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China Suspends Industrial Project in East After Days of Protests

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern China have suspended construction at a petrochemical complex after days of protests by residents who fear that it will pollute the region. Municipal officials in Ningbo city said Sunday a planned expansion of the complex is on hold pending a “scientific review” of its environmental impact. The petrochemical facility in Ningbo’s coastal […]

Residents Clash with Police in Eastern China

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo have clashed with police while protesting the proposed expansion of a chemical factory they say will spew pollution and damage public health. The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy says at least 10 people were injured when around 1,000 people clashed with police in […]

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Khan Continues Drone Protest in Pakistan

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani cricket star turned politician Imran Khan and a convoy of vehicles on Sunday began the second day of their journey to Pakistan’s militant-riddled South Waziristan tribal district to protest U.S. drone strikes on tribal areas. Khan and supporters of his Movement for Justice party, along with local and Western peace activists, began the drive […]

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Khan Leads Drone Protest in Pakistan

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of activists have joined Pakistani cricket star turned politician Imran Khan, who has launched a so-called motorcade march against U.S. drone strikes. Khan and his Movement for Justice Party, along with Western and local activists, began the drive Saturday in Islamabad. The convoy is headed to the South Waziristan tribal district along the Afghan […]

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Khan Leads Drone Protest in Pakistan

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani cricket star turned politician Imran Khan has launched a so-called motorcade march against U.S. drone strikes. Khan and his Movement for Justice Party, along with Western and local activists, began the drive Saturday in Islamabad. The convoy is headed to the South Waziristan tribal district along the Afghan border, the target of frequent U.S. […]

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Libyan Government Takes Control Of Militia Bases After Deadly Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan authorities have taken control of militia bases in the eastern city of Benghazi, following unrest that left 11 people dead and more than 60 others wounded. The clashes outside the jihadist militia compounds followed large-scale protests Friday in which tens of thousands of Libyan marched through Benghazi, demanding the dissolution of the militant groups. […]

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11 Killed in Libyan Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan authorities pushed back angry crowds attacking militia bases in Benghazi Saturday, in unrest that killed at least 11 people and wounded more than 60 others. Earlier, Libyan protesters ousted the jihadist militia Ansar al-Shariah from its headquarters and seized the bases of other armed militias in Benghazi. The violence came after tens of thousands […]

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2 Killed in Libyan Protester-Militia Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan protesters ousted a jihadist militia from its headquarters and seized a few other paramilitary bases in Benghazi early Saturday in clashes that left at least two people dead. The capture of the Ansar al-Shariah militia compound and the bases of other armed Islamic extremist groups came after tens of thousands of Libyans marched through […]

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2 Killed in Libyan Protester-Militia Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan protesters ousted a jihadist militia from its headquarters and seized a few other paramilitary bases in Benghazi early Saturday in clashes that left at least two people dead. The capture of the Ansar al-Shariah militia compound and the bases of other armed Islamic extremist groups came after tens of thousands of Libyans marched through […]

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Libyan Protesters Evict Militiamen From Compound

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters stormed the compound of one of Libya’s strongest armed Islamic extremist groups in Benghazi on Friday, in the wake of the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The armed men at the base for the Ansar al-Shariah militia fired into the air to disperse the crowd, but eventually […]

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