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UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur premises

Protesters ransacked the offices of the two agencies, stole money and damaged vehicles.

Hong Kong government closes headquarters as protesters gather

Hong Kong’s government temporarily closes its downtown headquarters ahead of fresh protests as student groups continue to demand that Chief Executive Carrie Lam step down.

Hong Kong turmoil may boost Singapore’s economy

Both Singapore and Hong Kong have long vied for the title of Asia's top financial destination, attracting international businesses from around the world.

Hong Kong protesters threaten more demos if demands not met

Protesters are demanding the release of those detained during clashes with police last week, and an investigation into allegations of police brutality.

Hong Kong leader apologises for extradition bill

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been under pressure after a historic protest called for her to step down over an extradition bill.

Beijing says will ‘firmly support’ Hong Kong leader Lam

Protestors insist Lam resign and shelve the bill entirely, but Beijing has thrown their weight behind her.

Trump to raise Hong Kong protests with Xi at G20

Mike Pompeo also says US President Donald Trump's imposition of widespread tariffs on Chinese goods shows his willingness to confront Beijing.

Extinction Rebellion delays drone protest at Heathrow

The group says they will delay the interruptions until after the summer after devising new drone protocols.

HK leader halts extradition bill but opponents vow fresh rally

Protest leaders call for Carrie Lam to resign, permanently shelve the bill and apologise for police tactics..

China backs suspension of Hong Kong extradition bill

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang calls the decision an attempt to 'listen more widely to the views of the community'.

Embattled HK leader Lam suspends China extradition bill

The extradition bill has many concerned it may threaten the rule of law that underpins Hong Kong's international financial status.

Hong Kong shuts govt offices, security tight after violent protests

Government offices close for the rest of the week as protests set to continue in Hong Kong.

Shops reopen as Sudan protesters agree to talks with generals

Diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis got a boost as the US assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Tibor Nagy, arrived in Khartoum.

Britain calls on HK to pause extradition bill, maintain rights

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Hong Kong must take steps to protect its rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy.

Protests against China extradition bill paralyse Hong Kong

Police use water cannons and pepper spray on protesters outside the Legco building and held up signs warning demonstrators they are prepared to use force.

Sudan ‘civil disobedience’ campaign enters day two

The disobedience campaign comes a week after a deadly raid on protesters in the capital left dozens dead.

Chinese paper: ‘Foreign forces’ seeking to create havoc in Hong Kong

A Chinese newspaper claims that certain "foreign forces" are trying to hurt the country by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests.

Protests over Muslim politicians grip Sri Lankan city

Two of the Muslim leaders have stepped down from their posts as provincial governors, President Maithripala Sirisena's office says.

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest

The curbs has been criticise by opposition figures as being authoritarian.

Jakarta protesters disperse after second night of post-election unrest

The police have found envelopes with cash on some of the rioters prompting allegations of paid mobs.

Sudan army rulers, protesters plan more talks after no agreement

Both sides have been at loggerheads over the new governing body that would rule Sudan for a three-year transitional period.

US citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua killed in prison shooting

An American citizen arrested last year during months of anti-government protests was killed in a shooting at the prison where he was being held.

Protesters march across Brazil, enraged by Bolsonaro education cuts

Protestors gathered in Brazilian cities on Wednesday to march against education spending freezes imposed by the government, which called the cuts 'non-obligatory spending' with relation to the government's own unstable fiscal situation.

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Angry cyclone Fani survivors are protesting for slow relief efforts such as power and shelter.