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Latin America is world's most violent region for women: UN

Panama - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous.

Nicaragua deploys police to quell post-poll violence

Managua - Nicaragua's government deployed riot police to a remote town on its Caribbean coast on Wednesday to put down days of violence triggered by weekend local elections.

Five reported killed after Nicaragua local elections

Managua - At least five people died and 11 were wounded in acts of violence during and after weekend municipal elections in Nicaragua that saw President Daniel Ortega's party the victor, various party leaders and local media said Monday.

Catalans describe moment they were hurt in vote chaos

Barcelona - From a grandmother whose wrist was broken to an independence supporter violently hit in the head, several people who were injured by police during Catalonia's independence referendum banned by Madrid told AFP of their ordeal.

Brazil's army deploys in Rio after favela shootout

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed by armored vehicle, truck and helicopter Friday to reinforce police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's biggest favela, spraying bullets and terrifying locals.

Brazil's army sent to help quell shootouts in Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed Friday to help Rio de Janeiro police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's most heavily populated favela, spraying bullets in the built-up community.

Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson statue given rifle by Rio narcos

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro drug gangsters gave a famous statue of Michael Jackson a scary new prop in a photo circulating on Brazilian social media: an assault rifle.

'Gang war' blamed for Nigeria church massacre

Lagos - Eleven worshippers gunned-down in a Nigerian church funded by a man accused by some of being a drug lord and described by others as a philanthropist may be victims of "gang war".

Brazil calls out thousands of troops to fight crime in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has mobilized some 8,500 soldiers Friday in Rio de Janeiro state to fight organized crime and a spike in street violence.

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.
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REMEMBERED: People affected by the events in Nice, France, set up a memorial on the sidewalk at the site Thursday's attack that killed 84.
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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The Salvation Army used the viral internet sensation #thedress to create a powerful campaign against the abuse of women
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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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Armed police face down demonstrators in Chandia village, Kalinganagar, in India's Odisha state. © Samadrusti
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The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and the Indian security forces intensified. Hundreds of people were injured and more than 100 civilians killed. The Kashmir Valley has seen over 80 days of curfew since the end of June.
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A cop in riot gear during one rally in Toronto.
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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Police forcing protesters to move back at the Queen and Spadina rally.
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Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
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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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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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