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13 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

Heavily armed security forces in pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns were deployed in large numbers all around the capital.

Sudan talks end with no accord on ruling body as ‘dispute’...

Sudanese army rulers and protesters have failed to reach an agreement yet again on the make-up of a new ruling body as negotiations.

France’s ‘yellow vests’ target borders ahead of Christmas

Paris police say 142 people have been detained and 19 taken into police custody in the French capital, including "yellow vest" leader Eric Drouet.

Few turn out for French ‘yellow vest’ protests, driver dies at...

Very few people gathered in Versailles and there were far fewer demonstrators in the streets of Paris than in previous weeks.

Macron pressed on all sides for grand gesture to end crisis

Experts say there is no way for Macron, who has already backed down on energy tax hikes, to meet the many and often contradictory demands of the diverse group of protesters.

Macron to halt fuel tax hikes in bid to calm fiery...

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will also unveil other measures to boost the living standards of low-income households.

Paris’s Champs-Elysees set for lockdown as protesters return

Only two protesters turned up for the talks at the prime minister's office and one walked out immediately.

Police clear protesters as Indian temple prepares to accept women

The Supreme Court in September overturned a ban on women of menstruating age, between 10 and 50, entering and praying at the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in the southern state of Kerala.

Police on high alert ahead of Indian temple opening to women

The landmark ruling will take effect from Wednesday and for the first time allow all female pilgrims to enter the temple, considered one of the holiest for Hindus and visited by millions of devotees each year.

Cologne on lockdown as Erdogan wraps up ill-tempered visit to Germany

Police snipers were stationed on rooftops and the area was cordoned off after the city authorities cancelled plans for up to 25,000 people to be allowed to gather outside the mosque.

I hear you, Maszlee tells student protesters

The education minister promises to meet with the group once he returns from his three-day trip to Sarawak.

3 protesters dead during violent unrest in Iraq’s Basra

10 members of the security forces are also wounded.

Bangladesh protests stir opposition hopes of revival before poll

Alam, who is a voter in his hometown in Barishal, in southern Bangladesh, said he would vote for the first time this year - for Khaleda's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Chow: I was only against tolls, not roads

Penang CM says protesting group got their facts wrong.

3 protests that spell victory for the rakyat

No tear gas was fired, no one was arrested and there was no violence in the three protests held recently – welcome to the new Malaysia.

Tour de France interrupted by farmers’ protest and police tear gas

The gas was used to disperse the protesters but it ended up blowing in the direction of the peloton, which led to the race being stopped at the 187 km-to-go point.

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads...

The protests held in Samawah were about quality of public services and corruption.

Bentong MP, 14 others fined over anti-Lynas gathering

Judge Unaizah Mohd handed down the sentence after finding defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case.

Mali government slams claims of live fire at protesters

Mali's opposition claimed that live ammunition was used against protesters in Bamako.

Egypt beefs up security outside metro stations after fare rise protests

At least 22 protesters who criticised a rise in metro prices in Cairo were arrested.

Protesters killed as Indian troops move on militants in Kashmir

Among those killed were Saddam Padder, a Hizbul Mujahideen commander, and Mohammad Rafi Bhat, a Kashmiri professor with alleged ties to militant groups.

Vietnam protesters clash with police ahead of activist trial

The protesters were linked to the Brotherhood for Democracy, a pro-democracy activist network.

Kosovo police fire tear gas at protesters, detain Serbian official

Serbian politician Marko Đurić was detained, while protesters who favoured a nationalist stance were attacked with tear gas.

Thousands rally for media freedom in Prague

The rally was a response to Czech President Miloš Zeman's scathing remarks about Česká televize.