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Peter Fonda – who wrote and starred in the counter-culture classic motorcycle movie "Easy Rider" - died at the age of 79, his family confirmed on Saturday. The son of Hollywood giant Henry Fonda, he found a niche in the 1960s counterculture. "I am very sad," Fonda's sister and fellow actor Jane said in a statement. "He was my...
Several thousand people attended a student-led rally in Hong Kong's Chater Garden on Friday, opening a series of protests in various parts of the one-time UK colony. No violent incidents were reported at the pro-democracy rally, which was held with police permission at a public square at the city's financial district. Activists have announced several more rallies, including...
Several thousand people attended a student-led rally in Hong Kong's Chater Garden on Friday, opening a series of protests in various parts of the one-time UK colony. No violent incidents were reported at the pro-democracy rally, which was held with police permission at a public square at the city's financial district. Activists have announced several more rallies, including a...
Police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas and bludgeoned protesters with batons after hundreds of people gathered in the capital Harare on Friday in defiance of a court order banning anti-government protests. The protests were the first in a series of nationwide demonstrations called by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition party against a crashing economy and the government...
"We know that we will pay for it, but prison and torture are not alien to us. For the last 40 years, we have been experiencing inhuman discrimination against women, and that is why we do not want to live any longer under a regime that has held half of the society hostage to a medieval, gender-based apartheid," lawyer...
When word of the border wall reached the Cameroonian capital Yaounde at the end of July, army chief Rene Claude Meka promptly set out to tour the 180-kilometer (111-mile) stretch. On the Equatoguinean side, locals had been informed that the border wall was intended to keep out West Africans wanting to enter the country without authorization. Meka talked on...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to meet UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson "very, very soon" for one-on-one talks about Brexit, her spokesman said in Berlin on Friday. Steffen Seibert added that a meeting is planned in the very near future," but did not specify the date. Commenting on the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on Friday, Seibert said that...
"We know that we will pay for it, but prison and torture are not alien to us. For the last 40 years, we have been experiencing inhuman discrimination against women, and that is why we do not want to live any longer under a regime that has held half of the society hostage to a medieval, gender-based apartheid," lawyer and...
A total of 514 migrants have died in the Americas so far this year, an increase of about 33% from a year ago, the UN migration agency said on Friday. It is the fastest that the 500 mark has been reached since the International Organization for Migration (IOM) began counting in 2014. Nearly half of all deaths — 247 — were recorded on the...
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation on Friday of its chief executive after the airline became ensnared in the Chinese territory's huge anti-government protests. Rupert Hogg said he was stepping down "to take responsibility ... in view of recent events" after he faced pressure from Beijing to stop the airline's employees from taking part in the rallies. The demonstrations,...