- Behind eulogies, US deeply conflicted on Mandela Updated: Dec-11-13 6:48 am
- Ukraine police stand down after protest grows Updated: Dec-11-13 6:34 am
- Looking for democracy in Thailand's Democrat Party Updated: Dec-11-13 5:56 am
- Parents of GA teen found dead in mat to hold rally Updated: Dec-11-13 4:05 am
- Protests over return of deputy who shot teen Updated: Dec-11-13 1:02 am
- Thai democracy enters dangerous new crossroads Updated: Dec-10-13 10:55 pm
- LA County social workers suspend 6-day strike Updated: Dec-10-13 9:52 pm
- Cuban dissidents detained on Human Rights Day Updated: Dec-10-13 5:19 pm
- 8 arrested in NJ immigrant detention protest Updated: Dec-10-13 5:03 pm
- Western Saharans protest EU-Morocco fishing accord Updated: Dec-10-13 4:19 pm
- 13 plead guilty to attacking Paypal servers Updated: Dec-10-13 3:43 pm
- Bach: Russia to set up protest zones in Sochi Updated: Dec-10-13 2:17 pm
- South Carolina editorial roundup Updated: Dec-10-13 1:26 pm
- Thai protesters claim authority over government Updated: Dec-10-13 12:48 pm
- Activists, families protest Kashmir disappearances Updated: Dec-10-13 6:05 am
- Lawsuit seeks interviews with Ohio riot inmates Updated: Dec-09-13 4:58 pm
- Report: Kremlin amnesty could apply to Pussy Riot Updated: Dec-09-13 1:56 pm
- Hagel warns Pakistan leaders over border protests Updated: Dec-09-13 1:08 pm
- Ukraine's east still backs closer ties with Russia Updated: Dec-09-13 12:54 pm
- Russia state news agency gets controversial chief Updated: Dec-09-13 11:10 am
- Ex-colleague sets protest over Yale prof's death Updated: Dec-09-13 6:47 am
- Turkish PM on uncertain footing as elections loom Updated: Dec-09-13 6:41 am
- IOC to remind athletes against protests in Sochi Updated: Dec-09-13 5:43 am
- Protesters against plan to close beach parking lot Updated: Dec-09-13 2:10 am
- Thailand: Political crisis timeline Updated: Dec-09-13 1:46 am
WASHINGTON - The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm's length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian police on Wednesday pulled back as protesters claimed victory after an overnight face-off in which authorities removed barricades and tents and scuffled with demonstrators occupying Kiev's main square.
BANGKOK - The Democrat Party has seen the enemy.
ATLANTA - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat plan to hold a rally at the state Capitol in their son's honor.
SANTA ROSA, California - Dozens of angry protesters flooded the City Council chambers of a Northern California town Tuesday to protest the return to duty of a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in October.
BANGKOK - Protesters waging a surreal political fight to oust Thailand's elected prime minister are trying to establish what amounts to a parallel government - one complete with "security volunteers" to replace the police, a foreign policy of their own and a central committee that has already begun issuing audacious orders.
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County social workers say they're suspending a six-day strike and returning to the bargaining table.
HAVANA - Cuban government agents have detained about 20 dissidents arriving for an International Human Rights Day march, halting the demonstration before it started.
ELIZABETH, New Jersey - Eight people have been arrested after attempting to block access to an immigration detention facility in northern New Jersey.
LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara - Police clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators in a city of Western Sahara on Tuesday during a protest against a new fishing accord that gives EU boats access to rich coastal waters.
SAN FRANCISCO - Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."
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BANGKOK - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
SRINAGAR, India - Activists and families staged sit-in protests in Indian-held Kashmir on Tuesday to demand justice for torture and rape victims as well as answers about how 8,000 people allegedly disappeared in the conflict-ridden Himalayan territory.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A long-standing ban on allowing media interviews by prison inmates convicted for their role in Ohio's deadly 1993 prison riot is unconstitutional and meant only to stifle public discussion of the riot, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
MOSCOW - A proposed Kremlin amnesty could pardon jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band and Greenpeace activists who are awaiting trial, a Russian newspaper reported Monday.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
YENAKIYEVO, Ukraine - In the Ukrainian president's eastern hometown, the buildings are grimy with black soot from the surrounding coal mines. The air is thick with pollutants. The men here die young, sometimes from industrial accidents.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin's intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of ultraconservative views.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A former colleague of a Yale University professor who died in police custody is organizing a protest, calling it a "political death."
ANKARA, Turkey - After dominating Turkish politics for a decade, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is entering election season on uncertain footing - without the support of key groups that had powered his previous electoral wins and facing divisions within his own party.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."
HONOLULU - The Department of Transportation's plan to install concrete barriers to shut down the parking lot at Oahu's Laniakea Beach has drawn the ire of beach access advocates.
BANGKOK - Thailand's political crisis took an unexpected turn Monday when Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections. The move appeared to be an attempt to ease tension after weeks of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations. The country has experienced years of alternating street protests between supporters and opponents of Yingluck's older brother, ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who remains a key figure in Thai politics even though he is in self-imposed exile in Dubai.