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At Least 73 Killed in Egypt Soccer Riot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian health ministry officials say at least 73 people were killed and hundreds of others injured Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in the northern city of Port Said. Fans of the home team, al-Masry, swarmed the field after a rare win against al-Ahly, Egypt’s top team. They threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at […]

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Sri Lankan Guards Open Fire on Rioting Prisoners

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankan officials say guards have opened fire on prisoners during a riot that left least 28 people wounded. Tuesday’s clashes took place at the Magazine prison in the capital, Colombo. Four guards were among those hurt in the unrest. Authorities say rioting inmates set fire to a building to protest poor conditions at the […]

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Sri Lankan Prison Riot Wounds 19

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankan officials say guards opened fire during clashes with inmates at a prison in the capital Tuesday, wounding at least 19 prisoners. Officials said that the guards had been deployed to respond to the inmates, who had started a fire in the prison. The French news agency reported that the violence occurred at Colombo’s […]

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Indian Court Convicts 31 Hindus for Muslim Killings

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in India has convicted 31 Hindus and sentenced them to life in prison for killing dozens of Muslims nearly a decade ago, in one of the country’s worst outbreaks of sectarian violence. A judge handed down the guilty verdicts Wednesday, while acquitting 41 other people. Rights activists said this is the first time […]

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Indian Court Convicts 31 Hindus for Muslim Killings

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A court in India has convicted 31 Hindus and sentenced them to life in prison for killing dozens of Muslims nearly a decade ago, in one of the country’s worst outbreaks of sectarian violence. A judge handed down the guilty verdicts Wednesday, while acquitting 41 other people. A group of 33 Muslims who had sought […]

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Indian Court Convicts 31 Hindus for Muslim Killings

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in India has convicted 31 Hindus for the 2002 killing of dozens of Muslims during one of the country’s worst outbreaks of sectarian violence. The judge in the case handed down the guilty verdicts Wednesday, while acquitting 41 others. A group of 33 Muslims who had sought shelter in a house were […]

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Chinese Tax Spat Sparks Riot, Mass Protest

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Anger over tax collections has led to clashes between enraged business people and riot police in eastern China. The police marched into the town of Zhili, in Zhejiang province, late Thursday to disperse protesters who had marched on government buildings, thrown rocks and torched and overturned vehicles. State-run media said the riot broke out after […]

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Hundreds of Chinese Riot Over Taxes

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of small business owners in eastern China protested Thursday, throwing rocks and torching vehicles after a dispute over tax collections. State-run media said the riots broke out after the owner of a children’s clothing company in the two of Zhili, in Zhejiang province, refused to pay his taxes, and then got a group together […]

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Hundreds of Chinese Riot Over Taxes

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of small business owners in eastern China protested Thursday, throwing rocks and torching vehicles after a dispute over tax collections. State-run media said the riots broke out after the owner of a children’s clothing company in the two of Zhili, in Zhejiang province, refused to pay his taxes, and then got a group together […]

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Tense Calm After Devastation in London’s Tottenham

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in London have arrested at least 40 people after the worst riots the city has seen in years. Extra police were on duty Sunday in north London’s depressed Tottenham neighborhood, the scene of Saturday night riots that were sparked by a fatal police shooting of a local resident. Officials say 26 police officers were […]

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