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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?

Global homicide rates drop, but nearly 500,000 murdered in 2012

Geneva - Global homicide rates have plunged 16 percent since the beginning of the century, but nearly half a million people were still murdered worldwide in 2012, a UN report said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Religious dialogue should produce good results

New York - There are people who go to church and other places of worship all their lives, every day or every week, practically without exception.

Op-Ed: A terrible case of a few bad apples — Keene Pumpkin Fest '14

Keene - This is the second time, as a parent who has had children in college, that I have woken up to their schools in the headlines for negative reasons. The first time, the incident was clearly caused by non-students.

German LGBT activist severely beaten in Belgrade

Belgrade - A German man who participated at a conference on LGBT rights was in intensive care Saturday after he was severely beaten by unknown attackers in Belgrade, a doctor said.

Dismemberment latest gory trend in Venezuela crime

Caracas - Violent crime in Venezuela has taken a gory turn as a spate of dismembered bodies has turned up around the country, their detached heads and limbs often scattered far away.

One in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide: UN

Washington - Around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new UN report has found.

Ecuador women turn to boxing to fight sexual violence

Quito - After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.

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.
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
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Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
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Tai Ji Men dizi explaining the details of the tax case
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Children wait for water at a school where they have taken shelter from the increasingly brutal sectarian violence in the Central African Republic.
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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A tire fire in Bangkok's Rama IV during the political unrest in Thailand
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.
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Aerial view of Binghamton University in the summer.
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Stop the Violence rally at Dundas Square in Toronto asked the question 'who will fill these shoes'?
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The Mexican supporters waging war against American extremists in the film Machete
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