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Venezuelans Prepare Poop Cocktails to Throw at Security Forces

By Girish Gupta and Christian Veron CARACAS, May 10 – Venezuela’s opposition protests on Wednesday may be the messiest in a six-week wave of unrest as demonstrators prepare to throw feces at security forces, adding to the customary rocks, petrol bombs and tear gas. The new tactic has been dubbed the “Poopootov” in a play

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Anti-Trump Demonstrators Set Fires, Break Windows in California

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 9  – Protests against Donald Trump broke out in California‘s Bay Area late on Tuesday after the Republican candidate won the U.S. presidential election, a Reuters witness and local media reported. Demonstrators set fire to a likeness of Trump, smashed store front windows and set garbage and tires on fire in downtown

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Anti-Government Protests in Morocco Show No Signs of Abating

By Aziz El Yaakoubi AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco, Nov 5 – Thousands of chanting, flag-waving Moroccans protested in a northern city on Friday, keeping up pressure on authorities a week after a fishmonger was crushed to death in a garbage truck in a confrontation with police. The death of Mouhcine Fikri has prompted a week of street

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Turkish Academics, Students Protest Against Post-Coup Purges

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Nov 3  – Several hundred academics, students and union members staged a protest under the watchful gaze of Turkish riot police on Thursday against a purge of thousands of educational staff since an attempted military coup in July. Turkey accuses U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the July 15 putsch and

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Clashes at Kabul Rally to Rebury Afghanistan’s Bandit King

KABUL, Sept 1 – Clashes broke out at a rally in Kabul on Thursday to celebrate a Tajik bandit whose brief reign as king of Afghanistan almost a century ago now risks fuelling tensions that could threaten government stability. The rally, to rebury the remains of Habibullah Kalakani, a Tajik highwayman who reigned briefly in

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Four Americans Held in Bahrain as Island Marks Uprising Anniversary

DUBAI, Feb 15 – Bahraini police have detained four U.S. citizens, including one who was masked and taking part in a riot, a senior police official said on Monday, and local media reported they were journalists covering a protest. The other three were detained at a checkpoint in the same area outside Manama, the director

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Clashes in Burundi Kill 90

NAIROBI, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday’s clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on Saturday, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May. Blasts and gunfire echoed around Bujumbura for most of Friday and residents said officials spent the day collecting bullet-riddled bodies from city streets.

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Protesters Take To Streets Against Killing of Top Kurdish Lawyer

By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 20 – A prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was shot in the head and killed on Saturday, in an incident likely to fuel further unrest in Turkey’s mostly Kurdish southeast. The pro-Kurdish HDP Party called the killing of Tahir Elci a “planned assassination” and urged people to protest.

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Chicago Charges Cop in Black Teen’s Death

By Mary Wisniewski and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, Nov 25  – A white Chicago policeman who killed a black teenager was charged with murder on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a long-awaited video that shows the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. The graphic footage of last year’s shooting, taken from

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