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  • U.S. fast-food workers protest over pay, hundreds arrested

    NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged...
  • Yemeni soldiers kill four Shi'ites as protests rage

    SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni soldiers opened fire on Shi'ite Muslim protesters trying to storm the cabinet building in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least four, a Reuters photographer and medical sources said. The anti-government activists loyal...
  • In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The group famous for its beheadings, crucifixions and...
  • Poor patients in India facing HIV/AIDS drug shortages

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian HIV patient Rekha has missed her daily dose of medicine several times over the last few months because the government distribution center at New Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital ran out of drugs. "Sometimes they give it to...
  • Pro-Beijing activists scuffle with Hong Kong democracy supporters

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Masked pro-Beijiing activists scuffled with Hong Kong democracy protesters on Tuesday with one demonstrator taken to hospital as tensions grow ahead of a mass protest to push China to allow full democracy in the former British...
  • Putin plays cat and mouse with Russian online critics

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Before the Internet, Anton Nossik remembers painstakingly copying out Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky's forbidden writings on a clattering typewriter for samizdat publications. On his popular blog, the online media entrepreneur now...
  • State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists

    State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists
    State officials have abandoned plans for a rail cargo facility in an economically depressed corner of West Baltimore, amid vocal opposition from residents and diminishing political will. With the state withdrawing more than $30 million in funding, the...
  • In Theory: Are worship centers good polling places?

    Houses of worship have been used as polling places across America since the earliest days of our nation. One Florida church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, however, after this month will no longer open its doors to voters on election days after...
  • Berks pigeon shoot brings protesters to Reading

    In recent decades, the heaviest concentrations of Confederate battle flags have been seen mainly at two types of large organized gatherings — Ku Klux Klan rallies and Pennsylvania pigeon shoots. (Kluxers can gather anywhere, but pigeon shoots,...
  • Protesters clash with police over Hong Kong election rules

    Protesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election. Demonstrators have promised a wave of civil disobedience in the semi-autonomous...
  • 'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan

    'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan
    The political crisis in Pakistan deepened Monday as protesters stormed and briefly held the state-run television headquarters and the capital buzzed with talk about whether the army would step in to remove either Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or the...