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An anti-Valentine protest and declare the day as "hijab day" or "headscarf day".
Indonesia conservatives protest against Valentine's Day

Islamic conservatives in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-populated nation, voiced opposition to Thursday's Valentine's Day celebrations, saying they promote teen "sex parties" and premarital sex.

Indonesia conservatives protest against Valentine's Day
Actress Lucy Lawless. ©REUTERS
'Xena' actress fined over New Zealand oil protest

"Xena: Warrior Princess" actress Lucy Lawless was fined in a New Zealand court Thursday for boarding a ship with environmentalists last year in protest at plans to search for oil off Alaska.

'Xena' actress fined over New Zealand oil protest
Japan summons China envoy in island row
Japan summons China envoy in island row

Tokyo summoned China's envoy Tuesday in protest at what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters, after Beijing's ships sailed near islands at the centre of a bitter dispute.

Japan summons China envoy in island row
Thousands march in Washington for gun control
Thousands march in Washington for gun control

Thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally six weeks after the shock massacre of young children at a Connecticut school.

Thousands march in Washington for gun control
Sri Lanka swears in new chief justice despite protests
Sri Lanka swears in new chief justice despite protests

Sri Lanka's president on Tuesday appointed the government's senior legal adviser as a replacement for the impeached chief justice, despite protests by lawyers and a chorus of international criticism.

Sri Lanka swears in new chief justice despite protests
Pakistan police fire tear gas at Islamabad protesters
Pakistan police fire tear gas at Islamabad protesters

Pakistani police fired tear gas and gunshots could be heard as a growing crowd of protesters converged on parliament Tuesday, throwing stones at security forces.

Pakistan police fire tear gas at Islamabad protesters
Native leaders meet with Canada PM amid protests
Native leaders meet with Canada PM amid protests

Indigenous Canadians marched on the capital and other major cities Friday threatening to bring the economy "to its knees" as their leaders met with officials to try to resolve a row over extreme poverty on reserves.

Native leaders meet with Canada PM amid protests
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh. ©REUTERS
Gambians stage anti-EU demonstration

Thousands of Gambians Friday marched in the capital, Banjul to show solidarity with President Yahya Jammeh in his row with the European Union.

Gambians stage anti-EU demonstration
End to China media row dims reform hopes
End to China media row dims reform hopes

Action by China's leaders to contain a row that saw rare protests against censorship shows there is no consensus for immediate change, analysts say, despite rising calls for press freedom and other reforms.

End to China media row dims reform hopes
British flag raised in Belfast for first time since riots
British flag raised in Belfast for first time since riots

The British flag was hoisted over Belfast's City Hall on Wednesday for the first time since the decision not to fly it permanently sparked riots in Northern Ireland.

British flag raised in Belfast for first time since riots
Demonstrators gather along a street near the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper. ©REUTERS
China celebrities back censorship protest

China's blogosphere and celebrities -- many with millions of followers -- Tuesday backed journalists at a newspaper embroiled in a censorship row after hundreds of people held a rare protest demanding greater press freedom.

China celebrities back censorship protest
Canadians protest for India women after gang rape
Canadians protest for India women after gang rape

Protesters have rallied in two of Canada's main cities in solidarity with women in India after the deadly gang rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi sparked outrage.

Canadians protest for India women after gang rape
Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore
Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore

An Indian student whose savage gang-rape on a bus in New Delhi sparked mass protests across the country died on Saturday in a Singapore hospital after suffering severe organ failure.

Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore
Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution
Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution

Egypt's opposition said on Sunday it will appeal a referendum seen as voting in a new constitution backed by ruling Islamists, and vowed to keep up a struggle that has spawned weeks of protests and instability.

Egypt opposition to appeal vote passing new constitution
Indian PM appeals for calm, vows to protect women
Indian PM appeals for calm, vows to protect women

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged calm and vowed to protect women as police on Monday struggled to quell increasing outrage over sex crimes following the gang-rape of a student.

Indian PM appeals for calm, vows to protect women
Divided Egypt votes on new constitution
Divided Egypt votes on new constitution

Egyptians vote Saturday on a new constitution supported by the ruling Islamists but bitterly contested by a secular-leaning opposition that failed to scupper the referendum with mass protests.

Divided Egypt votes on new constitution
Thai 'Red Shirt' protest leaders go on trial
Thai 'Red Shirt' protest leaders go on trial

A terrorism trial against Thai leaders of the 2010 "Red Shirt" protests began on Friday, a day after the nation's former premier was charged over his role in the deadly unrest.

Thai 'Red Shirt' protest leaders go on trial
Myanmar makes new mine protest arrests
Myanmar makes new mine protest arrests

Myanmar authorities on Friday said they had made a fresh round of arrests over a spate of protests demanding apologies for a police crackdown on a rally at a Chinese-backed copper mine last month.

Myanmar makes new mine protest arrests
Petrol bombs thrown during Bangladesh protest
Petrol bombs thrown during Bangladesh protest

Hundreds of protesters in Bangladesh threw petrol bombs at police on Tuesday as opposition parties enforced a nationwide strike demanding elections under a neutral caretaker government.

Petrol bombs thrown during Bangladesh protest
Syria: from revolution to all-out war
Syria: from revolution to all-out war

Syria's uprising has shifted from popular street protests against President Bashar al-Assad to a full-fledged war, increasingly influenced by armed Islamists, in a far cry from the idealism of the Arab Spring.

Syria: from revolution to all-out war