Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 1000 for query «supporters»

07 November 2018 8:29 PM Obama: change 'won't come in one election cycle'

Former US president Barack Obama spoke of his pride on Wednesday over Democratic gains made in the midterm congressional elections - but warned the battle for much-needed reforms had only just begun. Democrats won the House of Representatives on Tuesday but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate in an election which revealed a country still 19

05 November 2018 6:12 PM Thousands march in support of Sri Lanka's new government

Thousands of Sri Lankans are marching in support of a new government under the country's former strongman. The rally near Parliament on Monday comes amid a deepening political crisis sparked by President Maithripala Siriena's move to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, replace him with ex-leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, and suspend Parliament 20

05 November 2018 4:53 PM Madagascar: three presidents, three crises

Madagascar's past three presidents, all in the running against 43 other candidates in the presidential vote on November 7, each had their terms tarnished by political crises. Marc Ravalomanana, a former milkman turned millionaire milk mogul is declared winner of the presidential election in 2002 after a crisis lasting nearly seven months against outgoing 22

05 November 2018 3:57 AM Cameroon police arrest 19 opposition protesters

Police in Cameroon arrested 19 supporters of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who disputes the results of October presidential elections, at protests against President Paul Biya on Sunday, local authorities and witnesses told AFP. The arrests happened at two different places in the town of Bafoussam in the country's west where Kamto backers were picketing 21

01 November 2018 6:57 PM US calls for investigation into Shiite deaths in Nigeria

The United States embassy in Nigeria said on Thursday it was "concerned" and called for an investigation after supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric were killed in clashes with security forces. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said 49 of its members were killed this week after the army and police fired live bullets at crowds who marched near and in the capital 36

30 October 2018 2:47 PM Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

Zhuhai - Top seed Daria Kasatkina survived a scare on Tuesday to claim victory over crowd favourite Wang Qiang in a thrilling contest at the WTA Elite Trophy in China, taking the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-5. The 21-year-old Russian looked totally dominant in the early stages in Zhuhai, wrapping up the first set against the Chinese eleventh seed in just 26 minutes 30

29 October 2018 7:03 PM Three dead in Nigeria after Shiites and army clash

Three supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric were killed over the weekend in the Nigerian capital Abuja after clashes with the army, a military spokesperson said. According to Nigeria's military, soldiers transporting weapons and ammunition were "attacked" by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) at the Zuba Bridge on Saturday afternoon 23

28 October 2018 7:01 PM 1 dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis escalates

Colombo - A constitutional crisis gripping Sri Lanka since the president's shock dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe erupted into violence on Sunday, with a man shot dead and two others injured in Colombo. Police said bodyguards for a Sri Lankan cabinet minister allied to Wickremesinghe opened fire inside a government ministry as a mob loyal 38

27 October 2018 11:22 AM Loftus-Cheek presses Chelsea case as Burnley await

London - Ruben Loftus-Cheek made a persuasive argument this week to be included in Chelsea's starting line-up at Burnley on Sunday. The reality is, though, the England midfielder has more work to do to convince Maurizio Sarri he is ready for an extended run in the Premier League. A hat-trick in the Europa League victory over BATE Borisov confirmed the potential 23

23 October 2018 7:06 AM WATCH: China's president launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

China's President Xi Jinping launched the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China on Tuesday at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories. Xi announced the bridge officially open at a ceremony also attended by Hong Kong's and Macau's city leaders at a new port terminal in the southern 58