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Hong Kong disqualifies democracy activist Joshua Wong from district elections

Hong Kong disqualifies democracy activist Joshua Wong from district elections

Hong Kong's government disqualified prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming district elections on Tuesday, a move likely to sow further discord in a city hit by five months of anti-government unrest.

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting 'triad' attack

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting 'triad' attack

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Saturday at protesters holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators near the Chinese border last weekend

Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit

Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement ...

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing.

Cambodian PM's party claims all election seats, opposition sees 'death of democracy'

Cambodian PM's party claims all election seats, opposition sees 'death of democracy'

Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair.

Imran declares victory in Pakistan election

Imran declares victory in Pakistan election

Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan declared victory on Thursday in the general election, and said he was ready to lead the nuclear-armed nation despite a long delay in ballot counting and allegations of vote-rigging from his main opponents.

Indonesia votes in preview of 2019 presidential polls

Indonesia votes in preview of 2019 presidential polls

Tens of millions of Indonesians will vote on Wednesday in regional elections seen as a gauge of President Joko Widodo's prospects for re-election next year in the world's third biggest democracy.

Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key elections

Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key elections

Hong Kong's democracy camp failed to claw back all their lost seats on Monday in controversial by-elections as the city's pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip.

East Timor parliament dissolved, new elections called

East Timor parliament dissolved, new elections called

East Timor is set to hold fresh elections after president Francisco Guterres dissolved parliament on Friday, ending a months-long political impasse that plunged Asia's youngest democracy into a post-election stalemate.

Senior judges open rift with India's chief justice

Senior judges open rift with India's chief justice

The judges said they were making their disagreement with Chief Justice Dipak Misra public after private talks failed to address what they said were serious problems with the running of India's highest court.

Modi declares victory for ruling party in state elections

Modi declares victory for ruling party in state elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared victory Monday in two state elections, including a closely-fought race in his stronghold of Gujarat where the charismatic leader fronted the campaign.

Nepal's Oli, most likely next PM, wins parliament seat

Nepal's Oli, most likely next PM, wins parliament seat

Counting is still under way following an election on Thursday that capped a near-decade long transition to democracy from monarchy and a civil war in which more than 17,000 people died.