Sunday, 22 April 2018

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Major protest held in Hungary


Tens of thousands of Hungarians thronged Budapest on April 14 in anger at strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s crushing re-election victory. The crowd, around 100,000 strong according to organizers and AFP reporters, marched through the city center in sunshine to parliament for a rally under the motto “We are the ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

Maldives chief justice arrested

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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Women protest against Ram Gopal Varma’s God, Sex and Truth

God, Sex and Truth

MUMBAI: Women protested here against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma over his new film ‘God, Sex and Truth’. Varma has shared the trailer of his upcoming adult film with porn star Mia Malkova called ‘God, Sex and Truth’. Women associations burned Varma’s effigy at GVMC Gandhi statue. The protesters said the ...

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Thousands protest against Austrian government’s shift to the right

Thousands protest against Austrian government’s shift to the right

VIENNA/ZURICH: Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday and called for members of Austria’s new right-wing government to be boycotted by the rest of Europe. Around 20,000 people according to police estimates gathered to protest against the new coalition government which includes the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), which ...

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Hollywood women to go all black at Golden Globes in protest


Hollywood actresses attending next year’s Golden Globes ceremony will reportedly wear black in protest of sexual harassment that has been recently exposed. Sources that many major actresses, including presenters and nominees such as Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone, are planning to wear all-black looks as a symbol of ...

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‘I Am Spanish’: Thousands in Barcelona Protest a Push for Independence


  BARCELON: Catalonia’s silent supporters of Spanish unity found their voice on Sunday, thronging into the center of Barcelona as part of a huge rally that reverberated with chants in support of a united Spanish state and against agitators for independence. They demonstrated solidarity with the vilified national police and ...

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Up to 1200 Prague taxi drivers protest against Uber


PRAGUE: Up to 1200 taxi drivers participated in a protest against their rival Uber ride-hailing service by blocking the main access roads to and from the international airport in Prague on Monday, David Bednar, from the Association of Czech Taxi Drivers, has told CTK. The taxi drivers, who launched their ...

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India raises ‘offensive’ lamb advert with Australia

Ganesha advert

LONDON: India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over an advert depicting the Hindu god Ganesha enjoying lamb. The TV advert, by a meat industry lobby group, portrays figures from several religions sitting down to a meal. It has caused anger within the Hindu community in Australia because Ganesha ...

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Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG: Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city’s judiciary. On Thursday, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six ...

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