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Protesters consider ending occupation of Taiwan's parliament
Protesters consider ending occupation of Taiwan's parliament

Protesters said Monday they were considering ending their three-week occupation of Taiwan's parliament, after its Speaker intervened to try to end the standoff over a contentious services trade pact with China.

Protesters consider ending occupation of Taiwan's parliament
Romanians protest against Chevron fracking plans
Romanians protest against Chevron fracking plans

Thousands took to the streets of Romania on Sunday to protest against plans by US energy giant Chevron to drill for shale gas.

Romanians protest against Chevron fracking plans
Thai 'Red Shirts' rally to support embattled PM
Thai 'Red Shirts' rally to support embattled PM

Thousands of Thai pro-government "Red Shirts" massed Saturday in a show of support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, warning that they would resist attempts to oust her through the courts.

Thai 'Red Shirts' rally to support embattled PM
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Kazakh company halts gold exploration amid violent protest in Kyrgyzstan

Kazakh company Altyn Kumushtak Mining, LLC has suspended exploration of Shyralzhyn gold deposits in Buckeye-Ata district of Talas oblast in Kyrgyzstan due to violent clashes of the local residents and the police.

Kazakh company halts gold exploration amid violent protest in Kyrgyzstan
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One dead and 40 injured in Bolivia mining clashes

One person died and 40 were injured Monday in Bolivia in clashes between miners and police, officials said.

One dead and 40 injured in Bolivia mining clashes
Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum
Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum

Protesters barricaded themselves inside Taiwan's parliament for a third straight day, threatening "further action" if the government pushes ahead with its plans to ratify a contentious trade pact with China.

Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum
Venezuelan intelligence arrests opposition mayor
Venezuelan intelligence arrests opposition mayor

Venezuela's intelligence service arrested and charged the opposition mayor of restive San Cristobal, where anti-government protests broke out more than a month ago.

Venezuelan intelligence arrests opposition mayor
Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'
Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'

Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched Sunday against Cuban meddling in Venezuela's domestic affairs.

Anti-government marchers in Caracas slam Cuban 'invader'
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Toyota suspends Indian auto production amid labour unrest

Toyota said Monday it has suspended production at its two Indian auto assembly plants in response to threats against management and "deliberate" assembly-line stoppages, as efforts to hammer out a labour deal failed.

Toyota suspends Indian auto production amid labour unrest
Japanese rally against nuclear power
Japanese rally against nuclear power

Thousands of campaigners rallied against nuclear power in Tokyo Saturday, as the government and utilities move toward resumption of reactors in southern Japan.

Japanese rally against nuclear power
Anti-government rally called in Caracas amid new violence
Anti-government rally called in Caracas amid new violence

Students and opponents of the Venezuelan government have called a new rally for Wednesday to mark a month of protests in Caracas, as the death toll from demo-related violence reached 21.

Anti-government rally called in Caracas amid new violence
Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary
Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary

Thousands of flag-waving protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela's capital Tuesday, seeking to keep pressure on the government on the eve of commemorations marking the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death.

Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary
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Hundreds of Mauritanians protest over desecration of Koran

Hundreds of residents took to the streets in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to protest in the early hours of Monday against the desecration of the Koran.

Hundreds of Mauritanians protest over desecration of Koran
Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash
Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash

At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela's leftist government.

Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash
Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis
Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis

Hundreds rallied in Tokyo Saturday to protest at Japanese prosecutors' decision to drop charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, with no one yet punished nearly three years after the "man-made" disaster.

Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman. ©Reuters
In Mexico, 2,000 protest for drug lord's release

Some 2,000 people demonstrated in support of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his northwestern home state Wednesday, chanting "release him" following his weekend arrest.

In Mexico, 2,000 protest for drug lord's release
Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel
Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel

Thailand's prime minister has been summoned to face an anti-corruption panel Thursday to hear negligence charges that could lead to her removal from office, following months of mass opposition protests.

Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel
Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat
Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is readying crisis talks to try to defuse a deadly wave of protests that have brought the biggest challenge yet to his government.

Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat
Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis; move to free Tymoshenko
Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis; move to free Tymoshenko

Ukraine's embattled leader signed a deal Friday with the opposition in a bid to end the ex-Soviet country's worst crisis since independence after three days of carnage left nearly 100 protesters dead.

Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis; move to free Tymoshenko
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Madonna hits out at Venezuelan leader

US pop icon Madonna hit out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, accusing his government of "fascism" over its handling of nationwide protests.

Madonna hits out at Venezuelan leader