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Thousands stage 'Day of Anger' protest against French president
Thousands stage 'Day of Anger' protest against French president

Several thousand people marched through Paris on Sunday in a "Day of Anger" against embattled President Francois Hollande which ended in clashes between police and protesters.

Thousands stage 'Day of Anger' protest against French president
Brazil braces for World Cup protests
Brazil braces for World Cup protests

Brazil was bracing Saturday for a first wave of nationwide demonstrations against staging the World Cup after activists from the radical protest group Anonymous went on social media calling for action.

Brazil braces for World Cup protests
Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes
Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes

Protesters and Ukrainian police were on Saturday still locked in a tense standoff in Kiev after a night of sporadic clashes that erupted despite a truce and offer of concessions by President Viktor Yanukovych.

Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes
Thailand awaits crunch court ruling on election
Thailand awaits crunch court ruling on election

Thailand's embattled government faces a key court ruling Friday on whether it can go ahead with a fiercely disputed election despite threats by opposition protesters to block the vote.

Thailand awaits crunch court ruling on election
Ukraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashes
Ukraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashes

Ukraine's opposition threatened to go on the attack on Thursday unless the government agreed to concessions to quell protests that have left five activists dead in the first fatalities of two months of anti-government rallies.

Ukraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashes
Putin spokesman says Russia will not intervene in Ukraine protests
Putin spokesman says Russia will not intervene in Ukraine protests

Russia will not intervene in the raging anti-government protests in Ukraine and believes its leadership will find a way out.

Putin spokesman says Russia will not intervene in Ukraine protests
Ukraine police move on protesters, activists say one dead
Ukraine police move on protesters, activists say one dead

Ukrainian police on Wednesday broke through the barricades built by protesters at the scene of clashes in Kiev as activists said that one person had been shot dead by the security forces.

Ukraine police move on protesters, activists say one dead
Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia
Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia

Russia warned Tuesday that clashes between opposition and police in Ukraine were getting out of control and slammed the EU's "indecent" support of the protest movement against President Viktor Yanukovych.

Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia
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Kiev in flames as clashes leave trail of destruction

The flames from buses set ablaze lit up the night sky, protesters dug up stones from the pavement to hurl at police and the stench of tear gas hung thick in Kiev.

Kiev in flames as clashes leave trail of destruction
Ukraine opposition eyes new rally despite protest curbs
Ukraine opposition eyes new rally despite protest curbs

Pro-EU Ukrainians were reinforcing barricades in Kiev on Saturday ahead of a new mass rally, despite President Viktor Yanukovych signing legislation that placed strict curbs on protests, which drew condemnation from the West.

Ukraine opposition eyes new rally despite protest curbs
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Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs 'school for revolution' protests

The long-running opposition protests on Kiev's central Independence Square are becoming a "school for revolution" as the country's leaders lose touch with society, top Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov told AFP.

Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs 'school for revolution' protests
Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt
Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt

At least 11 people were killed Friday in clashes across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the health ministry said.

Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt
Attacks, strike plague Bangladesh on election eve
Attacks, strike plague Bangladesh on election eve

Dozens of polling booths were torched on the eve of Bangladesh's violence-plagued election Saturday as the opposition staged a general strike in a final act of defiance against the "farcical" polls.

Attacks, strike plague Bangladesh on election eve
Cambodian police disperse opposition rally
Cambodian police disperse opposition rally

Cambodian authorities Saturday dispersed opposition protesters from their rally base in the capital and halted further protests against the kingdom's strongman premier, a day after police launched a deadly crackdown on striking garment workers.

Cambodian police disperse opposition rally
Cambodian police open fire on protesters, several wounded
Cambodian police open fire on protesters, several wounded

Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh on Friday, leaving several people wounded.

Cambodian police open fire on protesters, several wounded
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

The last of the 26 foreign Greenpeace activists who were detained after an Arctic protest flew out of Russia on Sunday, the group announced, finally ending a saga that had caused global concern.

Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia
Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally
Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally

A gunman opened fire at an opposition rally in Thailand Saturday in a deadly attack that inflamed tensions in the politically divided kingdom, where anti-government protesters wreaked fresh havoc in election preparations.

Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally
Thai government to ask army to secure election
Thai government to ask army to secure election

Thailand said Friday that it would ask the army to provide security for February elections after violent clashes between police and opposition protesters left two people dead and more than 150 wounded.

Thai government to ask army to secure election
Thai police battle protesters trying to stop election
Thai police battle protesters trying to stop election

Thai police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Thursday as clashes broke out with protesters trying to prevent political parties registering for elections, leaving dozens wounded and forcing officials to flee by helicopter.

Thai police battle protesters trying to stop election
Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown
Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown

Bangladesh deployed tens of thousands of troops on Thursday in a bid to contain deadly political violence ahead of elections next month which are being boycotted by the opposition.

Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown