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Hunger-striking father of South Korean ferry victim hospitalized

In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 photo, Park Bona, sister of Park Seong-ho, a 17-year-old student killed in the ferry Sewol sinking, attends a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. The relatives of some of the more than 300 people killed in the April ferry sinking are hoping Pope Francis' visit to South Korea will provide both solace for their anger and grief - and a boost in their struggle against the government. Park Youn-oh, the father of Seong-ho, said he was overwhelmed when he saw the pope's plane Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 and briefly met the pontiff. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea’s ferry disaster was hospitalized Friday after mounting a 40-day hunger strike to demand a full independent inquiry.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Davao coco farmers to join hunger strike on levy

Coconut farmers in Davao Oriental, who account for nearly eight percent or 1.06 billion nuts of the country’s production, said they would join a nationwide hunger strike that coconut farmers are planning in response to the government’s continuing refusal to return so-called coco levy funds to farmers.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 hunger strikes set in Manila

Tens of thousands of protesters flash thumbs down signs during a rally at Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines, to call for the scrapping of a corruption-tainted development fund, known as pork barrel, that allows lawmakers to allocate government money for projects in their districts. AP FILE PHOTO

Hunger strike protests were set in two separate locations in Manila to slam the blacklisting of college students and to encourage people to recognize the need for divine intervention especially with the pork barrel scam issue.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

US immigration detainees continue hunger strike

Tacoma Northwest Detention Center PHOTO from www.ice.gov

A U.S. immigration detention center locked down areas holding violent offenders as a precaution as a hunger strike continued Sunday by hundreds of detainees protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker ends hunger strike

In this video grab made in December, 2012, and provided by APTN Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band, is seen in prison uniform at a prison colony in the province of Mordovia in western Russia, where she talked to the Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta while serving her two-year sentence. The imprisoned members of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band say they feel no regrets about the irreverent "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral that landed them behind bars for two years. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina offered a vivid, but stoic, description of their harsh prison conditions in interviews published Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper. They said they don't expect clemency from authorities. The sign in the middle of the frame is Novaya Gazeta. AP  FILE PHOTO

Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days because the prison has met her demands, the husband of Alyokhina’s bandmate said Saturday.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »