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Thousands in anti-Ortega protest in Nicaragua capital

Managua - Thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday through Nicaragua's capital Managua to demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and the liberation of hundreds detained during months of deadly government repression.

Hundreds protest against pension reforms in Saint Petersburg

Sanktpeterburg - Up to thousand protestors demonstrated in Russia's second largest city of Saint Petersburg on Sunday against a plan to raise the state pension age which has sparked public anger.

Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

Istanbul - Turkish security forces on Friday fired tear gas at construction workers at Istanbul's new airport who were protesting dangerous working conditions at the site as it prepares to open for business next month, local media reported.

US approves return of non-emergency personnel to Nicaragua

Managua - The United States on Wednesday approved the return to Nicaragua of non-emergency personnel and diplomats' family members after they were pulled from the Central American nation during weeks of deadly anti-government protests.

Hundreds of protesters arrested on Russian polling day

Moscow - Hundreds of people were arrested in Russia on Sunday during nationwide protests against deeply unpopular pension reforms as the country voted in local elections.

Merkel, German intel chief clash on 'foreigner hunt' reports

Berlin - The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency Friday raised doubts about reports of a "hunt on foreigners" by neo-Nazi mobs in a flashpoint city last month, directly contradicting Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Turkey's Saturday Mothers defy ban in search for sons

Istanbul - Hanife Yildiz, 66, says she last saw her only son, Murat, in 1995 -- when he was 19 and she handed him to Turkish police for questioning.

Two injured in new Nicaragua protests

Managua - At least two people were hurt by gunfire Sunday as suspected paramilitaries targeted anti-government demonstrators in Nicaragua's capital.

Germany's Chemnitz on edge after anti-migrant violence

Chemnitz - Chemnitz is on edge after a wave of racist violence following the deadly stabbing of a local man, allegedly by two migrants, stoking tension and tarnishing the eastern German city's image."We aren't all Nazis," sighs 60-year old pharmacist Rita Thal.

Turkish mothers' protest banned over 'terror exploitation': minister

Istanbul - Turkey banned a weekly rally staged since the mid-1990s by mothers protesting against the disappearance of their sons and relatives on the grounds that it had been exploited by a terror group, the interior minister said Monday.

New German far-right rally after knife killing sparks mob violence

Chemnitz - Several people were injured as thousands of far-right protesters rallied Monday in the eastern German city of Chemnitz where a knife killing, allegedly committed by a Syrian and an Iraqi, had sparked racist mob attacks that were deplored by Chancellor ...

Germany's far-right movement calls protest after deadly dispute

Berlin - The far-right street movement PEGIDA on Monday called for a second straight day of protests in ex-communist eastern Germany after the alleged fatal stabbing of a German man by a foreigner."Muster strength from anger and sadness!

Neo-Nazi rally draws counterprotests in Stockholm

Stockholm - Around 300 neo-Nazi activists demonstrated in central Stockholm on Saturday, drawing boos from protesters and politicians seeking to ban their movement.

Istanbul police break up landmark Turkish mothers' protest

Istanbul - Istanbul police on Saturday broke up a regular demonstration by Turkish mothers remembering the disappearance of relatives in the 1980s and 1990s, detaining over 20 people as participants marked the 700th such weekly protest.

Brazil's leftists march for Lula candidacy

Bras - Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva marched on Brasilia on Tuesday to support his attempt to take part in presidential elections, despite serving a prison sentence for corruption.

Fears of violence ahead of US far-right rally

Washington - Police in Portland, Oregon braced for violence at a rally Saturday by two far-right groups that has raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tunisians protest against 'destructive' reforms

Sfax - Hundreds of people demonstrated Friday in Tunisia against proposed reforms opposed by conservative Muslims that include equal inheritance rights for women and decriminalising homosexuality.

Thousands of Russians protest against pension age hike

Moscow - Tens of thousands of Russians took part Saturday in rallies across the country organised by Communists to protest against highly controversial plans to hike the pension age.

Thousands protest disputed judicial reforms in Poland

Warsaw - Thousands of anti-government protesters hit streets across Poland on Thursday night to rally against a string of judicial reforms that the EU has dubbed a threat to judicial independence and the rule of law.

Poland's Senate approves Supreme Court changes

Warsaw - Poland's Senate approved early Wednesday a controversial bill to reform the Supreme Court in a move that critics say puts the judicial system under government control and is a threat to the country's democracy.

Dozens injured in police clashes at Nepal healthcare protest

Kathmandu - Dozens of protesters in Nepal have been injured in clashes with police at a demonstration in support of a hunger-striking doctor seeking better healthcare in the impoverished Himalayan country.

Ortega undercutting talks on Nicaragua crisis: analysts

Managua - The chances of talks finding a way out of Nicaragua's deadly unrest have taken a blow after President Daniel Ortega used force to crush protests and called Catholic bishop mediators "coup-mongers," analysts said Friday.

At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

Apo - President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home.

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Basra - Protests in Iraq continued into their second week Monday following days of clashes that left eight people dead, with demonstrators rallying to put social problems in the spotlight.

At historic summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

Apo - President Donald Trump appeared to accept Russian denials of any meddling in US elections at a historic summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday where the pair championed a fresh start in relations between the world's greatest nuclear powers.

Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead, rights group says

Managua - Nicaraguan pro-government forces launched an operation in the country's south that left at least 10 people dead and around 20 injured on Sunday, a human rights group said.

Nicaragua troops launch intense attacks in south, rights group says

Managua - Nicaraguan government forces launched intense raids backed by heavy equipment on Sunday in rebellious towns in the Masaya department, south of the capital, leaving several people injured, a human rights group reported.

Trump brands Russia a 'foe' ahead of Putin summit

Apo - US President Donald Trump branded Russia, the EU and China as "foes" as he prepared Sunday to go head to head with Vladimir Putin at a historic summit shrouded in Moscow's alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election.

Dozens wounded as south Iraq protesters clash with police

Basra - Dozens of demonstrators were wounded in southern Iraq on Sunday in clashes with police as protests over unemployment and a lack of basic services entered a second week, officials said.

Two killed in southern Iraq as protests spread

Basra - Two more demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country including Baghdad.
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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal  Toro de la Vega  event in Tordesillas - Saturday  Sep...
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event in Tordesillas - Saturday, September 14, 2013.
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi...
Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa gesture as they hold tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police and residents of the area at the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
Kuwaiti security forces arrive at the scene as tires are burning during a demonstration of supporter...
Kuwaiti security forces arrive at the scene as tires are burning during a demonstration of supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Mussallam al-Barrak on July 6, 2014
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
People demonstrating in the streets of Maribor  Slovenia.
People demonstrating in the streets of Maribor, Slovenia.
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Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
18J - Spaniards in 30 cities across Spain protested against Government corruption and called for Raj...
18J - Spaniards in 30 cities across Spain protested against Government corruption and called for Rajoy's resignation - Cibeles, Madrid.
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Man with symbolic upside down umbrella on Avenue Saxe  Lyon.
Man with symbolic upside down umbrella on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.
Taiwan s workers and Labor Unions protested at Ketagalan Blvd and marched to Ministry of Labor on Ma...
Taiwan's workers and Labor Unions protested at Ketagalan Blvd and marched to Ministry of Labor on May 1, 2014 in Taipei.
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Saturday s anti-G20 Queen s Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Saturday's anti-G20 Queen's Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Members of the German far-right party NPD scuffle with police during a demonstration against the arr...
Members of the German far-right party NPD scuffle with police during a demonstration against the arrival of refugees on July 24, 2015 in Dresden, eastern Germany
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur  Belgium  January 29  2013.
Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur, Belgium, January 29, 2013.
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National police officers protest in Madrid  Spain  October 27  2012
National police officers protest in Madrid, Spain, October 27, 2012
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.