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Clashes have broken out in a number of countries as unions used traditional May Day marches to protest against the handling of the global economic crisis.


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Climate change groups have criticised Danish police for using heavy-handed tactics after they detained 968 people at a rally near the Copenhagen summit.


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Police in Copenhagen in Denmark say nearly 1,000 protesters were detained after a huge climate change rally.


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At least 21 people are now known to have died in clashes between Thai troops and opposition supporters in Bangkok, and more than 800 were hurt.


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For lovers of ancient history, the Egyptian Museum and the priceless, cultural treasures it contains have been in alarmingly close proximity to troubles in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Following an inventory, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass has now confirmed for the first time that artefacts were stolen during a break-in on 28 January. In a statement entitled "sad news", he lists 18 items that have disappeared. They include a...


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Thousands of opposition supporters have clashed with security forces in the centre of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Police used tear gas and detained dozens rallying in solidarity with uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.


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Troops from a number of Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have arrived in Bahrain at the request of the kingdom, officials say. It comes a day after the worst violence since seven anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces last month. Dozens of people were injured on Sunday as protesters pushed back police and barricaded roads. Bahrain's opposition said the foreign forces amounted to an...


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Security forces with tanks have overrun a square in the centre of Bahrain's capital Manama where anti-government protesters have been camped for weeks.


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When Israel kills demonstrators is that the same as when Syria or Libya does the same?


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A US university says it is launching an investigation into the use of pepper spray by riot police trying to clear a demonstration. Video of the incident at the University of California, Davis, shows officers blasting seated protesters in the face with the chemical at close range.


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