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Dozens of deaths during stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Dozens of deaths during stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Oct 02, – “I almost died in that place today,” said one shaken protester who gave his name only as Elias. Mud-covered and shoeless, he said he had been dragged out of a deep ditch that many people fell into as they tried to flee. Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a […]

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Turkey’s PM convenes party as anti-government protest enter 9th day

Turkey’s PM convenes party as anti-government protest enter 9th day

June 8, ISTANBUL (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has said the protests must end immediately, will meet with top officials from his Justice and Development Party in Istanbul. The protests began as a sit-in at a park in Taksim Square to prevent a redevelopment project that would replace the park with replica Ottoman barracks […]

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Turkish riot police, protesters clash over park demolition

Turkish riot police, protesters clash over park demolition

May 02, ISTANBUL (AP) — Though he offered some concessions to demonstrators, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained largely defiant in the face of the biggest popular challenge to his power in a decade in office, insisting the protests are undemocratic and illegitimate. In a scene reminiscent of the Arab Spring, thousands of people on […]

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