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Rare riot shocks Singapore

Riot police stand guard as a passerby cycles past after a riot broke out in Singapore's Little India, Sunday Dec. 8, 2013. A rare riot broke out in the Little India neighborhood apparently after a Bangladeshi worker was hit and killed by a bus, a local television channel reported. AP

Singaporeans woke up to unfamiliar images of burnt cars and littered streets Monday after a fatal road accident triggered a riot by South Asian workers, the worst outbreak of violence in more than 40 years.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Cars burning as Stockholm braces for fifth night of riots

Firemen extinguish a row of burning cars in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm for a fourth consecutive night, late Thursday, May 23, 2013.  AP PHOTO/SCANPIX, FREDRIK SANDBERG

At least six cars were torched in a Stockholm suburb late Thursday, as the Swedish capital braced for a fifth night of riots.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death toll rises to 20 in Myanmar religious riots

A resident watches as black smoke rises from burning houses in riot-hit Meiktila, central Myanmar on March 21, 2013. At least 10 people have been killed in riots in central Myanmar, an MP said on March 21, prompting international concern at the country's worst communal unrest since a wave of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last year. AFP FILE PHOTO

Two days of rioting between Buddhists and Muslims in a central Myanmar town has killed at least 20 and left residents too afraid to walk the streets, a lawmaker said Friday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors end protests at DSWD office in Davao City

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Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Negotiations between survivors of typhoon Pablo and the Department of Social Welfare and Development on the delivery of relief goods ended on Wednesday night, breaking days of tensions and skirmishes between local authorities and the communities.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

36 dead in Nigeria church attacks, rioting

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People gather outside a church following a blast in Kaduna, Nigeria, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Three church blasts rocked a northern Nigerian state Sunday, officials said, prompting protests in a state that has previously been strained by religious tensions. AP / Olu Ajayi

Multiple suicide attacks on churches in northern Nigeria and subsequent rioting by Christian youths targeting Muslims killed at least 36 people on Sunday, officials said.

Posted: June 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Greeks clean up damage after night of rioting

Firefighters are dousing smoldering buildings and cleanup crews are sweeping rubble following a night of rioting in central Athens after lawmakers approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the debt-crippled nation from bankruptcy.

Posted: February 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Unrest spreads in Maldives—officials

Angry protesters on at least two outlying islands in the Maldives attacked police stations and set fire to government buildings on Wednesday, officials told AFP.

Posted: February 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UK violence raises questions about American unrest

FLASH MOBS. Thanks to websites like Twitter and Facebook, more and more so-called flash mobs are materializing across the globe, leaving police scrambling to keep tabs on the spontaneous assemblies. The riots in London raise questions about whether conditions in the United States are ripe for a similar outburst. (AP Photo)

A black man killed by police. Mobs of looters. Cities charred and shaken. The riots in London mirror some of the worst uprisings in modern U.S. history. And there are more parallels: Stubborn poverty and high unemployment, services slashed due to recessionary budget cuts, a breakdown of social values, social media that bring people together [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

English riots claim fifth fatality: police

LONDON–A man who was attacked during riots in England died in hospital from his injuries, police said Friday, becoming the fifth fatality from the unrest which flared in London six days ago. Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was found unconscious late Monday in Ealing, a west London suburb where several buildings were looted and cars torched. [...]

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Scarred London opens for business after riots

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LONDON—After a relatively quiet night on London’s streets, life started to return to normal Thursday following four nights of rioting that have left homes and shops in ruins and four people dead. The owners of shops and cafes in districts of the British capital where rioters looted and set fire to shops put on a [...]

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysian student says UK attackers included kids

A Malaysian student has recounted how even children took part in an assault on him in London’s riots, a scene captured in online footage that has sparked an outpouring of revulsion.

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police calm London, but riots flare across UK

LONDON, United Kingdom — Thousands more police officers flooded London streets Tuesday in a bid to end Britain’s worst rioting in a generation as nervous shopkeepers closed early and some residents stood guard to protect their neighborhoods. An eerie calm prevailed in the city, but unrest spread across central and northern England on a fourth [...]

Posted: August 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police numbers boosted from 6,000 to 16,000 in London—PM

The number of police deployed on the streets of London on Tuesday will be boosted from 6,000 to 16,000 following a third night of rioting in the British capital, Prime Minister David Cameron said.

Posted: August 9th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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