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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.

One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

Port-au-prince - A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission here said.

Men are more violent when women are around

Salt Lake City - Men are more likely to be violent when they spend time with other men, right? Actually the answer is no, according to a new study. This found that men who are inclined to be violent are more likely to engage in such behavior when there are women about.

Brazil's top judge urges political killings probe

Bras - The head of Brazil's Supreme Court called Thursday for a rapid investigation into a spate of killings of candidates ahead of municipal elections.

Gunshot, pepper spray: Mayhem on streets of Charlotte

Charlotte - The loud crack of a gunshot startled protesters as they hurled objects and clashed with riot police in Charlotte, North Carolina, where racial tensions soared a day after a black man was killed by officers.

Two men wounded in French migrant camp shooting

Lille - Two migrants were wounded in a shooting after a row in a migrant camp in the northern French port of Dunkirk, several sources said Tuesday.

Peru protests against gender violence draw 50,000

- Some 50,000 people marched Saturday in Peru's capital and other cities, police said, to protest rampant violence against women in a highly conservative society.The country recorded 95 murders of women last year.

Police use tear gas on Champs Elysees after France win

Paris - Riot police fired tear gas in clashes with youths on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris early Friday after France's qualification for the Euro 2016 final, an AFP reporter said.

More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016: Minister

Paris - French police have made more than 1,000 football-related arrests since the start of Euro 2016 and 34 people have been ordered expelled, the interior minister said in an interview published Monday.

France expels Russian football fan leader for second time

Paris - Russian football activist Alexander Shprygin was expelled by France for the second time in four days on Tuesday, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at Euro 2016 fans.

France expels Russian football activist for second time

Paris - France moved Tuesday to expel for a second time a Russian football activist accused of stirring street violence at Euro 2016, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at fans.

Russian football fan agitator held after sneaking back into France

Toulouse - French police detained Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin as he watched his country play at Euro 2016 just two days after being expelled from France, the interior ministry said.

Beer, batons and lessons from battle of Marseille

Marseille - The Pizzeria du Sud was selling record amounts of beer to England fans when a group of Russians in near-military formation burst into the square near the Marseille seafront.

I want to return to Euro 2016 — Russian agitator

Moscow - The Russian far-right football fan leader expelled from France over unrest at Euro 2016 on Saturday swaggered through a Moscow airport, his outstretched arms holding a Russian flag with a snarling bear -- and vowed to return to France before the end of...

France expels Russian far-right football fan leader from Euro 2016

Paris - France on Saturday expelled Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin over violence at Euro 2016 as UEFA opened an inquiry into new chaos caused by Croatian supporters.

'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos to Euro 2016

Saint Etienne - Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic were branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffered new troubles.

Putin questions scale of alleged Russian violence at Euro 2016

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the football hooligan violence at Euro 2016 a "disgrace" but questioned how Russian fans could have overpowered a far larger contingent of English supporters.

Six Russian hooligans arrested in Germany over assault

Berlin - Six Russian hooligans arriving from southern France have been arrested in Germany after beating and kicking Spanish tourists, injuring one of them seriously, police said Friday.

Russians jailed for Euro 2016 violence, far-right figure expelled

Marseille - A French court on Thursday jailed three Russian football supporters over Euro 2016 fan unrest while a far-right Russian agitator was thrown out of the country.

Attempted murder probe over badly injured England Euro 2016 fans: prosecutor

Marseille - French prosecutors said Thursday they are probing the attempted murder of two English football supporters who were "seriously injured" in violence in Marseille before the England-Russia Euro 2016 match.
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A cop in riot gear during one rally in Toronto.
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Cops in fully prepared riot gear.
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Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
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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.
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Security forces in Cuba drag a member of the Ladies in White, a peaceful group made up of family members of imprisoned dissidents.
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The city of Chicago, which has seen a spike in homicides.
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A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.