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  • Protesters storm Thailand army headquarters in bid to oust premier

    Protesters storm Thailand army headquarters in bid to oust premier
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Hundreds of demonstrators forced their way into Thailand’s army headquarters Friday, the latest building targeted in anti-government protests aimed at unseating Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Shortly after noon,...
  • At least one dead in Thailand protests

    At least one dead in Thailand protests
    BANGKOK, Thailand – Anti-government protests turned violent Saturday with at least one person killed in the Thai capital after opponents and supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra clashed. Protests had remained relatively peaceful over...
  • Egypt panel votes on constitutional reforms

    CAIRO — A 50-member panel on Saturday began a bellwether vote on Egypt’s draft constitution, a process that should yield key clues about the country’s envisioned post-coup transition to democracy. The voting coincides with fresh...
  • Thailand unrest grows as protesters attempt 'people's coup'

    Thailand unrest grows as protesters attempt 'people's coup'
    BANGKOK, Thailand – Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs trying to force their way into the prime minister’s complex and police headquarters, intensifying Thailand’s political crisis and...
  • Ukraine protesters try to storm presidential headquarters

    Ukraine protesters try to storm presidential headquarters
    KIEV, Ukraine — The political confrontation between President Viktor Yanukovich and his opposition reached a fever pitch Sunday as protesters, armed with flares, bricks and a bulldozer, were rebuffed as they attempted to storm the presidential...
  • Thailand to hold Feb. 2 election despite threat of violence

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai election officials said Tuesday that a controversial Feb. 2 vote would proceed as scheduled despite mounting pressure from anti-government protesters and threats of continuing violence. Although election commissioners initially...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 3, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park's Mather Point look out over a rare total cloud inversion. The phenomenon, caused by cold and warm air masses interacting, left the Grand Canyon peaking above a sea of clouds....
  • Iran's president calls for consensus, but divisions run deep

    TEHRAN — In a speech marking Student Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sought "consensus" for his ambitious goals of political reform, economic growth and improved relations with the outside world. But as he spoke to a gathering at...
  • Thai prime minister asks monarchy to dissolve parliament

    NEW DELHI — In the latest twist of Thailand's political crisis, beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday that she had petitioned the monarchy to dissolve parliament and hold new elections as a fresh wave of protesters descended...
  • Thailand: Opposition party resigns from parliament in protest

    NEW DELHI — After several days of relative calm in Bangkok, the main opposition party raised the stakes Sunday by resigning en masse from parliament in protest over a government they claim is illegitimate. By aligning with street protesters, the...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 4, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
  • Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest

    Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest
    Seven people were arrested for sitting in the middle of a downtown street in an act of civil disobedience Tuesday during a protest by striking Los Angeles County social workers. County child-welfare workers, represented by Service Employees...