The 193-member UN General Assembly also elects Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, France and Britain to the 47-member council. Senegal, Nepal, Pakistan, Ukraine and Mexico were re-elected for a second three-year term.
Riot police pepper-spray protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city's financial district as a largely peaceful rally in support of China's ethnic Muslim Uighurs turns chaotic.
The Chinese social media company suspended the teen’s account after her video that started off as a regular beauty tip clip turned into a short political video.
The first minister-level meetings in more than two months between the world's two biggest economies are set to begin on Thursday.
With mosques in the region being periodically demolished and fasting mostly banned, minorities in East Turkistan are bearing the brunt of institutionalised xenophobia.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has demanded access from China to verify reports about abuses against Uighur Muslims. She also demanded the release of Saudi women activists.
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