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Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to try to separate two groups of inmates as they fought a pitched battle in the courtyard of the Alcacuz prison

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) The bloodbath that erupted on Saturday night, January 14, is the latest of several gruesome gang-related massacres this year in the country's overcrowded prisons

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Jan 02, 2017 - 11:18 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Bloodied and burned bodies were stacked in a concrete prison yard and piled in carts, an Agence France-Presse photographer at the scene says

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:50 AM

They also try to burn copies of the Koran as tensions escalate

Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica

9 dead in Brazil prison riot

May 26, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Prisoners armed with knives take visitors, including women and children, hostage and demand to speak to local human rights commission officials about conditions

9 dead in Brazil prison riot

Armed mobs and riots in Mindanao?

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:50 AM

The angry armed mob, woken from their sleep, and numbering close to a thousand by some accounts, picked on the trapped policemen. Who is to blame for such an armed, angry mob?

Armed mobs and riots in Mindanao?

Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot rally for Hong Kong protesters

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:05 PM

New York-based human rights activists help organize the campaign to show international backing for the protests

Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot rally for Hong Kong protesters

4 killed, 2 inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riot

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:13 AM

(UPDATED) The uprising took place in the Cascavel state correctional center in the southern city of Parana

4 killed, 2 inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riot

Obama urges calm after teen's fatal police shooting

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:15 AM

US President Barack Obama appeals for calm after what he called the 'heartbreaking' death of a black teenager killed in a police shooting in Missouri

Obama urges calm after teen's fatal police shooting

Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam after oil rig row

Jul 20, 2014 - 5:38 PM

China employs tourism politics as Chinese tourists, who make up the largest single group of arrivals in Vietnam, abandon trips as a result of a recent oil rig row

Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam after oil rig row

Clashes spill into Israel over 'burned alive' Palestinian teen

Jul 06, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Rocket fire targeting Israel from Gaza also increased, raising fears of an escalation with the Islamist Hamas movement

Clashes spill into Israel over 'burned alive' Palestinian teen

Mob burns school in riot-hit Myanmar city

Jul 05, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Radical monks have been accused of whipping up religious tensions, with fiery warnings that the country's main religion is under threat from Islam

Mob burns school in riot-hit Myanmar city

Sri Lanka grills firebrand monk over anti-Muslim riots

Jul 03, 2014 - 12:12 AM

The riots raise concerns of a flare-up in violence as Sri Lanka emerges from a decades-long separatist war waged by ethnic Tamils, which ended in May 2009

Sri Lanka grills firebrand monk over anti-Muslim riots

Gay and proud in June and all year round

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

We get tired, too, of trying to explain our advocacy, but it’s during these times that we become more determined in winning the battle against discrimination

Gay and proud in June and all year round

Sri Lanka religious riots spark international concern

Jun 17, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Local community leaders accuse authorities of doing little to prevent Sunday night's carnage that made hundreds of Muslims homeless after attacks on their homes, shops, factories, mosques and even a nursery

Sri Lanka religious riots spark international concern

Egypt courts jail more than 160 Morsi backers

May 18, 2014 - 9:31 PM

A relentless crackdown on Mohamed Morsi's supporters has killed more than 1,400 people, and hundreds have been sentenced to death after speedy trials

Egypt courts jail more than 160 Morsi backers

Poverty, joblessness underpin Bosnia's bloody riots

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:21 PM

(UPDATED) A shadow economy, endemic corruption and a complex post-war political structure that enables squabbling politicians to block reforms are seen as key impediments to improving the economy

Poverty, joblessness underpin Bosnia's bloody riots

Riot-hit Singapore insists migrant workers treated respectfully

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:41 PM

Singapore denies wrongful treatment of migrant workers

Riot-hit Singapore insists migrant workers treated respectfully

Police killing that led to UK riots was lawful, jury says

Jan 09, 2014 - 1:01 AM

(UPDATED) Mark Duggan was gunned down after police stopped the taxicab in which he was traveling in Tottenham, north London, in August 2011

Police killing that led to UK riots was lawful, jury says

Singapore to charge 24 Indian workers for rioting

Dec 10, 2013 - 12:56 PM

The men face jail terms of up to 10 years plus caning for charges of rioting with dangerous weapons in the hour-long fracas on Sunday night

Singapore to charge 24 Indian workers for rioting

Vandals torch trucks, buses in fresh Sao Paulo unrest

Oct 29, 2013 - 8:39 AM

The riots are a response to the shooting death of the teenager in a confrontation with police

Vandals torch trucks, buses in fresh Sao Paulo unrest

Hundreds held after Moscow rocked by race rioting

Oct 14, 2013 - 2:26 PM

An initially peaceful protest in the Biryulyovo district of Moscow to protest the killing of an ethnic Russian man rapidly descended into bloody clashes

Hundreds held after Moscow rocked by race rioting

[Entertainment wRap]: A week of provocative films

Sep 02, 2013 - 10:31 PM

A women's prison 'dramedy,' James Franco's film on necrophilia, a tragicomedy on the Catholic Church

[Entertainment wRap]: A week of provocative films

China's Xinjiang riot deaths at 35: Xinhua

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:57 PM

The death toll in riots in China's Xinjiang area was raised to 35 by state media

China's Xinjiang riot deaths at 35: Xinhua

Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill 27 - Xinhua

Jun 26, 2013 - 3:06 PM

(UPDATE) Police opened fire on mobs attacking a police station and a local government building, Xinhua news agency said, citing local officials

Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill 27 - Xinhua

Instagram insults get teens convicted

Jun 26, 2013 - 1:49 PM

Two Swedish teens are convicted of gross defamation for Instagram "slut-shaming" that led to rioting

Instagram insults get teens convicted

Stockholm 'back to normal' after riots - police

May 28, 2013 - 2:58 PM

More than 150 cars and dozens of buildings have been torched in the past week of nightly unrest, which began May 19 in the Stockholm suburb of Husby

Rain, vigilance dampen unrest in Stockholm

May 27, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Stockholm police reported only scattered instances of torched cars in immigrant-dominated suburbs early Monday

Cars torched, police attacked in new Stockholm riots

May 26, 2013 - 9:50 AM

Nightly riots that have raged for a week appeared to be easing, police said

Cars, schools torched in Stockholm riots

May 24, 2013 - 10:52 AM

The unrest highlights Sweden's failure to integrate swathes of its immigrant population

Cars, schools torched in Stockholm riots

Football riot verdicts spark deadly clashes in Egypt

Jan 27, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Street clashes killed at least 30 people in Egypt's Port Said on Saturday, January 26, after 21 supporters of a local football club were sentenced to death over a bloody stadium riot in the canal city