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Demonstrators arrive at the US embassy in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1973 uprising against a US-backed junta. The annual march regularly descends into violence and some 5,000 officers were mobilised for the day, backed by drones, a helico...
Protests continue outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has turned into a base for the pro-democracy movement, with police forces deploying water cannons and armoured vehicles with long-range acoustic devices.
Senegalese President Macky Sall receives French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe at the presidential palace in Dakar to discuss the fight against jihadism in the Sahel.
Iraqis flood the streets of the capital Baghdad in a general strike that bolstered the weeks-long movement demanding a government overhaul. Sit-ins have become the go-to tactic for the rallies that erupted in early October in rage over corruption,...
A hundred elephants take part in the Surin elephant round-up where mahouts, the elephant handlers, show their skills in battle re-enactments and playing football. Elephants have to endure a traumatic and painful training in order to be tamed.
Pomegranate farmers in southern Afghanistan -- where growing the juicy fruit is an important alternative to opium poppy production -- say they are feeling the squeeze this year, with business blemished by chilly weather, pests and export woes.
Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Georgia on Sunday, demanding the government's resignation and early parliamentary polls after the increasingly unpopular ruling party backtracked on promised electoral reforms. Protesters gathered outs...
Bolivians demand justice during the funeral of at least 8 peasants loyal to ex-president Evo Morales who were killed Friday in the town of Sacaba in fierce clashes with security forces.
Citizens in Madrid protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro after the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for protest in Caracas demanding the departure of the embattled president.
China's People's Liberation Army soldiers watch the clashes, including fires, between pro-democracy activists that have occupied the neighbouring Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the police from their barracks. PLA soldiers made an unprecenden...
Police deploy water cannon against protesters occupying the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, now a key battleground as the demonstrators fight to keep a stranglehold on a major tunnel nearby, blocked since Tuesday. COMPLETES 1MC2AF
Police use water cannon and fire tear gas outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to disperse protesters in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists, who are intent on keeping their stronghold on a major tunnel near the university, clashed with pol...
Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday morning at protesters intent on keeping their stranglehold on a major tunnel as pro-democracy activists vowed to "squeeze the economy" into next week.
A coffin-shaped boat filled with migrants: just one of the unsettling cartoons by Ivorian artist Jihel on display at Abidjan's Cocobulles festival for press cartoons and comics. This year's theme is illegal immigration.
Flipped cars, paving stones and garbage fires: Italy square, in the south of Paris, is the scene of sporadic outbreaks of violence, quickly drowned in a flood of tear gas, as the 'yellow vests' celebrate the first anniversary of their movement.
Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, the Deputy leader of the ruling United National Party (UNP) and New Democratic Front, casts his vote.
Sri Lankans begin voting in a tightly fought presidential election where former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa's family is seeking a return to power after five years.
Thousands gather at Santiago's emblematic Italy square despite a government announcement it will hold a referendum to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of violent civil unrest.