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#MeToo personal for 'Handmaid's Tale' costume designer

New York - From the United States to Argentina, by way of Ireland and Poland, the red habit and white bonnet synonymous with "The Handmaid's Tale" have become a powerful symbol of the #MeToo movement.

Disappearing act: What happened to Hong Kong's Umbrella Art?

Fpo - Illuminated under a spotlight at London's British Museum, hand-drawn sketches of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement are part of a new exhibition on dissent that offers a rare glimpse of the artworks produced during the pro-democracy rallies.

Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protesters

Bucharest - The head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said Friday.

The writer inspiring Romania's protest movement at 101

Bucharest - Amid the almost daily crowds of anti-government protesters in the Romanian capital Bucharest, there's one name on the lips of many of those gathered outside government headquarters: the 101-year-old many of them see as their guiding light.

Taiwan passes controversial bill cutting veterans' pensions

Taipei - Taiwan's military veterans will see their pensions cut as soon as next month after parliament passed a controversial bill that had sparked violent demonstrations.

Op-Ed: How will Trudeau justify buying a pipeline and climate change?

While anti-pipeline protesters are regrouping after the government announced Canada is purchasing the Trans Mountain pipeline, and with two weeks to go before the G7 meeting, many wonder how Trudeau will defend his stance on climate change.

Nicaragua's way out of crisis is early elections: OAS

Washington - Early elections are the only way for crisis-gripped Nicaragua to restore peace, the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) said Wednesday, after a spate of recent anti-government unrest left at least 76 dead.

Five questions on the Gaza border protests

Gaza - More protests are planned along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Tuesday, a day after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during demonstrations and clashes.

Bishops to mediate Nicaragua talks after anti-Ortega demos

Managua - Nicaragua's powerful Roman Catholic bishops announced Monday they are engaging in talks to resolve a crisis that has left scores dead in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests in the strife-torn central American country.

Nicaraguan bishops to launch crisis talks Wednesday

Managua - Nicaragua's powerful bishops announced Monday they are engaging in talks to resolve a crisis that has left scores dead in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests.

Chaos and colour in May Day rallies across the globe

Paris - Traditional May Day rallies turned violent in some parts of the world on Tuesday, as workers gathered to defend labour rights.

Nicaragua scraps pension reform in bid to end deadly protests

Managua - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega scrapped Sunday a contentious pension reform that triggered four days of violence in which two dozen people were killed, but rioting students vowed to keep up street protests until he is ousted.

More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests: rights group

Managua - More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators in a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights body said Sunday.

Top French university Sciences Po blocked by students

Paris - The main entrance to the prestigious French university Sciences Po in Paris was blocked on Wednesday after students opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's education reforms occupied the building, an AFP reporter said.

Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike

Yerevan - An Armenian opposition leader on Monday urged demonstrators to take to the streets again, even after he and dozens of others were hurt in protests over moves by the country's former president to maintain his grip on power.

Armenians protest ex-leader's move to stay in power

Yerevan - Several thousand protesters staged rallies on Monday in the Armenian capital against former president Serzh Sarkisian as he moves to maintain a chokehold on power as prime minister.

Brazil's Lula denounces violence on campaign trail

Curitiba - Brazil's former leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday denounced violent protesters during his presidential campaign tour and vowed he'd return to power anyway.

Brazil's Lula, election rival hold dueling rallies — after gunfire

Curitiba - Brazil's fiery leftist former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his right-wing rival planned dueling presidential campaign rallies Wednesday, hours after Lula's party said shots were fired at his bus convoy.

Protesters in California denounce Trump visit

Los Angeles - Protesters marched and held rallies Monday ahead of President Donald Trump's first official visit to California.

Honduras protests may have included 'extra-judicial killings': UN

Tegucigalpa - Military and police officers in Honduras used "excessive" force against protestors angry over November's disputed elections, said the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday.

Bulgaria's skiing boomtown sparks dire nature warnings

Bansko - "Unlimited Ski and Fun!" promises a pamphlet touting the Bansko ski resort, a magnet for bargain-hunting holidaymakers in southwest Bulgaria.

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.
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2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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Traian Basescu, President of Romania since 2004.
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Rally demanding fair elections in Moscow, Russia on 24 December 2011.
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Fast food workers attend a protest against McDonald's outside one of its restaurants in New York December 5, 2013
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Egypt: Rabaa al-Adawiya during dispersal of Morsi supporters
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Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
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Police battle protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul
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A bird's eye view of the National Mall on Inauguration Day.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marjuana
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Man sticking the middle finger up at protesters.
Québec student protest proposed tuition fee hikes in downtown Montréal.
Québec student protest proposed tuition fee hikes in downtown Montréal.
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Cops in fully prepared riot gear.
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A masked protester is seen in front of thick smoke from burning vehicles during clashes with police in Kiev February 18, 2014
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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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Egyptians kneeling to pray while tanks appear in the background, in Cairo
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Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked...
Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia
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