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10 more die as student protesters vow to 'complete shutdown' in Bangladesh and clashes persist

Jul. 18, 2024 09:46 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police clashed Thursday with student protesters attempting to impose a “complete shutdown” of Bangladesh’s capital, following days of violent confrontations during demonstrations over a system of allocating government jobs, with media reports saying 10 people died...

Here's what to know about the violent protests over government jobs roiling Bangladesh

Jul. 18, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has been gripped by violence this week after relentless clashes between student protesters, security officials and pro-government student activists over a quota system for government jobs. Protest organizers say they are imposing “a complete...

Kenya bans protests in the capital over security concerns and lack of leadership

Jul. 18, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya on Thursday have banned protests in the capital indefinitely citing a lack of leadership that would ensure peaceful protests. The ban was announced hours before a planned protest later Thursday, in which demonstrators were expected to march to...

Dominican activists protest against a new criminal code that would maintain a total abortion ban

Jul. 18, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

Activists in the Dominican Republic protested on Wednesday against a bill for a new criminal code that would keep in place the country’s total abortion ban. The Dominican Senate gave initial approval to the bill in late June and lawmakers are expected to give it final approval in...

New York City Council member arrested, accused of biting police officer

Jul. 17, 2024 21:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council member was charged Wednesday with biting a police officer during a chaotic protest over the construction of a new homeless shelter in her district. Brooklyn Democrat Susan Zhuang was released without bond after being arraigned on a felony...

'I can't breathe': Eric Garner remembered on the 10th anniversary of his chokehold death

Jul. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years after Eric Garner ’s death at the hands of New York City police officers made “I can’t breathe” a rallying cry, loved ones on Wednesday remembered his life and legacy. “I want people to remember him and remember that he was the one that helped...

Violent clashes erupt between police and protesters in Dhaka even after 6 die during campus protests

Jul. 17, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Several major universities in Bangladesh agreed to shut their doors Wednesday after at least six people died in violent campus protests, while protest organizers announced they would shut down all but essential services and relentless clashes between demonstrators and...

European aid worker arrested in Central African Republic over spying allegations is on hunger strike

Jul. 17, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A European aid worker who was arrested two months ago in Central African Republic over spying allegations has begun a hunger strike to protest the conditions of his detention, his family and the Portuguese honorary consul told The Associated Press. Martin...

Belarus broadens visa-free travel for 35 European countries

Jul. 17, 2024 11:25 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday expanded visa-free travel for residents of 35 European countries, including members of the European Union and the United Kingdom, as part of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko' s efforts to improve relations with the West. ...

Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat to protest a suicide attack that killed 8 soldiers in the northwest

Jul. 17, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat Wednesday to strongly protest a deadly militant attack that left eight soldiers dead in the northwest bordering Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry said. A bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the ouster wall of an...