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  • Protesters clash with police guarding the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine’s capital. Police allowed the rally to proceed peacefully, but when a few thousand protesters tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building with a front loader, riot police used tear gas, truncheons and flash grenades to drive them back. Dozens of people with what appeared to be head injuries were taken away by ambulance.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Anti-gov’t Mass Rally In Ukraine Turns Violent

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A protest by about 300,000 Ukrainians angered by their government’s decision to freeze integration with the West turned violent Sunday, when a group of demonstrators besieged the president’s office and police drove them back with truncheons, […]

  • A Thai soldier stands as anti-government protesters sit at the Royal Thai Army compound in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The protesters stormed into the national army headquarters on Friday, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thai Protesters Storm Army Headquarters

    BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters in Thailand stormed the grounds of the national army headquarters on Friday, asking the military to support their campaign to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
    In a letter addressed to the army chief, the protesters stopped short […]

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 photo,  Charles Hannah lights Theresa Walker's candle, left,  at a candlelight vigil for Renisha McBride in the front of the home where she was shot in Dearborn Heights, Mich.  No charges have been filed after authorities said McBride, of Detroit, was killed by a shotgun blast to the face early Saturday in Dearborn Heights. According to police, the homeowner told investigators that he thought someone was trying to break into his home and accidentally discharged the gun. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    Protesters Call For Justice After Porch Killing

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — Protesters and civil rights groups are calling for justice after a suburban Detroit homeowner fatally shot a 19-year-old woman on his porch.
    No charges have been filed after authorities said Renisha McBride, of Detroit, was killed by […]

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  • U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) (L) celebrates with supporters after a vote to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation to ban workplace discrimination against gays, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington November 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Senate Passes Bill To Ban Discrimination Against Gay Workers

    WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public opinion, passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers. But the measure faces an uphill struggle in the Republican-led House of Representatives.
    The […]

  • Protesters March In Washington Against NSA Spying

    Protesters March In Washington Against NSA Spying

    WASHINGTON  – Protesters marched on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday to protest the U.S. government’s online surveillance programs, whose vast scope was revealed this year by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
    People carried signs reading: “Stop Mass Spying,” “Thank […]

  • Russia Reduces Charges Against Greenpeace Activists Over Arctic Protest

    Russia Reduces Charges Against Greenpeace Activists Over Arctic Protest

    MOSCOW  – Russia on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against 30 people involved in a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling, replacing them with lesser offences and cutting the maximum jail sentence they face to seven years from 15 years.
    The charges […]

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  • Italian Anti-Austerity Protesters Clash With Police

    Italian Anti-Austerity Protesters Clash With Police

    ROME  – Demonstrators clashed with Italian police on Saturday as tens of thousands marched through Rome to protest against unemployment, government cuts and big construction projects they say take money away from social services.
    Hooded protesters turned over garbage bins in […]

  • Supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi clash in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Rival crowds of supporters of Egypt's military and backers of the Islamist president deposed by the army poured into streets around the country Sunday, as a holiday marking the anniversary of the last war with Israel turned into a showdown between the country's two camps. (AP Photo/Hassan Amma

    Egypt: 51 Killed In New Bout Of Street Violence

    CAIRO (AP) — Security forces and Islamist protesters clashed around the country Sunday, leaving 51 killed, as a national holiday celebrating the military turned to mayhem. Crowds from Egypt’s two rival camps – supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed […]

  • VIDEO: Harvard Honors Malala Yousafzai With Humanitarian Award

    VIDEO: Harvard Honors Malala Yousafzai With Humanitarian Award

    The 16-year-old Pakistani activist who campaigns for universal education and women’s right received Harvard’s annual Humanitarian Award.

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  • Human Rights Group: Syrian Regime Behind Mass Killings

    Human Rights Group: Syrian Regime Behind Mass Killings

    BEIRUT  — An international human rights group on Friday accused Syrian government forces and pro-regime militias of carrying out summary executions earlier this year that left at least 248 people dead in two predominantly Sunni Muslim towns along the Mediterranean […]

  • A man, affected by what activists say is nerve gas, breathes through an oxygen mask in the Damascus suburbs of Jesreen August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Da

    Human Rights Group: Syria’s Assad Regime Likely Responsible For Chemical Attack

    Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:49am BST

    (Reuters) – Evidence strongly suggests Syrian government forces were responsible for a poison gas attack that killed more than 1,400 people, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, contradicting repeated denials by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
    The U.S.-based […]

  • Fast-Food Protests Under Way

    Fast-Food Protests Under Way

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are underway in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in a demand for higher wages.
    Similar protests organized by unions and community groups over the past […]

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  • Marching For King’s Dream: ‘The Task Is Not Done’

    Marching For King’s Dream: ‘The Task Is Not Done’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, […]

  • Syrian citizens try to identify dead bodies after an alleged poisonous gas attack, in the eastern suburb of Arbeen, Damascus, Syria, Aug. 21, 2013. / AP/LOCAL COMMITTEE OF ARBEEN

    Obama Faces Growing Calls To Act Over Syria Gas Attack Claims

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday faced growing calls at home and abroad for forceful action against the Syrian government over accusations that it carried out a massive deadly chemical weapons attack.

