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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.

Greek farmer blockades pile pressure on government

Thessalon - Greek farmers protesting against pension reforms heightened highway and border protests around the country on Saturday, piling pressure on the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Mass rally against gay civil unions in Italy capital

Rome - Tens of thousands of people gathered in Rome's Circus Maximus arena Saturday to protest against a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, a hot-potato issue for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government.

Nepal parliament votes to amend new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament voted on Saturday to amend the country's new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.

Polish protesters take to streets to 'defend freedom'

Varsovia - Thousands of people took to the streets in more than 30 cities across Poland on Saturday to "defend freedom" and protest against the conservative government.

Ex-Soviet Moldova mired in political crisis as protests heat up

Chisinau - Anger over a $1 billion corruption scandal and the influence of an oligarch, with the competing pull of Europe and Russia in the background, has left ex-Soviet Moldova locked in a complex political crisis with no end in sight.

Chechnya holds mass rally in support of pro-Kremlin leader

Grozny - Tens of thousands of people on Friday staged a state-sponsored rally in the Chechen capital Grozny in support of strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, days after he caused a furore by vowing to destroy critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

New riot in Dutch town against refugee centre

Den Haag - Clashes erupted late Monday in a small Dutch town during violent protests against the planned opening of a centre for asylum seekers, Dutch media and officials said.

Saudi Shiite protesters shout 'death' to ruling family

Dubai - Shiite Muslim protesters in eastern Saudi Arabia called Friday for the "death" of the Sunni-majority kingdom's ruling Al-Saud family at a rally to honour executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, a witness said.
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Sunday's march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
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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.
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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.
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