Global News 1/9/19: Sudanese leader refuses to step down, how US cities extort the poor, and Bangladeshi workers protest for better wages & conditions...

Omar al-Bashir came to power in a coup and has held on through successive elections that his opponents say were not free or fair (AFP).

Omar al-Bashir came to power in a coup and has held on through successive elections that his opponents say were not free or fair (AFP).

Happy Hump Day! Check out today’s headlines, including an update on protests in Sudan, an exposé of how US cities make money off of their poor, and how Bangladesh police are using tear gas and water cannons to disperse a garment workers’ protest that’s been in progress for four days.

  • Sudan's Bashir rejects calls to step down amid ongoing demonstrations (Middle East Eye) Read More

  • How cities make money by fining the poor (NY Times) Read More

  • Bangladesh police, garment workers clash in protests (Miami Herald) Read More

  • Rahaf al-Qunun: UN 'considers Saudi woman a refugee’ (BBC) Read More

  • It takes a CEO just a few days to earn your annual wage (BBC) Read More

  • Nigerian military frees editor held over Boko Haram article (Reuters) Read More

  • Venezuela launches WTO challenge to U.S. sanctions (CNBC) Read More

  • Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects global migration pact (Agence France-Presse) Read More

  • Peru's new top prosecutor criticizes president's bill after taking office (Reuters) Read More

  • U.N. chief in Myanmar concerned over fighting in Rakhine State (Reuters) Read More

  • Japan angry at Korean court's Nippon Steel decision, Seoul urges calm (Reuters) Read More

  • Malta's prime minister says 49 migrants stranded on boats will be brought to Malta and then sent to 8 countries (ABC News) Read More

  • Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result (Reuters) Read More

  • Far-right policies see Italy's democracy ranking plummet (France 24) Read More

  • California to spend millions more on disaster response (Reuters) Read More