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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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Angola activists' situation 'worrying,' says Amnesty International

Amnesty International has described the situation of 15 activists detained in Angola as “worrying.” The group is on hunger strike. Among them is

Amnesty International has described the situation of 15 activists detained in Angola as “worrying.” The group is on hunger strike. Among them is

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Angola: 'Rebel' Luaty Beirão ends hunger strike

Popular Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has ended a hunger strike which he began on September 21, 2015. He is due to go on trial in mid-November, accused

Popular Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has ended a hunger strike which he began on September 21, 2015. He is due to go on trial in mid-November, accused

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Detained Angolan rapper blames president for his hunger strike

The Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao who has been on hunger strike since September 21 in protest at his arrest is said to be deteriorating

The Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao who has been on hunger strike since September 21 in protest at his arrest is said to be deteriorating

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Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed Allan returned to Israeli prison

Israeli authorities have returned Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan to prison, following a stint in hospital. Allan was being treated for brain

Israeli authorities have returned Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan to prison, following a stint in hospital. Allan was being treated for brain

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Hunger strikers dig in to protest over Beirut rubbish crisis

Hunger strikers in Lebanon are continuing their protest at the mounds of stinking rubbish that are piling up In Beirut. The protests began in August

Hunger strikers in Lebanon are continuing their protest at the mounds of stinking rubbish that are piling up In Beirut. The protests began in August

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Israeli court suspends Palestinian hunger striker's detention

Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the detention of a Palestinian hunger striker who has sustained brain damage after 65 days without food. The

Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the detention of a Palestinian hunger striker who has sustained brain damage after 65 days without food. The

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Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ends hunger strike

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has ended a 30-day hunger strike in jail after one of his key demands was met. A date has been set for

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has ended a 30-day hunger strike in jail after one of his key demands was met. A date has been set for

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Moscow court rejects Ukraine ex-pilot Nadiya Savchenko's appeal

A district court in Moscow has turned down an appeal for the release of Ukraine's former military pilot, who has been on hunger strike following her capture last year.

A district court in Moscow has turned down an appeal for the release of Ukraine's former military pilot, who has been on hunger strike following her capture last year.

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Deal struck to save Polish coal mine jobs

The Polish government has reached a deal with trade unions to keep open mines which had been slated for the axe. The stand off ended after a week of

The Polish government has reached a deal with trade unions to keep open mines which had been slated for the axe. The stand off ended after a week of

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Venezuelan prisoners die of drug overdose following riots

Thirty-five Venezuelan prisoners have died after overdosing on medicines after storming the prison clinic. More than 100 others are still being

Thirty-five Venezuelan prisoners have died after overdosing on medicines after storming the prison clinic. More than 100 others are still being

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Bullfighters protest closure of arena for cultural upgrade

A group of bullfighters in Colombia have been on hunger strike for ten days to protest against efforts to end the spectacle in the

A group of bullfighters in Colombia have been on hunger strike for ten days to protest against efforts to end the spectacle in the

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Israel's unwanted Africans begin hunger strike

Hundreds of African immigrants Israel is keeping at arm’s length have begun a hunger strike to protest at their treatment since being forcibly moved

Hundreds of African immigrants Israel is keeping at arm’s length have begun a hunger strike to protest at their treatment since being forcibly moved

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Shantytown residents in Buenos Aires go on hunger strike

Representatives from 17 shantytowns in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have begun a hunger strike. They are calling for improvements to their

Representatives from 17 shantytowns in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have begun a hunger strike. They are calling for improvements to their

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Immigrant detainees in Rome sew lips shut to protest conditions

Ten immigrants have started a hunger strike at Rome detention centre. Five Tunisians and four Moroccans have sewn their lips together using string

Ten immigrants have started a hunger strike at Rome detention centre. Five Tunisians and four Moroccans have sewn their lips together using string

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Jailed Tymoshenko on hunger strike over EU U-turn by Ukraine

Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed former prime minister of Ukraine, has begun a hunger strike in protest at President Yanukovych’s reluctance to sign a

Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed former prime minister of Ukraine, has begun a hunger strike in protest at President Yanukovych’s reluctance to sign a

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Hunger strikers taken ill at Brandenburg Gate

Seven hunger striking asylum seekers staging their protest at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate have been taken to hospital with health problems. The seven

Seven hunger striking asylum seekers staging their protest at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate have been taken to hospital with health problems. The seven

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Factory workers continue angry protests over wages in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi factory workers have taken their protests over low wages into a fourth day. Police on Tuesday used tear gas against around 2,000

Bangladeshi factory workers have taken their protests over low wages into a fourth day. Police on Tuesday used tear gas against around 2,000

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Munich hunger strikers rushed to hospital but protest continues

A hunger strike in central Munich by a group of refugees has entered its fourth day – but numbers have dwindled because several campaigners have been

A hunger strike in central Munich by a group of refugees has entered its fourth day – but numbers have dwindled because several campaigners have been

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Pussy Riot member goes on hunger strike in Russia

A jailed member of Russia’s Pussy Riot punk band is said to have gone on hunger strike. Maria Alyokhina is protesting over not being allowed to be

A jailed member of Russia’s Pussy Riot punk band is said to have gone on hunger strike. Maria Alyokhina is protesting over not being allowed to be

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Guantanamo hunger strike numbers soar says prisoner

A hunger strike at the US prison camp at Guantanamo has grown to include 130 of the 166 inmates, according to the lawyer for one of the prisoners

A hunger strike at the US prison camp at Guantanamo has grown to include 130 of the 166 inmates, according to the lawyer for one of the prisoners

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Austria: Asylum seekers take protest to church

Around 40 asylum seekers have camped out at a church in the Austrian capital Vienna, as part of a protest over their treatment. They say

Around 40 asylum seekers have camped out at a church in the Austrian capital Vienna, as part of a protest over their treatment. They say