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Catalan crisis worsens after Spanish king slams independence bid

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:39 AM

(UPDATED) Spain braces for further political upheaval as a crisis over Catalan demands for independence deepened after King Felipe VI urges authorities to defend 'constitutional order'

THE KING SPEAKS. This handout picture released on October 3, 2017 by the Spanish Royal House (Casa Real) shows Spain's King Felipe VI addressing the nation on October 3, 2017 in Madrid, as the country grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades over an independence drive in Catalonia. Francisco Gomez/Casa Real/Handout/AFP

Spain in crisis after police violence in Catalan vote

Oct 03, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Spain comes under international pressure to resolve a spiraling crisis with its Catalan region after a banned independence referendum was marred by shocking scenes of police violence

IN PROTEST. People shout slogans as they wave Catalan pro-independence 'Estelada' flags during a protest in Barcelona on October 2, 2017 a day after hundreds were injured in a police crackdown during Catalonia's banned independence referendum. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Katribu to Duterte: Review 19-year-old IP Rights Act

Oct 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Indigenous peoples lose faith in the law and now want it reviewed by Congress during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte says Katribu s Piya Macliing Malayao

Snipers kill 5 police in 'vicious' US attack

Jul 08, 2016 - 1:00 PM

4th UPDATE The protest is one of several nationwide over the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana this week

DALLAS SHOOTING. Protestors yell after police officers arrest a bystander following the shooting at a protest in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Photo by Laura Buckman/AFP

6 dead, more than 100 injured in Mexico protest

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:53 PM

The violence erupted as police threw tear gas at the protesters to end a week long barricade that was blocking a road in Asuncion Nochixtlan a town in Oaxaca state

VIOLENCE. Members of Mexican Federal Police clash with teachers holding a protest against an education reform and the arrest of two of its leaders, in Oaxaca State, on June 19, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Robin Padilla visits Kidapawan City after farmers' rally

Apr 02, 2016 - 7:44 PM

Robin visits Kidapawan City where a farmers protest turns violent following dispersal efforts by local police

Photo courtesy of Kilab Multimedia

Palace on Kidapawan rally: No reason for deaths

Apr 02, 2016 - 3:26 PM

There is no reason why people must die for asking for assistance from their own government says Malacañang as it urges hotheads to reserve judgement pending the investigation

PALACE STATEMENT. Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III, head of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office holds a press briefing in Malacañang. Screenshot from PCOO video

Police prepare charges vs Kidapawan rally leaders

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Armed with a warrant police search the facilities of the Spottswood Methodist Center for firearms a day after the scuffle

SEARCH. A policeman conducts a search for firearms in facility inside the Spottswood Methodist Center on April 2, 2016. Photo from Kilab Multimedia Facebook page

1 killed, 13 wounded in farmers' protest in Kidapawan

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:50 AM

7th UPDATE The protesting farmers are asking for help from the government due to the effects of a drought in the area

Haiti in limbo as election postponed amid unrest

Jan 23, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The poorest country in the Americas had been due to go to the polls to elect a successor to President Michel Martelly and seek a way out of a deep crisis that now threatens to leave a political vacuum

ELECTIONS POSTPONED. Demonstrators walk along a street during protests in Port Au Prince, Haiti, on January 22, 2016. The Provisional Electoral Council of Haiti has cancelled the presidential run-off election just days ahead of the vote, local media reported on January 22. Photo by Bahare Khodabande/EPA

Myanmar student activists to appear in court

Mar 25, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Worried relatives claim activists have been mistreated in prison and have little information about the legal action they face

Clashes between police officers and student protesters at the protest site in Letpadan, the protest site in Letpadan, Bago division, Myanmar, 10 March 2015. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Activists in court after Myanmar student rally crackdown

Mar 11, 2015 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED Student led rallies calling for education reform have twice been brutally suppressed in recent days drawing fierce criticism from overseas and Aung San Suu Kyi s opposition

Clashes between police officers and student protesters at the protest site in Letpadan, the protest site in Letpadan, Bago division, Myanmar, 10 March 2015. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Students, police scuffle as Myanmar protest tensions boil

Mar 10, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Student activists scuffled with riot police in central Myanmar vowing to burst through a wall of security personnel who have surrounded them for over a week at a protest for education reform

A Student protester at the protest site in Letpadan, Bago division, about 145 kilometres north of Yangon, Myanmar, 10 March 2015. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Families of 43 missing Mexicans promise protests over holidays

Dec 22, 2014 - 3:29 PM

There is no vacation no Christmas or New Years these days are for struggling

GONE BOYS. Pictures of missing students are posted on one of the tollbooths across the Chilpancingo-Acapulco highway, which were taken over by teachers and students during a protest on October 15, 2014 in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Family demands justice after Mexican student's body identified

Dec 08, 2014 - 8:00 AM

If all 43 students are confirmed dead it would rank among the worst mass murders in a drug war that has killed more than 80 000 people and left 22 000 others missing since 2006

