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Belarus great-grandmother protest star defies police

Belarus great-grandmother protest star defies police

At 73, Nina Baginskaya is one of Belarus's most prominent veteran activists, facing regular detention by police as she marches in support of the opposition.The small, sprightly great-grandmother is frequently at the frontline of anti-government protests and a

Belarus police detain hundreds at women's protest: AFP

Belarus police detain hundreds at women's protest: AFP

Riot police on Saturday detained hundreds of women as opposition protesters marched through the Belarusian capital Minsk demanding an end to President Alexander Lukashenko's rule.Around two thousand women took part in the "Sparkly March", wearing shiny acce

Tens of thousands attend Bangladesh Islamist leader's funeral

Tens of thousands attend Bangladesh Islamist leader's funeral

Tens of thousands of people gathered to mourn the controversial leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist group as his funeral was held on Saturday in a rural southeastern town, police said.Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, who had led the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam group

Colombian police charged with killing that sparked riots

Colombian police charged with killing that sparked riots

Colombian prosecutors on Friday charged two police officers with torture and aggravated homicide after the death of a man in custody sparked deadly rioting in the capital and other cities.The two police involved in the arrest of Javier Ordonez, who was repeate