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Op-Ed: Rwanda, in crisis, uses coercive force to achieve justice

What happens when moral law is absent and the arbitrary exercise of power becomes the only means of delivering justice? Tyranny ensues.

Woman reportedly stabs man after he uses their son as a shield

Clarksville - According to police reports a man used his child as a human shield in a dispute with the mother of that same child. She responded by stabbing him in his legs so as not to hit their son.

Japanese teen reportedly strangled and decapitated friend

Nagasaki - According to reports a 15-year-old girl, name withheld due to being a minor, attacked Aiwa Matsuo with a blunt instrument. Allegedly she bludgeoned her friend into submission, choked her and finally decapitated her.

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Toronto - Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.

Boko Haram fighters assaulted by Africa's natural environment

For some time now the Boko Haram fighters have waged yet another holy war and sowed terror through Nigerian areas. Now the environment is actually flushing them out of many of their hiding spots due to venomous snakes and bees.

McDonald's diners get shocking visit from stabbing victim

New York - The internet is buzzing with pictures of a stabbing victim who walked into a nearby McDonald's restaurant shortly after the incident. While the attached video is not overly graphic discretion is advised for those with very young children.

Colombia adopts new sexual violence law

Bogot - Sexual violence now may be prosecuted as a crime against humanity in Colombia, where President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law to stem assaults against women during the ongoing civil war.

Mob violence over work hours claims life of Indian CEO

Kolkata - CEO H.K. Maheswari got an unwelcome surprise when he was in his office at the North Brook Jute Mill. Around 200 workers stormed in and beat him to death over work hours.

Japanese pop group attacked by saw-wielding man

Members of Japan’s popular singing group AKB48 were injured in a violent attack by a man wielding a saw during a fan event.

Man slapped and killed teen daughter, only gets 60 days jail time

Longueuil - A Quebec man is given the sentence of 60 days in jail after raising his hand to his teenage daughter and subsequently ending her life.

Kids killed in Honduras for refusing to join gangs

Tegucigalpa - The cry of the grandmother was gut-wrenching as she watched the burial of her grandson, the second killed in just days in a horrific wave of violence against children in Honduras.

Op-Ed: Teen beaten and brutalized online: Social media to blame?

Des Moines - High school students videotaped the graphic beating of 16-year-old sophomore, Nathan Rogers, then posted their videos on Facebook. Is social media to blame for cyberbullying?

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.

Mideast talks postponed after West Bank slaying, Jerusalem unrest

Jerusalem - A planned meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators has been postponed for one day after violence in the West Bank and in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority acknowledged Wednesday.

Drug cartel internal feud leaves 28 dead in Mexico

Mexico - An internal power struggle within a drug cartel has left 28 people dead in gunfights in Mexico's northeastern coast this week, authorities said Thursday.

Police homes destroyed in violent Bloemhof protests

A total of 12 police homes have now been destroyed in violent protests after residents of the Boitumelong township in the Bloemhof area went on the rampage over nepotism and lack of service delivery in the local ANC government.

Eight killed in village feuds in Turkey local polls

Istanbul - Violent feuds broke out Sunday in Turkish local elections for village and neighbourhood leaders, leaving eight people dead and 13 wounded, media reports said.

Grenade attack on C. Africa funeral service 'kills 20'

Bangui - At least 20 people died when extremists threw hand grenades at a crowd of mourners during a funeral service in the Central African Republic capital Bangui overnight, the government said on Friday.

Video shows police officer in Texas breaking student's arm

The actions of a police officer in Beaumont, Texas are being questioned after a recently released video shows the officer breaking a student's arm.

Rape victim dies after setting herself ablaze

Muzaffargarh - An eighteen year old college student who was allegedly gang raped by five men set herself on fire in front of a local police station after the man accused of initiating the rape was released by officials.

Xinjiang separatists behind deadly China rail attack: Xinhua

Beijing - Separatists from China's northwest region of Xinjiang orchestrated the attack on a train station which left 29 dead, the Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, quoting the city government.It said evidence from the scene of the attack late Saturday in Kunm...

Mass stabbing at China rail station leaves 28 dead in 'terrorist attack'

Beijing - A mass stabbing at a Chinese train station late Saturday left 28 people dead and 113 injured in a "violent terrorist attack", state media said.Victims described knife-wielding attackers dressed in black bursting into Kunming railway station and slashin...

