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Taliban Stage a Major Attack, as Violence Intensifies in Northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban waged a sustained assault against the Afghan intelligence complex in the city of Aybak on Monday, part of a bloody wave of violence across the country’s north. With the opening of peace talks between [...]

Donald Trump calls on Chicago’s mayor, Illinois governor to control violence in city

President Trump on Friday night urged the mayor of Chicago and governor of Illinois, both Democrats, to get control of violence that he said is disproportionately harming young Blacks on a “shocking scale.” In a letter to Gov. J.B. [...]

For Those Getting Married, a Searchable Domestic Violence Database

A city in eastern China is preparing to roll out a database that would allow people getting married to check if their prospective partner has a history of domestic violence, in what’s being called the first of its kind in the country. The [...]

Ted Wheeler, Portland mayor, ends police gun violence reduction unit, bans choke holds

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Tuesday he will make policing changes that include ending the use of patrol officers on public transit and redirecting $ 7 million from the police budget to other areas. Wheeler said in a [...]

Twitter says post from Rep. Matt Gaetz on Antifa violates rules on glorifying violence

Twitter has flagged a post from Rep. Matt Gaetz about Antifa, saying the Florida Republican’s tweet violates the platform’s rules about glorifying violence. “Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we [...]

Mexico’s President Says Most Domestic Violence Calls Are ‘Fake’

The numbers were startling: In March, Mexico’s government said, the country’s emergency call centers were flooded with more than 26,000 reports of violence against women, the highest since the hotline was created. But Mexico’s [...]

Biden condemns Trump for ‘calling for violence against American citizens’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo */ ]]> Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday denounced President Donald Trump’s tweets about the violent protests and riots in Minneapolis, where demonstrators [...]

Nancy Pelosi delays “Violence Against Women Act” reauthorization over ‘boyfriend’ language

Stay-at-home orders to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus have spurred fears about a wave of domestic violence, but the Violence Against Women Act, a key federal law on the matter, lapsed more than a year ago during a gun control [...]

Violence in India Threatens Its Global Ambitions

NEW DELHI — Until recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to portray India as a rising power seemed to be ticking along despite troubles at home. Much of the world remained quiet, or cautious, in recent months as India [...]

Taliban Ramp Up Attacks on Afghans After Trump Says ‘No Violence’

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have resumed attacks against Afghan forces soon after signing a deal to end their war with the U.S. military, raising concerns that the Americans are leaving their Afghan allies vulnerable to an insurgency [...]