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India Convicts 32 for Deadly 2002 Religious Riots

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A court in India has convicted 32 people, including a former state government minister, in connection with deadly religious riots that swept through the western state of Gujarat in 2002. The court on Wednesday found Maya Kodnani, a former minister in Gujarat, guilty for their role in attacks against Muslims during the riots. It also […]

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Turkish Forces Put Down Riots in 2 Syrian Refugee Camps

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish security forces on Sunday fired in the air and used tear gas to put down a riot in a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish media say at least seven refugees and officers were hurt. Fighting also was reported at a second camp farther south. More than 43,000 Syrians have taken refuge […]

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China Punishes Ex-Village Officials Over Corruption Probe

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two former officials in a southern Chinese village have been expelled from the ruling Communist Party after being targeted in mass protests against alleged corruption and unfair land seizures last year. The state-run Xinhua news agency says Xue Chang, the former Communist Party leader of Wukan village in Guangdong province, and Chen Shunyi, the ex-leader […]

Indonesian Police Forces End Bali Prison Takeover

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian security forces have regained control of a prison on the resort island of Bali several hours after rioting prisoners seized control of the facility. Heavily armed soldiers and riot police stormed the Kerobokan prison early Wednesday and quickly ended the takeover. Authorities say three prisoners were shot and wounded by rubber bullets during the […]

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State of Emergency Considered in Riot-Torn PNG City

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Papua New Guinea say nine people are dead and about 1,000 are homeless after several days of ethnic riots in the nation’s second largest city of Lae. National police commissioner Tom Kulunga is in the port city Monday to determine whether a state of emergency should be declared to quell the violence. However, […]

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Hundreds Gather for London Funeral Following Riots

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a man killed by police in an incident that sparked several days of riots in London and other British cities last month. The funeral of Mark Duggan took place Friday in the Tottenham district in north London. His coffin was in a white carriage pulled by […]

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Police Ban Protest Marches in London

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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British police will enforce a 30-day ban on protest marches in five London boroughs starting Friday. The Metropolitan Police Service got permission from Britain’s Home Secretary to impose the ban in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Islington and Hackney. Those areas were at the center of last month’s violent riots and heavy fighting with police. […]

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British Men Given Four Years in Jail for Inciting Riots on Facebook

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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A British court has sentenced two men to four years in prison for their failed attempts to use the social networking site Facebook to incite rioting during last week’s unrest in the country. Jordan Blackshaw, 20, and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22, were convicted of creating Facebook pages aimed at encouraging violent disorder in their hometowns in […]

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British Teenager Charged with Murder in London Riots

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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A British teenager will appear in court Tuesday after being charged with murdering a man during the wave of riots that swept the country last week. The boy, 16 years old, is charged with the death of Richard Bowes, a 68-year-old retiree who died of head injuries last Thursday after being attacked by rioters in […]

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British Teenager Charged with Murder in London Riots

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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A British teenager will appear in court Tuesday after being charged with murdering a man during the wave of riots that swept the country last week. The boy, 16 years old, is charged with the death of Richard Bowes, a 68-year-old retiree who died of head injuries last Thursday after being attacked by rioters in […]

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