Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

Aug 19, 2014

Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum. Health officials were combing Monrovia’s West ...

Thailand to tighten security as crisis deepens

May 11, 2014

Thailand to tighten security as crisis deepens

Thailand’s caretaker government says it will increase security to prevent clashes that could arise between the two sides in an escalating political crisis. In a televised announcement Sunday, the government’s security committee warned people to stay away from protest sites for their own safety. ...

Feb 12, 2014

Chinese villagers attack polluting factory, police

Villagers in southwestern China infuriated by a factory that was polluting the environment smashed its offices and equipment, and later clashed with police, underscoring the potential for such concerns to trigger violent unrest. Residents of Baha, a village in Yunnan province, said Wednesday that ...

Ahead of World Cup, inequities ignite ire in Brazil

Oct 20, 2013

Ahead of World Cup, inequities ignite ire in Brazil

by Dom Phillips

The night of June 30 was one of intense drama in Rio de Janeiro. Inside the newly refurbished Maracana stadium, still slick with plaster dust, a gladiatorial atmosphere turned to celebration as Neymar scored Brazil’s second goal in a 3-0 victory over Spain in ...

Oct 15, 2013

Myanmar police urge vigilance after bomb blasts in Yangon

Police urged vigilance after several small bombs exploded in and around Myanmar’s largest city in recent days, reportedly killing two people and injuring three others. No one claimed responsibility for the blasts and it was not immediately clear if they were related. Small explosions ...

South African strikes spur fears of fresh violence

Aug 27, 2013

South African strikes spur fears of fresh violence

Tens of thousands of builders halted work and aircraft technicians disrupted air traffic Monday in the latest strikes to hit South Africa, fanning fears of new violence. Around 90,000 construction workers embarked on an indefinite strike demanding a 13 percent pay increase, against employers’ ...