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Stories with subject: Rebellions and uprisings
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:41 pm

    MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

  • Mood for change: Demonstrators demand clean Romania story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 1:48 pm

    BUCHAREST, Romania - A nightclub fire in Bucharest that killed at least 45 people became the tipping point for many Romanians who have long been frustrated with corruption among leaders. But as the government resigned amid street protests this week, many remained skeptical that the leaderless street movement will succeed in doing away with the old order.

  • Despite Russian strikes, Syrian rebels hold ground 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:18 am

    REYHANLI, Turkey - Despite a month of heavy battering by Russian airstrikes, Syria's rebels have so far been able to fend off offensives by government forces trying to retake territory from the rebel's heartland. The fierce fighting shows how even greater backing from Syrian President Bashar Assad's international allies is not swiftly tipping the conflict in his favor.

  • Anti-US activist convicted of buying gun for 'revolution' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:10 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Jurors on Thursday convicted an anti-government activist on firearms charges after authorities said he sought out high-powered weaponry for a coming "second American revolution."

  • Turkey: 2 editors arrested accused of inciting uprising 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 11:19 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested two editors of a political weekly on charges of inciting an armed uprising against the government for suggesting on the magazine's front page that the aftermath of Turkey's election would mark the start of a civil war.

  • Myanmar's minorities fear election victory by military story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 10:16 am

    HPA-AN, Myanmar - During nearly seven decades the villages of the Karen have been torched, their men summarily executed and their women raped as the ethnic minority battled Myanmar's military regime in the world's longest-running insurgency. Their homeland has been called the "hidden Darfur," where some 350,000 people have been driven from their homes into the jungles or refugee camps in neighboring Thailand.

  • Protests hit Kashmir after India says it killed top rebel 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 4:15 am

    SRINAGAR, India - A top rebel leader in Kashmir was killed in a gunbattle with Indian forces Thursday, triggering street protests in the disputed Himalayan region, police said.

  • Russia pounds Syrian rebels, then reaches out to opposition story has photos
    Updated: Oct-27-15 5:40 pm

    BEIRUT - When Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country was ready to aid Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, rebel commanders scoffed, pointing out that Russian aircraft were pounding their bases in central and northern Syria on a daily basis.