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Demonstrators in Haiti hit streets over political crisis

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians took to the streets Tuesday to protest against a potential transitional government, with President Michel Martelly due to leave office but not yet replaced.Martelly's term ends Sunday.

Haiti's radical opposition protests OAS vote mission

Port-au-prince - Several hundred radical opposition protesters demonstrated Friday in Port-au-Prince, angry over an international election mission that they say will interfere in Haiti's presidential vote.

Armored vehicles roll into Oregon refuge

Los Angeles - A convoy of armored vehicles rolled Thursday into a wildlife refuge in Oregon where a handful of armed protesters are holed up in a drawn-out standoff with the federal government that turned deadly this week.

Arrested Oregon protest leader tells holdouts to go home

Burns - The leader of an anti-government siege at a US wildlife refuge until his arrest in an operation that left one protester dead urged the remaining armed occupiers to go home.

US authorities urge end to 'illegal occupation' at wildlife reserve

Burns - Authorities called Wednesday on anti-government protesters refusing to leave a US federal wildlife reserve in Oregon to "move on," after a member of the group was killed as police tried to arrest him.

Haiti police fire tear gas, days before runoff vote

Port-au-prince - Police in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators Tuesday who rallied in their thousands, five days before a presidential vote runoff is scheduled.

Demonstrators block westbound Bay Bridge in MLK Day protest

San Francisco - Protesters blocked all five westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge for more than an hour Monday in an extended version of anti-racism demonstrations that started early in the day in Oakland.

Haiti protesters set fires, block streets ahead of presidential vote

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of opposition protesters in Haiti burned tires and torched vehicles in Port-au-Prince, ahead of a controversial second-round presidential vote.

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.

Mass protests erupt against Argentina media reforms

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Buenos Aires against the new Argentine government's reforms, including measures they say curb press freedom.

Police clash with protesters in Brazil demo

S - Sao Paulo police on Tuesday fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse protesters upset over rising transport fares, sparking memories of the 2013 street clashes in Brazil, this year's Olympic host.

Thousands protest over contested French airport site

Nantes - Thousands of demonstrators blocked roads on the outskirts of the French city of Nantes to protest a controversial airport development that has been at the centre of a years-long battle.

20,000 rally in protest at contested French airport site

Nantes - Around 20,000 demonstrators blocked roads around the western French city of Nantes on Saturday in protest over a controversial airport development, organisers said, although police put the number at 7,200.

Large anti-government protest in Kosovo turns violent

Pristina - Thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets in Kosovo's capital Saturday, with police firing tear gas as some protesters threw Molotov cocktails and set fire to a government building.

Thousands of Kurds protest in Paris over women's murders

Paris - Thousands of Kurds from across Europe marched through Paris on Saturday calling for justice on the third anniversary of the killing of three female Kurdish rebels in the French capital.

Clashes at Brazil protests over fare hikes

S - Brazilian riot police clashed with masked protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro during angry demonstrations against higher transport fares, officials and witnesses said.

Argentine police fire tear gas at protesting civil servants

Buenos Aires - Argentine police fired rubber bullets and tear gas Friday at protesting municipal workers who say they were sacked by the conservative party that took power in elections late last year.

Armed activists dig in at U.S. wildlife refuge

Burns - A small group of armed activists remained holed up at a remote US federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, vowing to leave only if asked by local residents.

Oregon standoff reflects decades-long fight on land rights

Washington - The occupation of a wildlife refuge by armed protesters in Oregon reflects a decades-old dispute over land rights in the United States, where local communities have increasingly sought to take back federal land.

As Oregon standoff continues, Q+A on U.S. militia

Burns - Dozens of armed men occupying a wildlife reserve in Oregon since the weekend reflect a long tradition of anti-federal government fervor in America, stirred up recently by western ranchers.

Third day of Iranian anti-Saudi demos

Tehran - Demonstrators took to the streets of Tehran for a third consecutive day of protests Monday after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and broke off ties with Iran.

US militia spend second night in standoff at Oregon wildlife reserve

Burns - Scores of anti-government militiamen occupied a wildlife reserve in the US state of Oregon for a second night, warning that their protest against the jailing of two ranchers, which has divided Americans, could last months.

Hong Kong protesters air grievances on New Year's day

Hong Kong - More than 1,500 people protested in Hong Kong on New Year's day Friday calling for the city's leader to resign and airing grievances over issues from expensive construction projects to internet freedoms.

Protest outside Thai embassy in Myanmar against murder verdict

Yangon - Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Yangon Friday after two Myanmar migrants were sentenced to death by a Thai court for murdering two British backpackers, in a verdict that has sparked anger in their homeland.

Argentine police break up airport protest

Buenos Aires - Argentine police used water cannon Tuesday to break up a protest by poultry workers facing layoffs who blocked access to the city's international airport.

Protesters, Turkish police clash over curfews

Diyarbakir - Turkish police on Tuesday fired tear gas cannisters and used water cannon to disperse thousands of people protesting in the southeast against the military crackdown on Kurdish rebels, an AFP photographer said.

Blood and terror in Ethiopia as protests sweep the streets

Kuyu - Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters.

Protesters trash downtown Geneva, police say

Ginebra - An unauthorised demonstration over Geneva budget cuts for alternative culture spun out of control late Saturday, with protesters vandalising much of the centre of the Swiss city, police said.

Pro-Kurd Turkish students clash with police in Ankara

Ankara - Pro-Kurdish Turkish students, many wearing face masks, hurled stones and fireworks at police in the capital Ankara on Thursday as they sought to march on the palace of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an AFP photographer said.

Crowds march against 'coup' targeting Brazil's president

S - Supporters of embattled President Dilma Rousseff marched across Brazil on Wednesday protesting what they say is a "coup" aimed at toppling the leftist leader by impeachment."There will be no coup!
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