Police detain a protester after a rally demanding that authorities allow opposition candidates to stand in a local election in Moscow. Photo: Tatyana Makeyeva / Reuters

Thousands march in Moscow demanding open elections

Russian people held their biggest protest in years in central Moscow in a show of strength and challenge

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Indian security officials stop people during the restrictions in Srinagar, 5 August 2019. Photo: REUTERS / Danish Ismail

Repression, protests, censorship: Indian government begins Kashmir takeover

Thousands of Indian security forces suppressed protests in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, aided by continued suspension of services

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A building in Istanbul is reflected in a poster by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose government is leading the crackdown. Photo: Emrah Gurel / AP

Turkish government destroys more than 300.000 books

More than 300.000 books have been removed from Turkish schools and libraries and destroyed since the attempted 2016 scam,

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A protester from Hong Kong is arrested by police during the clash. Photo: Miguel Candela / SOPA Images / REX / Shutterstock

Hong Kong protests: Australia issues travel warning as China has worst crisis since 1997

Australians traveling to Hong Kong were warned to exercise a “high degree of caution” as China

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Protesters collide with police during an "unsanctioned" rally in Moscow on July 27. Photo: Pavel Golovkin / AP

Russian protesters threatened with arrest on the eve of planned demonstration

Russian authorities threatened protesters in Moscow with long prison sentences in an attempt to slow the unexpected increase

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Protesters gathered in front of the East Court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, 31 July 2019. Supporters gathered before a court in Hong Kong on Wednesday before appearing in court for more than 40 protesters who were charged with rioting. (Photo: Photo AP / Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong: 44 protesters face charges of 'riot' in court

More than 40 people attended a court in Hong Kong on Wednesday, accused of protests for their role in

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Nearly 300.000 protesters attacked Yuen Long on Saturday, defying the police ban. Photo: Anthony Wallace / AFP / Getty

Hong Kong: Cops and protesters clash near Yuen Long

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and tear gas at thousands of protesters marching in the city of

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Yang Hengjun, a prominent Chinese-Australian writer, is expected to be formally charged in China. Photography: Facebook / Facebook

Yang Hengjun: Australian writer arrested in China will be charged, says lawyer

The Australian writer Yang Hengjun is expected to be formally accused of endangering national security, according to his lawyer.

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American rapper Nicki Minaj was due to perform in Jeddah last week as part of a cultural festival. Photo: AFP / Archive

Nicki Minaj cancels show in Saudi Arabia in support of women's rights and LGBT groups

Nicki Minaj canceled a performance in Saudi Arabia in a demonstration of support for the rights of women and groups

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of participating in an unauthorized protest rally, addresses journalists after a hearing in Moscow, Russia, on 1 July 2019. REUTERS / Tatyana Makeyeva

Russia holds Kremlin critic for 10 days

A Moscow court has jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 10 days on Monday, after considering it

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A demonstrator holds a poster with a photo of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October of 2018. Photo: Osman Örsal / Reuters

Trump cancels UN request to investigate the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump has rejected a request from the United Nations for the FBI to investigate the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi,

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Protesters protest against the extradition project now suspended at 16 in June in Hong Kong. Photo: Carl Court / Getty Images

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam, favorite of Beijing, rejected by city-state

Demonstrators kept pressure on the Hong Kong leader by blocking streets outside the legislative building and welcoming

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