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Hong Kong police pepper spray protesters

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Police in Hong Kong use pepper spray and batons against anti-government protesters who had seized highways early Monday ahead of what is expected to be a huge pro-democracy rally on the anniversary of the city's handover to China. IMAGES

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Istanbul mayoral election: President Erdogan casts vote

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan enters a polling station in Instanbul to cast his ballot in a re-run of the mayoral election. The election has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's continued popularity at a time of economic trouble. IMAGES

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Istanbul votes in re-run of mayoral election

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Istanbul goes back to the polls on in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's continued popularity at a time of economic trouble. IMAGES.

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Joshua Wong warns more protests if Carrie Lam doesn’t resign

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Joshua Wong, the student leader who became the face of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" democracy protests in 2014, is released from prison. Wong tells reporters that the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam must resign, "otherwise more Hong Kong people... will come and join the our fight." SOUNDBITE

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