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Water flooded a small Chinese coal mine Sunday, trapping 28 people as they did safety work to expand the mine’s capacity, an official and state media said.
Activists rappelled down from a high bridge, broke through police lines and chained themselves to German train tracks Sunday, trying to halt a shipment of nuclear waste as they protested Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plans to keep using nuclear energy.
Thousands of people chanted anti-globalization slogans in South Korea’s capital Sunday to protest this week’s Group of 20 summit. Part of the crowd attempted to march down nearby streets but were stopped by riot police, who fired pepper spray.
Voters in Myanmar’s first elections in 20 years cast their ballots Sunday amid a barrage of criticism that the balloting was rigged in favour of the ruling military, as well as hope that some change toward democratic reform might nonetheless follow.
French legislators adopted Thursday an amendment to a bill toughening immigration law that would strip naturalized citizens of their nationality if they are convicted of murdering a police officer — a measure critics say creates a category of second-class French.
Ecuadorean soldiers firing automatic weapons and concussion grenades rescued President Rafael Correa late Thursday from a hospital where he was trapped most of the day by rebellious police who plunged the country into chaos in a protest over benefit cuts.