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Brazil sends 1,000 additional officers to combat Rio violence

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian government has deployed a thousand additional personnel to combat insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, which has seen a spike in violence in recent months, authorities said Thursday.

Cop killed in flare up of violence in Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro - A spasm of violence in Rio claimed another life Monday as a policeman was shot dead, a day after a gun battle sparked panic on the road to the airport and prompted some drivers to seek shelter in the trunks of their cars.

Special class for Rio's teachers: how to survive a shooting

Rio De Janeiro - Teachers in violence-wracked Rio de Janeiro started a new course on Monday -- they are learning how to react to the shootings and violence plaguing the host city of last year's Olympic Games.

International summits marked by violence

Paris - The clashes between demonstrators and security forces which have overshadowed the Group of 20 (G20) summit in the German city of Hamburg are part of a long tradition of often violent protests at major international summits.

Rio's poor rally at posh beach to protest killings

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of residents from Rio de Janeiro's ultra-violent favelas descended on the posh Copacabana beach area Sunday to plead for an end to lethal shootouts between drug traffickers and police.

Violence breaks out at Brazil protest

Bras - Police fired tear gas and stun grenades Wednesday in confrontations with a crowd of at least 25,000 marching on Brazil's presidential palace to demand the resignation of embattled President Michel Temer and an end to austerity reforms.

Amnesty lambasts police 'impunity' in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Amnesty International on Monday lambasted "impunity" for Brazilian police who kill suspects during operations after a regional rights court ruled against Brazil in a spate of slayings in the 1990s.

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

Bichkek - Uzbekistan said Friday the suspect in last week's deadly Stockholm truck attack had ties to Islamic State jihadists and the West had been warned about him.

Spain shocked by violent parents at youth football games

Madrid - Ugly scenes captured on video of parents trading blows at youth football matches in Spain are exasperating referees, who are calling for stiffer penalties.

Stranded in Serbia, migrants endure an odyssey of violence

Belgrade - Driven back by police batons and snarling dogs, or beaten and robbed by the smugglers they relied on, migrants caught in Serbia have regularly been victims of violence as they struggle to reach Europe.

Italy vows to uphold free speech after clashes

Rome - Italy's government vowed Sunday to defend far-right Northern League leader Matteo Salvini's right to free speech after violent clashes marred his first rally in Naples, proud capital of the country's poor south.

Violent video games have no effect on antisocial behavior

Another study on video games and violence has been undertaken, this time looking at whether games with more violent content influence the ability of the gamer to be empathetic towards other individuals. The answer is: no impact.

Evidence that video game ratings really work

Should video games continue to be rated in terms of age suitability? Do these categories influence the behavior of kids? The answers are yes, according to Iowa State University.

Metro map, video target Italian Valentine's Day violence

Rome - "If love hurts, now you know where to get off, even on St Valentine's day.

Afghan police officer kills eight colleagues

Mazar-e Sharif - Eight police officers, all members of the same family, were killed in northern Afghanistan on Friday after a colleague working with the Taliban drugged and shot them at a checkpoint, police and government officials said.

Afghan woman whose husband cut off her ears seeks treatment abroad

Mazar-e Sharif - An Afghan woman whose husband cut off her ears said Thursday she was seeking donations for treatment abroad, as activists condemned the latest gruesome incident to highlight the abuse of women in the conservative country.

Brazilian army moves to stem prison violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities have launched a major operation to stem the prison violence that has hit the country, seizing weapons and drugs at a facility where nearly three dozen inmates died in a riot this month.

Central America violence dire despite security crackdown

Sansalvador - Central America's northern three countries -- Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras -- remain among the most violent in the world despite intensified security crackdowns on their lawless gangs.

After bloody year, Chicago looks to tougher gun laws

Chicago - On a recent evening on Chicago's southwest side, an all-too-familiar scene unfolds: within sight of the Windy City's iconic downtown high-rises, dozens of police officers swarm. A 21-year-old man has been shot outside his home.

Body left hanging on bridge in Mexico's Tijuana

Tijuana - A man was found hanging under a pedestrian bridge in Tijuana, a Mexican city bordering the United States where drug-related violence has resurged, authorities said Thursday.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

Port-au-prince - A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission here said.

Men are more violent when women are around

Salt Lake City - Men are more likely to be violent when they spend time with other men, right? Actually the answer is no, according to a new study. This found that men who are inclined to be violent are more likely to engage in such behavior when there are women about.

Brazil's top judge urges political killings probe

Bras - The head of Brazil's Supreme Court called Thursday for a rapid investigation into a spate of killings of candidates ahead of municipal elections.

Gunshot, pepper spray: Mayhem on streets of Charlotte

Charlotte - The loud crack of a gunshot startled protesters as they hurled objects and clashed with riot police in Charlotte, North Carolina, where racial tensions soared a day after a black man was killed by officers.

Two men wounded in French migrant camp shooting

Lille - Two migrants were wounded in a shooting after a row in a migrant camp in the northern French port of Dunkirk, several sources said Tuesday.

Peru protests against gender violence draw 50,000

- Some 50,000 people marched Saturday in Peru's capital and other cities, police said, to protest rampant violence against women in a highly conservative society.The country recorded 95 murders of women last year.

Police use tear gas on Champs Elysees after France win

Paris - Riot police fired tear gas in clashes with youths on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris early Friday after France's qualification for the Euro 2016 final, an AFP reporter said.

More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016: Minister

Paris - French police have made more than 1,000 football-related arrests since the start of Euro 2016 and 34 people have been ordered expelled, the interior minister said in an interview published Monday.

France expels Russian football fan leader for second time

Paris - Russian football activist Alexander Shprygin was expelled by France for the second time in four days on Tuesday, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at Euro 2016 fans.
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