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Treetop tents, tear gas: French protest turns ugly

Protesters squatting in treetop tents and makeshift shelters are battling French riot police trying to expel them from the site of a planned airport in western France.


60 hurt, 11 arrested as fans riot at Spain MTV gig

Officials say 60 people have been injured and 11 arrested when music fans rioted outside a Madrid theater after it closed its doors to avoid exceeding its capacity limits....


Pakistan 'Day of Love' protests over film turn deadly

Pakistan Protest

Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to subdue rioters who hurled rocks and set fire to buildings in some cities.


Israel distances itself from Prophet Muhammad film

The Israeli government is distancing itself from a filmmaker whose movie ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad sparked a deadly riot at an American consulate in Libya, but says it will be "vigilant" at its diplomatic offices overseas.


French president vows to impose order after riots

French police were preparing for another night of violence Tuesday after clashes struck the northern city of Amiens overnight, with rioters torching cars and a nursery school in a resurgence of urban unrest that has periodically roiled the country.


Riots claimed 200 liquor stores, but South L.A. still suffers

LA Riots

Three days of violence accomplished what years of protests could not against the pockets of intoxication and crime. Some lots remain vacant and others have been reborn as businesses, but problems linger.


Protests in paradise as riots follow coup in Maldives

Maldives President

Supporters of the Maldives' former president rioted Wednesday as the country's new leader appealed for an end to the political turmoil in this Indian Ocean nation.


Police arrest 4 at Occupy DC camp

U.S. Park Police in riot gear entered the Occupy DC camp in McPherson Square in downtown Washington early Saturday.


London police say nearly 700 charged over riots

Thousands of extra police officers were stationed on Britain's streets Friday, as the country faced its first weekend since riots raged through suburbs and town centers, leaving a scarred landscape of broken glass and torched buildings....


Britain: We will restore order

British Prime Minister David Cameron says rioters in England will be held accountable. "We will do whatever is necessary to restore law and order," he said.


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