Brazil: Clashes in Rio slum over death of youth

Police officers investigating the death of a teenager clashed with residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum, police said Wednesday amid a series of protests on issues ranging from alleged police brutality to low wages.

Rio police said in a … Read the rest

Almost 280 dead after Egyptian police storm protestors

Egypt was under a tense state of emergency Thursday after security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps supporting ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in a bloody assault that sparked violence across the country which officials said claimed 278 lives.

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Black school protesters turn on media

smashPupils at New Eisleben Secondary School in Nyanga stoned a Cape Argus photographer’s vehicle on Wednesday morning during violent protests against the school’s principal.

Hundreds of pupils protested outside and inside the school premises this morning. Garbage was dumped in … Read the rest

Xenophobes in Limpopo ‘have criminal motive’

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in Tshisaulu outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo, where residents have been protesting for the past two days, says some protesters “have criminal motives”.

Foreign nationals started removing stocks from their shops on Monday night … Read the rest

Tens of thousands march against government in Tunisia

by Antoine Lambroschini

Tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets of the Tunisian capital to demand the resignation of the government as the political crisis in the north African nation deepened.

The country has been wracked by political … Read the rest

Thousands in US protest Zimmerman verdict

Thousands protested in US cities overnight as President Barack Obama appealed for calm following the acquittal in Florida of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager.

The angry protests highlight simmering racial tensions after a jury found volunteer … Read the rest

Clashes with police as Spain announces more austerity measures

Protesters clashed with police in Spain’s capital on Tuesday as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday.

Thousands gathered in Neptune plaza, just a few meters away … Read the rest

Another round of protests over Prophet Mohammad movie

(Reuters) – Protesters in Afghanistan and Indonesia burnt U.S. flags and chanted “Death to America” on Monday in renewed demonstrations over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad that has unleashed a wave of anti-Western sentiment in the Muslim and Arab … Read the rest

Riots in black area north of Johannesburg

by Meggan Saville and Jenni Evans

Tear gas was fired at protesting residents of Kya Sand, north of Johannesburg, on Monday afternoon, Gauteng police said.

Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said a small group of protesters started throwing stones at police escorting … Read the rest