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Iloilo folk protest another tree-cutting plan

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Environmentalists and local officials are protesting a plan to cut or uproot decades old trees in one of the city’s landmark streets to give way to a road-widening project.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Thousands march in Thai capital against government

Anti-government protesters march through a street in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has called on another mass rally on March 29 in an attempt to oust the government of caretake Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. AP

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the streets of the Thai capital Saturday, reviving their whistle-blowing, traffic-blocking campaign to force the resignation of the country’s prime minister.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 shot dead during unrest in central Venezuela

A student of Venezuela's Central University (UCV) shouts slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. A month of student-led demonstrations in a number of Venezuelan cities has left at least 25 people dead, according to the government. Venezuelans fed up with inflation that reached 56 percent last year, long lines for buying some items at grocery stores and one of the highest homicide rates in the world have joined students in protesting against the government. AP

A university student, a National Guard captain and a third man were shot to death in separate incidents Wednesday as anti-government protests roiled the central Venezuelan city of Valencia. Three National Guardsmen and several protesters were wounded.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Throngs of Venezuelans march despite Carnival holiday

Demonstrators use a giant slingshot to launch stones at Bolivarian National Guards during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Since mid-February, anti-government activists have been protesting high inflation, shortages of food stuffs and medicine, and violent crime in a nation with the world's largest proven oil reserves. AP

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans skipped the traditional Carnival holiday that is a yearly highlight for many to instead march in nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

G-7 nations suspend planning for Russia summit

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The U.S. and six other nations say they are suspending participation in the planning for an international summit in Russia this summer.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine: Russian military blocking airport

An unidentified armed man patrols a square in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings occupied the airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. AP FILE PHOTO

Russian military were blocking an airport in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea near the Russian naval base while unidentified armed men were patrolling another airport serving the regional capital, Ukraine’s new Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Friday.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Third child dies from weekend of Thai protest violence

A military police officer stands at the scene of an explosion at a main protest site in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. More than a dozen people were hurt Sunday by a small explosion at an anti-government protest in Bangkok, less than a day after a bloodier attack in an eastern province killed one child and left about three dozen people wounded. AP

A six-year-old girl died early Monday from wounds sustained during a grenade attack on a busy Bangkok shopping area, hospital officials said, taking the number of children killed in Thai political violence over the weekend to three.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

2 dead in Bangkok blast as fears mount over political violence

A Thailand souvenir t-shirt hangs above the scene of an explosion littered with blood and small pairs of shoes at a main protest site in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. AP

An explosion in a busy Bangkok shopping district killed two people and injured 22 on Sunday, a day after a young girl died and dozens were hurt in an attack on a protest rally.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine: President’s whereabouts unclear

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.   AP FILE PHOTO

The whereabouts of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych are unclear, a day after he left the capital and his arch-foe Yulia Tymoshenko was freed from prison and returned to Kiev to address a massive, adoring crowd.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Activists protest gov’t inaction vs price hikes

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Student activists picketed infront of Malacañang on Monday morning to protest the government’s alleged inaction on the price hikes.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Groups protest power rate hike at Meralco branches

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Protesters rally in front of a Meralco Bayad Center in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and Malacañang to junk the proposed P4.15/kwH increase.

On the eve of the second round of oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the power rate hike, consumer and militant groups held a series of protests on Monday in various Meralco Bayad Centers in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and the Malacañang to junk the Meralco proposal to increase electricity rate.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Thai protesters block voting in chaotic election

Thai Prime Minister and Pheu Thai party leader Yingluck Shinawatra, right, poses before casting her ballot for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Opposition protesters prevented voting at thousands of polling stations in Thailand on Sunday, triggering angry scenes in the capital over an election that plunged the strife-racked kingdom into political limbo.  AP PHOTO/WALLY SANTANA

Opposition protesters prevented voting at thousands of polling stations in Thailand on Sunday, triggering angry scenes in the capital over an election that plunged the strife-racked kingdom into political limbo.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand declares state of emergency for protests

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, center, sits with others for lunch during a protest rally, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Twin explosions shook an anti-government demonstration site in Thailand's capital, wounding dozens of people in the latest violence to hit Bangkok as the nation's increasingly bloody political crisis drags on. AP

Thailand’s government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas to cope with protests that have stirred up violent attacks.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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