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Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over island row
Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over island row

Anti-Japan protests broke out in more than a dozen Chinese cities including Beijing and Hong Kong on Sunday as authorities allowed thousands of people to vent anger over an escalating territorial row.

Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over island row
'Tumour' of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad
'Tumour' of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a "cancerous tumour" that will soon be excised, drawing Western rebukes.

'Tumour' of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad
Arrests, breasts, chainsaws: Punk world backs Pussy Riot
Arrests, breasts, chainsaws: Punk world backs Pussy Riot

A topless Ukrainian feminist felled a cross with a chainsaw, balaclava-clad New Yorkers braved arrest to picket an Orthodox church and Bulgarian punks re-decorated a war memorial.

Arrests, breasts, chainsaws: Punk world backs Pussy Riot
Russia jails Pussy Riot protest punks for two years
Russia jails Pussy Riot protest punks for two years

A Moscow court Friday handed a two-year jail sentence to three feminist punk rockers who infuriated the Kremlin and captured world attention by ridiculing President Vladimir Putin in Russia's main church.

Russia jails Pussy Riot protest punks for two years
Warning shots, tear gas fired to disperse Tunisia demos
Warning shots, tear gas fired to disperse Tunisia demos

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Thursday to disperse a second anti-government protest in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of last year's revolution.

Warning shots, tear gas fired to disperse Tunisia demos
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'Disabled' man executed in US despite protests

Authorities in the southern US state of Texas executed an African American man on Tuesday despite protests from human rights groups that said he was mentally disabled.

'Disabled' man executed in US despite protests
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'

Gays and lesbians puckered up at "kiss-ins" outside Chick-fil-A outlets across the United States in protest over the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
S. Korea girl band stirs controversy over sacking
S. Korea girl band stirs controversy over sacking

Top South Korean girl group T-ara has stirred controversy with the surprise decision to shed one of its members, a move which sparked an Internet protest campaign backed by some 330,000 people.

S. Korea girl band stirs controversy over sacking
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Hong Kong parents protest China patriotism lessons

Thousands of stroller-pushing Hong Kong parents and activists Sunday protested a plan to introduce national education lessons, slamming it as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda.

Hong Kong parents protest China patriotism lessons
Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'
Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'

A Japanese paper firm whose factory was at the centre of deadly weekend protests in China said Monday it was concerned about the demonstration, but rejected pollution claims as "groundless".

Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'
Members of female punk band "Pussy Riot". ©REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
Pussy Riot becomes cause celebre in Putin's Russia

In February, five women walked silently into Moscow's Church of Christ the Saviour before clambering over railings, pulling on balaclavas and yelling out a protest song against Vladimir Putin.

Pussy Riot becomes cause celebre in Putin's Russia
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Karaganda bikers held unauthorized rally

Karaganda bikers are requesting to remove 32 road signs banging motorbikes from the city’s main streets.

Karaganda bikers held unauthorized rally
Georgia to execute mentally handicapped man
Georgia to execute mentally handicapped man

Barring a last minute intervention by the US Supreme Court, a mentally handicapped man will be executed Monday in Georgia, despite protests from around the world -- and from the victim's family.

Georgia to execute mentally handicapped man
Canada students again protest tuition hikes
Canada students again protest tuition hikes

About 15,000 Canadian students protested in Montreal on Sunday against rising tuition costs, with an eye toward rallying supporters against Quebec Premier Jean Charest in expected provincial polls.

Canada students again protest tuition hikes
Police fire rubber bullets after huge Madrid crisis protest
Police fire rubber bullets after huge Madrid crisis protest

Spanish police fired rubber bullets and charged protestors in central Madrid early Friday at the end of a huge demonstration against economic crisis measures.

Police fire rubber bullets after huge Madrid crisis protest
HSBC seeks to evict Hong Kong 'Occupy' protesters
HSBC seeks to evict Hong Kong 'Occupy' protesters

Global banking giant HSBC on Monday sought legal permission to evict a handful of protesters camped outside its Hong Kong headquarters, one of the last remnants of the "Occupy" movement in Asia.

HSBC seeks to evict Hong Kong 'Occupy' protesters
Afghan women protest over woman's public execution
Afghan women protest over woman's public execution

Dozens of Afghan women's rights activists took to the streets Wednesday to protest against the recent public execution of a young woman for alleged adultery, which was captured in a horrific video.

Afghan women protest over woman's public execution
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Kazakhmys commented on metallurgists' protest letter

Kazakhmys Corporation commented the metallurgists' protest letter to the company's chairman Eduard Ogai.

Kazakhmys commented on metallurgists' protest letter
One of the protesters, Asset Yerubayev. Photo courtesy of rus.azattyq.org
502 metallurgists sent a protest letter to Kazakhmys

Employees of Zhezkazgan copper plant wrote a protest letter to the chairman of Kazakhmys corporation Eduard Ogai.

502 metallurgists sent a protest letter to Kazakhmys
Social tension is the main reason behind the Arab Spring: Nazarbayev
Social tension is the main reason behind the Arab Spring: Nazarbayev

Two words are buzzing in the air: freedom and justice: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Social tension is the main reason behind the Arab Spring: Nazarbayev