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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's junta arrests army general for Bangkok red-light district extortion

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:15pm

    ... The coup followed nearly seven months of protests against the toppled government which were pock-marked by deadly violence. The junta has since suspended democracy, muzzled dissent and imposed ...

  2. News - World

    Kerry adopts US visa ban for those implicated in wartime sex violence

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 12:08am by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington US visa ban for wartime sex offenders US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced a ban on the issuing of US visas to foreigners implicated in wartime sexual violence. "No one at the highest level of military or governance who has presided over, or engaged in, or knew of, or adopted these kinds of attacks is ever going to receive a visa ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli army asks residents to leave Gaza City as attacks resume

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity". The UN chief accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas ... there was no formal agreement. Despite the relative calm on the ground, a diplomatic row was brewing between Israel and Washington over US efforts to end the violence, which on Friday saw the Israeli cabinet ...

  4. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Chinese TV producer apologises for online comment hinting at violence against doctors

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:58pm by Chris Luo

    ... on Sina Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging platform, which further fueled an ongoing debate over increasing violence against medical staff. In the controversial posting, Wang complained ... inciting public violence against medical staff. “You are free to file a complaint, but not to encourage violence against doctors in a public space,” a blogger commented. The Chinese Medical Doctor ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... But problems including ethnic violence and harsh sentences for four journalists under an official secrets act have raised concerns inside Myanmar and abroad. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut, who is also ...

  6. News - World

    John Kerry says ending use of rape in war a priority, at summit prompted by British government and Angelina Jolie

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... on sexual violence in conflict, Kerry echoed Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague by demanding concrete steps to ensure those responsible for such crimes were punished, and victims ... in 2012 to tackle sexual violence in conflict. Recent shocking cases of violence against women, including the kidnap of 200 Nigerian girls and the rape and murder of two Indian girls, have also ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Violence against medical workers in China may be fuelled by distrust

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Government circular aims to halt violence in hospitals, but some say problem must be tackled at its root, as many distrust doctors Cure elusive for rash of attacks ... were humiliated, forced to kneel in front of dead bodies of patients or, more often, assaulted with weapons. Medical staff have implored authorities to stop the violence in hospitals, prompting ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - WAR

    Book review: No Good Men Among the Living, by Anand Gopal

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by MCT

    ... is that of the educated Heela, offering a nuanced view of a loving marriage that was nonetheless marred by domestic violence and the wrenching choices she must make at times to protect herself and her children. ... that seemed at its outset to hold such moral clarity but devolved into what Gopal calls "the ultimate self-fulfilling prophecy" of violence becoming its own end. Los Angeles Times ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Protest at Moscow court as eight convicted of anti-Putin violence

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Opposition leader Navalny and two members of Pussy Riot join 1,000 outside Moscow tribunal Protest at court as eight convicted ofanti-Putin violence A Russian court yesterday found eight people guilty of mass riots and attacking police at a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin's third term in office. About 1,000 people stood in protest ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Eight key suspects held over recent anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by AFP

    ... shops targeted during the violence. The violence, which erupted in the coastal resort of Alutgama, spilled over into the neighbouring international tourist resorts of Beruwala and Bentota. ... came as the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, an umbrella group of 48 Muslim organisations, petitioned police chief N. K. Illangakoon expressing fears of more violence against their minority ...




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