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Thousands welcome refugees to Germany at Dresden rally

Dresden - Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees, after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.

Brazil's embattled left strikes back

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's embattled left staged a string of protests in a show of support for President Dilma Rousseff, although turnout was markedly lower than at massive anti-government rallies over the weekend.

Foreign reporter caught up in Ecuador unrest can stay: Judge

Quito - A judge in Ecuador on Monday refused to deport a Franco-Brazilian journalist who was covering protests against President Rafael Correa's government.

Homeless Tianjin residents demand compensation, answers

Tianjin - Residents who fled their homes near vast and deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin gathered in anger on Monday to demand redress from a government they say is ignoring their plight.

Nepal police arrest dozens in anti-charter protests

Kathmandu - Nepal police on Monday arrested dozens of people protesting against a proposed new constitution after they attacked vehicles and forced shops to close on the second day of a nationwide strike.

Brazilians rage against president, corruption

S - Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's resignation Sunday, blaming her and the leftist Workers' Party for runaway corruption and looming recession in Latin America's biggest country.

Nepal police arrest 112 in strike over new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepalese police arrested more than a hundred protestors on Sunday for trying to enforce a nationwide strike, the latest in a string of protests against the new constitution.

Missouri cop bragged about bonus from Ferguson protests: Report

Washington - A St Louis County police officer is being investigated after apparently bragging on Facebook about how he spent his "bonus" for working during recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the Guardian reported.

Protests to raise ante in bitter Brazilian power struggle

Rio De Janeiro - Huge crowds on Sunday are expected to demand Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, injecting more volatility into an increasingly toxic political struggle in Latin America's biggest country.

Ecuador protests left 67 police injured, 47 arrested

Quito - A total of 67 police officers were injured and 47 people arrested during protests in Ecuador against President Rafael Correa's moves to seek a fourth term, an official said Friday.

Protests in Ecuador over Correa's looming 'dictatorship'

Quito - Demonstrators took to the streets around Ecuador on Thursday to protest President Rafael Correa's moves to seek a fourth term, but the leftist leader declared that plans for a paralyzing general strike had failed.

Thousands of women march in support of Brazil's Rousseff

Bras - Thousands of women rallied in support of President Dilma Rousseff, whose poll numbers have plummeted amid a national scandal involving state oil company Petrobras.

Ferguson under state of emergency after new clashes

Ferguson - The racial flashpoint city of Ferguson awoke under a state of emergency Tuesday after a second night of clashes between police and protesters, a year after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

Ferguson police shoot gunman on anniversary of teen killing

Ferguson - Police shot and critically wounded a man who opened fire at them in the US city of Ferguson on Sunday, ending what had been a day of remembrance for a black teen killed a year earlier.

Cuba briefly arrests 90 dissidents at protest march

Havana - With tense bilateral ties recently renewed after five decades, and top US diplomat John Kerry due in Havana in days, Cuba briefly detained about 90 activists.

Cuba arrests 90 dissidents at protest march

Havana - With tense bilateral ties recently renewed after five decades, and top US diplomat John Kerry due in Havana in days, Cuba arrested some 90 activists on Sunday.

Tensions flare in Ferguson on police shooting anniversary

Ferguson - Tensions flared in the US city of Ferguson late Sunday as looters targeted at least one store following a day of somber remembrance to mark the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen.

March in Ferguson on eve of first anniversary of Brown death

Ferguson - Several hundred people marched in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America.

Rival UK protests held to support and oppose Tunnel migrants

Folkestone - Rival protests featuring those welcoming migrants and far-right wingers opposed to their presence were held in the British port town at the mouth of the Channel Tunnel on Saturday.

Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water

Basra - Hundreds of Iraqis demonstrated Saturday in the sweltering southern cities of Basra and Karbala as protests over the poor quality of water and electricity supply spread across the country.

Taiwan protesters vow to escalate action over student suicide

Taipei - Protesters who stormed Taiwan's education ministry after a student committed suicide vowed to escalate their action Friday as the government struggled to defuse the crisis sparked by "China-centric" changes to the school curriculum.

Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide

Taipei - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early on Friday calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide, amid a deepening row over the island's "China-centric" school curriculum.

Colombia-Venezuela border closed after deadly clash

Estanzuela - A man was shot and killed during clashes between the Venezuelan national guard and merchants moving goods into Colombia, prompting authorities to shutter the main border crossing between the two countries.

Parents of 43 missing Mexican students demand new search

- Parents and relatives of 43 Mexican students missing for 10 months and presumed dead marched Sunday to demand the government resume the search for the young men.

Turkey policeman killed in Istanbul clashes

Istanbul - A Turkish policeman was killed on Sunday during clashes with protesters in the flashpoint Istanbul district of Gazi which have raged for the last three days following the death of a leftist activist during raids by the security forces.

Istanbul police, protesters clash in flashpoint district: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish protesters battled security forces on Sunday in intense clashes in a flashpoint Istanbul district where a leftist activist was killed during police raids earlier this week, an AFP photographer said.

Warsaw hosts rival pro- and anti-migrant protests

Varsovia - Two demonstrations were held in Warsaw Saturday, with participants in one welcoming migrants into their country while rival protesters chanted "no to migrants.

Turkey police use rubber bullets to disperse anti-IS protest: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest by hundreds of people in Istanbul to denounce violence by Islamic State group jihadists, an AFP photographer reported.

Beirut awash with trash after landfill protest

Birut - The humid summer air of Beirut has started to reek as uncollected trash piles up in the streets after protesters shut down Lebanon's largest landfill at a time of political paralysis.

Hong Kong 'bomb' suspects denied bail

Hong Kong - Four suspects charged over an alleged bomb plot in Hong Kong were denied bail Wednesday in a case which has been met with scepticism by pro-democracy campaigners.
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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.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Raleigh protest.
Raleigh protest.
On Saturday  thousands of members of the United Steelworkers union rallied against multinational gia...
On Saturday, thousands of members of the United Steelworkers union rallied against multinational giant Valeco Inc. during mediated talks at the Metro Toronto Convention Center
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
Demonstrators protest against tourism to Botswana

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Demonstrators protest against tourism to Botswana at FITUR. © Iñaki Luis/Survival
Greenpeace made a statement against Shell and Arctic drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25...
Greenpeace made a statement against Shell and Arctic drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25.
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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
Hundreds of protesters gather at Toronto Old City Hall for Syria s National Day of Action.
Hundreds of protesters gather at Toronto Old City Hall for Syria's National Day of Action.
A scene at the Occupy Wall Street protest in NYC
A scene at the Occupy Wall Street protest in NYC
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People showed their signs while standing out in the streets.
People showed their signs while standing out in the streets.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Gagged protestors  some holding images of self-immolation deaths.
Gagged protestors, some holding images of self-immolation deaths.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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A Tea Party rally in Minnesota  where some protesters carry signs such as  Kill the Bill
A Tea Party rally in Minnesota, where some protesters carry signs such as "Kill the Bill"
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Protests in Egypt s Tahrir Square.
Protests in Egypt's Tahrir Square.
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On Saturday  thousands of members of the United Steelworkers union rallied against multinational gia...
On Saturday, thousands of members of the United Steelworkers union rallied against multinational giant Vale Inco during mediated talks at the Metro Toronto Convention Center
Thousands of protesters attended a rally in Tahrir Square to call on the ruling Supreme Council of t...
Thousands of protesters attended a rally in Tahrir Square to call on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to transfer power to a civilian administration and to honour the revolution's martyrs
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