Sport Direct’s Mike Ashley faces shareholder unrest at annual meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Mike Ashley faced shareholder unrest again at Sports Direct’s meeting with investors on Wednesday. Some major investors believe founder Mike Ashley, who owns more than 62%, has too much control over the retailer. The firm has been criticised for several “strange missteps”, including its House of Fraser purchase. A major bone…

DJ Arafat: Fans of Ivorian artist ‘open coffin’ during funeral unrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chaotic scenes broke out after thousands gathered at a stadium funeral concert (pictured) Some fans of late musician DJ Arafat appear to have opened his coffin during unrest at the artist’s funeral in the Ivory Coast cITY of Abidjan. The 33-year-old DJ, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, died…

Bitcoin Estate Planning; Hong Kong Unrest Fuels Bitcoin Premium

Get Forbes’ top crypto and blockchain stories delivered to your inbox every Friday for the latest news on bitcoin, other major cryptocurrencies and enterprise blockchain adoption. Getty HONG KONG PROTESTS BOOST DEMAND FOR CRYPTO What role do cryptocurrencies have to play in the fight for democratic freedoms? As this week’s protests in Hong Kong intensified,…

Kashmir leaders under house arrest as unrest grows

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We are scared to stay here’ – Tourists react to terror threat alert Top politicians in Indian-administered Kashmir have been put under house arrest, days after thousands of troops were deployed to the disputed region. Public meetings have been banned and reports say mobile networks and the…

Wuhan protests: Incinerator plan sparks mass unrest

Image caption Local people say having an incinerator near their homes will be dangerous While the world’s attention has been focused on the protests in Hong Kong, another Chinese city has been witnessing unrest on a scale rarely seen on the mainland. Thousands of citizens in Wuhan, the capital city of central Hubei province, took…

Ethiopia Amhara unrest: Opposition supporters ‘arrested’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Funerals took place on Wednesday for officials who died More than 50 people have been arrested after an alleged coup attempt in an Ethiopian region, an opposition party says. National Movement of the Amhara (NaMA), said dozens of its supporters had been arrested. Police said earlier that several suspects were…