Hong Kong's Apple Daily vows to fight on after owner arrested

Readers had queued from the early hours of Tuesday to get copies of the newspaper, a day after police raided its offices and took Lai into detention, the highest-profile arrest under the national law

Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily, is seen as he was released on bail, after he was arrested by the national security unit in Hong Kong, China on 12 August 2020

Student arrests in Hong Kong deepen 'white terror' fears

Hong Kong has fallen into an era of "white terror", democracy campaigners said Thursday after four students -- one aged just 16 -- were arrested for social media posts deemed to be a threat to ...

Anti-government demonstrators sit as they were detained by riot police during a lunch time protest as a second reading of a controversial national anthem law takes place in Hong Kong, China on 27 May 2020

In echo of Mao era, China's schools in book-cleansing drive

As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books deemed politically incorrect, deepening Chinese president Xi Jinping's ...

A man poses for pictures at a booth of China's President Xi Jinping books displayed at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China on 7 November 2018

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Mexican gray wolves, an endangered native species, are seen resting in their enclosure at the Museo del Desierto in Saltillo, Mexico, 1 July 2020.

50 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s death

At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday

Ethiopian musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa poses while dressed in a traditional costume during the 123rd anniversary celebration of the battle of Adwa in Addis Ababa

Anti-racism protests turn spotlight on icons of US history

As the wave of anti-racism protests rocking the United States brings down monuments to figures linked to the country's history of slavery, the spotlight is shifting to historic characters long ...

A protestors wraps chains and ropes around the statue of US President Andrew Jackson during an attempt by protestors to pull the statue down in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington, DC, US, 22 June.

Protesters topple Washington DC statue of Confederate general

Several monuments depicting Confederate figures have been toppled by demonstrators, who have been protesting systemic racism, police brutality and injustice

Protesters attempt to topple a statue of Albert Pike during an event to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality, in Washington, DC, US, on 19 June 2020

New York governor defends Columbus statues

With protesters attacking statues of Columbus in recent days during anti-racist demonstrations, Cuomo was asked by a reporter whether it was time for monuments in the state celebrating the Italian ...

New York governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, US, on 10 June 2020

French police protest against chokehold ban

The protests followed a meeting between police unions and interior minister Christophe Castaner meant to try and allay the simmering police anger

Police officers attend a demonstration against French interior minister Christophe Castaner's reforms, including ditching a controversial chokehold method of arrest, following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, on 12 June 2020

UK council stops plan to remove statue of scout founder Baden-Powell

A British statue of Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide scouting movement, will be given 24-hour security until it is removed or until the threat subsides after it became a target of ...

Matthew Trott a Scout from the Thane Rover Crew of Cwmbran in Wales salutes a statue of Robert Baden-Powell in Poole, the statue is due to be removed following protests against the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Poole, Britain, on 11 June 2020
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