SEARCH CONTINUES. In this file photo, forensic experts operate as they search for human remains at a dump site outside Cocula town, Guerrero State, Mexico, 28 October 2014. Rebecca Blackwell/Pool/EPA

One of 43 missing Mexican students identified

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:13 AM

UPDATED The 43 students disappeared in September after gang linked police attacked their buses in the city of Iguala allegedly under orders from the mayor and his wife

Mexican police officers and members of the civil protection remain in the site where a mass grave was found in Pueblo Viejo, in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico, on October 5, 2014. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexicans occupy prosecutor's office in missing students' case

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:07 AM

Some 300 people some wearing masks enter the Guerrero state building in the regional capital Chilpancingo prompting nearly all staff to leave

Mexico's president condemns violence at protests over missing students

Nov 16, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Enrique Peña Nieto also defends himself against suggestions he should not have traveled abroad amid the fury and shock over the case

OUT OF TOWN. A handout photo released by G20 Australia shows Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and First Lady Angelica Rivera Hurtado arrive at the G20 Terminal of the airport in Brisbane, Australia, 14 November 2014. Patrick Hamilton/EPA

Protesters burn state congress over Mexico 'massacre'

Nov 13, 2014 - 10:20 AM

Some 500 masked students and radical teachers break into the empty Guerrero state legislature igniting fires in the library and the chamber where local lawmakers hold sessions

View of the main hall of the state congress set on fire by protesters in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico on November 12, 2014. Pedro Pardo/AFP

MPs shot as protesters storm Libya's parliament

Mar 03, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Two members of Libya s interim parliament were shot and wounded by protesters who stormed the General National Congress in downtown Tripoli

Venezuela pursues second opposition figure

Feb 28, 2014 - 9:01 AM

The Voluntad Popular party says Maduro s under pressure government is now seeking Carlos Vecchio the party s national political coordinator

MORE PROTESTS. Dozens of people take part in a protest of opposition against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, 27 February 2014. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Pro-Russia gunmen 'control' Crimea parliament, govt HQ

Feb 27, 2014 - 3:34 PM

UPDATED The moves came amid concerns of growing separatism on the overwhelmingly pro Russian peninsula on the Black Sea after the ousting of pro Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych

SEAT OF POWER. In this photo, pro-Ukrainian activists rally in front of the Crimean parliament in Semfiropol on February 26, 2014. Vasily Batanov/AFP

Hundreds on Venezuela streets in support of government

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:58 AM

Pro government demonstrators held Venezuelan flags and pro Maduro banners protesting what they called fascist violence by student opposition

VENEZUELAN FOSSILS. Paleontologists find new fossils in Venezuela

Venezuelans protest en masse in rival rallies

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:09 AM

The protests – which began on February 4 – are seen as the biggest test yet to socialist leader Maduro since he succeeded late leftist icon Hugo Chavez last year

VIOLENCE. A demonstrator holds a stone to throw at riot policemen during an anti-government protest in Caracas on February 22, 2014. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Two dead, 23 hurt in Venezuela protests

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:02 AM

A pro government demonstrator and a student were killed as demonstrations both for and against Venezuela s government escalated

FIRING LINE. Students clash with National Guards members during an opposition demonstration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on February 12, 2014. Leo Ramirez/AFP

Shots, blasts as protest rivals clash on Thai election eve

Feb 01, 2014 - 6:46 PM

UPDATE Heavy explosions and gunfire break out the night before the controversial Thai elections

Clashes kill nearly 50 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:03 AM

UPDATED Forty nine people were killed in 24 hours of fighting across Egypt as police and supporters of the military installed government clashed with Islamist backers of president Mohamed Morsi

Brace for evacuation, Pinoys in Bangkok told

Jan 23, 2014 - 2:47 PM

DFA: Filipinos in areas under a state of emergency in Thailand should restrict non essential movement avoid public places and prepare for evacuation

Egypt awaits outcome of key electoral test after Morsi ouster

Jan 16, 2014 - 9:12 AM

Army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi will closely monitor turnout as he mulls standing for the presidency himself in an election promised for later this year

YES OR NO? An elderly Egyptian woman casts her ballot paper during the referendum on the draft constitution, in Luxor, Egypt, 14 January 2014. Radwan Abul Magd/Almasry Alyoum/EPA

Central African president makes fresh appeal for peace

Dec 24, 2013 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED He also banned all illegal demonstrations in Bangui

African troops fire on Central Africa protesters, one dead

Dec 23, 2013 - 3:49 PM

2nd UPDATE African Union troops fire on demonstrators protesting against the president of the strife torn Central African Republic

152 Bangladeshi soldiers sentenced to death over mutiny

Nov 05, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Several of those convicted screamed at the judge in anger: I don t need a life term Hang me hang me

VERDICT. Policemen patrol as Bangladeshi people accused in the 2009 Peelkhana murder case look through the window of a bus. Photo by EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

Vandals torch trucks, buses in fresh Sao Paulo unrest

Oct 29, 2013 - 8:39 AM

The riots are a response to the shooting death of the teenager in a confrontation with police

