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 ...

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 ...