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UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

GENEVA (AP) – A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would [...]

Hong Kong Protests Live Updates: Police Violence Puts Government on Defensive

The legislature holds off debate as protesters regroup. With the government on the defensive after a day of violent clashes between protesters and the police, the president of Hong Kong’s legislature on Thursday agreed to delay by [...]

‘Why Are So Many of Our Girls Dying?’ Canada Grapples With Violence Against Indigenous Women

WINNIPEG — In the 24 hours before the disappearance of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old from the Sagkeeng First Nation in Canada, she was seen by provincial child welfare workers, police officers and health care professionals. Then she [...]

Violence Erupts in Indonesia’s Capital in Wake of Presidential Election Results

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The police in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, have clashed with demonstrators as protests over the newly announced results of the April presidential election unraveled into violence. The city’s governor, Anies [...]

Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead at Tajikistan Prison

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Three guards and 29 inmates were killed in an outbreak of violence involving Islamic State militants at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, the Justice Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said rioting broke out [...]

Today a Milkshake, Tomorrow A Brick: Corporate-Backed Political Violence Is Here.

It was always coming. With the dovetailing of corporate social responsibility and social justice causes (i.e. “getting woke”), big global businesses are now moving into the territory of actively encouraging political violence towards conservatives. Burger [...]

Violence Flares at May Day Rally in Paris, and Police Arrest About 200

PARIS — The French police played cat-and-mouse with demonstrators and masked and hooded vandals at the traditional May Day rally in Paris on Wednesday, firing tear gas and charging protesters with truncheons raised, but the large [...]

Kamala Harris says she would take executive action on gun violence

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she would take executive action on gun violence if Congress fails to pass comprehensive gun safety measures in her first 100 days in office. The senator from California [...]

For Sri Lanka, a Long History of Violence

After a civil war that dragged on for nearly three decades, Sri Lanka had been enjoying a decade of relative calm. That was shattered on Sunday when a coordinated bombing attack killed more than 200 people. Here is some context to help [...]

The Interpreter: Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media, Fearing More Violence

Sri Lanka blocked several social media networks in the wake of terrorist attacks on Sunday, including Facebook and the messaging service WhatsApp. The extraordinary step reflects growing global concern, particularly among governments, [...]