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No Arab Spring in Zimbabwe: Mugabe warns protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, beat anti-Mugabe marchers: AFP

Harare - Riot police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas, beat up several people and blocked off the site of an opposition demonstration on Friday, an AFP correspondent said, the latest in a string of protests to hit the country.

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

Harare - A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

Thousands march over dissolved Ecuador teacher union

Quito - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Quito and other Ecuadoran cities Thursday against the socialist government of Rafael Correa and its dissolution of a public teachers' guild.

Gambian opposition says party member dies in custody

Banjul - A member of Gambia's main opposition has died in state custody, the United Democratic Party said Monday, in the second such case in five months.

Mass march against Chile's private pension system

Santiago - Hundreds of thousands of people protested Sunday against Chile's privatized pension system, a legacy of late dictator Augusto Pinochet that opponents say is leaving many retirees destitute.

Hundreds protest in Istanbul over transgender woman's murder

Istanbul - Hundreds protested peacefully on Sunday in Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal murder of a transgender woman earlier this month in Turkey.

Inside the camp of LA's Black Lives Matter protesters

Los Angeles - A young man slumbers in the open air at the foot of some mattresses piled up near a modest collection of books and a table laden with salad and fruit.

Peru protests against gender violence draw 50,000

- Some 50,000 people marched Saturday in Peru's capital and other cities, police said, to protest rampant violence against women in a highly conservative society.The country recorded 95 murders of women last year.

Hundreds protest against Russian anti-terror law

Moscow - Several hundred people protested in Moscow on Tuesday against controversial amendments to anti-terror legislation they say violate internet freedom and their constitutional right to privacy.

Zimbabwe anti-government protests at New Zealand Test match

Bulawayo - Hundreds of protesters waved Zimbabwe's national flag and sang the national anthem during a cricket match against New Zealand on Saturday, in a sign of mounting opposition to President Robert Mugabe.

Venezuela opposition says protesters attacked at rally

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition said Wednesday supporters of President Nicolas Maduro attacked its protesters at a rally calling for a referendum on removing the leftist leader from power.

Mexican firms freeze $2.6 bn outlay over teacher protests

- A Mexican industrial trade group said Wednesday it was freezing $2.6 billion in investments in regions hit by protests by teachers who have blocked roads and railroads.

Brazil arrests man on terrorism charges ahead of Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian officials announced a new arrest on terrorism charges Thursday, saying that a man living in Rio de Janeiro state had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group and had been in Syria.

Brazil reviews Olympic torch security after riot

Rio De Janeiro - Rio's top security official vowed Thursday to review security for the Olympic torch after rioting protesters blocked the relay ceremony and apparently extinguished the flame.

Mayor, four people shot dead in southern Mexico

Gutierrez - A mayor and two local officials were among five people shot dead during a protest on Saturday in a southern Mexico town with a history of religious and political conflict.

61 dead as IS jihadists claims twin blasts in Kabul

Kabul - Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 61 people and wounding 207 others in apparently their deadliest attack in the Afghan capital.

Police attacked near Paris, cars torched over death in custody

Beaumont-sur-oise - Protesters furious over the death of a young man in custody attacked police and burnt cars in a fourth night of unrest in northern suburbs of Paris.

Kabul locked down as Hazaras rally over power line

Kabul - Thousands of minority Shiite Hazaras demonstrated in Kabul Saturday, demanding that a key power transmission line pass through their electricity-starved province, in the second major protest over the issue this year.

Hundreds protest death in French police custody

Beaumont-sur-oise - Hundreds of people took to the streets on Friday in a northern suburb of Paris, furious over the death of a young man in custody."Justice for Adama!

Cleveland preps for protests on eve of Republican confab

Cleveland - Host city Cleveland insists it is prepared for the Republican National Convention, but on the eve of its biggest political moment in decades, it is bracing for protests that may well disrupt proceedings.

Rio protesters demand Olympics 'boycott,' clash with police

Rio De Janeiro - Several thousand people demonstrated in Rio de Janeiro, calling for a "boycott" of the Olympic Games less than a month ahead of an event plagued by a financial crisis and crime.

Deadly sheep tumble prompts anti-bear protest in France

Tarbes - Dozens of French farmers protested Tuesday against the presence of bears in the Pyrenees mountains, after a flock of 125 sheep took fright and fell to their death in a ravine.

Tear gas, scuffles mar latest Paris anti-labour reforms protest

Paris - French police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters on Tuesday during the latest march in Paris against the Socialist government's labour reforms.

Strike shuts Eiffel Tower to tourists again

Paris - Paris' most recognisable monument will remain closed to visitors on Tuesday as Eiffel Tower staff joined strike action against controversial labour reforms.

Turkey police fire rubber bullets at banned Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Turkish riot police in Istanbul on Sunday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city's Gay Pride parade.

Who fired first? Mexico town recalls police clash

Asunci - Oscar Luna's coffin lay in the living room, surrounded by flowers, while a folk band sang outside for the Mexican man who was among eight killed during weekend clashes involving police.

UN rights body condemns violence in Mexico protests

- The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for an impartial investigation into deadly demonstrations in Mexico as the government announced talks with protesting teachers to prevent more violence.

Mexico probes if police bullets killed protesters

- Mexican authorities said Monday they were conducting autopsies on six people who died during clashes between officers and teachers to determine if any were killed by police bullets.

Turkish president condemns attack on rock fans

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday condemned Islamists who attacked rock fans at a music store in Istanbul, but also said it was "wrong" for fans to have consumed alcohol in public during Ramadan.
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