Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Feb 20, 2016

Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Hundreds of army and paramilitary soldiers on Saturday tried to quell protests by angry mobs demanding government benefits in a northern Indian state, with at least four people killed in clashes between security forces and protesters, officials said. The violence raged for a second ...

Bahrain arrests four U.S. reporters on uprising anniversary

Feb 16, 2016

Bahrain arrests four U.S. reporters on uprising anniversary

Bahrain has arrested four American journalists covering the anniversary of its 2011 uprising amid a long crackdown on dissent in the tiny Gulf nation, witnesses said Monday. Police said they detained four Americans for providing “false information that they were tourists,” while also alleging ...

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Feb 11, 2016

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. Hong Kong police and local media reports said 37 people ...

Dec 1, 2014

Ferguson mayor vows to rebuild riot-ripped community

The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, the city at the center of a deadly police shooting that sparked repeated nights of racially charged unrest, pledged Sunday to rebuild the riot-hit community. Looting erupted and businesses were set ablaze in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson ...

U.N. watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Oct 24, 2014

U.N. watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. Amid weeks of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, the U.N. Human Rights Committee said Hong Kong had failed ...

China starts mass evac from Vietnam after getting taste of riots

May 19, 2014

China starts mass evac from Vietnam after getting taste of riots

Almost 1,000 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, with another three ships following, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost. The passenger ship Wuzhishan left the central Vietnamese port of Vung ...