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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.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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?
In the Media by Ini Augustine

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.
In the Media by John Sevigny

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Alex Allen

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King

Cop shoots thief as violence erupts across U.S. on Black Friday

On Thursday a police officer responded to a call of alleged shoplifting at a Chicago store. The officer shot the driver of a car that was dragging another cop.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Facebook changes graphic content policy - no glorifying violence

Facebook seem to have taken public opinion into consideration and decided to remove a beheading video that caused an uproar this week and provoked criticism even from British Prime-Minister David Cameron.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 5 comments

Watch beheadings on Facebook but not breast-feeding mothers

Earlier this year Facebook banned beheadings on its social networking site. Now it seems graphic violence has the thumbs up but, interestingly, breastfeeding mothers are yet to receive likes.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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The Tunisia civil unrest was successfully predicted by the PSIR Domestic Political Violence Forecast...
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The Tunisia civil unrest was successfully predicted by the PSIR Domestic Political Violence Forecast model.
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Stop the Violence rally at Dundas Square in Toronto asked the question  who will fill these shoes ?
Stop the Violence rally at Dundas Square in Toronto asked the question 'who will fill these shoes'?
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Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
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Police forcing protesters to move back at the Queen and Spadina rally.
Police forcing protesters to move back at the Queen and Spadina rally.
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The theatrical demonstration that resulted in a guilty verdict for Prosecutor Kelly Siegler.
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The theatrical demonstration that resulted in a guilty verdict for Prosecutor Kelly Siegler.
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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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A fire burning in Bangkok
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Smoke billows from the streets of Attécoubé  in Abidjan  Côte d Ivoire  after forces loyal to for...
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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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Tim Horton s window smashed at Yonge and College.
Tim Horton's window smashed at Yonge and College.
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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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The Itchy and Scratchy characters from The Simpsons
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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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The Tai Ji Men unjust tax case is presented at the 15th session of the UN Human Rights Council  seek...
The Tai Ji Men unjust tax case is presented at the 15th session of the UN Human Rights Council, seeking the human rights protection and call on government to abide Universal Declaration of Human Rights, terminate all unjust measures to enforce its illegitimate claims on the right to property and travel bans on Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy.
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Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
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The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and t...
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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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