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Thousands worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops

Paris - Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the world Saturday to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides.

Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area

- Peru has declared a state of emergency in the country's south, where a violent protest against the Tia Maria copper mine has left four people dead in two months.

Eurovision to install anti-booing technology for Russian act

The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest are installing "anti-booing" technology for the final this year. It comes after Russia's performance was met with heavy crowd protests last year, something that organisers have called "embarrassing."

Macedonia crisis talks yield no breakthroughs

Skopeia - Talks between Macedonia's embattled premier and the opposition failed to yield any breakthroughs Wednesday toward ending the political crisis that has paralysed the small Balkan country.

University short skirt ban sparks leg selfie protest in Algeria

Hundreds of Leg selfies are flooding social media in Algeria after a student was banned from her exam for wearing a skirt which came above her knees.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates end U.S. embassy protest in Uruguay

Montevideo - Former Guantanamo inmates who have been resettled in Uruguay ended a three-week protest outside the U.S. embassy Tuesday after reaching a deal with the South American country's government for economic support.

Fresh Macedonia protests as leaders to meet on crisis

Skopeia - Rival political camps in Macedonia staged a third day of protests Tuesday as the embattled prime minister and the opposition leader prepared to hold talks to try to end the crisis.

Tens of thousands rally for Macedonia PM as opposition digs in

Skopeia - Tens of thousands of supporters of embattled Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski took to the streets of the capital in a show of strength on Monday, a day after a huge opposition protest called on him to resign.

Tens of thousands rally for Macedonia PM as opposition digs in

Skopeia - Tens of thousands of supporters of embattled Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski took to the streets of the capital in a show of strength on Monday, a day after a huge opposition protest called on him to resign.

Macedonia PM rallies supporters as protesters dig in

Skopeia - Macedonian opposition supporters set up a protest camp outside the offices of embattled Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski as thousands of his supporters were expected to turn out for a counter rally on Monday night.

'Paddle in Seattle' protesters condemn Artic drilling

Washington - Environmental activists in Seattle paddled out to sea to protest a Shell oil rig moored off the coast of the US city that is headed for Arctic drilling, local media reported.

Macedonian PM defiant ahead of major opposition rally

Skopeia - Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski insisted Saturday that he would not step down, on the eve of a major anti-government rally calling for his resignation.

Two students shot dead at Chile protest: Police

Santiago - Two students were shot dead Thursday in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso when protests against President Michelle Bachelet's education reform efforts turned violent, police said.

Army deployed over Peru mining project violence

- Peruvian troops have been deployed to help maintain law and order after weeks of deadly protests about a controversial mining project in the country's south, the government said Saturday.

Surfers fight to stop coastal highway project in Peru

- Gnarly scenes have been unfolding at Peru's famed La Pampilla beach, where riot police have clashed with surfers fighting to stop a coastal highway project they say will ruin their world-class waves.

At least 19 injured in Macedonia anti-government protest

Skopeia - At least 19 people were injured Tuesday, including 15 police officers and a photographer, when an anti-government protest in Macedonian capital turned violent.

Thousands rally in Ecuador for and against president

Quito - Tens of thousands of Ecuadorans, including President Rafael Correa, his supporters and anti-government protesters turned out Friday for May Day rallies across a handful of cities.

Femen and her father ruin France's Marine Le Pen's big day

Paris - Bare-chested Femen activists making Nazi salutes disrupted a speech by France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen for five minutes at her National Front (FN) party's traditional May 1 rally in Paris on Friday.

Castro, Venezuelan leader at May Day rally in Havana

Havana - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro joined President Raul Castro at a huge May Day rally in Havana on Friday in a show of socialist unity minus the usual anti-imperialist rhetoric.

Police use tear gas on Turkey May Day protesters

Kayseri - Turkish police on Friday used water cannon and tear gas to disperse May Day protesters in Istanbul as tens of thousands of labour activists turned out worldwide to defend their rights at a time of austerity.

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans clash with police

Seoul - South Korean workers clashed with riot police at a May Day rally in Seoul on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms.

Istanbul in security shutdown on tense May Day

Kayseri - Turkish police on Friday put Istanbul under a security shutdown to thwart unauthorised demonstrations on a tense May Day, as tens of thousands of labour activists turned out worldwide to defend their rights at a time of austerity.

Thai inquest unsure who killed Japanese cameraman

Bangkok - A Thai inquest into the death of a Japanese cameraman during a military crackdown five years ago against protesters ended inconclusively Thursday with the court unable to decide who fired the fatal shot.

Turkish singer questioned over video commemorating slain teen

Istanbul - One of Turkey's most prominent pop singers has been questioned over a video clip commemorating a teenager whose 2013 death in anti-government demonstrations mobilised opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports said Wednesday.

Thousands in Guatemala demand president, deputy resign

Guatemala City - Thousands marched in Guatemala to demand the resignation of President Otto Perez and Vice President Roxana Baldetti as a corruption scandal rocked the government.

Mexican farm workers protest over 'exploitation'

San Quint - Thousands of farm workers protested again in northwestern Mexico on Friday to demand better pay for backbreaking labor picking fruits and vegetables that are exported to the United States.

Chilean police, students clash at corruption protest

Santiago - Masked demonstrators threw stones and police fought back with tear gas and water cannons Thursday in Chile as tens of thousands of students hit the streets to protest corruption and education conditions.

Quebec student protest boils over

Montr - An ongoing student protest in Quebec is boiling over following clashes with riot police, arrests and significant damage to a university campus, reminiscent of 2012 demonstrations that gripped the Canadian province.

Brazil to send police back into Rio slum after boy's death

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil will send more officers back into a Rio de Janeiro slum amid public outcry over a 10-year-old boy killed during a police shootout, officials said Sunday.

Brazil demonstrators demand end to police violence

Rio De Janeiro - Demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro took to the famous sands of Copacabana on Sunday to protest the death of boy who was killed in the crossfire during a police gunfight in a favela.
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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.
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
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.
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum. A friend comforts the dead man's wife.
Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square  in Cairo  Egypt  02 February 2011.
Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 02 February 2011.
Nasser Nouri
No Olympics on stolen land.
No Olympics on stolen land.
Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
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.
Raleigh protest.
Raleigh protest.
ECAWAR s  Defeat Harper in 2015!  picket on January 26.
ECAWAR's "Defeat Harper in 2015!" picket on January 26.
Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
Several tents were still up at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment even as the eviction deadline loome...
Several tents were still up at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment even as the eviction deadline loomed.
Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
Thousands of protesters attended a rally in Tahrir Square to call on the ruling Supreme Council of t...
Thousands of protesters attended a rally in Tahrir Square to call on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to transfer power to a civilian administration and to honour the revolution's martyrs
Ioka
FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
Femen
People s Pea Garden protest
People's Pea Garden protest
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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