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Kazakhstan detains dozens gathering for opposition rally

Kazakhstan detains dozens gathering for opposition rally

Police detained dozens of opposition protesters in Kazakhstan's largest city on Saturday after the exiled nemesis of long-time leader Nursultan Nazarbayev called for rallies across the country.

Vietnam police break up protest over controversial draft law

Vietnam police break up protest over controversial draft law

At least a dozen people were detained in Vietnam's capital on Sunday, according to an AFP correspondent on the scene, as anger mounts over a proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases.

India court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protest killings

India court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protest killings

One person died and others were wounded by gunfire in southern India on Wednesday in fresh violence related to protesters' demands that a copper smelter be shut on environmental grounds.

Armenian opposition leader calls for strike after losing PM vote

Armenian opposition leader calls for strike after losing PM vote

Armenia's political crisis deepened Wednesday as opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan called for protesters to block key transport links after lawmakers rejected his bid to become prime minister.

Philippine workers march in protest at short-term contracts

Philippine workers march in protest at short-term contracts

Thousands of Philippine workers and activists marched in a May Day rally in Manila on Tuesday in protest against what they said was President Rodrigo Duterte's failure ...

'I was wrong': Armenia PM quits after mass protests

'I was wrong': Armenia PM quits after mass protests

Armenia's Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election, seen as a blatant power grab by the opposition.

10 killed in violent protests against Nicaragua's pension reform plan

10 killed in violent protests against Nicaragua's pension reform plan

Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua's pension system have left at least 10 people dead over two days, the government said Friday.

Armenia police detain dozens of anti-government protesters

Armenia police detain dozens of anti-government protesters

Police in the Armenian capital Yerevan detained dozens of anti-government demonstrators on Thursday -- the seventh day of large-scale protests against ex-president Serzh Sarkisian's election as prime minister.

Protest mounts over Malaysian PM's plan to redraw electoral map

Protest mounts over Malaysian PM's plan to redraw electoral map

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday introduced a controversial proposal in parliament to redraw electoral boundaries that critics say will give the ruling coalition an easy win in the upcoming elections.

Crowds gather for largest US gun control protest in a generation

Crowds gather for largest US gun control protest in a generation

Bundled against the cold but fired up with passion after a Florida high school massacre, crowds gathered in Washington on Saturday for what is expected to be the biggest US gun control protest ...

Climate protest prompts partial evacuation at Louvre

Climate protest prompts partial evacuation at Louvre

The Louvre briefly evacuated one its busiest rooms on Monday after black-clad environmental activists staged a protest against oil giant Total's patronage of the Paris museum.

Thousands of Indian farmers protest in Mumbai

Thousands of Indian farmers protest in Mumbai

The farmers, wearing red caps and carrying red flags, arrived in the city following a six-day trek from Nashik, 165 kilometres north of India's financial capital.