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Chileans demand free education

The Chilean education system has been caught in the eye of a storm driven by hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who are demanding democratic education reforms.

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Police riot in Barcelona

Friday's bloody police action against  demonstration in Barcelona's beautiful Plaza Catalunya has led to calls for the resignation of the center-right government of Catalonia.

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Spurred by youth protests, Palestinian leaders to hold unity talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday he will go to Gaza next week for unity talks with Hamas leaders, following mass youth demonstrations demanding an end to Palestinian disunity.

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Puerto Rico: police violence against striking students

Pepper spray and clubs were the methods used by police in Puerto Rico against protesting students.

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World Notes: Belgium, Canada and more

World Youth Festival concludes, EU attacks poverty, African migrant workers are barred, Washington is down on dissidents, a Union takes down Wal-Mart, Statistics show social gains.

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Students aim to oust lawmakers

Following last week's mass demonstration, Britain's National Union of Students has launched a campaign to oust members of Parliament who broke their pledge to oppose tuition hikes.

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Students shake halls of power

LONDON - Over 50,000 workers and students shook the Westminster halls of power today with a march against the raising of tuition fees.

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UN focus on youth

On August 12, the UN launched the International Year of the Youth, aimed at alleviating the grinding poverty, record joblessness and problems affecting millions of young people across the globe.

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