Over 3,000 people have been arrested in more than a week of protests following the killing of popular singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa, a hero to many Oromo who saw him as the voice of their marginalisation.
Anti-government protesters flooded streets in Beirut, rejecting President Michel Aoun's attempt to position himself as the guarantor of the protest movement and its anti-corruption drive.
Lebanon's Cabinet approved sweeping reforms with no new taxes in hopes to appease hundreds of thousands of people who have been protesting for days, calling for indiscriminate accountability and for Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government to resign.
Student survivors of last month's shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida are set to join thousands others in Washington in what is expected to be their biggest demonstration yet to demand reforms in gun laws.
Florida state lawmakers give final passage to a gun-safety package that raises the legal age for buying rifles and imposes a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, while also allowing the arming of some public school personnel.
Brazilians were protesting a series of reforms the center-right government says are needed to save Latin America's biggest economy from further damage after more than two years of deep recession.
In nationwide protests, union members, students, teachers and leftist groups demonstrated against pension and labour law reforms proposed by President Michel Temer's government.
In a first for the country, two women have been appointed to head key financial institutions as the kingdom takes a step towards inclusive growth.
Masked youths smashed windows and hurled stones at riot police who used teargas and water cannons to disperse angry protesters.
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