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HK activist leader gets second prison term

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January 18, 2018 5:00 AM
HONG KONG • Activist Joshua Wong was yesterday jailed for the second time for his role in pro-democracy protests, as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases control.


UC-Berkeley faces lawsuit over violent rioting at free-speech event

Added: 17.01.2018 14:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Four people have filed suit against the University of California, Berkeley after allegedly being assaulted last year outside of an on-campus appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos – raising concerns that this type of legal action could be expanded nationally as more and more schools grapple with increasingly violent protests over free speech.


Anti-government protests in Lahore unify opposition

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Thousands of protesters held anti-government rally in Lahore in rare show of unity by Pakistan's political opposition.


Protests plans and pessimism as Trump eyes Davos

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He'll be 1st sitting U.S. leader to attend the economic summit in decades, as organizers note a "deteriorating geopolitical landscape"


Pope ATTACKED: Shocking moment object hits Francis in face in Chile backlash

Added: 17.01.2018 11:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

POPE Francis was hit by an object thrown from a person in the crowds gathered in Chile on the first day of his South America tour, which has been marred by violent protests and angry street clashes.


Arrest in Pakistan girl’s rape, murder

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Pakistani authorities have arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials say.


Pipeline protester accused in shooting reaches plea deal

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Attorneys for a Denver woman accused of shooting at law enforcement officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline say they've reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid a lengthy prison term.


The Latest: France agrees not to build airport amid protests

Added: 17.01.2018 8:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Latest on a disputed airport plan in France (all times local): 2:10 p.m. France's prime minister says that the government has decided against building an airport in western France that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests and he told protesters occupying the site that they must leave.


Amber Rudd urges public to have say on banning anti-abortion protesters from outside clinics

Added: 17.01.2018 7:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

The public will be able to say whether they want new laws banning protests outside abortion clinics, as part of a consultation launched today by the Government.

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Hong Kong activists jailed for role in 2014 protests

Added: 17.01.2018 4:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists jailed for contempt of court for their role in the country's 2014 'Umbrella' protests.


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