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Clashes over Bangladesh bloggers

At least four people die in Bangladesh as police clash with Islamists protesting against bloggers they accuse of blasphemy.


Success of Five Star Movement Shows Italy’s Anger

A protest party draws support from voters who are fed up with politics, but its success could make governing Italy even harder than it already is.


Thousands march against Hong Kong's leader

Hong Kong

Thousands in Hong Kong protested on Tuesday against the city's leader Leung Chun-ying as pressure mounts against the Beijing-backed politician who has been embroiled in an illegal construction scandal since taking office in July.


Big Hong Kong protest assails Communist Party ‘brainwashing’

Hong Kong / China

Tens of thousands of protesters paraded through Hong Kong on Sunday, waving placards denouncing “brainwashing” by China’s Communist Party and calling for the scrapping of plans for “national education” courses in local schools. The protest, organized by teachers, parents and student groups as well as local political organizations hostile to Beijing’s one-party system, demonstrated deep opposition to the introduction of classes that aim to boost knowledge of and attachment to China in this freewheeling former British colony of 7.2 million.


Tens of thousands rally in Tokyo for end to nuclear power

Protest in Japan

Tens of thousands of people rallied at a Tokyo park Monday demanding that Japan abandon nuclear power.


Defying fines, Russians march against Putin

Russian protesters galvanised by raids on the homes of their leaders joined a march against President Vladimir Putin Tuesday despite the threat of fines the size of their annual pay.


Russia lawmakers back $9K fines for protesters

Russian Protest

Russian lawmakers have voted through a controversial bill that dramatically increases fines for those accused of participating in unauthorized public protests, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

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Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for Malaysia reforms

Malaysian Protest

Malaysian police fired tear gas and chemical-laced water Saturday at thousands of demonstrators demanding an overhaul in electoral policies they call biased ahead of national polls expected soon....


Bahrain Grand Prix to go ahead as protests flare

Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain was under tight security on Saturday after violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters overshadowed this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix race meeting in the Gulf state.


Self-immolations in Tibet show no sign of slowing


More than two dozen Tibetans protesting Chinese repression have set themselves on fire in the last year. The government in Beijing portrays them as societal misfits. During the winter break from high school, Tsering Kyi would spend her days tending the yak and sheep, always taking a book with her out to pasture.


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