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Rousseff rallies Brazil anti-impeachment crowd

S - Brazil's embattled leftist President Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest Sunday to go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment.

Open house in Baghdad's mythical Green Zone

Baghdad - Thousands of wide-eyed Iraqis marvelled at the fountains, flowers and perfect lawns in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, a day after protesters breached the walls of the fortified area.

Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day

Paris - French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies Sunday, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of worker's rights.

Tense protests outside Trump speech in California

Burlingame - Hundreds of demonstrators jostled with police in riot gear outside a California hotel where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was to give a speech, forcing the candidate to duck into a back entrance.

Protests at Trump California rally turn violent

Los Angeles - Protests at a California rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reportedly turned violent Thursday, with 20 people arrested after a police car window was smashed and rocks were thrown.

New violence as Paris police break up youth protest

Paris - Several dozen youth protesters clashed with police in the early hours of Friday in a central Paris square after refusing orders to disperse, police said.

24 police injured, three seriously, in French labour protests: govt

Lyon - Twenty-four policemen were injured Thursday in French protests against labour reforms, including three seriously in Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Police hurt, scores arrested as French protests turn violent

Paris - Two dozen police officers were injured, three of them seriously, as violence flared in mass protests across France against a hotly contested labour reform bill.

Six French theatres occupied as pay protest spreads

Paris - Entertainment workers were occupying six theatres across France Wednesday as protests grew against a bid to cut their pay.

Religious push sparks secularism row in Turkey

Ankara - Turkish police on Tuesday fired tear gas to break up protests over a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution that has sparked concerns of creeping Islamisation in the traditionally secular state.

Twelve arrested after clashes at Paris youth protest

Paris - Twelve people were arrested overnight in Paris during clashes between the police and anti-government demonstrators following the nightly "Nuit Debout" sit-in, police said.

Violence crowds in on France's 'Up All Night' protests

Paris - The "Up All Night" protests that are sweeping France are increasingly being marred by violence and police have warned the organisers not to let their peaceful cause be hijacked by troublemakers.

Cheers, tears and samba in Brazil impeachment fight

Bras - Like fans watching a football final, Brazilians cheered and hugged when lawmakers voted for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, while the losing side sobbed and walked out in disgust at the result.

Airport protesters accuse Hong Kong leader of breaching safety rules

Hong Kong - More than 1,000 people staged a protest at Hong Kong airport Sunday over an alleged breach of aviation safety rules involving the baggage of the city leader's daughter.

Demonstrators hold new Baghdad sit-in demanding reform

Baghdad - Several hundred demonstrators took part in a renewed sit-in in central Baghdad on Sunday to call for reforms, following another that lasted for two weeks last month.

Varoufakis rallies anti labour reform protesters in Paris

Paris - Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Saturday addressed opponents of the French government's workplace reforms at a protest in Paris, telling them the planned changes would "devalue labour".

Thousands in fresh protest against Macedonian president

Skopje - Thousands of Macedonian opposition supporters took to the streets for the fifth day on Saturday calling for President Gjorge Ivanov to resign and for legislative elections scheduled for June to be postponed.

Violence erupts at protests over French labour reforms

Paris - Twenty-two people were arrested in Paris during clashes with police at a demonstration over labour reforms seen as threatening workers' rights, French police said Saturday.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester stands trial

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester who was allegedly beaten by police in an attack captured by television cameras and beamed around the world stood trial on Monday over allegations he assaulted officers.

French protesters vow to return after police clear their camp

Paris - Riot police cleared away a camp of "Up All Night" demonstrators from central Paris on Monday, but the organisers vowed to return to protest for a 12th consecutive night.

France's 'Up All Night' protests gather strength — and causes

Paris - In the heady new world of "Up All Night" it was March 40 on Saturday to the some 2,000 people gathered in a main Paris square to share their aspirations for change.

New violence in protests over French labour reforms

Paris - Sporadic violence erupted as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in dozens of French cities on Saturday in the latest protests against labour reforms seen as threatening workers' rights.

Tens of thousands march against Fujimori in Peru

- Some 50,000 people marched in Lima to protest the presidential candidacy of frontrunner Keiko Fujimori, 24 years to the day after the coup d'etat staged by her father.Shouting "Fujimori never again!

Anti-Uber taxi protest creates chaos in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of taxis blocked main roads in Rio de Janeiro on Friday in a protest against Uber that underlined the potential for disruption when the city hosts the Olympics in four months' time.

Iraq lawmakers give PM until Thursday to reshuffle cabinet

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament gave embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi until Thursday to present a cabinet of technocrats as Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr expanded his protest movement for reform.

Turkey protests over foreign consuls at journalists' trial

Ankara - Turkey has protested over the presence and behaviour of consuls from EU states at the controversial espionage trial of two journalists, an official said Monday, in an escalating spat between Ankara and its Western allies.

Thousands of Yemenis protest year-long coalition campaign

Sanaa - Thousands of Yemenis rallied in the rebel-held capital on Saturday to denounce the Saudi-led coalition that launched a military campaign against the country's insurgents a year ago.

Labour reform sparks violent student protests in France

Paris - Tens of thousands of students protesting labour reforms took to the streets across France on Thursday, torching cars in Paris and clashing with riot police who responded with tear gas and made more than 30 arrests.

Cuba dissidents arrested hours before Obama arrival: AFP

Havana - Cuban police arrested dozens of people protesting against the communist government Sunday in Havana, just hours before US President Barack Obama was due on a three-day visit.

French youths scuffle with police in labour reform protest

Paris - French youths set off smoke bombs and scuffled with police on Thursday as they protested against proposed labour reforms, despite government climb-downs on the contentious bill.
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A protest in Quito  Ecuador. At the centre of the crowd is President Correa  facing tear gas
A protest in Quito, Ecuador. At the centre of the crowd is President Correa, facing tear gas
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
Protesters in Paris burn an Israeli flag
Protesters in Paris burn an Israeli flag
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Protest in Malaga  Spain on April 15  2012
Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
Alfredo P. Chomón
Italian protesters demonstrating for freedom in Syria
Italian protesters demonstrating for freedom in Syria
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Protestors rally in the streets of downtown Cairo against the nearly 30-year-rule of President Mubar...
Protestors rally in the streets of downtown Cairo against the nearly 30-year-rule of President Mubarak.
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Protest in Warsaw  Poland against GMO s
Protest in Warsaw, Poland against GMO's
Karina Karin
Streetcar shooting protest at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto  Ontario.
Streetcar shooting protest at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
People s Pea Garden protest
People's Pea Garden protest
Thousands of Swedes took to the streets of Stockholm on Sunday   December 22  2013  in a protest aga...
Thousands of Swedes took to the streets of Stockholm on Sunday, December 22, 2013, in a protest against racism following a neo-Nazi attack on another anti-racism rally in the same suburb, Karrtorp, throwing bottles and firecrackers at protesters
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Rally for Retirement Security  March 2  2014
Rally for Retirement Security, March 2, 2014
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
The British nuclear attack submarine  HMS Sceptre.
The British nuclear attack submarine, HMS Sceptre.
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