Albania:Police use tear gas to disperse opposition protest

Albanian police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who gathered outside the seats of Parliament and government in the capital Tirana following a call to protest from the opposition.

Albanian students protest over tuition costs

Thousands of Albanian university students take to Tirana’s streets for their biggest show of strength yet in a protest movement demanding lower tuition fees and more investment in public education.

Opposition supporters protest in Tirana

Opposition supporters protest in Tirana, with clashes erupting between demonstrators and police. Protesters demanded the resignation of the interior minister whose brother is suspected of drug smuggling. IMAGES

Albania Has Transgender Beauty Pageant

LGBT supporters cheered as seven competitors took part in a transgender beauty contest competition in a disco bar in the capital, Tirana. (Dec. 24)

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Albania: firefighters work to put out wildfires, 25 still active

Firefighters hose water on bushes and trees to extinguish a wildfire on Mount Dajti, east of the Albanian capital Tirana, leaving some 25 fires active, often in remote area that are difficult to reach.