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The Iraqi father mourns his son killed in protests: NPR

Khazaal Salih mourns his son Abbas Salih, a paramedic shot dead in Baghdad for treating a wounded demonstrator. "By God, my son did not do anything wrong," says Salih. Jane Arraf / NPR Hide Caption Switch caption Jane Arraf / NPR Khazaal Salih mourns the death of his son Abbas Salih, a paramedic shot dead in Baghdad's treatment of a …

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According to Amnesty International, at least 106 people are dying in Iranian protests against rising fuel prices

According to conservative estimates by Amnesty International, at least 106 people died on days of protests in Iran against rising fuel prices and the subsequent government crackdown. Amnesty's Tuesday report came from a US agency that previously feared that the riots had killed "a significant number of people." Amnesty also estimates that the actual death toll could be "much higher, …

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Hong Kong protests: Police approach the beleagured Polytechnic University

Riots erupted throughout the city, with the prisoners expressing their support. "Save PolyU, save the students!" They shouted. In the densely populated streets next to the university, protesters using umbrellas as police shields were beaten back with tear gas. Unable to Forge a Political Ruling to End a Uprising that Shattered Hong Kong's Reputation as a Stable Business Base The …

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Protests in Hong Kong: Protesters try to escape the Polytechnic University after clashing with the police

A police officer in riot gear arrests a demonstrator at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong on Monday, November 18. There were fiery explosions on Monday when Hong Kong police raided a protestor-led university after a night-time break. ] Near the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University is burning a fire. After clashes with the police at Hong Kong Polytechnic …

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The top Iranian leader warns "thugs" as the protests reach 100 cities

It remains to be seen how many people were arrested, injured or killed. Videos of the protests have shown people who are badly wounded. The Iranian authorities increased the official death toll on Sunday to at least three. Attackers who attacked a police station in the western city of Kermanshah on Saturday killed an officer, the state news agency IRNA …

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Hong Kong protests intensify with Molotov cocktails and arrows: NPR

Police responded to petrol bombs that were fired at with tear gas. Ella Mage / NPR Hide Caption Switch caption Ella Mage / NPR The police responded to petrol bombs that were fired at with tear gas. Ella Mage / NPR Violence erupted at a beleagured university in Hong Kong this weekend as protesters fired gasoline bombs and arrows at …

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One Month Later: Hope, Defiance in Continuing Lebanon Protests | news

Beirut, Lebanon – A month has passed since Lebanese people took to the streets for the first time, quickly turning into a nationwide protest movement against a ruling class that was considered corrupt and unable to land govern. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined and called for an end to the political system of Lebanon, which divides power among …

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Hong Kong protests: Policeman shot with arrow during siege of university

Hundreds of demonstrators with bricks, gasoline bombs and makeshift barricades hold riot police on the streets around the campus in Hung Hom on the other side of Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong. The authorities reacted with tear gas and water cannons on skirmishes that heated on Sunday afternoon. As violence has increased in recent days, demonstrators have begun to use …

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Iranian gasoline price increase: Protests over surprise rationing erupted

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Protesters went through Iran as fuel prices rose. At least two people were killed. Prices rose at least 50% on Friday as subsidies for gasoline were cut. The authorities say they want to release money to help the poor. Iran is already suffering economically under the severe sanctions of the …

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