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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.

Six die, 100 injured in Mexico teacher protests

Oaxaca De Ju - At least six people were killed, including a journalist, and more than 100 injured in southern Mexico when unknown gunmen opened fire during clashes between police and teachers, authorities said.

Protesters rally against U.S. military on Okinawa

Naha - Tens of thousands rallied Sunday on the Japanese island of Okinawa to protest against the heavy US military presence and violent crimes by American personnel that have angered residents for decades.

Protesters rally against U.S. military on Okinawa

Naha - Thousands of demonstrators rallied on the Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday against the heavy US military presence and violent crimes by American personnel that have angered residents for decades.

Istanbul police break up demo against Radiohead attack

Istanbul - Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets late Saturday to disperse hundreds of people protesting after Islamists attacked Radiohead fans for attending an album launch during Ramadan.

Mexican teachers protest over reform, arrests

- Thousands of Mexican teachers from a radical union marched in Mexico City to protest an education reform and the arrest of two of their leaders.

Thousands protest massive development in Serbian capital

Belgrade - Thousands protested in the Serbian capital on Saturday, accusing the authorities of theft and violence connected to plans to redevelop a popular area of Belgrade.

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

Caracas - A top Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

Caracas - A top Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured Thursday when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Turkish protesters, police clash over threats against opposition chief

Istanbul - Turkish police on Thursday fired rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Istanbul to protest against threats made to the head of the main opposition party.

Venezuela opposition claims first win in recall drive

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition cleared its first hurdle Tuesday in its uphill race to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for driving the country to the brink of collapse.

Venezuela opposition in new protests for recall vote

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition held new protests Monday, seeking to convert widespread anger over food shortages and economic havoc into pressure for a referendum on removing embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Crackdown on small protest shows tension in Venezuela

Caracas - The protesters outside Venezuela's presidential palace only numbered in the dozens, but the ruthless efficiency with which hundreds of soldiers and police broke them up showed the tension gripping the country.

Two die, dozens injured in Colombia farmer protests

Estanzuela - Two people were killed and dozens injured Thursday in Colombia as more than 30,000 farmers joined a growing anti-government protest, blocking roads and clashing with police, officials said.

Venezuelan security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Caracas - Venezuelan soldiers and police fired tear gas to break up a protest against President Nicolas Maduro outside the presidential palace on Thursday, AFP correspondents said.

Brazilian women protest 'culture of rape'

S - Thousands of Brazilian women protested against a "culture of rape" they blamed for the shocking case of a 16-year-old girl allegedly sexually assaulted by more than 30 men.
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BIll C-51 protest in Edmonton on April 18  2015.
BIll C-51 protest in Edmonton on April 18, 2015.
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People's Pea Garden protest
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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As protesters raised angry voices outside of Toronto's City Hall tonight the city council passed the 2012 budget.
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Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
DANGEROUS: Protesters in Paris last August demand the release of Kurds and Yazidis captured by Islam...
DANGEROUS: Protesters in Paris last August demand the release of Kurds and Yazidis captured by Islamic State radicals in Iraq and Syria.
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Sunday s march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
Sunday's march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Protest in Warsaw, Poland against GMO's
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Demonstrators in the Wisconsin capitol building with various signs
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Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
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Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.