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Some 10,000 farmers joined by worker unionists gathered in central Syntagma Square according to police, waving Greek flags and led by 20 tractors loudly blaring their horns. "We have come to demonstrate peacefully," said Christos Georgakopoulos, a 42-year-old raisin grower from Nemea. Earlier in the day, farmers from the island of Crete had clashed with riot police outside the agriculture ministry after arriving by ferries at the port of Piraeus.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home.