Protesters who barricaded themselves in to a university in Hong Kong have partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded the government commit to holding local elections on November 24.
Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic chaos and mass transport disruption as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with students at major universities.
Protesters in Hong Kong have battled police on multiple fronts, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night stand-off at a prominent university, as the five-month anti-government movement took an increasingly violent turn.
Hong Kong’s leader has pledged to “spare no effort” in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have hit the city for more than five months, following a day of violence in which one person was shot and another set on fire.
A Hong Kong student who fell from a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters has died, fuelling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
Masked men have attacked anti-government protesters in the Iraqi city of Basra, killing five and wounding scores more, state TV and medical officials said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has held a surprise meeting with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
A 48-year-old knife-wielding man who allegedly slashed two people and bit off part of the ear of a politician has been arrested, along with two men who attacked him in return, Hong Kong police have said.
Iraq’s Prime Minister has called on anti-government protesters to reopen roads after a month of rallies demanding wide-ranging political change.
A knife-wielding man has slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a local pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong.
Riot police have stormed several shopping centres in Hong Kong in a move to thwart more pro-democracy protests.
Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to increase pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations.
China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency has denounced the attack on its office in Hong Kong by pro-democracy protesters on Saturday as “barbaric”.
Controversial fracking will no longer be allowed because of new scientific analysis, the Government has said.
Standard Chartered has shrugged off protests in Hong Kong and a slowdown in the global economy to post a hike in third-quarter profits.
Lebanon’s prime minister has resigned, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing chairs and chasing away protesters.
Chile’s president has asked all his cabinet members to offer their resignations as he shakes up his government in response to a massive wave of protests.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters have marched in Chile’s capital, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship.
Lebanese security forces have dragged away protesters who refused to move from roadblocks in central Beirut, to reopen roads closed during a campaign of civil disobedience.
Hong Kong authorities have withdrawn an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change.