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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    At least 31,000 killed in Syria conflict, says watchdog

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 09:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Violence across Syria has killed at least 31,022 people, most of them civilians, since the outbreak of an anti-regime revolt in March last year, a monitoring group said. “At least 22,257 civilians, 7,578 soldiers and 1,187 defectors have been killed in violence in the past 18 months,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Ten suspects arrested over killing of two students lynched by mob in French city of Grenoble

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the families of the dead young men. Hollande was accosted as he visited the poor suburb by a resident who lambasted security forces for failing to stop the violence she said was plaguing the area. ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Mobs burning mosques in Rohingya villages in Myanmar, witnesses say

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... even practise islam' For the past two months, Ayesha Akhtar has lived in fear amid escalating violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. The 50-year-old woman describes how ... for more than two months since violence erupted in the region. "On July 9 along with the army, Buddhists raided our madrassa and looted about 100 bags of rice and the clothing of more than 300 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's right of protest is tarnished by violence

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Violence only tarnishes protest Our fine tradition of staging peaceful and orderly demonstrations has been called into question once again. On Sunday, a march in support ... were also mobbed by angry protesters. With both camps are taking to the streets again today, cool heads are needed to avoid further stand-offs and violence. The rallies and demonstrations today ...

  5. News - Asia

    UN chief appalled by escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Ban appalled by escalating violence UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan", ... in the troubled northwest of the country. "These cruel acts of violence cannot be justified by any cause or grievance." The pilgrims were killed on Sunday when a remotely-triggered car bomb ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    UN chief condemns ‘escalating’ violence in Pakistan

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Sunday he was “appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan,” after 19 Shiite pilgrims died ... cruel acts of violence cannot be justified by any cause or grievance,” the statement emphasised, saying the perpetrators “should be brought to justice.” Ban assured Pakistan’s government and its ...

  7. News - China - GENDER

    Chinese women post nude photos online to fight domestic violence

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Women post provocative photos of themselves online to challenge people's prejudices and demand a law against violence in the home Nude campaign in fight ... of an anti-domestic violence law. They decided to take matters in their own hands rather than wait for the government to act. Xiong Jing, a 24-year-old web editor with a graduate degree in gender studies, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fears of violence as Falun Gong and foes clash over banners

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Confrontations intensify as opponents of spiritual movement step up their protests Fears of violence over Falun Gong 'banner war' A banner war that has erupted between Falun Gong supporters and an organisation opposing them has alarmed lawmakers who fear it may escalate into violence. In recent months an organisation called the Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Asia

    Afghan violence falls in 2012, insider attacks rise

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 02:43pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Violence in Afghanistan fell this year, but more Afghan troops and police who now shoulder most of the combat were killed, according to statistics compiled ... have been less active in the past, and overall levels of violence were higher than before a US troop surge more than two years ago. US troop deaths declined overall from 404 last year to 295 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Cookery lessons help heal victims of domestic violence

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Christian group helps victims of domestic violence relieve mental stress and rediscover hunger for life through therapy in the kitchen Cooking is the right recipe for healing These women have certainly tasted bitterness in their lives- but now, through cooking, they are learning to experience some finer flavours. All the women are victims of domestic violence ...




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