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As China pressure mounts, Hong Kong's Cathay sacks two pilots

Fpo - Cathay Pacific said Wednesday two pilots had been sacked, as the Hong Kong carrier comes under huge pressure from Beijing to clamp down on staff supportive of anti-government rallies."One is currently involved in legal proceedings.

Hong Kong protesters gather for 'laser show' rally

Fpo - As Hong Kong buckles under increasingly violent clashes between protesters and police in a deepening political crisis, hundreds gathered at the harbourfront on Wednesday night for a markedly different kind of protest: a laser show.

Hong Kong protesters and opponents battle in old communist stronghold

Fpo - Armed with wooden poles and ransacked road signs, pro-democracy protesters and their opponents fought an extraordinary battle on a Hong Kong street, exposing deep ideological fault lines coursing through the city.

China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with 'fire'

Bejing - China warned Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that "those who play with fire will perish by it", a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis.

Tensions high as Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters face court

Fpo - Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters appeared in court Wednesday after being charged with rioting, setting the stage for further unrest in a weeks-long crisis that has rocked the global financial hub.

Clashes in Hong Kong after police charge protesters with rioting

Fpo - Renewed clashes broke out between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after dozens of demonstrators were charged with rioting -- an offence that carries a jail term of up to ten years.

Protesters to Amazon: Cut ties with fed's deportation agencies

As e-commerce giant Amazon begins its two-day "Amazon Prime Day", activists, immigrants and employees are protesting Amazon's labor practices and involvement with federal deportation efforts.

China and Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

London - London summoned Beijing's ambassador for a dressing down Wednesday in a rapidly escalating diplomatic feud over protests in Hong Kong as China told Britain to keep its "hands off" the city and "show respect".

Op-Ed: G20 summit plans on avoiding climate talks as they subsidize coal

Major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out all aid for fossil fuels. However, G20 countries have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power plants, despite the urgent need to cut carbon emissions driving the climate crisis.

Algerian state TV presenter 'sacked' over protest support

Alger - An Algerian state television presenter has been fired after slamming the media's role in supporting the regime of ex-leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and pushing for greater freedoms, colleagues said Thursday.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: police

Paris - For their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France's yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area around Paris's fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral.

Sudan army ranks seem to be tilting towards protestors: analysts

Apo - Support within Sudan for embattled President Omar al-Bashir seems be waning as some ranks in the army, a major pillar of his three decades in power, appear to be tilting towards the demonstrators, analysts say.

Leading Egypt activist out on probation after 5 years in jail

Apo - Egypt's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on probation Friday after five years in prison on charges of organising an illegal protest.

French plan for army backup in 'yellow vest' protests draws fire

Paris - The French government's decision to deploy the army as backup during Saturday's weekly "yellow vest" protests has drawn fire, with the opposition warning of the risk of using soldiers for law and order.

The Atlantic Ocean is rising and 11-year-old Levi is worried

Washington - Levi Draheim is an 11-year-old kid who lives on a barrier island separating the coast of Florida from the Atlantic Ocean. He is also a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the US government over climate change.

UN urges French probe into use of force against 'yellow vests'

Geneva - The UN rights chief on Wednesday called for a "full investigation" into the possible use of excessive force by French police during the often violent "yellow vest" protests.

France's Macron slams protesters' 'complicity' in violence

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron denounced on Tuesday the "yellow vest" protesters who allow themselves to get mixed up in violent demonstrations, at a time when public opinion is growing increasingly irritated with ongoing violence.

Google to ditch mandatory-arbitration policy after mass protest

Forced arbitration is a corporate practice whereby employees waive their right to take some employer disputes to court and instead must settle the matters privately.

Protests against President Vucic spreads throughout Serbia

Belgrade - Thousands of Serbians defied freezing temperatures Saturday to join a protest march against President Aleksandar Vucic in central Belgrade, and in dozens of other cities across the country, in the tenth consecutive weekend of demonstrations.

Zimbabwe police clash with protesters at fuel rise protests

Harare - Police fired teargas as angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on Monday, after the government more than doubled the price of fuel over the weekend.

Sharp fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Harare - Angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on Monday after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in a bid to improve supplies as the country battles its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.

Scepticism in France as Macron launches 'great national debate'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron faced a battle Monday to convince sceptical French of his latest move to quell "yellow vest" anger as he kickstarted a two-month national debate on his policies.

Fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Harare - Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe’s two main cities Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers.

Mood of revolt in Serbia as anti-Vucic protests grow

Belgrade - Major opposition protests in Serbia have been relatively rare over the past decade, but the icy January air has ushered in a swelling mood of revolt.

Italy populist leaders back France 'yellow vest' protests

Rome - The two leaders of Italy's ruling populist coalition on Monday threw their support behind the "yellow vest" protesters roiling neighbouring France."Yellow vests, do not weaken!

'Yellow vest' boxer arrested after assaulting French police

Paris - French police on Monday arrested a former professional boxer seen punching officers during a "yellow vest" demonstration in Paris, as the government prepared to announce a new tough line on violent protests.

French police move against last 'yellow vests' redoubts

Paris - French police cleared "yellow vest" protesters from several occupied roads on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron looked to turn the page on more than a month of often violent anti-government protests.

Macron govt hopes 'yellow vest' protests running out of steam

Paris - The French government was on Sunday hoping the sharp drop in "yellow vest" demonstrators signalled an end to the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, but conceded "mistakes" had been made.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters gather on decisive weekend

Paris - Defiant "Yellow vest" demonstrators gathered on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday morning for a fifth and decisive weekend of protests despite calls by the French government to stay home.

Business worries for France ahead of new 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - Fears grew about the economic impact of France's month-long "yellow vest" protests on Friday ahead of a decisive weekend for the grassroots opposition movement and President Emmanuel Macron.
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Medics carrying off a wounded person in Istanbul
Medics carrying off a wounded person in Istanbul
Flickr user Eser Karadağ
Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
An Occupy Toronto protester speaking at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Streets.
An Occupy Toronto protester speaking at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Streets.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and holding a sign parodying the  Top 1%.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and holding a sign parodying the "Top 1%."
3:18pm: These police burst into this area and created a blockade. at Queen and Spadina / Soho. A pho...
3:18pm: These police burst into this area and created a blockade. at Queen and Spadina / Soho. A photo from downtown Toronto, during the June 26, 2010 G20 Protests.
Jason Hargrove
OFFICIALDOM: The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and Courthouse in Oakland  Calif.
OFFICIALDOM: The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and Courthouse in Oakland, Calif.
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Protesters block New York streets after police officer cleared in chokehold death.
Protesters block New York streets after police officer cleared in chokehold death.
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Tents set up at the Occupy Vancouver site
Tents set up at the Occupy Vancouver site
Suraky
Anger spilled over on Monday night in Baltimore  Maryland.
Anger spilled over on Monday night in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Michel de Souza  Brazilian photojournalist  caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de...
Michel de Souza, Brazilian photojournalist, caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de Janeiro in a unique and artistic way.
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Egyptians clash during Friday s  Day of Rage
Egyptians clash during Friday's 'Day of Rage'
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Strikes across Europe against unemployment  austerity measures
Strikes across Europe against unemployment, austerity measures
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Ukranian riot police take cover behind their shields during clashes with anti-government protesters ...
Ukranian riot police take cover behind their shields during clashes with anti-government protesters near Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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A woman protesting in Libya
A woman protesting in Libya
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Egypt:  Rabaa al-Adawiya during dispersal of Morsi supporters
Egypt: Rabaa al-Adawiya during dispersal of Morsi supporters
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