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World's longest hunger-strike ends with honey

One of India's most-prominent political activists has ended her 16-year hunger strike. Licking honey from her hand, Irom Sharmila declared "I will never forget this moment."

One of India's most-prominent political activists has ended her 16-year hunger strike. Licking honey from her hand, Irom Sharmila declared "I will never forget this moment."

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Cambodians mourn beloved activist

Tens of thousands gathered on Sunday (July 24) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to join a funeral procession taking the body of assassinated government critic Kem Ley to his hometown in Takeo…

Tens of thousands gathered on Sunday (July 24) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to join a funeral procession taking the body of assassinated government critic Kem Ley to his hometown in Takeo…

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Book club activists freed in Angola

A court in Angola has released 16 activists, including the well known rapper Luaty Beirão, after they were imprisoned for rebellion against long serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

A court in Angola has released 16 activists, including the well known rapper Luaty Beirão, after they were imprisoned for rebellion against long serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

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Peace activists disrupt Paris arms show

Dozens of peace activists disrupted the opening of an arms exhibition in Paris on Monday, June 13.

Dozens of peace activists disrupted the opening of an arms exhibition in Paris on Monday, June 13.

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Honduras: clashes break out after death of activist Berta Cáceres

Clashes broke out in the Honduran capital following a student protest over the murder of prominent environmental rights activist Berta Cáceres

Clashes broke out in the Honduran capital following a student protest over the murder of prominent environmental rights activist Berta Cáceres

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The 'forced' marriage that highlights Russia’s repressive new law

It won’t be a normal wedding. There will be no bouquet, no music, no guests, no presents, no meal or honeymoon or even a wedding night. The bride and

It won’t be a normal wedding. There will be no bouquet, no music, no guests, no presents, no meal or honeymoon or even a wedding night. The bride and

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'Green Jihad': Faith leader's call to save the planet

Their methods may be unconventional but their passion for the cause can’t be denied. On the sidelines of the COP21 talks, the Fast For The Climate

Their methods may be unconventional but their passion for the cause can’t be denied. On the sidelines of the COP21 talks, the Fast For The Climate

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Pacific Islands bear brunt of climate change, says activists

Dozens of activists at the COP 21 summit in Paris have taken part in the so-called Run for your Life, a relay race from the Arctic across northern

Dozens of activists at the COP 21 summit in Paris have taken part in the so-called Run for your Life, a relay race from the Arctic across northern

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Ahead of COP21, climate-change activists prepare to march on London

Activists in London are preparing for Sunday’s (November 29) People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs. The rally in the English capital is

Activists in London are preparing for Sunday’s (November 29) People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs. The rally in the English capital is

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Man faces prison in Spain for battering his horse to death

A man in Spain has been given a record eight months in prison for killing a horse. Eugeni Sanchez was convicted of beating his horse, Sorky das Pont

A man in Spain has been given a record eight months in prison for killing a horse. Eugeni Sanchez was convicted of beating his horse, Sorky das Pont

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EU environment ministers endorse 2030 climate target

EU environment ministers have formally agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least forty percent by 2030. It forms the bloc’s negotiating

EU environment ministers have formally agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least forty percent by 2030. It forms the bloc’s negotiating

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Refugee awareness increasing in choice destinations

The deaths of 71 refugees in a truck in Austria stoked greater awareness of the stakes involved, the risks people run, the desperation of the places

The deaths of 71 refugees in a truck in Austria stoked greater awareness of the stakes involved, the risks people run, the desperation of the places

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Jesse Jackson: 'We're winning' battle for racial equality

Reverend Jesse Jackson has devoted his life to civil rights activism in the US and has made various forays into diplomacy. Euronews reporter Joanna

Reverend Jesse Jackson has devoted his life to civil rights activism in the US and has made various forays into diplomacy. Euronews reporter Joanna

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Gaza flotilla detainees await expulsion from Israel in jail

Detained protesters from the Gaza flotilla’s Marianne are being held inside Givon prison in Ramla, Israel, and most if not all are expected to be

Detained protesters from the Gaza flotilla’s Marianne are being held inside Givon prison in Ramla, Israel, and most if not all are expected to be

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Pro-Basque separatists protest in Spain

Hundreds of supporters wearing wigs and painted faces paraded through central Vitoria in northern Spain in support of Aiala Zaldivar, Ibon Esteban

Hundreds of supporters wearing wigs and painted faces paraded through central Vitoria in northern Spain in support of Aiala Zaldivar, Ibon Esteban

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Gay rights march in Moldova

Moldovan riot police protected participants of a gay rally in Chisinau from angry Orthodox activists trying to disrupt the gathering.

Moldovan riot police protected participants of a gay rally in Chisinau from angry Orthodox activists trying to disrupt the gathering.

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"Stop selling weapons to dictators"

Tim is an activist working in Calais to support the migrants stranded in the northern french city in the hope of going to the UK. He slams on the

Tim is an activist working in Calais to support the migrants stranded in the northern french city in the hope of going to the UK. He slams on the

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Battisti arrested in Brazil, may face deportation to France

An Italian former leftist terrorist convicted in absentia for murder in Italy has been arrested in Brazil, and he may be deported to France, his last

An Italian former leftist terrorist convicted in absentia for murder in Italy has been arrested in Brazil, and he may be deported to France, his last

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Activists accuse Kremlin of trying to silence social media

Russia’s Internet watchdog has asked Facebook to block a page promoting a protest in support of government critic Alexei Navalny. Activists say the

Russia’s Internet watchdog has asked Facebook to block a page promoting a protest in support of government critic Alexei Navalny. Activists say the

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Scuffles break out in Kenyan parliament

Kenya’s parliamentary chamber descended into chaos over amendments to a security bill as police outside the building arrested a group of activists

Kenya’s parliamentary chamber descended into chaos over amendments to a security bill as police outside the building arrested a group of activists

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Hong Kong democracy protesters clash with police

Pro-democracy protesters have again clashed with police in Hong Kong as recent demonstrations stretch to their 40th consecutive day. The scuffles

Pro-democracy protesters have again clashed with police in Hong Kong as recent demonstrations stretch to their 40th consecutive day. The scuffles

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Protests in Jerusalem over mosque closure

Clashes erupted at Qalandiya checkpoint after Palestinian activists took to the streets to protest over the closure of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque

Clashes erupted at Qalandiya checkpoint after Palestinian activists took to the streets to protest over the closure of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque

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Israel eases entry to Jerusalem holy site amid simmering tensions

Israel has partially reopened access to the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, a day after the shooting of a prominent Jewish far-right

Israel has partially reopened access to the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, a day after the shooting of a prominent Jewish far-right

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Protesters gather at NATO summit in Wales

A group of around 500 protesters gathered on the opening day of the NATO summit at Newport in Wales. The demonstrators were made up of a

A group of around 500 protesters gathered on the opening day of the NATO summit at Newport in Wales. The demonstrators were made up of a

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British migrant rights activist on trial in Thailand

A British migrant rights activist who helped write a report denouncing working conditions in the Thai food industry has gone on trial in Bangkok

A British migrant rights activist who helped write a report denouncing working conditions in the Thai food industry has gone on trial in Bangkok

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Russia: police arrest protesters as court jails anti-Putin activists

Four anti-Putin demonstrators have been jailed in Moscow and face up to three and a half years behind bars after a rally in 2012. They were found

Four anti-Putin demonstrators have been jailed in Moscow and face up to three and a half years behind bars after a rally in 2012. They were found