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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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Modi Visits Britain; Seeks to Bounce Back from Election Blow

NEW DELHI (Nov. 11) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mass rally on a visit to Britain this week that supporters hope will help him spring back from a humiliating election loss and reassert his authority on the global stage. India and Britain could announce deals worth 8-12 billion pounds ($12-$18 billion) during

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