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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.