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Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders escape jail on protest charges

Hong Kong - Three leaders of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" avoided jail Monday over 2014 pro-democracy protests as a court said political tension would not sway its judgement, in a city divided by Beijing's tightening grip.

Protesters try to disrupt Rio marathon

Rio De Janeiro - Protesters sought to disrupt the Olympic women's marathon on Sunday running in front of the leaders near the finish before being intercepted by police on motorcycles.

Brazil cracks down on Olympics protesters

Rio De Janeiro - Rio Olympics organizers on Sunday threw their weight behind a police crackdown on Brazilians holding up signs in stadiums against unpopular interim president Michel Temer, despite accusations of censorship.

Protests planned as Olympic torch approaches the end of its nationwide relay around Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - The Olympic torch approached the end of its nationwide relay around Brazil on Thursday, the day after police clashed with demonstrators and with new political protests planned for the opening ceremony.

Hong Kong student leader pleads not guilty

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong student protester pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple criminal charges over a demonstration against a pro-Beijing figure, a day after the conviction of an "Umbrella Revolution" leader was blasted by rights activists.

Syria activists urge protests over deadly coalition raids

Birut - Syrian activists on Thursday called for widespread protests after dozens of civilians were reportedly killed in US-led coalition air strikes near a northern town held by the Islamic State group.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Revolution' leader convicted for protests

Hong Kong - A key figure in Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a "chilling warning" by rights campaigners.

People in China are rioting at KFC locations, shattering iPhones

People are protesting and boycotting KFC locations across China. Following last week's ruling that Beijing had no legal claim in the South China Sea, many Chinese citizens are blaming the US.

Three police officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.

Baton Rouge - Three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were shot and killed today and as many as four other officers have been wounded when one or more people opened fire on them in an apparent ambush.

Riots rock South Africa's capital ahead of vote

Pretoria - Buses were torched and roads were barricaded with rocks and burning tyres in South Africa's capital Pretoria Tuesday in riots sparked by upcoming nationwide municipal elections.

Is Paris burning? Recurring violence dogs France's image

Paris - What with protesters and police clashing in Paris, football hooligans brawling at Euro 2016 matches and a deadly jihadist attack, France is hardly a picture-postcard destination these days.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester tells court of police 'assault'

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong protester told Wednesday how he was kicked and punched during pro-democracy rallies in 2014 as seven police officers stood trial over the attack, which was captured on film and beamed around the world.

Haitians protest presidential election cancellation

Port-au-prince - Several hundred supporters of former President Michel Martelly's Haitian Tet Kale Party protested in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday after the results of last year's election were nixed.

Anti-Trump protesters attack supporters at California rally

San Jose - Protesters who oppose Donald Trump scuffled with his supporters Thursday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee held a rally in California, with fistfights erupting and one supporter hit with an egg.

Hong Kong police in court over 'beating' protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were in court Wednesday over the beating of a pro-democracy protester during mass rallies in 2014, an incident which was captured on film and beamed around the world.

At least 10 dead as Biafra anniversary turns bloody

Lagos - At least 10 people were killed during protests by pro-Biafra campaigners as they marked the anniversary of the start of Nigeria's civil war, police said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong democracy protester given five weeks for police assault

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was sentenced to five weeks in prison Monday after he was found guilty of assaulting and resisting officers during mass rallies in 2014 when he splashed liquid on police.

Demonstrators face off at Trump rally in California

San Diego - Thousands of pro- and anti-Donald Trump demonstrators faced off outside a rally for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in San Diego, with police out in force to head off violence.

S. Africa broadcaster bans screening of violent protests

Johanesburg - South Africa's public broadcaster said Friday it would stop screening violent protests involving the firebombing of public buildings -- a move condemned as censorship ahead of crucial elections.

Bricks in Hong Kong glued down to avoid protests

Fearing violent protests, authorities in Hong Kong have glued down bricks onto pavements in order to prevent the same activities that occurred during the New Year when officials from mainland China visited.

Pavement glued down in Hong Kong for China official visit

Hong Kong - Paving stones in central Hong Kong have been glued down to prevent protesters using them as missiles, as authorities roll out elaborate security measures ahead of a high-level Chinese visit that could stoke resentment over mainland rule.

XHamster porn site protests North Carolina anti-LGBT law

Porn site XHamster.com thinks North Carolina's anti-LGBT bathroom law is obscene, and they are taking action. As of Monday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, users in the state are seeing nothing more than a black screen, thanks to the state's lawmakers.

Lula to head Brazil anti-impeachment rallies

Bras - Brazil's controversial former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was to lead a rally Thursday against the impeachment of his successor, President Dilma Rousseff, as the political temperature rises.

Outrage in France after video shows police beating teen protester

Paris - A video of a police officer punching a teenager sparked fury in France on Friday, with high school pupils staging violent protests outside police stations in Paris.

Syrians use truce to resume Friday protests

Aleppo - For the first time in years, hundreds of Syrians nationwide took advantage of a nearly week-long ceasefire on Friday to resume anti-government protests under the slogan "The Revolution Continues!

Hong Kong 'Umbrella' leaders seek closer ties with Taiwan

Taipei - Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement said Sunday they would seek closer ties with Taiwan after the island elected a new president who pledged to stand up to China.

Taiwan 'Sunflower' activists turn lawmakers in vote victory

Taipei - Beijing not only has to contend with a new president in Taiwan who is wary of relations with China, but also a fresh batch of activists-turned-lawmakers from the island's boisterous Sunflower Movement.

Dutch protesters riot against refugee centre

Den Haag - Dutch police fired warning shots and arrested 14 demonstrators when a protest by hundreds of people against the opening of a refugee centre turned violent, leaving several injured, officials said Thursday.

Biafra idea cannot be destroyed: Nigeria's Soyinka

Lagos - Nigeria's Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka warned the government against any harsh crackdown on pro-Biafran activists in an interview broadcast Wednesday after an upsurge in separatist protests.

Hong Kong copyright debate delayed as protests threatened

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy legislators succeeded Wednesday in delaying a highly anticipated parliamentary debate over a new copyright bill in Hong Kong, which has been criticised as curbing freedom of speech.
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