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New scuffles break out at protest site

Hong Kong Protest

New scuffles break out at protest site

New scuffles broke out yesterday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. Police used pepper spray and batons to fend off a large crowd of people who had gathered in Mong Kok, and several protesters were seen knocked to the ground...

AL men block highway protesting Bodi’s arrest

AL men block highway protesting Bodi’s arrest

Local Awami League and affiliates placed barricades along the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf highway in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas today protesting the imprisonment of ruling MP Abdur Rahman Bodi in a graft case. All types of vehicular movements came to a halt since morning as the supporters placed fences in 21 points on the highway rallying...

Eve-teasers kill youth in Dhaka

Eve-teasers kill youth in Dhaka

A youth died early today hours after he was severely beaten and stabbed by miscreants for protesting teasing his sister in Bhashantek area of Dhaka. Md Nasir Hossain, 25, is the son of Abdul Matin Sarder, Mosharraf Sarder, elder brother of the deceased, told The Daily Star. At least eight to nine youths including Mamun,...

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a...

Global protests over climate change

Global protests over climate change

Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world. The People's Climate March has been organised to call for action to curb carbon emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week. Tens of thousands of people took...

Pakistan talks spark 'soft coup' fears

Pakistan talks spark 'soft coup' fears

Pakistan's army chief took centre stage in a national political crisis on Thursday night by holding talks with two protest leaders who have been agitating on the streets of Islamabad for the overthrow of the elected government for the last two weeks. Politician and former cricketer Imran Khan and a Muslim cleric called Tahir-ul-Qadri...

Brazil divided by World Cup despite Neymar & Co

Brazil divided by World Cup despite Neymar & Co

Fernando's voice was loud and clear over the throng of a humid Sao Paulo bus at rush hour. “I can't stand the north, man,” he shouted, loud enough for people to turn around and look at us. “They have all these stadiums, all this money spent on them – and for what? We have...

India outrage over raped, hanged girls

India outrage over raped, hanged girls

There is outrage over police inaction in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree. The father of one victim said he was ridiculed by policemen when he sought help in finding his missing daughter. He said when the policemen found out...

Pro-BNP lawyers to boycott court proceedings tomorrow

Pro-BNP lawyers to boycott court proceedings tomorrow

Pro-BNP lawyers will boycott all court proceedings across the country for two and an half hours Sunday as part of its five-day programme protesting police action on them. Rafiqul Islam Miah, president of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a platform of lawyers loyal to BNP, made the announcement from a rally at the Jatiya Press Club. In...

Mine disaster sparks protest in Turkey

Mine disaster sparks protest in Turkey

A violent protest erupted today in the Turkish city of Soma, where at least 238 coal miners have died after a mine explosion. Many in the crowd expressed anger at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Rocks were being thrown and some people were shouting that Erdogan was a "Murderer!" and a "Thief!" The protesters...

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