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Police face a burning barricade during protests in Hong Kong. Vincent Yu-AP

Hong Kong protest heats up as police deploy tear gas, block transport

A march in the Hong Kong satellite town of Tuen Mun escalated on Saturday as riot police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters who fled down side streets and into surrounding shopping malls.
Hong Kong police on Monday denied accusations their officers showed comparative lenience towards gangs of pro-Beijing men who attacked pro-democracy supporters during a weekend marked by multiple bloody street brawls.

Hong Kong police deny street brawl ‘double standards’

Hong Kong police on Monday denied accusations their officers showed comparative lenience towards gangs of pro-Beijing men who attacked pro-democracy supporters during a weekend marked by multiple bloody street brawls.
Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire water cannons outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.
A water cannon vehicle is escorted by police to a protest in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong on August 25, 2019 in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city.

Hong Kong police disperse protesters with water cannon

Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time Sunday, raising the stakes against protesters who have staged sometimes violent rallies that have rocked the city for the past three months.
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APC campaign train attacked with petrol bomb in Abuja, nine vehicles burnt

Crisis was averted in the Dei-Dei axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, when hoodlums attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.
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Atiku Abubakar criticises President Buhari’s handling of Shiite crisis

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has condemned the killing of Shiites by the Nigerian Army.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Nigerian crackdown on Shiite group sparks fears of escalation

At least three people were killed when supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric clashed with security forces during a protest march in Abuja, prompting warnings to the government that a heavy-handed approach could radicalise elements in the group.

Saudi drone enthusiasts to require permit after ‘palace incident’

Authorities in Riyadh have called on drone enthusiasts to register with authorities prior to operating the aerial devices, after a toy drone was reportedly shot down near the royal palace in the capital.

Court jails 20 persons 10 years for setting church ablaze

An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 20 people to 10 years in prison for burning a church, official news agency MENA reported.

Police shoot man during sword attack on church

Indonesian police have shot a sword-wielding man who attacked church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people including a priest.

Protests hit Tunisia for 3rd night as prime minister warns of clampdown

A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities said Thursday more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.

Protests hit Tunisia for 3rd night as premier warns of clampdown

Tunisian demonstrators defied the threat of a security clampdown as they spilled onto the streets of the capital and at least four other towns for a third night of violent protest fuelled by economic hardship.

IPOB: Presidency faults Saraki over IPOB comments

The Presidency has faulted comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the Nigerian Army lacks the powers to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation.

Suspected IPOB members attack Abia CP’s house

Suspected members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), on Thursday, laid siege on the house of Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade.

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