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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's army chief warns military may act to end political violence

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok General says he may deploy troops to crack down on political violence in Bangkok after three anti-government protesters die in attack Army chief warns of military action The chief of Thailand's army warned yesterday that his troops "may use force" to quell political violence, after three people were killed in a grenade and gun attack ...


    Obama orders sanctions for leaders in Central African Republic violence

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US orders sanctions for key players in violence US President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions against five people tied to sectarian violence in the Central African Republic and cleared the way for further penalties, stepping up the United States' response to a crisis that's plunged the former French colony into fear and chaos. ...

  3. News - World - GREECE

    Rise in Greek anti-gay attacks blamed on Golden Dawn party

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... The anti-racist alliance Keerfa blamed the far-right party Golden Dawn for increasing homophobic violence after two men were set upon by a dozen shaven-headed men in black T-shirts over the weekend. ... dressed in black T-shirts and have been regularly accused of street violence. The attack is the fifth in Athens in three months. ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    Player's death sparks widespread revulsion in Algeria; all football suspended

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:24am

    ... at the fatal attack. The Algerian Football Federation (FAF), in a strongly worded statement, decried the growing violence blighting the national game while Fifa boss Sepp Blatter demanded a stop to violence. I have asked the police to use every legal means possible, including television images, to identify the culprit and bring him to justice State prosecutor Tizi Ouzhou The federation said ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Odessa violence that killed over 40 part of Russia plan ‘to destroy Ukraine’, says PM

    Posted May 04th 2014, 07:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kostyantynivka Security chief promises wider action against 'terrorists' after violence between pro-Russian forces and Ukraine's army in east ... in March, it denies having a hand in Ukraine's unrest in the east and in Odessa. Instead it blames the Kiev government and its Western backers for the carnage. Kiev said the violence ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    US condemns ‘unacceptable’ violence in southern Ukraine

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 09:41am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington At least 42 people die in Odessa fire, with many reported to be pro-Russian militants The United States condemned “unacceptable” violence ... with local media reporting that pro-Russian militants were believed to have been in the burning building at the time. Violence also spread across the country. There were clashes between pro-Russian ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must heed anger over health care standards to curb hospital violence

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:54pm by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... issued guidelines warranting severe punishment for those who attack medical workers. Hospital violence attracted massive media attention last October when a patient, Lian Enqing, angry over ... doctor six times before jumping to his death in northeast Liaoning province. Many factors contribute to the growing violence in hospitals. A decline in morality has been blamed; specifically, ...

  8. News - World

    Iraqis vote with violence high and tensions rising

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 10:32am by AFP

    ... to bolster security for the election. Members of the security forces will vote on Monday so they are free to guard polling stations on Wednesday. ‘Foreign hand’ behind violence  “Any future ... from poor electricity and sewerage services to pervasive graft and difficulties securing jobs, to say nothing of near-daily violence, the election has centred around Maliki and his efforts ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Fifa concerned but confident on prospects for World Cup despite violence in Brazil

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 01:56pm by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil worried over recent riots following police actions in Brazilian slums but positive over country's ability to stage 'the biggest party on Earth' Fifa is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage ...




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