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Protests over shootings block roads in US cities, arrests made

Protests against the shootings of two black men by police officers shut down main arteries in a number of US cities on Saturday, leading to numerous arrests, scuffles and confrontations between police and demonstrators. Undeterred

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Thousands take to streets across US to protest police violence

Thousands took to the streets of US cities on Friday to denounce the fatal shooting by police of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration in Dallas.

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Thousands gather in London to protest against Brexit vote

Thousands of demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday in a raucous and colourful protest against last week's referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU). The marchers were nearly all young adults, and many

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Protesters cause traffic chaos at Heathrow airport

Activists opposed to the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport blocked an approach tunnel on Thursday by chaining themselves to a parked vehicle, bringing traffic chaos to Europe's busiest airport. Police said they had ar

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UK, India sign $13bn in deals despite protests

Britain and India welcomed more than £9 billion ($13.7 billion) in commercial deals during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but his arrival was overshadowed by protests over a perceived rise in intolerance back home.

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Alba staff in row over promotions

Staff at Alba, one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, are threatening to protest over alleged changes to the promotion system. The Alba Labour Union claims as many as 600 people could be affected by plans to reduce the cap on prom

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Alba staff in row over promotions

Staff at Alba, one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, are threatening to protest over alleged changes to the promotion system. The Alba Labour Union claims as many as 600 people could be affected by plans to reduce the cap on prom

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Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field reports

Kuwait has summoned the Iranian charge d'affairs and handed him an official protest over reports that Iran had published a brochure on investment opportunities at a disputed gas field, state news agency Kuna said. &nb

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One-man protest over telecom tower work in Bahrain

A homeowner at a luxury residential development staged a sit-in yesterday (June 15) to prevent work going ahead on a telecom tower outside his house in Bahrain. Mohammed Ali Harazy, 62, from Saudi Arabia, refused to move from

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Tofas halts production after labour action

Turkish automaker Tofas said on Monday it halted production at its plant in the northwestern city of Bursa as employees joined a labour protest, adding the stoppage was not expected to have an impact on its sales. Workers at Tofas

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