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Hong Kong activists defiant in face of possible jail term

Hong Kong - A defiant Joshua Wong, who became the face of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement, said Wednesday he had no regrets as he prepared for a possible prison sentence for his leading role in the mass pro-democracy protests.

Polish police use force to disperse demo against far-right

Varsovia - Police removed protesters blocking a march by members of a far-right youth organisation in central Warsaw on Tuesday, insisting they used force to protect a legal event.

Tear gas and street battles as vote tensions roil Kenya

Kisumu - As he stood on a highway overpass watching riot police play a cat-and-mouse game with stick-wielding protesters in the streets of the Kenyan city Kisumu, Dickson Otieno thought to himself "not again".

Kenya police in running battles in opposition stronghold

Kisumu - Riot police engaged in running battles Wednesday with protesters in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu in western Kenya, as presidential aspirant Raila Odinga claimed massive poll fraud, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

Moscow - Russian police on Monday detained for several hours two members of Pussy Riot after they staged a protest in support of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker in a Siberian city.

Venezuela's military: Key things to know

Caracas - The powerful military in riot-torn Venezuela has sworn "unconditional loyalty" to the leftist government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. It is a key player in the ongoing political crisis.

Venezuela opposition delays protest until Friday

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition postponed a protest against a powerful new assembly backed by President Maduro until the body opens Friday, amid international condemnation and a fraud investigation.

Venezuela troops attack protesters with rubber bullets, tear gas

Caracas - Venezuelan soldiers fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters blocking a highway in Caracas on Sunday, in one of several violent scenes surrounding a contentious vote for a Constituent Assembly to rewrite the constitution.

Young Nigerians push for removal of political age limits

Abuja - Hundreds of young Nigerians marched on the country's parliament on Tuesday, calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the presidency.

Venezuela's violinist protestor injured again

Caracas - Violinist Wuilly Arteaga, who gained fame for playing at many of Venezuela's opposition marches, was injured during a protest Saturday and taken to a clinic.The 23-year-old was seen with blood gushing from cuts on the left side of his face.

Venezuelan opposition readies fresh strike

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition has called a fresh 48-hour general strike against embattled President Nicolas Maduro's plans to have the constitution rewritten giving him broader powers.

Venezuelan police break up anti-government rally with tear gas

Caracas - Police on motorcycles fired tear gas Saturday to break up an opposition march on the Venezuelan Supreme Court to press demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave office, as months of sometimes deadly anti-government demonstrations showed no signs of a...

Thousands march in Hong Kong in memory of Liu Xiaobo

Hong Kong - Thousands took to the streets of central Hong Kong Saturday night holding candles as they marched in memory of pro-democracy Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Topless protesters disrupt Woody Allen concert in Germany

Berlin - Topless activists interrupted a concert by Woody Allen in Germany, calling for an end to the "culture of silence" around sexual abuse allegations against the US director.

Clashes in Chile as right-wing Catholic group protests LGBT rights

Santiago - Police in Chile on Monday used tear gas and water cannon to separate rival protests sparked by a Spanish right-wing Catholic group that opposes gay and transgender rights.

Hospitalised Polish icon Walesa to miss demo

Varsovia - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa was hospitalised for tests on Saturday, forcing him to give up plans to join an anti-government street protest next week.

Fresh G20 clashes in Hamburg, police cars torched

Hamburg - Protesters clashed with police, torched patrol cars and blocked roads in the German city of Hamburg on Friday in fresh violence just before the start of the G20 summit, police said.

Protests turn violent for Trump's maiden G20

Hamburg - Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones.

'Welcome to Hell' anti-G20 protests begin

Hamburg - Several thousand demonstrators vowing to "Smash G20!" marched Thursday with Hamburg police bracing for possible violence from a hardcore of several hundred hard-left activists.

G20 host Hamburg braces for 'Welcome to Hell' protest

Hamburg - Germany's G20 summit host city Hamburg braced for a potentially violent "Welcome to Hell" protest Thursday by anti-capitalist activists as tensions rise in the lead-up to the power meeting.

G20 host Hamburg braces for 'Welcome to Hell' protest

Hamburg - Germany's G20 summit host city Hamburg braced for a potentially violent "Welcome to Hell" protest Thursday by anti-capitalist militants as tensions rise in the lead-up to the power meet.

German police use water cannon on G20 protestors

Hamburg - Riot police used water cannon overnight Tuesday to disperse several gatherings of protestors ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Anti-G20 protesters vow to camp across German host city

Hamburg - Anti-capitalist protesters vowed Monday to occupy public spaces across Hamburg with tents, as tensions with police rise days before the German city hosts a G20 summit.

Marchers call for same-sex marriage at Chile Gay Pride rally

Santiago - Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of Chile's capital Saturday for the city's Gay Pride march, calling for passage of a same-sex marriage bill that has been promised by President Michelle Bachelet.

Thousands protest in London against austerity, PM

London - Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to protest over austerity and demand Prime Minister Theresa May's government resign after its disastrous showing in last month's election.

Brazilian anti-austerity protests draw low turnout

S - Demonstrators in major Brazilian cities snarled rush hour traffic Friday to protest austerity measures introduced by embattled President Michel Temer, but turnout was weak.

Mexican journalists cry 'SOS' after 6th colleague murdered

Morelia - Mexican journalists protested Wednesday after a colleague's charred body was found -- the sixth murder of a reporter this year in one of the world's most dangerous countries for the media.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong protesters stage sit-in ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protesters climbed a statue in Hong Kong Wednesday and staged a sit-in ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain.
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