Aid organizations warn of market collapse in CAR

Bangui - The continuing violence between the Christian majority and Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) has torn the country apart. With the continued exodus of thousands of Muslims from the country, there are now fears of a market collapse.

Burma mobs kill at least 40 Rohingya Muslims

More than 40 Rohingya Muslims were killed in attacks by Buddhists last week in Burma's Rakhine state. Two international aid officials who visited the area said they found evidence of a massacre, BBC News reports.

Police may have had role in Brazil killings: police

Braz - A Brazilian police commander said Tuesday that there was strong evidence that fellow officers may have been involved in a spate of killings in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas.

Twelve dead in south Brazil violence

Braz - Ten public buses were destroyed Monday after 12 people were shot and killed overnight in the Brazilian city of Campinas, police said.The surge of violence began with the murder of an off-duty policeman, according to police and press reports.

African states pull citizens from C.A.R. amid growing violence

The continuing violence in the Central African Republic has caused many neighboring states to repatriate their citizens in recent weeks. What started as a trickle is now becoming a mass exodus, as deteriorating humanitarian conditions worsen.

Iraq army, Sunni tribes join forces against al Qaeda militants

In an alliance defying recent cultural tensions, Sunni and Shi'ite forces joined together in opposition to al-Qaeda insurgents, fighting over control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

HipHop Caucus Detroit: Edutainment 101 Special

Detroit - The Hip Hop Caucus is a civil and human rights organization for the 21st century, which began in 2004. Its vision is to create a more "just and sustainable" world by engaging and mobilizing more people in the policy making process.

Violence erupts as Ukraine’s government cozies up to Russia

Kiev - In the largest street action since the 2004 Orange Revolution, demonstrators in Kiev took to the streets to protest the closer ties to Russia being advocated by the government.
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A motorcycle taxi driver stands in the live fire zone on Rama IV in Bangkok on Saturday. Tires burnt...
A motorcycle taxi driver stands in the live fire zone on Rama IV in Bangkok on Saturday. Tires burnt throughout the afternoon accompanied by occasional gunfire, grenade blasts, rocket fire, and detonations of homemade explosives. www.cengizyarjr.com
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Smoke billows from the streets of Attécoubé  in Abidjan  Côte d Ivoire  after forces loyal to for...
Smoke billows from the streets of Attécoubé, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, after forces loyal to former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo shut down anti-Gbagbo protests.
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The panel  from left to right: Doug Grand  Chief Executive  Kings Cross Licensing Accord  Paul Nicol...
The panel, from left to right: Doug Grand, Chief Executive, Kings Cross Licensing Accord, Paul Nicolaou, CEO Australian Hotels Association, George Souris, Hospitality Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Member for Wentworth and Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband, Matthew Moore, Urban Affairs Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, Mark Murdoch, Assistant Commissioner NSW Police, Don Weatherburn, Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Res
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Cops in the middle of a large demonstration on Queen Street.
Cops in the middle of a large demonstration on Queen Street.
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Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
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Officials transporting unknown drug trafficking suspect.
Officials transporting unknown drug trafficking suspect.
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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The Mexican supporters waging war against American extremists in the film Machete
The Mexican supporters waging war against American extremists in the film Machete
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Security forces in Cuba  drag a member of the Ladies in White  a peaceful group made up of family me...
Security forces in Cuba drag a member of the Ladies in White, a peaceful group made up of family members of imprisoned dissidents.
Victor Vizcaino photos
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Violent political repression against the group of womens Ladies in White who stage street peaceful m...
Violent political repression against the group of womens Ladies in White who stage street peaceful marches demanding the release of all political prisoners.
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Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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A background depicting the popular videogame  Call of Duty.
A background depicting the popular videogame, Call of Duty.
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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads  Skinheads - White and proud
Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
Marek Peters
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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Tai Ji Men dizi meeting with human rights organizations in Geneva. Members of human rights group pro...
Tai Ji Men dizi meeting with human rights organizations in Geneva. Members of human rights group protesting in front of UN building.
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Tai Ji Men dizi explaining the details of the tax case
Tai Ji Men dizi explaining the details of the tax case
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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