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Turkey erupts in anti-government protests

Turkish protesters clashed with riot police in the early hours today after a night of noisy protests and violence in major cities.


Americans ride to free the Cuban Five

On Sunday, May 5, two Americans rode their bikes in a 40-mile ride that passed through over 20 different towns in the area of Lake Como, Italy.


Cuban Five’s Rene Gonzalez freed, push continues

Rene Gonzalez, one of the "Cuban Five" who have been imprisoned in the United States since 1998, is now free and back in Cuba.


Murders of journalists on the rise worldwide

Worldwide intimidation of journalists, including murders, is rising, a panel of experts warns. And the U.S., despite its free press traditions and  constitutional protections, rarely protests, the panel adds.


Indigenous protesters killed in Guatemala

The protesters were met by elements of the armed forces and the National Civil Police, who, evidently ordered to disperse them, opened fire, resulting in the deaths and injuries.


Anti-discrimination law protecting gays passes in Chile

In Chile last week, after a long legislative battle, the country's first all-inclusive anti-discrimination bill became law.

Bahrain: Military tribunals hand down long sentences

Condemnation is mounting in response to severe sentences handed down June 22 against 21 leaders of ongoing anti-government demonstrations.

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