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Gunmen Kill 10 at Rally in S. Pakistan

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unknown gunmen opened fire on a rally in the southern port city of Karachi Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and sparking widespread rioting. Sindhi nationalists, including the Awami Tehrik political group, had organized the rally to protest graffiti that appeared in recent days in Karachi and nearby Hyderabad. The wall writings […]

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Gunmen Kill 10 at Rally in S. Pakistan

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unknown gunmen opened fire on a rally in Karachi Tuesday, killing at least 10 people — including women — and wounding 20 others. Sindhi nationalists, including the Awami Tehrik political group, had launched the rally late Tuesday afternoon to protest graffiti that appeared in recent days in Karachi and nearby Hyderabad. The […]

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Thousands March in Pro-Putin Rally In Moscow

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rallied in Moscow Thursday. The pro-Putin crowd marched along the Moscow River before filing into nearby Luzhniki stadium to hear him speak. The French news agency reported Mr. Putin told the gathering he would be victorious in the March 4 presidential elections, and after […]

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Huge Rally in Pakistan for Women’s Rights

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of women rallied in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi Sunday to call for improved rights and gender equality. Organizers of the event called “Empowered Women – Stronger Pakistan” said more than half a million female activists and supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement political party took part, while local media reported […]

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Basque Rally in Spain Calls Attention to ETA Prisoners

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Bilbao Saturday demanding the right for ETA prisoners to serve out the remainder of their sentences in their home region. Spain has dispersed the imprisoned former members of the armed Basque separatist group under its anti-terrorism law. Hundreds of ETA […]

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Zimbabwe Rally Attacked, Injuring 20

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 20 people were injured when a rally by supporters of Zimbabwe’s prime minister in a southern Harare suburb was attacked. Youths threw rocks and beat up those attending the rally, called by the party of Morgan Tsvangirai, forcing organizers to shut it down. The attackers were said to belong to the ZANU-PF party […]

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Malaysian Muslims Denounce Attempts of Christian Conversion

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Several thousand Malaysian Muslims gathered in Kuala Lumpur Saturday to protest alleged proselytizing by Christians, highlighting a growing rift between religious groups in the Muslim-majority nation. The peaceful rally, led by about two dozen non-governmental groups, comes amid accusations of Christian conversions among Muslims and a recent raid on a Methodist church attended by 12 […]

Rights Group Charges Possible Abuses at Hong Kong Rally

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group wants Hong Kong officials to “immediately investigate” charges that police used excessive force against journalists and human rights monitors during a massive July 1 protest. New York-based Human Rights Watch says that a human rights monitor was arrested while videotaping police officers removing protesters who were blocking traffic. It also […]

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North Korea Holds New Rallies Against South

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean news media say soldiers and civilians have rallied in several locations again to condemn the leadership in neighboring South Korea. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the rallies took place Wednesday in South Hwanghae and Kangwon provinces, and in Kaesong city near the border with South Korea. It said participants condemned South […]

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North Korea Holds New Rallies Against South

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean news media say soldiers and civilians have rallied in several locations again to condemn the leadership in neighboring South Korea. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the rallies took place Wednesday in South Hwanghae and Kangwon provinces, and in Kaesong city near the border with South Korea. It said participants condemned South […]

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