A young ruling party activist was beaten to death during clashes in northwestern Bangladesh on Thursday as a nationwide strike called by the opposition shut schools and businesses across the country.Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 6:55pm
Schools and businesses were shut on Monday across Bangladesh on the second day of a general strike called by Islamist protesters, as three more demonstrators died in the deadliest violence since independence.4 Mar 2013 - 6:49pm
The clashes came a day after the Muslim-majority nation was hit by deadly violence between police and Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy, which left four people dead and about 200 injured.24 Feb 2013 - 5:58am
Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.6 Feb 2013 - 4:16am
Youths in Northern Ireland threw petrol bombs at police and rocks at a Catholic Church on Monday night as violence triggered by a decision not to raise the flag at Belfast city hall took on increasingly sectarian overtones.15 Jan 2013 - 9:54am
Police in Northern Ireland fought day-and-night street battles with Protestant militants on Saturday, as a protest march to Belfast City Hall degenerated into riots.13 Jan 2013 - 1:04pm
Police in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and water cannon on Friday as pro-British loyalists furious over restrictions on flying the British flag torched a bus and hurled petrol bombs at officers.12 Jan 2013 - 3:21pm
Rise in demand for 'exploited' domestics10 Jan 2013 - 5:04am
Pro-British protesters pelted police with petrol bombs and fireworks in a sixth successive night of rioting in Northern Ireland’s capital of Belfast.
A crowd of about 100, mostly teenagers, attacked officers on Tuesday in the east of the city but police did not have to resort to water cannon and plastic baton rounds to stop the violence as was the case on Monday.9 Jan 2013 - 3:16pm
Residents of a Fujian province city smashed an ambulance and overturned three police vans after a car crash over the weekend, as yet another relatively minor incidents resulted in public unrest on the mainland.19 Nov 2012 - 4:50am
Two police officers could soon face trial over the deaths of two teenagers from a high-rise estate who were electrocuted in 2005, sparking the worst rioting in France for 40 years.
After seven years of legal wrangling, and lobbying by the boys' families, France's highest court on Wednesday overturned a previous ruling saying the case against the police officers should be dropped.2 Nov 2012 - 5:03am
France’s highest appeals court on Wednesday re-opened a trial of two police officers accused of failing to help two teenagers whose 2005 electrocution deaths sparked riots across the country.
The brother of one of the two victims praised the court for overturning a lower court that had ruled last year to drop the case against the officers for lack of concrete evidence.1 Nov 2012 - 11:30am