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  1. 51. news | 26 Dec 2014

    Tiananmen dissident delays bid to run for lawmaker in Taiwan

    By AFP

    » TAIPEI - A leading dissident who fled China after pro-democracy protests were crushed in 1989 said Friday he will postpone plans to stand for Taiwan's parliament by a year.

  2. 52. news | 26 Dec 2014

    China praises Hong Kong for not giving in to protesters

    By AFP

    » China's president on Friday heaped praise on Hong Kong's embattled leader Leung Chun-ying as they met in Beijing, commending him for maintaining "stability" in 2014, a year marked by massive pro-democracy prote

  3. 53. news | 25 Dec 2014

    Russian crackdown on Navalny could backfire amid economic crisis

    By AFP

    » Russian authorities' attempts to jail Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and intimidate his supporters could backfire and trigger new political protests amid the most serious financial crisis of Vladimir Putin's rul

  4. 54. news | 24 Dec 2014

    Industry official gets death sentence

    By Sonthanaporn Inchan

    » CHACHOENGSAO — The Chachoengsao court has handed down the death sentence against a C-8 Industry Ministry official for ordering the 2013 killing of a phuyaiban (village chief) who was leading protests against toxic...

  5. 55. news | 24 Dec 2014

    US police kill black teen near Ferguson

    By AFP

    » WASHINGTON - Police said Wednesday they shot dead an African American teenager in a town near Ferguson, Missouri, where the police shooting of an unarmed black teen led to weeks of protests across the United States.

  6. 56. news | 24 Dec 2014

    Protesters defy New York call for moratorium

    By AFP

    » A national coalition of activists Tuesday rejected calls to suspend anti-police protests in New York after two officers were murdered, and called for a mass demonstration on New Year's Eve.

  7. 57. news | 23 Dec 2014

    Protests as Nicaragua launches ambitious canal

    By AFP

    » A Chinese company launched work Monday on a $50 billion canal across Nicaragua, an ambitious rival to the Panama Canal that skeptics dismiss as a pipe dream and protesters say will wreck the environment.

  8. 58. news | 19 Dec 2014

    Umbrellas banned as China's Xi arrives in Macau

    By AFP

    » President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub's return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas -- the emblem of democracy protests in nearby ...

  9. 59. learning | 19 Dec 2014

    Direct vote for PM: Bad idea says Borwornsak

    General news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » The idea that people can directly elect their prime minister and cabinet sounds easy and efficient, but CDC chairman Borwornsak Uwanno gives five reasons why it isn't – and why it could lead to serious protests.

  10. 60. lifestyle | 19 Dec 2014

    Curators' favourite exhibitions of 2014

    By Kaona Pongpipat, Newspaper section: Life

    » This year visual art, compared to theatre and film, has not been all that politically active despite 2014, with its mass protests, coup and subsequent outcry for freedom of expression being one of the most tumultuous yea...

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