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Protesters in final bid to block France gay marriage law
Protesters in final bid to block France gay marriage law

Tens of thousands of opponents of government plans to legalise gay marriage marched in Paris Sunday two days before a final vote on the bill, which has provoked fierce and sometimes violent protests.

Protesters in final bid to block France gay marriage law
N. Korea threatens South over 'monstrous' act
N. Korea threatens South over 'monstrous' act

North Korea's military on Tuesday threatened the South with imminent "sledge-hammer" retaliation unless Seoul apologised for anti-Pyongyang protestors burning effigies of its revered leaders.

N. Korea threatens South over 'monstrous' act
Thousands protest against Venezuela's president-elect
Thousands protest against Venezuela's president-elect

Thousands of opposition supporters crammed the streets of Caracas on Monday, banging pots, burning trash bags and chanting "fraud" to protest the confirmation of late leader Hugo Chavez's political heir as president-elect.

Thousands protest against Venezuela's president-elect
US protesters demand closure of Guantanamo
US protesters demand closure of Guantanamo

Rights activists across the United States held a series of protests on Thursday demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay as a hunger-strike at the jail entered a third month.

US protesters demand closure of Guantanamo
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Femen activists to visit Kazakhstan before EXPO-2017

Activists of the scandalous movement Femen are going to visit Astana prior to the global fair EXPO-2017.

Femen activists to visit Kazakhstan before EXPO-2017
Ukraine leader pardons Tymoshenko ally under EU pressure
Ukraine leader pardons Tymoshenko ally under EU pressure

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pardoned Sunday a close ally of jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko as several thousands rallied in Kiev to protest his policies amid rising political tensions.

Ukraine leader pardons Tymoshenko ally under EU pressure
Spanish youth protest around the world against unemployment
Spanish youth protest around the world against unemployment

Spanish youths demonstrated Sunday in cities across Spain and near the country's embassies abroad against sky-high unemployment and poor working conditions.

Spanish youth protest around the world against unemployment
Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations
Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations

An envoy of the Dalai Lama said Wednesday that Tibetans would likely end a wave of self-immolation protests if China reopened dialogue with the exiled spiritual leader to address grievances.

Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations
Gay marriage foes stage last-ditch protest in Paris
Gay marriage foes stage last-ditch protest in Paris

Hundreds of thousands opposed to French legislation allowing gay marriage staged a massive protest march in Paris Sunday, with police using force to evict hundreds from the Champs-Elysees.

Gay marriage foes stage last-ditch protest in Paris
New Yorkers march for US gay rights before hearings
New Yorkers march for US gay rights before hearings

Several hundred people marched in New York on Sunday to support the legalization of gay marriage, two days before the US Supreme Court is due to examine the issue.

New Yorkers march for US gay rights before hearings
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Japan protests to France over military sales to China

Japan said Monday it had protested to Paris over a French firm's sale of helicopter landing equipment to China, at a time of heightened territorial tensions between Tokyo and Beijing.

Japan protests to France over military sales to China
Ukraine's topless feminists go international
Ukraine's topless feminists go international

Ukrainian feminist group Femen are taking their topless protests around the world, having already stripped off in Western Europe.

Ukraine's topless feminists go international
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Egypt women wage war against 'sexual terrorism'

Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egyptian women are overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies to force silent authorities and a reticent society to confront "sexual terrorism."

Egypt women wage war against 'sexual terrorism'
Centre-left favoured as Italy holds landmark election
Centre-left favoured as Italy holds landmark election

Italy on Monday holds a second day of voting in a critical election for the future of the eurozone in which the centre-left Democratic Party is expected to win but fall short of a governing majority.

Centre-left favoured as Italy holds landmark election
Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei. ©REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Egypt vote could be 'road to total chaos': ElBaradei

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei warned of chaos in the troubled nation if parliamentary polls go ahead in April, as protesters demonstrated in Cairo against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt vote could be 'road to total chaos': ElBaradei
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Over 150 employees of Keppel Kazakhstan on strike in Aktau

Over 150 employees of Keppel Kazakhstan went on strike in Aktau requesting a salaries raise.

Over 150 employees of Keppel Kazakhstan on strike in Aktau
Iran slams Berlin film fest award for Panahi
Iran slams Berlin film fest award for Panahi

Iran on Monday protested against the awarding of a Silver Bear to Jafar Panahi for the best screenplay for Parde (Closed Curtain) at the 63rd Berlin film festival.

Iran slams Berlin film fest award for Panahi
Frenchman ends 4-day crane protest for custody of son
Frenchman ends 4-day crane protest for custody of son

A French father denied access to his son came back down to earth Monday after a four-day protest perched on a giant crane that sparked reactions from the prime minister and his justice minister.

Frenchman ends 4-day crane protest for custody of son
Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings
Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings

Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq has claimed a wave of bombings targeting Shiite areas of Baghdad that killed at least 21 people Sunday.

Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings
US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming
US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Washington Sunday to generate pressure on President Barack Obama to take concrete measures to fight global warming.

US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming