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Who are France's masked cobblestone throwers? Opinions abound

Paris - French political activists agree with the government that small groups of "troublemakers" are to blame for violence that has marred many of the protests seen nationwide over the past two months, but their identity is largely a matter of conjecture.

Facing violence, Mexican women learn to fight

Ecatepec - The slender, 24-year-old Mexican female nurse faces off with a much bigger gun-toting man, twists his hand to snatch the weapon, points it at her attacker and pulls the trigger.

France struggles with attitudes to violence against women

Paris - A radio campaign detailing harrowing experiences and a call from President Francois Hollande to "face up to harassment" show that France still has much to do tackle the widespread denial of violence against women.

C. America's violent Northern Triangle records 17,422 murders in 2015

Sansalvador - Central America's so-called Northern Triangle -- Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras -- recorded a total 17,422 murders in 2015, 11 percent higher than for 2014, according to preliminary police tallies.

President considers tightening gun control laws without Congress

Washington - President Barack Obama plans to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to devise strategies for tightening gun control without the help of ideologically deadlocked U.S. lawmakers.

Controlling partners to be prosecuted in England and Wales

Domestic abusers who use “coercive or controlling” behavior against their partners can now be prosecuted in England and Wales under a law that went into effect on Tuesday.

Rival protesters clash as Australia marks race riots

Sydney - Minor scuffles broke out between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters as hundreds of people and police congregated at a Sydney beach Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of modern Australia's worst race riots.

Man burned to death in Haiti vigilante violence

Port-au-prince - Haitians angered by a series of rapes and robberies in Port-au-Prince burned alive a man they suspected of criminal connections early Thursday in an upscale suburb of the capital.

One dead, two wounded in Manhattan shooting

New York - One man was killed and two other people wounded Monday in a shooting in a subway stop near New York's Penn Station, authorities said.The shooter had apparently had words briefly while with the three victims as they sat in a McDonald's restaurant.

Brazil eyes 'Wild West' gun ownership law

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil, which has one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, could soon end most restrictions on gun ownership, risking what one critic called a "Wild West" scenario.

Fourth New York police officer shot dead in 11 months

New York - A New York police officer died after being shot in the head during a shootout in Harlem, the fourth killed in the line of duty in less than a year, officials said Wednesday.

Traveller community in southeast France riots after jail request denied

Lyon - A traveller community in southeast France launched violent protests while inmates at a jail in the region rioted Tuesday after authorities refused a request for prison leave, concurring sources said.

Women worldwide face rampant violence: UN

New York - Women worldwide live longer lives and are more educated than at any time in the past 20 years, but more than a third have been victims of violence, a UN report said Tuesday.

El Salvador prison gang violence kills 14

Sansalvador - At least 14 inmates were killed in an El Salvador jail when violence erupted between two factions of a notorious gang, an official said.

El Salvador murder rate surges with 125 dead in three days

Sansalvador - Long plagued by gang violence, El Salvador's murder rate has taken a turn for the even worse, with at least 125 murders in just three days, police said.

Photographer among five found bound, killed in Mexico

- A news photographer was among the five people found tortured and fatally shot in a Mexico City apartment, a journalism advocacy group said Sunday.

Five bodies with hands bound found in Mexico

- Five bodies with their hands bound and some with apparent signs of torture were found in a home in Mexico City, police said Saturday.

Sri Lanka police seek help to track rally gunmen

Colombo - Sri Lankan police appealed for information Saturday to track down four gunmen who opened fire at a ruling party rally in the capital, killing a woman and wounding 12 other people.

Deadly shooting at Sri Lanka election rally

Colombo - Masked gunmen opened fire at an election rally headlined by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing a woman and wounding 12 ruling party activists, police said.

Thirty-seven killed in three days in Brazilian city

S - Thirty-seven people were killed in three days in the Brazilian city of Manaus, and one hypothesis being considered is a coordinated wave of attacks involving police, an official said.

Explosions and gunfire as Burundi polls open: Witnesses

Bujumbura - Gunfire and explosions were heard Tuesday in Burundi's capital Bujumbura shortly before polls opened in controversial elections with the president seeking re-election for a third consecutive term, witnesses said.

Guard at Brazilian VP's residence shot dead

Bras - A guard outside Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer's official residence in the capital of Brasilia was found shot dead Wednesday, the military said.

Latin American women fight back against harassment

Montevideo - Every day, Sara Velez, a Colombian law student, walks to class through a hail of catcalls that often veer into obscenity, a daily reality that Latin American women are increasingly fighting.

London bus driver throttles woman who filmed her driving over red

The female driver of a London tour bus apparently throttled and assaulted a woman who filmed her allegedly driving the bus through a red light. She left her vehicle in the middle of the road, leaping out to throw the victim to the ground, unconscious.

Media NGO RSF decries Brazil journalist deaths

Rio De Janeiro - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday urged Brazil to take "concrete and effective" measures to protect journalists after two reporters were murdered in May.

Eight Corinthians football fans shot dead in Brazil

S - Eight football fans were gunned down ahead of a semi-final match at the Corinthians fan club headquarters in Sao Paulo, police and local media reported Sunday.

Italy urged to act after Europe court rules police brutality torture

- Rights campaigners in Italy called Tuesday for the urgent adoption of a law against torture following a damning verdict from Europe's top court over police brutality in a case which shocked the world.

Headteachers threaten to call police as children play '18' games

A group of UK headteachers have threatened to report parents to police for neglect if they allow their children to play violent computer games that have an 18-rating, claiming that the children have access to unsuitable levels of violence.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Op-Ed: Are the Paris massacres religious?

New York - Some human beings are violent. Some are religious. Some are one or the other. Some are both. Some are neither. Is there such a thing as religious violence per se?
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Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
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Cops in the middle of a large demonstration on Queen Street.
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A cop in riot gear during one rally in Toronto.