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News from around the world.

‘Not my prime minister’: Protesters march in London against Johnson

Protesters chanted ‘Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out’.

Actor Danny Aiello of ‘Do the Right Thing’ dead at age 86

Actor and musician had amassed more than 100 film and television credits in his career.

Johnson says no to Sturgeon’s Scottish referendum demand

UK PM says result of 2014 referendum was decisive and should be respected.

Trump to face impeachment vote after House panel approves charges

US president to face charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

Indian state seeks fast-track hanging for rapists after slew of assaults

State government will also set up special courts to deal with sex attackers.

UN demands Chile prosecute police, army for violence against protesters

Rights office says 345 people suffered eye injuries, while dozens reported torture, sexual violence.

Pirates release 3 oil tanker crew, 1 Filipino hostage dies in...

Pirates kidnapped 4 crew from tanker Elka Aristotle on Nov 4.

Niger holds military funerals for 71 troops slain in jihadist raid

Tuesday saw the bloodiest attack in the country's history when hundreds of jihadists struck a base.

Jokowi defends family members’ bid to enter politics

His eldest son, son-in-law are running for mayoral positions in Solo and Medan respectively.

Russia jails Jehovah’s Witness 6 years for ‘extremist activity’

Court had also handed suspended 2-year prison sentences to 5 other adherents.

Paris police gun down man who threatened officers in business district

Armed man lunged at officers who responded by firing at least 5 shots.

UN questions India for discriminating against Muslims

New law does not extend same privilege to Muslim migrants.

Crumbling seawall heightens fears of flood threat to Jakarta

Investigation is underway as to why a 170m stretch of the recently built 2.3km wall is damaged.

Thai opposition leader calls supporters to mobilise in Bangkok on Saturday

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit calls those who are 'fed up' to take to the street.

Israel hails Johnson win as defeat for anti-Semitism

Defeated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is known for his support for the Palestinian cause.

Japanese PM’s India trip postponed amid violent protests

Protesters tore India-Japan summit posters at city of Guwahati, where meeting was scheduled.

India shuts down internet after ‘anti-Muslim law’ protests turn deadly

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scraps visit to city after security deteriorates.

‘Bad news for Europe’: EU reluctantly congratulates Johnson

European leaders now want a quick Brexit vote in the British parliament.

UK’s Johnson vows to ‘get Brexit done by Jan 31, no...

His Conservative party secured 364 seats – its biggest majority since its 1980s heyday.

US, ‘like-minded’ partners will maintain security in Asia, says admiral

'We are in competition with the People’s Republic of China,' says US Pacific Fleet commander.

Indian president ignores protests, signs ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill into law

Protesters say law will convert thousands of illegal immigrants into legal residents.

Indonesia’s tiny glaciers could melt away within a decade, says study

Researchers say because of the glaciers' relatively low elevation, they are at higher risk,

Trump congratulates Britain’s Boris Johnson on ‘great’ election win

US president says Britain, United States will be free to strike a massive new trade deal after Brexit.

US House riles Republicans by delaying impeachment vote

Top Republican Doug Collins says words cannot describe how inappropriate the move is.