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Hong Kong protester 'beaten by police' slams case delay

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester apparently assaulted by police -- in a beating captured on video -- slammed the authorities Friday for failing to charge his attackers and demanded they are officially identified.

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.

Actions in Edmonton concerning government, equality of women Special

Edmonton - Several politically-motivated actions in Edmonton on March 7 and 8 brought out hundreds of concerned citizens on a range of current events.

Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over democracy protests

Hong Kong - Three Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were arrested and then released Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest targets of a police probe campaigners say is tantamount to intimidation.

40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

Alger - Forty police officers were wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced.

Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders arrested

Hong Kong - The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released Saturday as the city's police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not "a show".

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested and released by police Wednesday after turning himself in, the latest figure targeted in a broadening investigation which protest leaders describe as harassment.

Pakistanis protesting at Charlie Hebdo burn French flags

Islamabad - Protests against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were held across Pakistan on Sunday as thousands of people in almost all major cities chanted slogans against its printing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Hong Kong student leaders arrested, released without charge

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leaders including the teenage face of the pro-democracy movement, Joshua Wong, were arrested Friday on charges relating to mass protests as authorities target prominent figures who spearheaded the rallies.

Hong Kong student leader Wong slams authorities in court

Hong Kong - The teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, 18-year-old Joshua Wong, slammed the authorities Thursday in a court appearance linked to mass protests which brought parts of the city to a standstill for months.

Femen activist who grabbed Vatican Nativity Jesus released

- Vatican authorities on Saturday ordered the release of a Femen activist detained after snatching a baby Jesus figurine from the St Peter's Square Nativity scene on Christmas Day while baring her breasts.

Hong Kong left deeply polarised by protests: Analysts

Hong Kong - The demolition of the main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralysed Hong Kong for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say.

No regrets for protesters who sparked Ukraine revolution

Kiev - When Igor Romanenko's friend suggested heading to a gathering on Kiev's Independence Square a year ago Friday, he had no idea he was about to witness the birth of a movement that would change his country forever.

Gun sales soar as Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

Ferguson - While America awaits the decision of whether Officer Darrin Wilson gets charged in the death of Michael Brown, citizens of Ferguson, Mo. have prepared for a Wild West showdown.

Ireland racked by protests over new water charges

Thousands of protestors marched in Ireland to show their opposition to water charges that are part of the government austerity program to help the country get back on track after the 2010 banking crisis.

Source: Feds say charges against Ferguson cop unlikely

Washington, D. C. - Reports from the U.S. capital indicate that federal prosecutors are likely not planning to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August and set off riots and days of street protests.

NetJets' Didactic 3 Pronged Demonstration

Contractual negotiations have deadlocked the system of "shared aircraft pilots" with the fractional aircraft provider for more than a year now.

Targeted Israeli cargo ship quietly unloaded in SF Bay Area

Oakland - A cargo ship targeted by protesters upset over Israel's actions in Gaza was quietly unloaded in Oakland overnight and headed out of the bay early Wednesday.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey marches in Ferguson protests

Ferguson - Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and the first person to send out a tweet from Twitter, has been using Twitter to provide updates live from the ground at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez goes on trial

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.

Anti-Semitism, violence rise in Europe as Gaza conflict continues

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has sparked anger in cities across Europe, with anti-Semitism seeing a sharp rise, resulting in violent protests, anti-Semitic chants and attacks on Jewish synagogues in some of Europe’s largest cities.

U.S. protesters use their bodies to block transport of immigrants

Murrieta - Around 150 protesters blocked an access road for three buses that were carrying immigrants to a processing center for deportation. The buses had to turn around and find another route to take.

UK police urge the use of 'SmartWater' to track protesters

London - Commissioners of the London police are urging the Met area officials to put dye into their water cannons. This would mark the clothes of protesters and allow them to more easily track offenders.

Protests banned as 120 snipers line up to protect Spanish crown

Madrid - As Prince Felipe gets ready to be crowned the new King of Spain, two demonstrations and two concentrations planned for Thursday have been banned, thousands of extra police officers brought in and 120 snipers prepped to protect the ceremonial event.

Venezuela's judiciary targeting protestors

Geneva - Venezuela's judiciary is cracking down on students and dissidents while allowing nine out of ten other crimes, including thousands of murders, to go unpunished, an international watchdog said Thursday.

Venezuela opposition leader to face trial over demos

Caracas - A Venezuelan opposition leader has been ordered to stand trial on charges of instigating violence at an anti-government demonstration in February, prosecutors said Thursday.

'No more monarchy' protests hit the streets of Spain (Video)

Madrid - Yesterday morning, King Juan Carlos I announced his abdication from the throne. By that evening, thousands were in the streets, demanding an end to the monarchy and a return to the republic.

Brazil's economic image at stake with World Cup

In 2007, being awarded the right to hold a World Cup event was the answer to a glorious dream. Brazil had big expectations of showing the world they were a major economic power, giving them a good reason to fix a crumbling transportation infrastructure.

Clashes in Sao Paulo 27 days from World Cup

Braz - Brazilian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a protest near the airport in Sao Paulo, the city hosting the football World Cup opener in less than a month.

FBI aiding Brazil police in Cup challenge

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police compared notes with US law enforcement officers here Thursday as they geared up for a mammoth security operation at next month's World Cup.
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