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Looting and vandalism in Johannesburg xenophobic violence (VIDEO)
Rioters have looted several shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor neighborhood of South Africa's largest city early Saturday. Police fired rubber bullets in an attempt to stop the xenophobic unrest spreading across the province during the week.

18.04.2015 11:54

Protesters ask federal court to lift injunction on Obama immigration action
Protesters gathered outside a federal appellate court in New Orleans, Louisiana, calling on a three-judge panel to allow President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration to proceed, thus halting the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants.

17.04.2015 19:59

​Zero-hour contracts shouldn’t be scrapped, just rebranded – Tory minister
Controversial zero-hour contracts need to be rebranded because the term is inaccurate and adds to ‘scare stories,’ according to Tory Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith.

17.04.2015 13:45

​National Guard called Ferguson protesters ‘enemy forces’ – report
At the height of mass protests last year in Ferguson, Missouri, the state’s National Guard referred to demonstrators as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,” according to internal documents obtained by CNN.

17.04.2015 14:10

​TTIP vs Democracy: London activists to resist controversial EU-US trade deal
Hundreds of political activists will gather in London on Saturday to protest a controversial EU-US trade agreement campaigners warn will enhance corporate power, and promote the privatization of vital public services.

17.04.2015 13:18

#PalestinianPrisonerDay: Protesters target G4S London HQ over Israeli ‘torture’ complicity
Protestors gathered outside the London office of G4S on Friday to highlight the private security firm’s role in incarcerating Palestinian prisoners on behalf of Israel.

17.04.2015 14:43

Navalny pairs with ex-PM Kasyanov for forthcoming elections
The Party of Progress headed by anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny has announced a strategic union with the RPR-Parnas party led by former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov and invited all “people of good will” to run on their election lists.

17.04.2015 13:33

Mass student protest in Chile escalates into clashes with riot police (VIDEO)
Riot police in Chile have deployed water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators who were lobbing rocks and street signs, after a mostly-peaceful march against a contentious university reform and corruption allegations ended in violent clashes.

16.04.2015 22:02

Let our people go: Organizers demand release of 42 arrested A14 demonstrators
Organizers of Tuesday's nationwide protests against police killings of unarmed citizens demanded the release of 42 demonstrators arrested by the New York police on April 14. Photos and videos show officers brutally treating the protesters.

16.04.2015 19:13

​#PeopleNOTpolls: ‘None of the above’ ballot option gaining traction
A campaign demanding ballots papers offer voters the option to select “none of the above” is gaining traction in the UK ahead of the country’s general election in May.

16.04.2015 15:59

​Amnesty condemns Bahrain’s ‘rampant’ human rights abuses days before F1 Grand Prix
Amnesty International has published a report condemning Bahrain for its “rampant” human rights abuses days before the country hosts a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

16.04.2015 09:00

​UN envoy to Yemen resigns as civilian hardships mount
The UN is to choose a new envoy to Yemen after Jamal Benomar resigned amid criticism from Saudi Arabia. Civilian suffering is mounting in the country, with hundreds killed and tens of thousands fleeing for their lives.

16.04.2015 08:19