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Greek protesters clash with police after Macedonia name deal

Tr - Greek protesters on Sunday clashed with riot police, who beat them back with tear gas after a historic Greek-Macedonian deal to end a 27-year name row.

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Cox's Bazar - As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival Saturday with a peaceful demonstration demanding justice and dignified repatriation.

Greek govt defeats censure vote over Macedonia deal amid protests

Atenas - Greece's leftist-led government on Saturday shrugged off a censure vote amid protests against a landmark deal in the 27-year name row with Macedonia to be signed Sunday.

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greece's leftist-led government was to face a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a 27-year name row with Macedonia.

US man detained in Vietnam after violent protests

Hanoi - An American citizen is being held in Vietnam for "disrupting public order" after he joined violent protests over a controverial special economic zone draft law, an official said Thursday.

Nicaraguan crisis leaves vital street market with economic bruises

Managua - In taking over his family's shoe business in Nicaragua's largest market, vendor Jose Miguel Gutierrez thought he was set for life -- but as his country nosedives into sociopolitical crisis, one of his two stalls stands barren.

Blistered and hungry: Afghans walk hundreds of kilometres for peace

Ghazni - Hobbled by blisters and stalked by hunger, dozens of Afghan protesters are marching hundreds of kilometres across the war-torn country demanding an end to the nearly 17-year conflict.

Nicaragua violence rages as prospect of crisis talks hangs in limbo

Masaya - Masaya, a city battling at the front lines of Nicaragua's heated anti-government protests, once again became the scene of fierce street battles that a rights group said saw one man die of a bullet wound to the heart.

Government-backed mass rally in Romania against judicial 'abuses'

Bucharest - Tens of thousands of supporters of Romania's left-wing government took to the streets of Bucharest on Saturday in an unprecedented protest against the "abuses" of the country's own judiciary, several members of which are embroiled in corruption cases.

At least two more die in fresh Nicaragua clashes

Managua - At least two more people died in violent protests overnight, a Nicaraguan rights group said Saturday, bringing to 137 the death toll since demonstrations demanding President Daniel Ortega step down began in April.

At least two more die in fresh Nicaragua clashes

Managua - At least two more people died during violent protests overnight, a Nicaraguan rights group said Saturday, bringing to 137 the death toll since demonstrations demanding President Daniel Ortega's ouster sparked in mid-April.

Facing gunfire, Nicaraguan protesters build own mortars

Masaya - "No smoking" signs dot a forested enclave outside Nicaragua's flashpoint city Masaya, but tobacco is not the concern: the area harbors explosive material used to fashion homemade mortar rounds.

Ortega, bishops discuss Nicaragua violence but fail to reboot talks

Managua - Nicaragua's Catholic bishops on Thursday met with President Daniel Ortega over reviving stalled talks to quell a political crisis rights groups say has left 134 people dead -- but emerged from the closed-door meeting without a formal plan to head back ...

Jordan withdraws tax bill after angry protests

Apo - Jordan's new prime minister on Thursday announced a controversial IMF-backed income tax bill will be withdrawn, after it sparked a week of angry protests in the kingdom.

Thousands protest in Greece against Macedonia name deal

P - Thousands of Greeks protested Wednesday in main cities around the country against attempts to solve a festering 27-year name row with Macedonia, reportedly now close to a deal.

Thousands protest in Greece against Macedonia name deal

P - Thousands of Greeks protested Wednesday in main cities around the country against attempts to solve a festering 27-year name row with Macedonia, reportedly now close to a deal.

Jordan PM resigns after anti-austerity protests

Apo - Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned on Monday after a wave of anti-austerity protests by citizens suffering from high unemployment and repeated prices hikes.

Jordan PM resigns after anti-austerity protests

Apo - Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned on Monday after he was summoned by King Abdullah II over growing protests against his government's austerity measures, a government source said.

Jordan king summons PM over anti-government demos

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah has summoned the prime minister for a meeting that could pave the way for his resignation, a government source said Monday, after another night of protests against austerity measures.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Echoes of 1968 unrest in Senegal student protests

Dakar - The student demonstrations that have rocked Senegal in recent weeks recall the short-lived but intense unrest which sprung out of the country's universities half a century ago, almost bringing down the government back in May 1968.

Jordan protests snowball over price hikes, income tax draft law

Apo - Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in the capital Amman for a third consecutive day on Saturday against price hikes and an income tax draft law driven by IMF recommendations to slash its public debt.

Families of Tiananmen victims urge China's Xi to 're-evaluate' crackdown

Bejing - Families of Chinese democracy protesters killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have urged President Xi Jinping to acknowledge their suffering and "re-evaluate the June Fourth massacre" as its 29th anniversary approaches.

Thousands in Argentina protest against utility costs, IMF

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the Argentine capital Friday to protest talks between the government and the IMF amid fresh public anger over a hike in utility prices.

Jordan price hikes spark protests, royal reprieve

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah II ordered the government on Friday to freeze new price hikes on fuel and electricity, officials said, after angry protests across the cash-strapped country.Past price hikes have triggered riots in Jordan, a country of 9.

New Greek rallies announced in Macedonia name row

Atenas - Greeks opposed to a compromise solution to a long-running dispute over the name of neighbouring Macedonia will protest in cities across northern Greece next week, organisers said Thursday.

Brazil close to paralysis as truckers press on with strike

Bras - The Brazilian government and transport unions struck a deal late Thursday to halt for 15 days a nationwide truckers' strike that has caused severe shortages of fuel and food in some areas.

Protester dead in second day of south India clashes

Tuticorin - A protester was killed by a rubber bullet in southern India Wednesday, a day after 10 were shot dead when police opened fire on a rally demanding the closure of a copper plant, officials said.
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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.
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.
Sunday s march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
Sunday's march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Pro-Tibet mini rally at Queen s Park during the massive anti-G20 protests.
Pro-Tibet mini rally at Queen's Park during the massive anti-G20 protests.
These Hungarian-Americans demonstrated against biased coverage of Hungary.
These Hungarian-Americans demonstrated against biased coverage of Hungary.
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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.
 F*ck you too Fabra  referring to a comment by Andrea Fabra.
"F*ck you too Fabra" referring to a comment by Andrea Fabra.
Vancouver Police on the downtown streets during the anti-Olympics protest
Vancouver Police on the downtown streets during the anti-Olympics protest
John Biehler
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.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th  2013. The man on the left is  according to Felsen ...
Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th, 2013. The man on the left is, according to Felsen, a supporter of Ataturk (considered by many to be the founder of modern Turkey); the boy on the right is with the country's worker's union.
Brian Felsen
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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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.
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.