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China detains 29 Xinjiang 'terrorist suspects'
China detains 29 Xinjiang 'terrorist suspects'

China has detained 29 people described as "terrorist suspects" in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks.

China detains 29 Xinjiang 'terrorist suspects'
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Turkish troops fire tear gas at Kurdish protesters

Turkish soldiers on Wednesday fired tear gas and water cannon at Kurds protesting plans to build military barracks in the southeast of the country.

Turkish troops fire tear gas at Kurdish protesters
Australia's Minister of Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison. ©Reuters/Samsul Said
Six hurt as Australia breaks up immigration camp protest

Australia said Tuesday a week-long protest by asylum-seekers at one of its immigration detention centres had been broken up with six people injured.

Six hurt as Australia breaks up immigration camp protest
Global protest reads names of 100,000 Syria dead
Global protest reads names of 100,000 Syria dead

Activists began reading the names of 100,000 people killed in Syria outside UN headquarters on Monday, in a modest launch of what they hope will be a global protest.

Global protest reads names of 100,000 Syria dead
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests

Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday, a military source said.

Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
Ukraine forces suffer fresh losses in separatist east
Ukraine forces suffer fresh losses in separatist east

Ukrainian forces have suffered fresh losses in a rebel raid in the separatist east as the newly-elected president promised to hold his first talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on easing the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.

Ukraine forces suffer fresh losses in separatist east
Alexander Ankvab. ©Reuters/Kazbek Basayev
Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid

Opposition protesters stormed the presidency in Abkhazia overnight in what the leader of the Georgian breakaway region called a coup attempt, Russian news agencies said.

Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid
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Man strips naked outside White House

US Secret Service personnel sprang into action Friday outside the White House when a man stripped naked in what appeared to be a bizarre form of protest.

Man strips naked outside White House
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Brazil mobilizes 157,000 security force for World Cup

Brazil said Friday it is mobilizing 157,000 soldiers and police to ensure security during the World Cup, which opens in 20 days against a backdrop of violent protests and strikes.

Brazil mobilizes 157,000 security force for World Cup
One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare
One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare

One man died and about 10 others were injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters Thursday, officials said, in the latest eruption of anger against the Turkish government.

One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare
Six policemen injured, 27 people detained in Macedonia violence
Six policemen injured, 27 people detained in Macedonia violence

Six policemen were injured and 27 people were detained Tuesday when a peaceful protest over the death of a Macedonian teenager in Skopje turned violent, a police spokesman said.

Six policemen injured, 27 people detained in Macedonia violence
Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest
Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest

Thailand's army declared martial law Tuesday after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was "not a coup".

Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation

Thousands of Chinese nationals are awaiting evacuation from riot-hit Vietnam, state-run media said Monday, as Hanoi moved to stifle fresh protests over a territorial dispute between the two countries.

4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
Clashes near Sao Paulo airport 27 days from World Cup
Clashes near Sao Paulo airport 27 days from World Cup

Dozens of protesters clashed with police late Friday, throwing fireworks and torching at least two vehicles near Sao Paulo's airport, which has just opened a new international terminal ahead of the World Cup.

Clashes near Sao Paulo airport 27 days from World Cup
Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest
Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest

Several hundred Filipino and Vietnamese protesters united in a march in the Philippine capital on Friday, demanding that China stop oil drilling in disputed South China Sea waters.

Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest
Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded
Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded

Grenade blasts and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital Thursday, leaving two dead and 24 wounded as fears of wider political violence mounted in the crisis-hit kingdom.

Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

Venezuelan police arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks Wednesday at a ministry building in the capital, officials said.

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel.

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
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Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities on Sunday to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20.

Canadians rally to legalize marijuana
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Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports

A Tibetan man in China burned himself to death on Tuesday, overseas media and a rights group reported, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports