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  1. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 16, 2012

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... and German officials in Greece's northern city of Thessaloniki and tried to attack a German diplomat in a protest over austerity measures. Police used truncheons and tear gas to disperse around 250 city workers after a few of them burst into the meeting at a conference centre. Police said protesters wanted to stop the talks, aimed at smoothing ties between Berlin and Athens. Reuters ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... City Court.   'Long Hair' accused of assaulting protesters Lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung was accused of assaulting two woman protesters from a group called LoveHK outside the Legislative Council on Friday night. Both said they were hit in the face and arm while protesting against the filibuster of the Legco debate on the old-age living allowance. ...

  3. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 22, 2012

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... boost consumer spending to sustain growth and cope with a slowdown in the global economy, Li said. Reuters   Driver detained for organising protest Police in the south have detained a car owner ... name, hoped to see some 100 cars parade in protest around Yangjiang in Guangdong province after the city proposed a 400 yuan (HK$500) annual fee for vehicles. AFP ...

  4. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 21, 2012

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... herdsmen burn to death in protest Two more Tibetans have burned themselves to death in the mainland, state media and a rights group reported yesterday. It is part of a wave of protests against ...

  5. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 26, 2013

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... activists tried to stage a "kiss-in" outside parliament to protest against a draft law banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors. Police hauled away the protesters just before ...

  6. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 18, 2013

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... targeting Shiite Muslims across Iraq killed 19 people, the latest in a spike in unrest amid weeks of anti-government protests and a political crisis engulfing the country. The attacks marked ... by revelations that reporters at Rupert Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World routinely intercepted voicemails of figures in the public eye. AP   Protesters block rail lines, roads in Canada ...

  7. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, March 3, 2013

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... organise protests against leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party on trial for war crimes. AFP   'Japanese fleet had lowest whale catch' SYDNEY- Militant anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said ...

  8. News - World - BRIEFS

    World news extra in brief, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... protests against the groups in Benghazi- demonstrations sparked by outrage over the killing of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in the city during September 11 protests ...

  9. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... Subdued start to Tibetan New Year Tibetans in the region around Xiahe, Gansu province, which has been a focus of self-immolation protests against Beijing's rule, marked a low-key Tibetan New Year yesterday, with many saying celebrations were inappropriate while the burnings continued. The Tibetan New Year is supposed to be a time for celebration, but many Tibetans in Xiahe ...

  10. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, March 3, 2013

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... refineries are worse for climate change. But the latest environmental review stops short of recommending whether the project should go ahead. AP   Protest over failure to prosecute HSBC WASHINGTON ...




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