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Anti-gay demo in Ethiopia cancelled

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Anti-gay activists in Ethiopia said Thursday they have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in the capital after apparently failing to win support from the government and the powerful Orthodox church.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar papers protest sentencing of reporters

A woman reads a local weekly news journals with its front page printed black with letters saying "By opposing recent arrest and sentencing of journalists including a video journalist of DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma)" Friday, April 11, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP)

Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s media climate is worsening.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

In this photo taken March 29, 2014, residents breath from bags of fresh air taken from a provincial resort Laojun Mountains during a promotional event in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province. AP

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city’s choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gunmen kill 1 Thai protester, wound 4 in capital

Anti-government protesters carry their injured protester from a bus to an ambulance after an attack by suspected gunmen while on their way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Gunmen have fired on a convoy of anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital, and four people have been wounded. AP

Gunmen killed one person and wounded four Tuesday, in another attack on anti-government protesters in Thailand’s long political crisis, authorities said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NDFP slams cops for failing to stop the brawl between leftist, Muslim youths

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The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has blamed the police and the “government’s intelligence group” for the melee which broke out on Thursday between its members and a group of Muslims in Mendiola, Manila.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Militant groups, Metro Moros clash in Mendiola

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What was supposed to be a celebration of peace turned awry after some leftist groups clashed with the Muslims along the Mendiola Bridge in Manila Thursday morning.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Chinese protest as weather halts Malaysia jet search

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Irate Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the crashed Flight MH370 scuffled with security personnel outside Malaysia’s embassy on Monday, demanding answers about the plane’s mysterious and lonely demise in the stormy Indian Ocean.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tibetan sets self on fire to protest China – reports

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, ushered by monks in ceremonial attire arrives to inaugurate a new building that will house the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Tibetan legislative body which has 44 members is democratically elected. AP

A Tibetan monk in southwestern China has set himself on fire to protest against a 2008 crackdown, overseas groups said, adding to a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 women detained over obscene hand gesture to Turkey PM

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.   AFP FILE PHOTO

Turkish police detained two women believed to have flashed an obscene hand gesture at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an anti-government protest, local media reported on Sunday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Monk sets himself on fire in northwest China

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China’s official news agency said a monk has set himself on fire in an ethnic Tibetan area of northwest China.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

50,000 protest Kremlin’s swoop on Crimea

Demonstrators carrying Russian and Ukrainian flags march to oppose president Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine, in Moscow, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Large rival marches have taken place in Moscow over Kremlin-backed plans for Ukraine’s province of Crimea to break away and merge with Russia. More than 10,000 people turned out Saturday for a rally in the center of the city held to oppose what many demonstrators described as Russia’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. In a nearby location, a similar sized crowd voiced its support for Crimea’s ethnic Russian majority, who Moscow insists is at threat from an aggressively nationalist leadership now running Ukraine. AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Around 50,000 people marched through central Moscow on Saturday in protest at Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests

An exiled Tibetan is detained by a Nepalese policeman during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 10, 2014. AP

Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.

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

2 dead as Venezuelans clash at protest barricades

Bolivarian National Police officers take cover from exploding fireworks launched at them by anti-government demonstrators during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 6, 2014. A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday in a clash between residents of a Caracas neighborhood and armed men who tried to remove a barricade, Venezuelan officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday as gangs of government supporters on motorcycles rode into east Caracas neighborhoods to remove street barricades placed by opposition protesters.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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