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Yemen police kill one in Aden protests over power cuts

Aden - Police have opened fire to disperse dozens of Aden residents protesting power cuts in Yemen's second city, killing one, a local government official said on Sunday.

Thousands of Croatians march against abortion

Zagreb - Several thousand Croatians, including prime minister's wife, on Saturday joined an anti-abortion march in the capital, raising concerns among rights groups over a possible abortion ban by the conservative rulers.

Kosovo holds first ever gay pride march

Pristina - A few hundred people from Kosovo's gay and lesbian community held their first ever pride parade Tuesday, seeking acceptance and respect of their rights in the conservative society.

Spaniards march on anniversary of Indignados movement

Madrid - Thousands took to Madrid's streets to mark the fifth anniversary of the birth of Spain's Indignados movement, which shook the country's political system and sparked "occupy" movements around the world.

German police arrest 120 in anti-coal demonstrations

Deutschland - German police said Sunday they arrested 120 people following violent clashes between environmental activists and security personnel at anti-coal demonstrations in the east of the country.

New Bangladesh hit-list threatens teachers, politicians

Dhaka - Bangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after a series of gruesome killings.

Serbian opposition rallies against electoral 'fraud'

Belgrade - More than 1,000 people protested in Belgrade on Saturday against alleged electoral "fraud" at polls last weekend, at a rally organised by Serbia's main opposition parties.

Thousands demand justice for ex-slaves in Mauritania

Nouakchott - Thousands of people have marched for the rights of former slaves in Mauritania and to denounce injustice against them in the west African nation where slavery persists despite being officially abolished decades ago.

Geneva rejects Turkish request to remove picture of slain teen

Ginebra - Authorities in Geneva on Tuesday rejected a Turkish request to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations.

Iraqi MPs approve partial cabinet as thousands protest

Baghdad - Iraqi lawmakers approved five of the prime minister's candidates for a new cabinet on Tuesday after weeks of delays and chaos at parliament, as thousands of people demonstrated for reforms.

Turkey asks Geneva to remove picture linking Erdogan to dead teen

Ginebra - Turkey has asked authorities in Geneva to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations, a Swiss official said Monday.

Kenya demonstrators try to storm election commission

Nairobi - Police fired tear gas Monday to prevent opposition demonstrators -- including former premier Raila Odinga -- from storming the offices of Kenya's electoral commission to demand its dissolution.

Zimbabwe holds largest anti-Mugabe protest in years

Harare - Demonstrators in Zimbabwe held the largest protest against President Robert Mugabe in nearly a decade on Thursday, marching through central Harare demanding that the 92-year-old leader make a "dignified exit.

Turkish police fire tear gas at Besiktas fans: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of supporters of top Istanbul side Besiktas who had gathered outside their new stadium to celebrate the first match at the venue, an AFP photographer said.

Tens of thousands of Colombians stage anti-government protest

Estanzuela - Tens of thousands of people protested in more than 20 cities across Colombia against President Juan Manuel Santos and his government's peace process with the FARC guerrillas.

Iraq's Sadr orders end to Baghdad Green Zone sit-in

Baghdad - Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Thursday ordered his followers to end a two-week sit-in at Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone aimed at pressuring the government to carry out reforms.

Organisers cancel Sunday's Brussels attacks 'March Against Fear'

Brussels - The organisers of a "March Against Fear" planned for Sunday to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears."We understand this request.

Brussels attacks rally should be postponed for security reasons: Minister

Brussels - Belgian authorities asked people not to join a "March against Fear" Sunday after the deadly Brussels airport and metro attacks because of security concerns, suggesting the rally should be delayed by several weeks.

Clashes at protest for slain Turkish teenager

Istanbul - Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration on Friday in honour of a teenager whose death two years ago helped mobilise opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Iranian migrants sew mouths shut to protest 'Jungle' demolition

Calais - A group of Iranian migrants sewed their mouths shut in a disturbing protest at the ongoing demolition of the "Jungle" migrant camp in the French port city of Calais on Thursday.

Brussels rally for migrants draws 3,000

Brussels - Brandishing banners demanding "safe passage now" for migrants, some 3,000 marchers attended a rally in Brussels in support of people fleeing conflict and persecution, police said, while smaller demonstrations drew hundreds in Paris and other European c...

Protestors in Poland rally for democracy icon Walesa

Varsovia - Around 15,000 people hit the streets in the Polish capital Warsaw Saturday for a "We, the People" march, the latest in a series of pro-democracy protests against the right-wing government for its alleged violation of democratic standards.

South African universities close after violent protests

Johanesburg - At least three South African universities closed Thursday after a new wave of student protests that have seen buildings torched over high tuition fees and allegations of racism.

Six dead in torching of city hall in Bolivia: Hospital

La Paz - Six people died from smoke inhalation when a crowd set fire to a city hall in Bolivia Wednesday in a dispute linked to a corruption scandal, officials said.

Blockades in Argentina for jailed rights leader

Buenos Aires - Protesters blocked major roads in Argentina on Wednesday in demonstrations calling for the release of a detained civil rights group leader.

Man shot at Sweden pro-Kurdish rally

Stockholm - A man was shot and critically injured at a pro-Kurdish rally in a Stockholm suburb at the weekend, police said on Sunday.Organisers of the event said the incident in the suburb of Fittja on Saturday had a "political motive" but did not elaborate.

Beijing pins Hong Kong riot on 'radical separatists'

Hong Kong - A senior Beijing official on Sunday blamed "radical separatists" for a riot that erupted in Hong Kong last week, the worst clashes the city has seen since mass pro-democracy protests.

Greek farmers to harden protests as PM seeks compromise

Atenas - Greek farmers on Wednesday threatened to escalate a nationwide protest against pension reform by blocking ports and airports, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras offered a compromise to end the dispute that has backed his government into a corner.

Greek farmers ramp up motorway blockade over pension reforms

Atenas - Greek farmers on Tuesday stepped up their weeks-long protest against proposed pension reforms by setting up a blockade around the main north-south motorway, splitting the country in two.

Greek island mayor warns of violence over migrant plan

Atenas - The mayor of the Greek island of Kos on Sunday called on the government to abandon its plans to build a migrant registration centre as demanded by the EU, warning that local opposition could lead to "uncontrollable" protests.
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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.
Toronto: Protesters rally against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford s policies.
Toronto: Protesters rally against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's policies.
Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - Night march in Malaga.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - Night march in Malaga.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
Prisotnost Steje OccupyLjubljana
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.
File photo: Anti-G20 protesters standing behind a CTV News broadcast  June 26  2010
File photo: Anti-G20 protesters standing behind a CTV News broadcast, June 26, 2010
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
Roland Halkasch, DPA/AFP/File
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.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
Vancouver Police on the downtown streets during the anti-Olympics protest
Vancouver Police on the downtown streets during the anti-Olympics protest
John Biehler
Tens of thousands of protesters in
Avenida Paulista  Sao Paulo  Brazil
Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Photograph courtesy of Mídia NINJA, Brazil.
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police s treatment of pr...
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
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.
Joan Roca Febrer
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.
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.
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.
Joan Roca Febrer
 We are the change  voice at Occupy Vancouver protest  Vancouver Art Gallery
"We are the change" voice at Occupy Vancouver protest, Vancouver Art Gallery
Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be ...
Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
Getting ready for the march to the town hall.
Getting ready for the march to the town hall.