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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.

Protests, strikes hit Brazil 28 days from World Cup

Braz - Brazil faced a test of its security preparations for the World Cup as demonstrators angry at the cost of the event joined protests and strikes in several major cities.

U.S. congressional panel backs Venezuela sanctions

Washington - A U.S. congressional panel passed a bill that would impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Venezuela.

Policeman shot dead in Venezuela protests

Caracas - A Venezuelan policeman died after he was shot in the neck in clashes with anti-government demonstrators in Caracas angered by pre-dawn raids on their protest camps.

HRW denounces 'pattern of serious abuses' in Venezuela

Washington - Venezuela's security forces have engaged in a "pattern of serious abuses" against anti-government protesters, including the use of torture, with the apparent aim of punishing political dissent, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Bolivia military backtracks on sackings over protests

La Paz - Bolivia's military command moved Saturday to try to defuse unrest in the ranks, announcing it would not go ahead with the planned firing of more than 400 non-commissioned officers.

Police homes destroyed in violent Bloemhof protests

A total of 12 police homes have now been destroyed in violent protests after residents of the Boitumelong township in the Bloemhof area went on the rampage over nepotism and lack of service delivery in the local ANC government.

UN concern over 'high human cost' of Venezuela protests

Caracas - The United Nations office in Venezuela expressed deep concern Saturday over the "high human cost" of anti-government protests which have left 39 people dead during two months of unrest.

Ukraine says Russian agents involved in Kiev carnage

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday accused both ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych and Russian security agents of being responsible for February unrest in Kiev that claimed nearly 90 lives.

Venezuela government seeks 'totalitarian' regime

Caracas - The Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela accused the leftist administration of President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday of seeking to impose a "totalitarian government" and blaming it for protests shaking the country.

Venezuelan police block opposition lawmaker's return

Caracas - Venezuelan police blocked an opposition lawmaker from returning to the legislature to retake her seat and fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of her supporters.

Venezuelan showdown over opposition lawmaker's ouster

Caracas - In a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro, a prominent Venezuelan opposition politician vowed to take her seat in the National Assembly Tuesday despite her ouster by the Supreme Court.

Ousted lawmaker brands Venezuela's Maduro 'desperate'

Caracas - An ousted Venezuelan lawmaker hit back at President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, accusing the government of desperation after she was effectively fired for raising the country's deadly political crisis.Maria Corina Machado has been placed under criminal i...

Ousted lawmaker brands Venezuela's Maduro 'desperate'

Caracas - An ousted Venezuelan lawmaker hit back at President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, accusing the government of desperation after she was effectively fired for raising the country's deadly political crisis.Maria Corina Machado has been placed under criminal i...

OAS bars press for session on Venezuela

Washington - The Organization of American States decided Friday to close to the press a session at which a prominent Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was expected to speak to the regional body.The OAS's permanent council voted 22 to 11 in favor of barring the press, ...

Venezuela breaks ties with Air Canada over flights suspension

Venezuela's government said on Tuesday it was breaking commercial ties with Air Canada ACb.TO a day after the airline suspended flights to Caracas citing the country's civil unrest.

Venezuela forces take opposition protest plaza

Caracas - Venezuela's authorities deployed hundreds of security forces into an opposition stronghold early Monday to stamp out protests in Caracas against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro.The show of force came as the death toll from a month an...

Venezuelan students march to mark first protest deaths

Caracas - About 3,000 Venezuelan students marched Wednesday to mark a month since the first deaths in anti-government protests that have now claimed at least 21 lives.Similar opposition protests took place in the cities of San Cristobal, Merida and Valencia.The ...
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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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Traian Basescu, President of Romania since 2004.
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A meeting for supporters of Occupy San Francisco
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A group of sympathizers for an Air Canada union holds a banner criticizing government intervention in negotiations.
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Anti-government protesters take cover behind a temporary barricade during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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Egypt s president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying...
Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying there.
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Army trucks surrounding Tahrir Square, Cairo
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Tweet about protest in Anaheim on July 29, 2012.
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The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and the Indian security forces intensified. Hundreds of people were injured and more than 100 civilians killed. The Kashmir Valley has seen over 80 days of curfew since the end of June.
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Rally demanding fair elections in Moscow, Russia on 24 December 2011.
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Strikes across Europe against unemployment, austerity measures
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Issues that were outside the scope of the original Occupy Toronto also found their way into St. Jame...
Issues that were outside the scope of the original Occupy Toronto also found their way into St. James Park as this photo shows of Islam advocates making a pitch.
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Blockage at Yurt at Occupy Toronto
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A man covering his lips with the old Canadian $2 bill and holding a sign urging the government to invest in education and not "corporate greed."
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Thousands attend the Occupy Toronto protest in the city's Financial District.
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Protesters laid out hundreds of anti-Mubarak signs in front of the Mugamma, the main government building in Tahrir Square.
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