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Police block Istanbul's Gezi Park as peace protests erupt
Police block Istanbul's Gezi Park as peace protests erupt

Turkish police Sunday blocked the entrance to Istanbul's Gezi Park, the epicentre of anti-government protests in June, to prevent a demonstration against a possible military intervention in Syria.

Police block Istanbul's Gezi Park as peace protests erupt
Anti-reform protestors clash with police in Mexico
Anti-reform protestors clash with police in Mexico

Protestors threw rocks and firebombs at police who responded with tear gas in Mexico City on Sunday during a demonstration against President Enrique Pena Nieto's reform agenda.

Anti-reform protestors clash with police in Mexico
Greenpeace protests Shell Arctic drilling at Belgian GP
Greenpeace protests Shell Arctic drilling at Belgian GP

Greenpeace activists paraglided to the top of the main stand of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to protest against drilling in the Arctic by the race's main sponsor, the Shell oil giant.

Greenpeace protests Shell Arctic drilling at Belgian GP
Facebook rallies thousands to Philippines graft protest
Facebook rallies thousands to Philippines graft protest

Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Manila park on Monday to protest against embedded corruption in the Philippine political system after a rallying call on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook rallies thousands to Philippines graft protest
Striking teachers block access to Mexico City airport
Striking teachers block access to Mexico City airport

Thousands of teachers severely disrupted access to Mexico City's international airport on Friday, forcing some travelers to abandon cars and roll suitcases on foot during a protest against education reform.

Striking teachers block access to Mexico City airport
Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown
Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown

Egypt's Islamists called for a "Friday of anger" in Cairo after nearly 600 people were killed following a crackdown on their protest camps, as the UN urged "maximum restraint" from all sides.

Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown
Morsi backers rally as post-holiday crackdown looms
Morsi backers rally as post-holiday crackdown looms

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi rallied on Sunday to demand his reinstatement, even as officials said a "gradual" break-up of their protest camps was imminent.

Morsi backers rally as post-holiday crackdown looms
Egypt vows to break up protests as mediation 'fails'
Egypt vows to break up protests as mediation 'fails'

Egypt's government vowed to remove Islamist protest camps after it said foreign mediation had failed, sparking fears of a violent end to the month-old standoff since president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

Egypt vows to break up protests as mediation 'fails'
Fresh protests in Morocco over Spanish paedophile pardon
Fresh protests in Morocco over Spanish paedophile pardon

Several hundred Moroccans took to the streets late Wednesday to protest against the king's pardon of a convicted Spanish paedophile and demand more independence for the judiciary.

Fresh protests in Morocco over Spanish paedophile pardon
Turkey court sentences ex-army chief to life in mass coup trial
Turkey court sentences ex-army chief to life in mass coup trial

A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a former army chief to life in prison in a high-profile trial of 275 people accused of plotting against the Islamic-rooted government.

Turkey court sentences ex-army chief to life in mass coup trial
Thousands dispersed at Moroccan anti-paedophile demo
Thousands dispersed at Moroccan anti-paedophile demo

Moroccan police on Friday dispersed a crowd of several thousand people protesting against a royal pardon handed to a Spanish man reportedly convicted of raping 11 children.

Thousands dispersed at Moroccan anti-paedophile demo
Protests will flare again, says Turkey's 'Standing Man'
Protests will flare again, says Turkey's 'Standing Man'

Protests in Turkey may have died down but they are by no means over, predicts the country's "Standing Man", who pioneered a novel form of resistance to Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government.

Protests will flare again, says Turkey's 'Standing Man'
Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in
Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in

Egypt's cabinet Wednesday ordered a police crackdown on protests by ousted president Mohamed Morsi's loyalists.

Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in
Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo
Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo

Brazilian riot police fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse extremist protesters who ransacked bank branches, shops and a car dealership in central Sao Paulo.

Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo
Demonstrators wear "Free Pussy Riot" balaclavas as they protest. ©REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Jailed Pussy Riot punk asks again for parole

One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot on Wednesday asked again to be released on parole after serving almost a year in prison.

Jailed Pussy Riot punk asks again for parole
Clashes erupt on day 40 of Bulgaria rallies
Clashes erupt on day 40 of Bulgaria rallies

Bulgarian protesters clashed with police on the 40th evening of massive anti-government rallies in the EU's poorest country Tuesday after preventing ministers.

Clashes erupt on day 40 of Bulgaria rallies
Brazil protesters hope for Pope's backing during visit
Brazil protesters hope for Pope's backing during visit

Young Brazilians who marched in June to demand more funding for health and education are hoping Pope Francis will back their cause when he visits Rio next week.

Brazil protesters hope for Pope's backing during visit
LA vows show of force after Zimmerman-linked violence
LA vows show of force after Zimmerman-linked violence

Los Angeles' mayor announced the deployment of extra police Tuesday to prevent more violent protests over the Trayvon Martin trial.

LA vows show of force after Zimmerman-linked violence
Russia puts Putin's opponents on trial
Russia puts Putin's opponents on trial

As a judge prepares to give his verdict Thursday in the fraud trial of Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny, a growing number of President Vladimir Putin's opponents are facing trial and the prospect of long prison terms.

Russia puts Putin's opponents on trial
Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial
Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial

President Barack Obama appealed to Americans for restraint Sunday amid anger from civil rights activists and public protests against the acquittal of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager.

Obama urges calm after racially-charged murder trial