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Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

Los Angeles - Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration.

Tens of thousands take to US streets for Women's March

Washington - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of US cities on Saturday for a second Women's March opposing President Donald Trump on the first anniversary of his inauguration.

US cities gear up for anti-Trump Women's March 2.0

New York - Giant crowds are expected at rallies around the United States Saturday for a second Women's March opposing President Donald Trump, and calling for voter mobilization ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

Tunis - A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities said Thursday more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.

Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

Tunis - A third night of unrest has shaken parts of Tunisia where authorities said Thursday the number of arrests has risen above 500 as anger grows over austerity measures.

Honduras opposition calls for month of protests against president

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's leftwing opposition Tuesday called for a month of protests and possible insurrection to reject President Juan Orlando Hernandez's claim to have won re-election in a bitterly disputed poll held in November.

Honduras opposition admits defeat as US recognizes poll

Tegucigalpa - Honduras appeared to have pulled back from the brink of crisis on Friday, after the opposition candidate admitted defeat in a disputed presidential poll and the United States recognized the incumbent as the victor.

Honduras opposition steps up protests over election

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's leftwing opposition on Wednesday urged days of intensified protests to challenge President Juan Orlando Hernandez's claims that he won a new mandate in a November election marred by suspicions of fraud.

DR Congo govt recruited rebels for deadly crackdown on protests: HRW

Brussels - Former militants were recruited by the Democratic Republic of Congo government for a bloody crackdown on protests against the president that left dozens of people dead last year, a rights group alleged Monday.

Pakistan minister resigns as officials bow to Islamists' demands

Islamabad - Pakistan's law minister resigned Monday after the embattled government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group, striking a deal with the help of the military to end a weeks-long anti-blasphemy protest.

Pakistan minister resigns after violent Islamist protests: state media

Islamabad - Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid has resigned, state media reported Monday, meeting a key demand of Islamist protesters who have clashed violently with security forces and blockaded the capital Islamabad for weeks.

Five things to know about the Pakistan protests

Islamabad - In the space of three weeks, a simple demonstration in Islamabad has turned into a national crisis for Pakistan.

Ukrainian anti-corruption detectives raid top mayor's home

Kiev - Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators on Monday raided the home and office of a powerful mayor at the centre of a politically charged embezzlement probe.

Ukraine leader vows to launch anti-corruption court

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Friday to launch an anti-corruption court demanded by Kiev's Western allies and protesters camped out in a tent city near parliament.

Rights group accuses Poland of crackdown on protesters

Varsovia - Amnesty International on Thursday alleged police and justice authorities in Poland are suppressing anti-government protesters, a claim flatly rejected by the interior ministry.

Kenya bans opposition protests as election crisis deepens

Nairobi - Kenya's government on Thursday banned protests in main city centres, citing lawlessness during opposition rallies against the electoral commission ahead of a scheduled presidential poll re-run.

NFL: 'Don't politicize' Tillman, says hero's widow

Los Angeles - The widow of former NFL player and slain soldier Pat Tillman urged Tuesday that his memory not be politicized after he was invoked by President Donald Trump in the feud over on-field protests.

Ex-police officer in Missouri 'not guilty' in black man's death

Washington - A St. Louis, Missouri judge has found a white former police officer not guilty of murdering a black man after a high-speed chase in 2011, in a closely watched case that comes amid continuing racial tensions in the US.

Venezuela protest violinist alleges torture in custody

Caracas - A young violinist who became a symbolic feature of Venezuelan protests against President Nicolas Maduro alleged Thursday he was tortured while held in army custody.

Detained Venezuelan violinist, symbol of protests, released

Caracas - A young Venezuelan violinist who became a beloved fixture at anti-government protests has been released after spending 19 days in police custody.Wuilly Arteaga, 23, was freed overnight Tuesday, attorney general Tarek William Saab said on Twitter.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had already declared a state of emergency

Charlottesville - A white nationalists' rally erupted into deadly violence Saturday as a car plowed into a crowd while demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed, spurring President Donald Trump to condemn "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."

Merkel stands by Hamburg G20 despite violent protests

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she stood by her decision to hold a G20 summit in Hamburg even after it was marred by street protests that turned violent."Things happened that were unacceptable.

German minister compares G20 rioters to 'neo-Nazis, terrorists'

Berlin - Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday compared the far-left and anarchist radicals who rampaged through the G20 summit host city of Hamburg to "neo-Nazis and Islamist terrorists".

Third night of G20 clashes between police, protesters

Hamburg - Fresh clashes erupted early Sunday in the streets of Hamburg following the end of the G20 summit, with protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles, police said.

German policeman fires 'warning shot' on sidelines of G20 demos

Hamburg - A German officer fired a warning shot in Hamburg on Friday evening as anti-G20 protests raged in the German city for a second straight evening, police said."A police officer was attacked by several violent people..

Melania Trump stuck at residence over G20 demos

Hamburg - US First Lady Melania Trump was stuck inside her guesthouse in Hamburg on Friday because of anti-G20 protests, her spokeswoman said.

Hamburg police request reinforcements for G20 demos

Hamburg - Police in Hamburg on Friday requested reinforcements from elsewhere in Germany to help cope with demonstrations and clashes around the G20 summit, a police spokesman told AFP.

Four killed in Venezuela protest: prosecutors

Caracas - Four protesters were killed in the Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto according to officials on Saturday, who said the number of people who have died in three months of anti-government demonstrations now has reached 89.

Merkel urges anti-G20 protesters to stay peaceful

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged protesters to remain peaceful when they rally against a G20 summit next week, when police expect thousands of anti-capitalist militants.

Kabul voices alarm as anti-govt protesters expand sit-in camps

Kabul - Afghan authorities warned anti-government protesters of legal action Thursday as demonstrators set up new sit-in camps around Kabul, raising security alarms after a week of deadly bombings and street clashes.
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Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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Spanish workers from Edesa, march behind a banner that reads "In Defense Of Our Jobs" during a protest at the factory's closure in Basauri
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A demonstrator shows the photographer a bullet he found on the ground in Cairo
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Medics carrying off a wounded person in Istanbul
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Protesters wave flags inside Gezi Park
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Egyptians kneeling to pray while tanks appear in the background, in Cairo
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Hundreds of protesters outside of city hall clashing with Toronto police officers. The peaceful protest became violent after activists wanted to enter city hall.
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Egyptians praying, head down to the ground, as tanks wait in the background
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Hundreds of protesters outside of city hall clashing with Toronto police officers. The peaceful protest became violent after activists wanted to enter city hall.
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Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
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Police chat with some of the people in Taksim
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Police hide behind their shields in Taksim