Dozens arrested after Myanmar unrest – state media

Oct 06, 2013 - 2:50 PM

What began last year as communal fighting between Rakhine Buddhists and stateless Rohingya Muslims has since spread

Cambodia rivals meet after protest bloodshed

Sep 16, 2013 - 11:39 AM

Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy met at the National Assembly in search of a way out of the political standoff triggered by July polls

POST-POLL VIOLENCE. Cambodia protesters throw stones to police during clashes in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2013. AFP/ Thomas Cristofoletti

Up to 23 dead in Xinjiang clash - reports

Aug 29, 2013 - 2:25 PM

Chinese media and government websites have largely only carried reports about the death of one policeman

Nearly 350 dead after Egypt police storm protests

Aug 15, 2013 - 4:22 PM

Wednesday s August 14 violence was the worst since the 2011 uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak

GRIEF. A man grieves as he looks at one of many bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013. Photo by AFP / Mosaab el-Shamy

Leave Egypt, DFA tells Pinoys amid unrest

Aug 15, 2013 - 1:47 PM

The DFA raises alert level 3 in Egypt because of rising tensions there

File photo. Fayez Nuraldine/AFP

Almost 280 dead after Egypt police storm protests

Aug 15, 2013 - 7:48 AM

5th UPDATE Death toll now up to at least 149 says the health ministry; Egypt announces month long state of emergency and imposes curfew starting Wednesday; Vice Pres Elbaradei resigns

ECHOES OF TIANANMEN. An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded youth during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14, 2013.  Photo by AFP/ Mohammed Abdel Moneim

Turkey police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

Aug 01, 2013 - 8:10 AM

At least 4 people were injured eye witnesses said after police stepped in to break up a crowd of around 500 protesters clustered at the square

VIOLENT DISPERSAL. Turkish riot policemen try to disperse anti-government protestors during clashes at Taksim square on July 31, 2013 in Istanbul. Photo by AFP/Ozan Kose

Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in

Aug 01, 2013 - 7:53 AM

Diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful way out of Egypt s crisis gathered pace with the EU and Germany sending envoys

PRO-MORSI RALLY. Egyptian supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi hold his portrait and wave the national flags during a demonstration against the government in Cairo on July 31, 2013. Photo by AFP/Fayez Nureldine

Egypt new cabinet closer as prosecution probes Morsi

Jul 14, 2013 - 12:21 PM

The new cabinet could be unveiled by Tuesday or Wednesday

INTERIM LEADERS. Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (R) meeting with with new-appointed Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, on July 9, 2013 in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. AFP/Egyptian Presidency handout

First Delhi gang-rape verdict deferred to July 25

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:35 PM

A New Delhi court trying a teenager over a fatal gang rape last December that shocked India deferred announcing the first verdict in the case

PROTEST VS RAPE. In this file photo, activists attend a silent protest march against a recent rape case in Calcutta, India, 15 June 2013. EPA/Piyal Adhikary

Asian Muslims begin Ramadan

Jul 10, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month which ends with the Eid holiday

IN PRAYER. A Muslim child, offering prayers, is silhouetted against the evening sky as devotees gather to visualize the moon, ahead of holy month of Ramadan, with the historical Moti Masjid pictured in the background, in Bhopal, India, 09 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Sanjeev Gupta

India gang rape case stirs debate over age law

Jul 10, 2013 - 3:19 PM

The juvenile court trial of one suspect in a fatal gang rape has caused a heated debate over the legal age of adulthood in the eyes of Indian law

Indian police personnel stand guard outside the district court Saket in New Delhi on January 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH

Egypt transition plan hits opposition by liberals, Islamists

Jul 10, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Fresh violence came less than a day after interim President Adly Mansour laid out a timetable for elections by early next year and appointed a new prime minister and vice president

INTERIM LEADERS. Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (R) meeting with with new-appointed Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, on July 9, 2013 in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. AFP/Egyptian Presidency handout

Gun attack on Cairo pro-Morsi rally kills 16 - ministry

Jul 03, 2013 - 9:53 AM

UPDATE A group of unidentified men killed 16 people and wounded around 200 others in an attack on a rally in Cairo supporting Egypt President Morsi

Turkey PM to meet protest leaders

Jun 11, 2013 - 7:56 AM

Meet came as thousands again took to the streets of Istanbul and Ankara defying Erdogan s threat that they would pay a price for the unrelenting unrest

UNDER THE FLAG. Protesters chant slogans under a giant Turkish flag during a demonstration on June 9, 2013 on Gundogdu square in Izmir. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Rain, vigilance dampen unrest in Stockholm

May 27, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Stockholm police reported only scattered instances of torched cars in immigrant dominated suburbs early Monday

Northern Ireland violence continues despite peace talks

Jan 07, 2013 - 9:35 AM

Violence flared for the fourth night running in Northern Ireland on Sunday January 6 hours after politicians and Church leaders held talks in a bid to quell a row over the flying of the British flag

N. IRELAND VIOLENCE. Loyalist protesters burn debris on the lower Newtownards road in Belfast, Northern Ireland on January 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY