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Thousands protest deal offering wider use of Albanian language in Macedonia

SKOPJE: Several thousand people protested in Skopje against an agreement that would ensure the wider use of the Albanian language in the ethnically divided state. Last Thursday, the leader of the Social Democrats, Zoran Zaev, said he expected to be able to form a government in March after he had secured support from ethnic Albanian… Read More »

South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally

SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced mounting pressure to step down on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital to protest allegations that she let a friend meddle in state affairs. Saturday’s rally in downtown Seoul was the largest so far in a crisis engulfing Park, 64, and organizers said… Read More »

Report of shooting with multiple victims near Trump protest: Seattle Police

SEATTLE: Seattle police said on Twitter on Wednesday night (Nov 9) that they were investigating a report of a shooting with “multiple victims” near the scene of protests over the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. The Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter that crews were treating five patients with gunshot… Read More »

Chinese villagers describe police beatings in 'wild crackdown' on protest

WUKAN, China: Residents of a southern Chinese village once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy were in shock on Wednesday after a “wild crackdown” by police in clashes with protesters which they said led to about 70 people being detained. Hong Kong rights activists fear Tuesday’s violence marks a last-ditch push to silence Wukan,… Read More »

Militants blow up Nigeria pipeline, Chevron protest goes on

ONITSHA, Nigeria: Militants blew up another crude pipeline in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, a youth and protest leader said on Thursday. Protesters also continued to block the entrance to a Chevron oil depot in the restive southern region for a third day. On Wednesday, a previously unknown group called Delta Greenland Justice Mandate said it had… Read More »

Thousands take to streets across US to protest police violence

SAN FRANCISCO: Thousands of people took to the streets in U.S. cities on Friday to denounce the fatal police shootings of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration in Dallas. Protesters clogged roadways in New York City, Atlanta and Philadelphia on Friday… Read More »