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2006-06-11 03:00:32

By Anis Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - More than 150 Bangladesh opposition leaders and activists were injured in fierce battles with police while trying to stage a blockade of the capital, Dhaka, on Sunday, witnesses said. Rock-throwing protesters fought steel-helmeted riot police at Kanchpur on the outskirt of Dhaka, in which at least 70 people, including former army chief general K.M. Shafiullah, were injured. Police, who retaliated with tear gas and baton charges, also detained nearly...

2006-06-11 02:08:01

DHAKA (Reuters) - More than 100 Bangladesh opposition leaders and activists were injured in fierce battles with police while trying to stage a blockade of the capital, Dhaka, on Sunday, witnesses said. Rock-throwing protesters fought steel-helmeted riot police at Kanchpur on the outskirt of Dhaka, in which at least 70 people, including former army chief general K.M. Shafiullah, were injured. Police, who retaliated with tear gas and baton charges, also detained nearly 50 people at...

2006-05-31 23:47:27

BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S.-based rights group on Thursday condemned China's closed-door conviction and jailing of 13 villagers for their roles in a protest that was quelled with riot police opening fire. At least three people died and eight were wounded in Dongzhou, a village in the southern province of Guangdong, in December when police shot residents protesting against a lack of compensation for land lost to a wind power plant. It was the most violent in a series of recent protests...

2006-05-18 02:15:04

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian riot police closed down parts of central Cairo on Thursday as a precaution against demonstrations in solidarity with two judges facing disciplinary action for talking about election abuses. Thousands of police, armed with sticks and shields, sealed off streets around the High Court and the nearby Judges Club, flashpoints during weeks of protests against the authorities' attempts to punish the two judges. In the same High Court building, the Court of...

2006-05-11 17:49:47

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators blocked highways leading into Mexico's capital on Thursday to protest rights abuses by police against leftists in a rebellious nearby town and to demand the release of prisoners. The protesters, many of them students, stopped long lines of traffic on several major highways leading into Mexico City in a protest backed by Subcomandante Marcos, the masked leader of Zapatista rebels in southern Mexico. The demonstrations followed violence...

2006-05-08 04:04:33

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will try to make civilian protesters stand court martial if they trespass on a planned site for a new U.S. military base and attack soldiers deployed there to clear the area, officials said on Monday. A South Korean court on Monday issued arrest warrants for 10 of some 1,000 protesters opposed to the U.S. military presence in South Korea who clashed with police last week when military engineers cordoned off parts of two rural townships for use by the...

2006-05-05 09:22:53

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Friday when police tried to break up a demonstration against water and electricity shortages. Police fired teargas shells and used batons to evict thousands of people squatting on a highway linking the capital, Dhaka, with the port city of Chittagong, demanding adequate power supplies to run their irrigation pumps. A witness said a local legislator, Mohammad Slahuddin, tried to persuade the protesters to end...

2006-05-05 05:03:28

By Lee Jae-won PYONGTAEK, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean protesters clashed with police for the second day on Friday at a planned site for a new U.S. military base, and several people were hurt, witnesses said. On Thursday, military engineers moved in and cordoned off two townships about 44 miles south of Seoul, where South Korea and the United States have agreed to relocate the main U.S. base now in Seoul and several others across the country. Scores of protesters, police and...

2006-05-04 09:50:57

By Noel Randewich SAN SALVADOR ATENCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Over 1,000 riot police firing tear gas flooded into a town at the edge of Mexico City on Thursday to hunt for agents taken hostage in a riot sparked by flower traders that left at least one dead. National television images showed police clad in body armor sweeping into the frequently fractious farming town of San Salvador Atenco, 15 miles north of Mexico City, and hauling off bleeding protesters. Violence exploded in the area...

2006-04-23 04:32:19

By Simon Denyer and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters defied a daytime curfew in the Nepali capital on Sunday, chanting slogans against the king on the 18th consecutive day of protests. At least three people were injured when police opened fire on one group of protesters in an eastern suburb of Kathmandu, witnesses said, although they were not sure if live rounds or rubber bullets were used. King Gyanendra's offer on Friday to hand over power to an alliance...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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