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China detains journalist who covered Hong Kong protests: sources

China detains journalist who covered Hong Kong protests: sourcesA Chinese journalist who covered democracy protests in Hong Kong has been detained after returning to the mainland, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told AFP on Thursday. Huang Xueqin, who became known for her support of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment in China last year, had travelled to Hong Kong this summer. When Huang returned to the mainland, authorities in the southeastern city of Guangzhou summoned her to a meeting and confiscated her travel documents, the sources said.



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Taiwan Asks Hong Kong for Return of the Murder Suspect Whose Case Sparked Months of Protests

Taiwan Asks Hong Kong for Return of the Murder Suspect Whose Case Sparked Months of ProtestsChan Tong-kai is set to be released from prison in Hong Kong on Wednesday



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PHOTOS: Season of discontent: Protests around the world

PHOTOS: Season of discontent: Protests around the worldAnother day, another protest. Citizens across the globe take to the streets to demand change.



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PHOTOS: Chile death toll rises as protests continue

PHOTOS: Chile death toll rises as protests continueChile’s death toll has risen to 11, authorities said on Monday, after three days of violent demonstrations and looting that saw President Sebastian Pinera claim the country was “at war.”
Almost 1,500 people were detained in the worst outbreak of social unrest in decades while the capital Santiago was placed under curfew for two nights running.



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Chile protests: At least eight people killed during riots in Santiago

Chile protests: At least eight people killed during riots in SantiagoAt least eight people have been killed in Chile during a second day of protests and rioting in the South American nation.Three people were left dead after a looted building was set ablaze, the governor of Santiago, the country’s capital, said.



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Murderer who triggered Hong Kong protests will go to Taiwan: pastor

Murderer who triggered Hong Kong protests will go to Taiwan: pastorA man who inadvertently triggered Hong Kong’s huge protests after he murdered his girlfriend in Taiwan has agreed to return to the island to face justice, a clergyman who has visited him in prison said on Friday. Chan Tong-kai, 20, is wanted in Taiwan for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend during a holiday the two Hong Kongers took there in February last year. The case triggered an ill-fated proposal by Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government to ram through a sweeping extradition bill which would have allowed the city to extradite suspects to any territory, including the authoritarian mainland.



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

Silver-haired sit-in, face mask party protests planned for Hong KongSeveral pro-democracy protests are planned for Hong Kong on Saturday reflecting the widespread anger at the government, ranging from an elderly sit-in, a face mask party, a shopping mall demonstration and an anti-emergency law street march. Hong Kong’s protests started in opposition to a now-abandoned extradition bill but have mushroomed in four months into a pro-democracy movement and an outlet for anger at social inequality in the Asian financial hub. Hong Kong has experienced relative calm since last weekend, when a peaceful march by tens of thousands spiralled into a night of running battles between protesters and police.



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Protests over Bangladesh student death as PM vows to punish killers

Protests over Bangladesh student death as PM vows to punish killersBangladesh’s prime minister on Wednesday vowed to mete out the “highest punishment to the killers” of a university student who died after he criticised a deal the leader made with India. The killing of 21-year-old Abrar Fahad on Monday, allegedly by members of a student branch of the country’s ruling Awami League party, has sparked two days of protests in Dhaka and other cities. Some 13 students, including 10 from the Awami League branch, have been detained by police over his death.



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Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protestsHundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined activists glued themselves to the British government’s Department of Transport building as police working to keep streets clear appealed to protesters to move to Trafalgar Square. Cities in Australia, elsewhere in Europe and other parts of the world also had climate change protests for a second day.



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Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leader

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leaderHong Kong’s under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week of unrest that paralysed the city. Hong Kong was virtually locked down over the three-day holiday weekend, with the majority of subway stops closed. It is also the position of the central government (in Beijing) that Hong Kong should tackle the problem on her own.



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