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Malaysian PM Issues Warning After Student Attack in London

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s prime minister is urging caution on his countrymen living in London following the worldwide notoriety of a video showing the robbery of a Malaysian student during this week’s British riots. The video shows 20-year-old Asyraf Haziq Rosli sitting dazed and bloodied after being attacked on a London street. A group of young men approaches […]

Britain Calm Wednesday After 4 Straight Nights of Violence

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain had its first calm night Wednesday after four straight nights of riots that left parts of some British cities, including London, looking like war zones. Police and witnesses report just minor incidents as thousands of riot police fill the streets of London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham. British Prime Minister David Cameron has authorized police […]

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Iran, Libya Condemn British Crackdown, South Africa Issues Travel Warning

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran and Libya are chastising Britain about its handling of ongoing riots that have swept through London and other major British cities. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday condemned what he called Britain’s “savage” treatment of peaceful protesters. He also told reporters in Tehran the British government needs to listen to the demands of the people […]

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British PM Declares ‘Fightback’ Against Rioters, Approves Water Cannons

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has authorized police to use water cannons after four nights of rioting, looting and arson — saying a “fightback” is under way to restore law and order to Britain’s streets. Water cannons, commonly used in Northern Ireland, have never before been deployed on the British mainland. Mr. Cameron said Britain […]

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Iran, Libya Condemn British Crackdown

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iran and Libya are chastising Britain over its handling of ongoing riots that have swept through London and other major British cities. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned what he called Britain’s “savage” treatment of peaceful protesters. He also told reporters in Tehran Wednesday the British government needs to listen to the demands of the people […]

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Rioting in Britain Spreads

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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London was largely calm Wednesday but the rioting that engulfed the British capital for the past few nights has spread to other cities, including Manchester and Birmingham. Birmingham police say three men died when they were struck by a car during riots. The three men were trying to protect their community from looters. Police have […]

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Three Killed in Birmingham Riots, London Quiet

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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London was quiet for the first time Wednesday after three straight nights of riots, but violence broke out across other cities including Manchester and Birmingham. Birmingham police say three men died when they were struck by a car during riots. The three men were trying to protect their community from looters. Police have a suspect […]

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London Quiet, Riots in Greater Manchester

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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London was quiet for the first time Tuesday after three straight nights of riots, but violence broke out in the northern city of Manchester. Witnesses say hundreds of rampaging youths smashed windows, looted stores, and burned buildings in Britain’s third largest city. Manchester police report 47 arrests related to the latest unrest. More violence was […]

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London Quiet, Riots in Manchester

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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London was quiet for the first time Tuesday after three straight nights of riots, but violence broke out in the northern city of Manchester. Witnesses say hundreds of rampaging youths smashed windows, looted stores, and burned buildings in Britain’s third largest city. More violence was also reported for a second night in Birmingham. But in […]

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Britain to Review Olympic Security After London Riots

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London say they will review security for next year’s Games after three days of riots in the British capital, but they say there will not be a cancellation of Olympic test events planned for this week. The violence has already led to the cancellation of several football matches, […]

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