    While the White House said it was “appalled” […]

  • Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to  Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Egypt is bracing for more violence after the Muslim Brotherhood called for nationwide marches after Friday prayers and a "day of rage" to denounce this week's unprecedented bloodshed in the security forces' assault on the supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president that left more than 600 dead. (AP Photo/Hassan Amma

    Egyptian Capital Becomes Battle Zone Amid Crisis

    BY AYA BATRAWY – ASSOCIATED PRESS – Aug 18, 5:20 PM EDT
    CAIRO (AP) — Soldiers fired their rifles in the air to keep a crowd from attacking supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi as they were being taken, one by one, out […]

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  • Security Forces Storm Protester-Held Egypt Mosque

    Security Forces Storm Protester-Held Egypt Mosque

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque Saturday after a heavy exchange of gunfire with armed men shooting down from a minaret, rounding up hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted president who had sought refuge there […]

  • Egypt: Death Toll In Friday’s Clashes Rises To 173

    Egypt: Death Toll In Friday’s Clashes Rises To 173

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian government spokesman says the death toll in Friday’s clashes has risen to 173 nationwide.
    Shereef Shawki said Saturday that 1,330 people were injured in the fighting.
    The Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets Friday in a “Day […]

  • Egypt: Son Of Top Muslim Brotherhood Leader Killed

    Egypt: Son Of Top Muslim Brotherhood Leader Killed

    BY MAGGIE MICHAEL AND TONY G. GABRIEL-ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug 17, 7:37 AM EDT
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said Saturday that a son of its spiritual leader was killed during fierce clashes in downtown Cairo, as hundreds of Islamists supporters of […]

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  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi carry a wounded man during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Ramses Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country's bloodshed earlier this week. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egypt Street Battles Leave Many Dead

    BY AYA BATRAWY AND TONY G. GABRIEL ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug 16, 8:48 PM EDT
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s capital descended into chaos Friday as vigilantes at neighborhood checkpoints battled Muslim Brotherhood-led protesters denouncing the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and a […]

  • Egyptians evacuate a wounded man during clashes between security forces and supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Ramses Street, downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country's bloodshed earlier this week.
KHALIL HAMRA — AP Photo

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    Egypt Street Battles Leave At Least 64 Dead

    CAIRO (AP) — Heavy gunfire rang out Friday throughout Cairo as tens of thousands of supporters of Egypt’s ousted president clashed with armed vigilantes in the fiercest street battles to engulf the capital since the country’s Arab Spring uprising. At […]

  • Egyptians lay on the ground after being injured during clashes between security forces and supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Ramses Square, near the Al-Fath mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country's bloodshed earlier this week. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Many Killed Across Country In Egypt Clashes Updated

    AIRO (AP) — Heavy gunfire rang out Friday throughout Cairo as tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with vigilante residents in the fiercest street battles to engulf the capital since the country’s Arab Spring uprising. Many people were […]

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  • More Than 200 Dead After Egypt Forces Crush Protest Camps

    More Than 200 Dead After Egypt Forces Crush Protest Camps

    By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn | Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:51pm EDT(Reuters)
    CAIRO – Egyptian security forces crushed the protest camps of thousands of supporters of the deposed Islamist president on Wednesday, shooting almost 200 of them dead in the bloodiest […]

  • Egypt Forces Assault Protest Camp, Many Scores Shot Dead

    Egypt Forces Assault Protest Camp, Many Scores Shot Dead

    By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn | Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:13pm EDT(Reuters)

    CAIRO – The health ministry said 149 people were killed, both in Cairo and in clashes that broke out elsewhere in the country. Deposed President Mohamed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood said […]

  • White House Condemns Egypt Violence Against Pro-Morsi Protesters

    White House Condemns Egypt Violence Against Pro-Morsi Protesters

    By NEDRA PICKLER 08/14/13 11:49 AM ET EDT
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The White House on Wednesday condemned the violence sweeping across Egypt, as well as the resumption of emergency law there, warning Egypt’s military-backed interim government that “the world is watching.”
    At least […]

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  • Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and army at around the area of Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo August 14, 2013. The death toll from an Egyptian police raid on supporters of Mursi at a Cairo protest camp has climbed to 60 at one hospital, according to a nurse who said she counted the bodies. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

    Evolving: Egypt Imposes State Of Emergency After 95 Or More People Killed

    By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn  | Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:30am EDT (Reuters)

    CAIRO – At least 95 Egyptians were killed on Wednesday after security forces moved in on protesters demanding the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi, and the government imposed a state […]

  • Egyptian Police Kill At least 30 In Protest Crackdown: Brotherhood

    Egyptian Police Kill At least 30 In Protest Crackdown: Brotherhood

    By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn | Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:52am EDT(Reuters)

