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  1. Courage under fire

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... a police officer you get a gun. Then you can shoot anybody you want,' the priest said with a weary smile. There are personal dangers for people who choose to confront the security forces ...

  2. An unholy war

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... was a panicked cry from the house of his neighbour: 'Help us, we are attacked, they are killing us... help us...' Mr Naik, 42, who was preparing to go to bed after saying his night prayers, ... Organisation, and its military wing Bajrang Dal (Lightning Force) tracked down 200 Christians in the forest, including Mr Naik and his family. The Hindu activists, armed with guns and swords, dragged Mr ...

  3. People like us

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be overlooked. But a new book from the US has now shed some light on the blight on seemingly 'ideal' families. Statistics on violence in families where there is money, respect and admiration ... on violence against women by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics in the mid-1990s found that 92 per cent of all domestic violence incidents involved crimes committed by men against women. In Hong ...

  4. Man with gun at Jakarta tolerance rally identified as police officer

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... are Ahmadis. 'Iskandar was not a provocateur and the video shows that the violence started before he took out his gun,' he said. Mr Abubakar added that the police were still investigating ... in the dwindling days of the Suharto era in 1998. The man with a gun is shown in a video confiscated from the home of Munarman, the leader of the FPI, one of 10 FPI members in custody. Leaders of both ...

  5. On a wing and a prayer

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Don't these people understand that guns are weapons of death and the fewer people who have them the better, the safer society will be, and the fewer deaths there will be? Apparently not: the US ... or taking off from the US had armed federal air marshals on board and pleading for more armed guards for the safety of passengers. The gun lobby told the Supreme Court that the Second Amendment ...

  6. Violence and graft rife in county, say residents

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and violence. 'Public order is really bad here. Fights or scuffles happen frequently. Police vehicles patrol whenever it's dark. I never see this in the downtown areas of other counties,' ... ants. They will have to face machine guns, artillery or tanks, if they refuse to compromise with the authority.' Authorities said most of the people involved in the riot had no idea ...

  7. Gun-shy Bond star puts pen into public's service

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... he said he was misquoted in a recent report about the new Bond movies being too violent. Still, 'I personally am against violence,' he said. 'I loathe guns.' That, he said, might seem 'ridiculous', considering he 'made seven films carrying a gun and there's a picture of [him] with a gun on the book. 'But I don't like really what ...

  8. Gun perk spurs more Indians to get the snip

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... of the scheme in Madhya Pradesh say it encourages gun culture in a region where firearm violence is already alarmingly high. 'Where there are guns, even minor feuds often escalate into events ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in New Delhi Government officials in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have begun offering fast-tracked gun licences to men who agree to undergo ...

  9. Limits of violence laid bare once again in Gaza

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Palestinians have learned time and again over the six decades of their conflict with Israel that nothing is to be gained by using violence. No matter how determined their struggle, the Jewish state is far too powerful militarily and has an overwhelmingly influential political supporter in the US. It is therefore unsurprising that the militant faction Hamas' reckless ...

  10. China

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... David Frazier First the Beastie Boys went pro-Tibet. Then Bjork. Now Guns N' Roses have come out with a critique of China that is somehow so much more bare-knuckled and ill-defined ... video, at www.gunsnroses.us. It opens, oddly, with a sequence recalling the mood of recent Hollywood fare such as Syriana and The Kingdom, using gritty documentary footage of some nameless war ...




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