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Opinion: Hong Kong-China: Beijing must be held accountable for its actions

I was born a year before the 1997 handover. I grew up in a time where Hong Kong was free — relatively speaking. I was taught to think critically, to voice my opinions, and fight for democracy an...

Detained LGBTQ activists in Istanbul Pride being released

ISTANBUL (AP) — Istanbul’s LGBTQ Pride organizers said 373 people detained by police following a ban on all Pride events were being released Monday. Kaos GL, a leading LGBTQ rights a...

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ marchers try to defy Pride ban

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday. Turkey's largest city has banned the ma...

Turkish police detain over 200 at Pride march — organizers

Turkish police detained more than 200 participants at an LGBTQ Pride march in Istanbul on Sunday, organizers said. Local authorities in Istanbul's Beyoglu district banned Pride Week events betwee...

Dueling narratives of Arizona protests ended with tear gas

PHOENIX (AP) — Protests outside the Arizona Capitol over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that ended with a volley of tear gas were variously described Saturday as either peac...

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the buildin...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. ...

Tanzania accused of violence on Maasai protesting eviction

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government has been accused of using violence against Maasai herders protesting efforts to evict them from one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, in t...

India: Violent protests take place over new military recruitment scheme

Protesters in parts of India set train coaches and vehicles on fire, blocked roads, and threw stones at the police to protest a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military. On Thurs...

Angry protests hit India over new short-term military jobs

NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence erupted in parts of India on Thursday with thousands of angry youths setting train coaches and vehicles on fire, blocking highways and attacking police with rocks to protest ...

Congo official: Rwanda will have war if it wants war

GOMA, Congo (AP) — If Rwanda wants war with neighboring Congo, “it will have war,” a top Congolese military official said Wednesday to thousands in eastern Congo protesting the recent capture of a nea...

Why France's parliamentary elections are important to Macron

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron saw off the far right’s Marine Le Pen in April’s presidential election, but now the French president is facing a threat from the other end of the political spectrum in the...

India: 2 die as protests flare over remarks on Prophet Muhammad

Two people succumbed to gunshot wounds Saturday after being injured at protests on Friday in the eastern city of Ranchi, police said. Fresh protests flared across India after Friday prayers, as dissa...

Anger erupts in Bangladesh, India over comments about Islam

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh's capital and in parts of India on Friday to urge Muslim-majority nations to cut ties with India and boycott its products unless it p...

Sri Lankan president's brother quits; UN launches aid appeal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Basil Rajapaksa, the younger brother of Sri Lanka's president and the country's former finance minister, said he resigned from Parliament on Thursday amid mounting criticism ...