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Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Sitting with clockwise from the far left, Richard Callahan, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Molly Moran, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)

Governor Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vietnam riots force 3,000 Chinese to flee

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers load food and supplies onto passenger ship Wuzhishan at Xiuying port in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Wuzhishan left for Vietnam from Xiuying port on Sunday. On Sunday, China said it dispatched to Vietnam the passenger ship capable of carrying 1,000 people, the first of five vessels it planned to send to complete an evacuation on top of 3,000 nationals who had left earlier.  AP PHOTO/XINHUA, WEI HUA

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following deadly anti-Chinese violence, state media said on Sunday, as Vietnamese authorities clamped down to prevent any further unrest threatening vital foreign investment.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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 »