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  1. 61. news | 21 Jan 2015

    Myanmar urges education law rethink

    By AFP

    » YANGON — Myanmar's president has called on parliament to rethink aspects of a new education bill in the face of renewed student protests, state-backed media said Wednesday, as activists vowed to continue demonstrati...

  2. 62. news | 21 Jan 2015

    Hong Kong media tycoon arrested over protests

    By AFP

    » Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested and released by police Wednesday after turning himself in, the latest figure targeted in a broadening investigation which protest leaders describe as harass...

  3. 63. news | 20 Jan 2015

    Hong Kong creates cadet force modelled partly on Chinese army

    By AFP

    » HONG KONG - Hong Kong has created a new army cadet force modelled partly on the Chinese military, sparking fears of tighter controls over the city's youth in the wake of student-led pro-democracy protests.

  4. 64. news | 20 Jan 2015

    EU to launch anti-terror drive with Muslim countries

    By AFP

    » The EU said Monday it will launch anti-terror projects with Muslim nations and boost intelligence sharing following the Paris attacks, as anger over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons fed fresh protests and violence.

  5. 65. news | 20 Jan 2015

    Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on

    By AFP

    » The backlash over Charlie Hebdo rumbled on Monday after days of bloodshed in Niger, with a huge rally in Chechnya against the magazine's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Afghan protesters burning the French flag an...

  6. 66. news | 19 Jan 2015

    North Korea prove the perfect guests at Asian Cup

    By AFP

    » CANBERRA - North Korea have a reputation for boorish behaviour at sports events but at the Asian Cup, outbursts and protests were replaced by gracious praise as they proved the perfect guests.

  7. 67. news | 19 Jan 2015

    Pakistanis protesting at Charlie Hebdo burn French flags

    By AFP

    » ISLAMABAD - Protests against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were held across Pakistan on Sunday as thousands of people in almost all major cities chanted slogans against its printing of cartoons of the Prophet M...

  8. 68. news | 18 Jan 2015

    Bangladesh shuts down messaging services to quell violence

    By AFP

    » DHAKA - Bangladeshi telecoms authorities Sunday shut down smartphone messaging and voice services Viber and Tango, which have become a popular communication medium for supporters of the anti-government protests now in th...

  9. 69. news | 18 Jan 2015

    EU seeks Muslim anti-terror help after Paris attacks

    By AFP

    » EU foreign ministers called Monday for an alliance with Muslim countries to fight the growing Islamist militant threat as anger over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons fed fresh protests and violence.

  10. 70. news | 17 Jan 2015

    Deadly anti-Charlie Hebdo riots as France defends free speech

    By AFP

    » Five people were killed and churches set on fire in Niger in fresh protests against the French weekly Charlie Hebdo's cartoon of Mohammed, as France condemned the violence and asserted its commitment to freedom of e...

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