Candidates looking to loosen China's grip on the semi-autonomous territory grabbed 388 out of 452 seats in 18 district councils, leaving only 59 for the establishment and five for independent candidates.
The first elections in Hong Kong following the months-long pro-democracy protests drew an unprecedented number of voters, with analysts expecting the pro-democracy camp to make gains although still falling short of a majority.
The announcement comes from Hong Kong’s new police commissioner as a police siege of the Polytechnic University continues with most of the protesters leaving the campus, but an unknown number still remains inside for days.
A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning, hitting at least one in the torso, as anger sparked by the recent death of a student spilled into the rush hour commute.
A massive pro-democracy rally in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings.
After two years of government, Kurz's Austrian People’s Party could not survive a vote of no confidence. Austria's government has failed, but who will emerge from the rubble to take over?
Local body elections are being held in the disputed territory for the first time in 13 years, but a boycott by both separatists and major pro-India parties dealt a strong blow to New Delhi.
Protesters say they want the government to stop delaying provincial elections. However, the country's home minister argues the protests led by former president Rajapaksa are meant to draw attention away from a corruption probe into his family.
Two separate attack by the Taliban have left at least 33 dead. The ongoing violence has led to the extension of a deadline for Afghans to register to vote in the October 20 legislative elections.
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