fresh standoff with police
07 September 2019 | 12:08 pm
Demonstrators went ahead with a banned march to mark the fifth anniversary of Beijing's move to curtail elections. A hardcore of protesters threw petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon.
19 Dec 2020
Environmental activists complained that a water cannon was used despite freezing temperatures after they refused to vacate a forest in central Germany. The area is being cleared for the expansion of the A49 autobahn.
10 Jan 2021
Demonstrators march through the streets of Chicago in memory of victims of gun violence. The number of victims has risen dramatically in the third-largest US city in 2020. Police in the Windy City recorded 762 homicides in 2020, up 55 percent from 2019, according to a December 27 count.
26 Jan 2021
Tens of thousands of Indian farmers protesting agricultural reforms have driven a convoy of tractors into New Delhi as the capital celebrates Republic Day with a military parade.
9 Feb 2021
Demonstrators in Myanmar have taken to the streets against the country's new military junta for the third day in a row.
26 Feb 2021
Anastasia Demetriadou became an inadvertent symbol of protests in Cyprus after she was hit in the face by a water cannon at a demonstration on February 13, leaving the 25-year-old facing emergency surgery to save her left eye. Thousands have staged demonstrations on the holiday island in recent weeks, angered by months of lockdown, economic woes and a string of corruption scandals.
4 Mar 2021
Protesters in Yangon's Sanchaung area use fire extinguishers to cover their retreat during clashes with security forces. At least seven people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters, after the junta pressed criminal charges on half a dozen detained journalists, including an Associated Press photographer.
9 Apr 2021
Deportation flights of asylum-seekers to Afghanistan remain controversial, due to the precarious security situation there.
10 Apr 2021
Police in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, fire tear gas and arrest demonstrators calling for the departure of the UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission, who they accuse of having failed to stop civilian massacres.
14 May 2021
Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Nairobi as they gather to protest Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Also, clashes erupt in Kinshasa as Muslim factions celebrate Eid in DR Congo. Eid is also celebrated by minority Muslims in Burundi who gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan – our team takes you there.
1 Jun 2021
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Facatativa, a municipality near Bogotá, as Colombia enters its second month of demonstrations.
6 Jul 2021
19 Jul 2021
Thai police deploy rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon in Bangkok as protesters defy Covid-19 restrictions to call for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha's resignation and mark the one-year anniversary of a pro-democracy movement.
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We take a look at why only 11.3 percent of voters turned out in Tunisia's second round of parliamentary elections. We then discuss a tax scandal in the UK that’s hurting the ruling Conservative Party. We also see how the Australian and Serbian press are covering Novak Djokovic's historic win at the Australian Open. Finally, an opinion writer for The New York Times argues that the French are – and are not – lazy.
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An eminent scientist is calling for urgent new work to protect and even enhance underground fungal networks that could provide part of the solution to climate change.
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Pope Francis starts a historic trip to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday - two countries where protracted conflicts have displaced millions.
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Chelsea reportedly bid 120 million euros for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez in what would be break the record for the largest British transfer.
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Warsaw has announced "unprecedented" plans to ratchet up spending on its military and security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Poland is already among NATO's top spenders when adjusted for its GDP.
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The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The nations that ratified it are bound to it by international law. One of them is Mozambique. But in fact, the country has developed into a major hub of child trafficking in southern Africa.