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Thousands protest after Bangladesh police fire at crowd, killing 4

Police officer ‘fighting for his life’ after being shot by demonstrators.

Hands tied and paralysed: HK leader struggles to end crisis

Carrie Lam has failed to dissuade protesters from hitting the streets.

Lack of riot insurance leaves HK businesses in the lurch

Firms affected include Best Mart and MTR as damages run into millions.

Death toll rises to 7 as Chile protests enter third day

Authorities extend curfew, president suspends metro fare hike amid escalating violence.

China denies telling NBA to fire exec over Hong Kong tweet

Beijing claims it has never raised such demands.

Cathay slashes earnings outlook as passengers shun Hong Kong

Airline is expecting major decline in inbound bookings for the rest of 2019.

Apple’s Cook in China for investment talks, after pulling HK app

Tech giant boss had defended the removal against criticism firm was appeasing Beijing.

HK murder suspect behind unrest to turn himself in

Man accused of killing girlfriend in Taiwan ready to return and surrender.

Violent protests erupt in Lebanon over WhatsApp tax

Levy plans ditched after thousands rally against government's handling of economic crisis.

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kongers

Beijing has had a tense relationship with award committee.

Cars burn in Barcelona as protesters ignore calls for calm

Police allege protesters had thrown acid at officers.

Catalan protests force La Liga to consider moving Clasico to Madrid

Request submitted to Spanish Football Federation for Oct 26 match to be reversed.

Hong Kong relaxes mortgage rules to aid first-time home buyers

New property policy is seen as a measure to quell public discontent that fuelled unrest.

HK leader rules out concessions in face of escalating violence

Making concession because of escalating violence will only make situation worse.

Fresh protests in Spain over Catalan sentence

Demonstrators are saying putting people in prison won’t resolve anything.

US senator says Hong Kong turning into ‘police state’

Josh Hawley warns representative government and 'one country, two systems' model at risk.

HK violence is ‘life-threatening’, claim police, citing bomb explosion

Law enforcers are speaking up after an officer’s neck was slashed, an explosive was detonated.  

Catalan leaders jailed 9 to 13 years for trying to break...

Separatists say ruling an "atrocity" and "attack on democracy" as police prepare for violence.

Climate change activists vow ‘day of disruption’ at London’s Bank junction

Extinction Rebellion target financial district to protest starvation and social collapse.

Moreno agrees to swap fuel subsidy cut with policy to aid...

Deal between govt and indigenous leaders ends unrest, curfew in capital.

Protesters plan more rallies after weekend of unrest in HK

Activists plan to gather at Chater Garden in Admiralty district near government headquarters.

HK activists hoist ‘Lady Liberty’ statue above city to rally protests

Protesters brave a thunderstorm to carry the statue up to Lion Rock.

Nepal hopes for Chinese financing during Xi visit

China president wants to enhance connectivity between 2 countries.

Silver-haired sit-in, face mask party protests planned for HK

Young and old continue to protest in different ways.

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