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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the Floyd family, fiercely opposed the motion on Twitter, writing: "No. No. No. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty."

A Tunisian MP has drawn satire and criticism after attending parliament in a crash helmet and bulletproof vest.

Iran diplomat's 20-year sentence for France bomb plot confirmed

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Iran diplomat's 20-year sentence for France bomb plot confirmed

The lawyer for Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat convicted of plotting to bomb an opposition rally outside Paris, 'failed' to lodge an appeal, according to Belgium's federal prosecutor's office.

Thousands <em>rally</em> against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

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Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar Sunday, calling for a 'spring revolution'.

Istanbul police detain over 200 defying protest ban

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Istanbul police detain over 200 defying protest ban

At least 11 people were also detained in Ankara after trying to hold May Day demonstrations, local media reported.

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Iranian conservatives call for Zarif's execution following audio-leak

Following the leak of an audio recording in which Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticised the power of assassinated commander Qasem Soleimani, conservatives have called for his trial and execution.

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Kurdish security forces detain dozens of pro-PKK protesters: report

Kurdish security forces have detained dozens of PKK supporters protesting against Turkey’s latest military incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan, an ...

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Erdogan says Biden's genocide recognition 'destructive'

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday denounced US President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide as "groundless" and harmful to ...

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France: Protest over no trial for Jewish woman's killer

Thousands of protesters gathered in several French cities and Israel to denounce a court's refusal of a trial for a man who killed a 65-year-old ...

Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny

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Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny

Doctors were denied access to jailed Russian regime critic Alexei Navalny, adding that he is now 'very weak' and must go to a civilian hospital.

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Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

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US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison.

Russia street protests set for April 21: Navalny team

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Russia street protests set for April 21: Navalny team

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's health is failing due to his hunger strike in prison, and his team is calling for a protest on Wednesday.

Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

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Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", ...

Five dead in protest at Chinese-financed plant in Bangladesh

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Five dead in protest at Chinese-financed plant in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi police opened fire on workers at the construction site of a coal power plant who were protesting over unpaid wages, working hours ...

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Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

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Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

It is the first decision the central bank has made since the sacking of former governor Naci Agbal.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

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Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

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Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

Moroccan teachers have been charged after accusing security forces of sexual assault at a protest in the capital.

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

Sudanese women <em>rally</em> against gendered violence, inequality

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Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

Hundreds <em>rally</em> against femicide in Kyrgyzstan after bride murder

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Hundreds rally against femicide in Kyrgyzstan after bride murder

A bride murder has sent waves through Kyrgyzstan, prompting protestors to flood the streets of the capital calling for an end to femicide.

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