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  • Baltimore pastor arrested at Ferguson protest

    Baltimore pastor arrested at Ferguson protest
    Baltimore pastor Jamal H. Bryant was among protesters arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, as he and other clergy demonstrated against police brutality and misconduct. Bryant was on the front lines of a crowd of hundreds of protesters and faith leaders...
  • Bahrain activist detained for seven days: lawyer

    MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Zainab,...
  • Six months after girls abducted, Nigerians protest near president's house

    Six months after girls abducted, Nigerians protest near president's house
    Protesters demanding the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago by Islamist militants, demonstrated infront of the president's home on Tuesday, urging the government to do more to free them. Around 60 people in red T-...
  • In Hong Kong's Mong Kok neighborhood, protests have a local feel

    HONG KONG It's dense with people, thick with tension. For a week and a half, the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok has been home to the city's scrappiest pro-democracy protests, and it remains a flashpoint for further clashes among protesters, police and...
  • Video of apparent police beating of Hong Kong protester sparks outrage

    Video of apparent police beating of Hong Kong protester sparks outrage
    A video apparently showing at least six plainclothes Hong Kong police officers dragging a handcuffed pro-democracy protester into a dark corner then kicking and beating him captivated and enraged many in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory on Wednesday....
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION DALLAS The nurse who is infected with Ebola in Dallas said she is "doing well" in isolation and is being well cared for by the hospital, officials said Tuesday. In a statement released at her request by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Nina...
  • Clergy among those arrested in Ferguson police station protest

    Clergy among those arrested in Ferguson police station protest
    Fulfilling a promise he made to hundreds of activists the night before, Cornel West on Monday did exactly what he came to Ferguson to do: He got arrested. The activist and academic was among a crowd of dozens of clergy and other demonstrators who...
  • Protests on a 'Moral Monday' range from Plaza Frontenac to the Rams game

    ST. LOUIS Protesters fanned out across the St. Louis metropolitan area for their "Moral Monday," the fourth day of noisy demonstrations over race relations and police conduct that attracted activists from across America. Forty-eight people were...
  • Activists tally strengths, weaknesses of 'Ferguson October'

    ST. LOUIS As marchers in the Shaw neighborhood trudged past cinders of American flags burned to protest another shooting of a black youth by a white cop, someone shouted a question that was on everyone's mind. "Where the hell are we going?" A...
  • Traffic flows back into HK business district after police remove barriers

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police reopened one of the city's main thoroughfares to traffic on Tuesday after clearing barricades erected by democracy protesters who have occupied streets in the heart of the Chinese-ruled city for two weeks. The...
  • China won't cede to HK protests, army used only as last resort-sources

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party believes it has offered enough concessions to Hong Kong in the past, and will give no ground to pro-democracy protests because it wants to avoid setting a precedent for reform on the mainland, sources...