Youths have clashed with police in central Rio as more than 200,000 people marched in major Brazilian cities to protest against higher public transport costs and the billions of dollars spent on the Confederations Cup football tournament.
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As the northern summer tourism season is set to begin, the violent protests in Turkey show no sign of calming down.
Pakistan has imposed a deadline of midnight on June 30 for Afghan refugees living within its borders to return to their homeland.
US mayors pledged Monday to make their communities more resilient to increasingly severe floods, droughts, extreme storms and wildfires.
Edward Snowden, the US intelligence worker who ignited a firestorm by disclosing the extent of secret surveillance programs, has vowed the US government won’t be able to suppress the revelations by silencing him.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor turned whistleblower, has obtained a wider range of materials about US government surveillance than had been known, including one document detailing how American and British intelligence eavesdropped on world leaders at a conference in London in 2009.
As Iranians responded to the victory of the cleric Hassan Rouhani in the presidential race at the weekend by erupting into street parties not seen in years, it almost seemed as if some sort of reformist revolution could be under way.
British police have confirmed they are looking into pictures that show celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being physically restrained by her husband, Charles Saatchi.
China has ordered nationwide inspections of preserved egg production plants after media reports that toxic chemicals are being used as additives, the latest in a series of food scandals that have plagued the country.
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