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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Rally organiser denies knowing man in 'paid protesters' claim

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Chan Yung distances himself from businessman seen with 18-year-old giving cash to marchers Organiser 'doesn't know' man in paid protesters claim An organiser of the New Year's Day pro-government rally distanced himself yesterday from a businessman who was allegedly seen in the company of a teenager handing out money to participants ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Colonial history won't be waived at Tai Da Flags

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... officials have lamented the sight of colonial flags in street protests, most recently during Tuesday's mass demonstration. But many commentators say the flags are less about an independence ...

  3. Sydney suburb still seething over boys' deaths

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The parched lawns, picket fences and neat bungalows are straight out of the set of Neighbours, but Macquarie Fields is a world away from the laid-back lifestyle portrayed in Australia's favourite soap opera. A depressed suburb ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Expats rally in Hong Kong in solidarity for Turkish protests

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Group rallies in Tsim Sha Tsui to urge freedom of speech and an end to crackdown in homeland Expats in showof solidarity for Turkish protests As civil unrest ... About 50 demonstrators met near the clock tower, carrying the bright red Turkish flag and posters calling for an end to the crackdown on protesters in Turkey. The group was also protesting ...

  5. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey police storm protest square in new clashes

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Istanbul Riot police stormed Istanbul’s protest square on Tuesday, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at firework-hurling demonstrators in a fresh escalation of unrest after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet with protest leaders. Hundreds of police poured into Taksim Square, the epicentre of nearly two weeks ...

  6. News - World - TURKEY

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects talk of 'Turkish Spring' after protest death

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... protests are 'Turkish Spring' Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday rejected talk of a "Turkish Spring", shrugging off mass protests against his Islamic-rooted ... fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters, after a string of similar clashes in scores of cities across Turkey since Friday. Erdogan, who went ahead ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh deploys army in north as protest death toll mounts

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh deployed troops in the north of the country on Sunday as six more people were killed in fresh clashes over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes in the Muslim-majority nation. The army was deployed in violence-wracked Shahjahanpur town after more than 5,000 stick-wielding protesters attacked two police stations, forcing ...

  8. News - World - PANAMA

    Protesters riot over law on Panama duty-free zone

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 07:37pm by Associated Press in Panama City

    ... Associated Press in Panama City Panama’s anti-riot police have used tear gas and fired into the air to disperse protesters in the Caribbean city of Colon who oppose a new law that allows the sale of state-owned land in the duty-free zone next to the Panama Canal. Hundreds of protesters burned tires and threw objects at police in Colon’s downtown, but began leaving the area after ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan anti-nuclear groups join forces ahead of election

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Anti-nuclear parties were coalescing into a new political grouping on Wednesday, as Japan’s fragmented electoral landscape shifts ahead of next month’s national poll. At least three recently-sprouted parties were readying to ...

  10. News - World - PERU

    Peru protests move to president’s doorstep

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 03:49pm by Reuters in Lima

    ... Reuters in Lima Strikes by teachers, doctors put pressure on Humala After struggling for months to defuse protests against mining companies in far-flung provinces, President Ollanta Humala ... no sense.” The protests in Lima have put renewed pressure on Humala after the president enjoyed several weeks of relative quiet following a cabinet shuffle he carried out in July to calm anti-mining ...




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