Feb 26, 2014

Ukraine disbands feared riot police amid push for unity

Ukraine’s new pro-Western leaders disbanded the country’s feared riot police on Wednesday as they sought to win confidence from the splintered and economically ravaged nation in their efforts to forge a unity government. The interim authorities are grappling with the dual threats of separatism ...

Ukraine: 25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev clashes

Feb 19, 2014

Ukraine: 25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev clashes

Thick, dark smoke rose above the center of the Ukrainian capital amid the boom of police stun grenades Wednesday, as officers in riot gear sought to push demonstrators away from the city’s main square following deadly clashes between police and protesters that left at ...

Kiev protesters face off with police as president orders talks

Jan 20, 2014

Kiev protesters face off with police as president orders talks

Opposition protesters were Monday locked in a tense standoff with Ukrainian police in Kiev after bloody clashes that wounded over 200 people, as President Viktor Yanukovych called emergency talks to resolve the crisis. The clashes, the worst in Kiev in recent times, came amid ...

Jul 23, 2013

Japanese journalist clubbed by police during protest in Rio

A Japanese photographer for AFP suffered a head injury late Monday when he was clubbed by a riot police officer while covering a demonstration over public spending on the pope’s visit to Brazil. Yasuyoshi Chiba, 42, was hospitalized in a Rio clinic after bleeding ...

Mar 22, 2013

Two die in Myanmar violence

Two people died and several mosques were destroyed in central Myanmar, police said Thursday, in the worst riots since Buddhist-Muslim clashes rocked western Rakhine state last year. Around 200 people fought in the streets after an argument in a Muslim-owned gold shop turned violent ...