    CAIRO  – Egyptian security forces killed at least 30 people on Wednesday when they cleared a camp of Cairo protesters who were demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, […]

  • Conciliatory Tones In Egypt As Envoys Seek To Avert Bloodbath

    Conciliatory Tones In Egypt As Envoys Seek To Avert Bloodbath

    CAIRO  – Egypt’s army-backed rulers and allies of its deposed Islamist president gave the first signs on Saturday of a readiness to compromise, pressed by Western envoys trying to head off more bloodshed.
    Faced with the threat of a crackdown on […]

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  • Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in Shubra, as they march towards Adawiya Square in the Nasr city area, east of Cairo, where they are camping, August 2, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

    U.S. Declares New Push To Defuse Egyptian Crisis

    CAIRO – The United States said on Friday it would work with other nations to resolve Egypt’s crisis peacefully, injecting new energy into a push to end a bloody standoff since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
    A day after […]

  • VIDEO: Thousands stage opposition rally in Tunisia

    VIDEO: Thousands stage opposition rally in Tunisia

    Thousands of secular protesters rally in the Tunisian capital in protest against the Islamist-led government in the wake of an opposition politician’s assassination. Lily Grimes reports.

  • With Dozens Dead, U.S. Tells Egypt To Pull ‘Back From The Brink’

    With Dozens Dead, U.S. Tells Egypt To Pull ‘Back From The Brink’

     
    By Yasmine Saleh and Matt Robinson | Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:34pm EDT (Reuters)
    CAIRO  – The United States urged Arab ally Egypt to pull “back from the brink” after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and […]

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  • Dozens Of Mursi Supporters Shoot Dead By Egyptian Security Forces

    Dozens Of Mursi Supporters Shoot Dead By Egyptian Security Forces

    CAIRO  – Egyptian security forces shot dead at least 70 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Mursi on Saturday, his Muslim Brotherhood said, days after the army chief called for a popular mandate to tackle “violence and terrorism”.
    Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 20: Theo Hornbacher, 14, (C) and his brother Noah Hornbacher, 11, (R) along with hundreds of protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside Los Angeles Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, United States. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    “Justice For Trayvon” Rallies Held Across The Country In 100 Cities

     
    ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered nationwide Saturday to press for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader, and to […]

  • Trayvon Martin’s Parents Lead Protests

    Trayvon Martin’s Parents Lead Protests

    NEW YORK/MIAMI – Trayvon Martin’s mother choked back tears as a crowd of 2,000 New Yorkers chanted “We love you” – one week after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder by a Florida jury in the fatal shooting of the […]

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  • Keta Taylor, center, of Birmingham, Ala., joins about 500 other demonstrators during a rally and march in support of Trayvon Martin in Birmingham, Ala., Monday, July 15, 2013. The crowd marched along downtown streets singing civil rights hymns and chanting "No justice, no peace," as police looked on. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rallies Set For 100 Cities

    ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people began to gather for nationwide rallies to press for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.
    The […]

  • Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin sit in court as Judge Debra Nelson reads instructions to the jury during George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida July 12, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Gary W. Green/Pool

    Trayvon Martin’s Parents Lead Protests Over Zimmerman Verdict

     

    MIAMI – Trayvon Martin’s parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami on Saturday, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over the acquittal of the man who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager.

    The […]

  • Reuters/Reuters - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R, centre) talks to the media, with his wife Yulia (L, centre) standing nearby, outside a court building in Kirov, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei

    Russia opposition Leader Freed On Bail, Protests Rattle Kremlin

    KIROV, Russia  – Russia unexpectedly freed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on bail on Friday, bending to the will of thousands of protesters who denounced his five-year jail sentence as a crude attempt by President Vladimir Putin to silence him.
    In a […]

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  • People gather during a rally organized by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) coalition to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, in Los Angeles, California July 16, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

    Seventeen arrested at California Trayvon Martin rally – report

    Seventeen people were arrested in California late on Wednesday after a protest against the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin turned rowdy, according to news reports.
    Officers arrested the protesters at a rally […]

  • Demonstrators hold placards and shout slogans while marching in Los Angeles in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, on July 15, 2013 in California. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Travon Martin Protest California: Angry Over George Zimmerman Verdict, Demonstrators Raid Wal-Mart And Block Freeway

    LOS ANGELES — Protesters ran through Los Angeles streets Monday night, breaking windows, attacking people on sidewalks and at one point raiding a Wal-Mart store, while others blocked a major freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area in the third […]

  • This Is What It Looks Like When You Force-Feed A GITMO Hunger Striker

    This Is What It Looks Like When You Force-Feed A GITMO Hunger Striker

    Very simply then: There are currently over 100 inmates at Guantanamo Bay who are carrying out a hunger strike. On July 5, the Guardian reported that approximately 45 of those on strike are “being fed enterally” — or, to use the lay term, […]

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