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Experiments with truth: 7/14/09

Thousands of Turks protested in an Istanbul square Sunday to denounce ethnic violence in China's Xinjiang province that has killed 184 people and call on their government to intervene to protect Muslim Uighurs there.

Thousands of Turks protested in an Istanbul square Sunday to denounce ethnic violence in China's Xinjiang province that has killed 184 people and call on their government to intervene to protect Muslim Uighurs there.

Nine anti-war activists were arrested on Sunday for blocking a major military access road for more than an hour and a half to the Talisman Sabre 09 military exercises being held at Shoalwater, central Queensland, Australia.

In the Maldive Islands, residents protested outside a job fair organized by the luxury resort One and Only Reethi Rah for not hiring locals.

British Airways workers are planning demonstrations outside the airline’s annual meeting this week to protest at the firm’s cost-cutting plans, using live lemmings to ram home their message.

Twenty New York human rights advocates captivated Astoria, Queens shoppers today with songs and street theater calling for a boycott of communications giant Motorola until it stops selling products that aid Israel’s army and settlement movement.

Niger’s lawyers said on Sunday they would strike this week in protest at President Mamadou Tandja plan to hold a referendum on extending his rule at the beginning of August.

About 100 residents of Wangkhei in India staged a sit-in protest against militants exploding bombs following the bomb explosion at the house of an engineer of the state public works department on Saturday.