Stephen's molestation row: Students, teachers hold protest

Scores of students, teachers and women rights activists today took to the streets protesting against the alleged molestation of a research scholar at St Stephen's College and the principal's attempts to hush up the issue.

Turks protesting against China attack Koreans `by mistake`

Turkish nationalists protesting China`s treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul`s old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals.

Thousands of Hondurans protest president in latest march
Thousands of Hondurans protest president in latest march

Tens of thousands of Hondurans, many of them holding torches, marched Friday to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez during the latest in a series of demonstrations accusing him of corruption.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters
Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation on Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.

Police threaten to break up `Electric Yerevan` protests as tensions rise

Armenian authorities threatened Sunday to forcefully break up a protest against rising electricity prices and police brutality after the president announced concessions in a bid to calm tensions.

Thousands in anti-corruption march against Honduras president

Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched Friday in Tegucigalpa, many with torches in hand, as they demanded the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over an ongoing corruption scandal.

14 Thai students held, face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

 Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody early Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, police said, as the ruling junta escalates its chokehold on dissent.

Armenia protesters hold firm after PM rejects demands

Hundreds of Armenian protesters maintained a vigil near the presidential palace on Friday after some 12,000 flooded the capital the night before in the biggest anti-government rally in years.

AAP activists detained after protest against Smriti Irani
AAP activists detained after protest against Smriti Irani

At least 67 people were detained here on Thursday after over 500 AAP activists staged a noisy protest demanding HRD Minister Smriti Irani`s resignation over her controversial educational qualification.

New Zealand Parliament rocked by Greenpeace protest

 The Greenpeace activists in New Zealand have breached security at the nation`s Parliament building by climbing up to the roof and sitting on a ledge.

Simon Cowell speaks up to end 'annual slaughter of dogs' in China
Simon Cowell speaks up to end 'annual slaughter of dogs' in China

 Simon Cowell has urged people around the world to take a stand towards the cruel treatment of dogs in China.

Alia, Anushka, Sonakshi protest on social media to stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China
Alia, Anushka, Sonakshi protest on social media to stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China

As gross as it may sound, but bizarre things do happen in the world. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival of China is a merciless slaughtering of tens of thousands of dogs, which takes place every year in Southern China. They are skinned, roasted and boiled alive in public.

Afghan clerics protest nomination of first woman to Supreme Court

Members of an influential Islamic panel in Afghanistan have protested against President Ashraf Ghani`s nomination of a woman to the Supreme Court, a milestone appointment in a country where the Taliban once banned women from most areas of public life.

Milk vendor, family douse themselves with milk to protest over bank loan notice

Slapped with a notice from a private bank for repayment of Rs 56 lakh loan, a milk producer resorted to a novel protest by going to the bank with his three women family members and dousing themselves with milk, causing a flutter in the area.

Hong Kong activists march ahead of vote on electoral package

Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against electoral reforms approved by Beijing to choose the city`s next leader, the beginning of several days of demonstrations before the reforms go to a vote.

Manuela Carmena, leftist ex-judge now Madrid mayor

A communist and rights activist in her youth, former judge Manuela Carmena on Saturday became mayor of Madrid, ending 24 years of conservative rule in the Spanish capital.

AIIMS issue: Civil groups' hunger strike enters second day in J&K

 A chain hunger strike launched by the coordination committee of various civil groups demanding setting up of AIIMS in Jammu region entered the second consecutive day on Saturday.

Give me a chance: Gajendra Chauhan post FTII furore
Give me a chance: Gajendra Chauhan post FTII furore

 After news of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students going on indefinite strike to protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman surfaced, the actor and BJP member says he deserves a chance to showcase his capabilities before being judged.

Students protest against appointment of BJP's Gajendra Chauhan as FTTI chief
Students protest against appointment of BJP's Gajendra Chauhan as FTTI chief

BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as the President of Film and Television Insitiute of of India (FTII) and chairman of its governing council by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry has created quite a furore among the students.

Pussy Riot member arrested at Moscow women`s rights demo

A member of punk protest group Pussy Riot and a fellow activist were arrested Friday at a demonstration in Moscow demanding better conditions for women held in Russian prisons.