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Turkey PM to meet protest leaders as demos go on
Turkey PM to meet protest leaders as demos go on

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday agreed to meet with protest leaders whose mass anti-government demonstrations have rocked the country.

Turkey PM to meet protest leaders as demos go on
Turkey PM patience 'has limit' as protest violence flares
Turkey PM patience 'has limit' as protest violence flares

Turkey's defiant Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told supporters his patience "has a limit" as police fired tear gas and jets of water at demonstrators in unrelenting protests against his government's decade-long rule.

Turkey PM patience 'has limit' as protest violence flares
President of the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI), Marta Maria do Amaral Azevedo. ©REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Brazilian official resigns over indigenous protests

The Brazilian official in charge of indigenous affairs resigned Friday amid protests by natives locked in land feuds with white farmers and opposing construction of a huge dam in the Amazon.

Brazilian official resigns over indigenous protests
Placard reads "Free Pussy Riot". ©REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Pussy Riot rockers in US to fight for jailed bandmates

Two members of the Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot on Friday urged the United States to help free their bandmates jailed last year for an anti-government protest performance.

Pussy Riot rockers in US to fight for jailed bandmates
Turkey PM urges end to protests, tells supporters to 'go home'
Turkey PM urges end to protests, tells supporters to 'go home'

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an immediate end to mass protests against his rule Friday, but urged supporters to "go home" after they staged a major show of strength welcoming him back from an overseas trip.

Turkey PM urges end to protests, tells supporters to 'go home'
Turkey tourism takes a hit but visitors shrug off unrest
Turkey tourism takes a hit but visitors shrug off unrest

Hotel reservations may be down after a week of violent mass protests in Turkey, but plucky tourists on the ground have taken the unrest in their stride.

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Turkey tourism takes a hit but visitors shrug off unrest
Turkey defends democratic credentials as tear gas flies
Turkey defends democratic credentials as tear gas flies

Turkey's embattled government insisted on Wednesday it was "not a second-class democracy" even as police tear-gassed protesters massed in the streets calling for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit.

Turkey defends democratic credentials as tear gas flies
Web 'blackout' in Singapore to protest new online rules
Web 'blackout' in Singapore to protest new online rules

Over 130 Singaporean bloggers blacked out their homepages Thursday to protest new licencing rules for news websites they say will muzzle freedom of expression.

Web 'blackout' in Singapore to protest new online rules
West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform
West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform

Caught off-guard by the massive protests erupting in Turkey, the country's Western partners have roundly condemned the use of excessive violence.

West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform
Turkey protesters defiant after government apology
Turkey protesters defiant after government apology

Fresh violence erupted early Wednesday as protesters defied a government plea to end days of deadly unrest, the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decade-long rule.

Turkey protesters defiant after government apology
Union to join Turkey's anti-govt protests
Union to join Turkey's anti-govt protests

Turkish police and anti-government protesters clashed again in Istanbul early Tuesday, as the reported death toll from nationwide protests rose to two.

Union to join Turkey's anti-govt protests
Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes
Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes

Parts of Kyrgyzstan were under curfew Saturday after clashes between security forces and protesters who want a Canadian-owned gold mine nationalised led the president to declare a state of emergency.

Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes
Thousands of workers protest in Sarajevo
Thousands of workers protest in Sarajevo

Several thousand workers protested in Sarajevo against the government's economic policies, demanding their back pay.

Thousands of workers protest in Sarajevo
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China protest city demands ID to buy T-shirts: media

Authorities in a protest-hit Chinese city are making people who buy white T-shirts or print or photocopy banners show identity cards and register their real names.

China protest city demands ID to buy T-shirts: media
Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris
Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris

At least 150,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Paris to protest a new law allowing gay marriage, a largely peaceful gathering that later turned violent as riot police battled hundreds of right-wingers.

Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris
Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid
Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid

A Sri Lankan monk was fighting for his life Saturday, a day after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle.

Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid
Hundreds protest against burial of Argentine dictator
Hundreds protest against burial of Argentine dictator

Sometimes you can't go home: hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday to protest against the possible burial of the late former dictator Jorge Videla in his home town.

Hundreds protest against burial of Argentine dictator
Malaysia tribal groups protest world hydro meeting
Malaysia tribal groups protest world hydro meeting

About 300 Borneo tribespeople staged a protest at a world hydroelectric industry meeting in Malaysia on Wednesday to denounce dams they say are destroying forests and native ways.

Malaysia tribal groups protest world hydro meeting
Thousands protest after gay man's murder in Manhattan
Thousands protest after gay man's murder in Manhattan

Thousands of New Yorkers -- including mayoral candidate Christine Quinn -- marched Monday to protest the shooting death of a gay man in the neighborhood that was the cradle of the modern US gay rights movement.

Thousands protest after gay man's murder in Manhattan
May Day protests against austerity, 'slave labour'
May Day protests against austerity, 'slave labour'

Tens of thousands of angry protesters staged May Day rallies in several countries of the crisis-wracked eurozone Wednesday, as fury erupted at demonstrations in Bangladesh after a deadly building collapse.

May Day protests against austerity, 'slave labour'