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Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

Voting is due to start in the first major elections in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests in 2014. The main parties competing are divided by their stances on the territory’s relationship with Beijing. Voters will choose 35 lawmakers based on geographical constituencies and 35 people to represent selected trades. The city has partial democracy and not everybody can vote for ...

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Turkey failed coup: Tens of thousands in pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of people have joined a pro-democracy rally in Istanbul, condemning the nation’s attempted coup. The rally was organised by the opposition party CHP but was backed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party, in a rare show of unity. Amid a sea of red flags, banners bore slogans such as “We defend the republic!” The CHP’s leader ...

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Turkey failed coup: Tens of thousands in pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of people have joined a pro-democracy rally in Istanbul, condemning the nation’s attempted coup. The rally was organised by the opposition party CHP but was backed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party, in a rare show of unity. Amid a sea of red flags, banners bore slogans such as “We defend the republic!” The CHP’s leader ...

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