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South Africa police fire teargas as mine unrest spreads

South African Mining Strike

South African police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse striking miners at a gold mine near Johannesburg on Monday, the latest outbreak in a wave of labor militancy spreading from platinum mining into other parts of the sector.


Unrest spreads in violence-hit South Africa mining belt

Labour unrest in South Africa's platinum belt spread on Wednesday, raising concerns that anger over low wages and poor living conditions could generate fresh violence after 34 striking miners were shot dead by police last week.


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.


Syria says reaches deal with Arab League on unrest

Syria says reaches deal with Arab League on unrest

Syrian state television said on Tuesday a final agreement had been reached between Syrian authorities and an Arab League committee tasked with finding a solution to end seven months of unrest.


Bombings, beheadings? Stats show a peaceful world

Bombings, beheadings? Stats show a peaceful world

It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it's really on the run. Yes, thousands of people have died in bloody unrest from Africa to Pakistan, while terrorists plot bombings and kidnappings. Wars drag on in Iraq and Afghanistan. In peaceful Norway, a man massacred 69 youths in July. In Mexico, headless bodies turn up, victims of drug cartels. This month eight people died in a shooting in a California hair salon.

Senh: As usual, the numbers don't lie. The news media, on the other hand, make it unbelievable.


Analysis: After Libya, eyes turn to Syrian revolt

Analysis: After Libya, eyes turn to Syrian revolt

The downfall of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is likely to pave the way for increased Western attention to Syria and embolden protests against President Bashar al-Assad.


Analysis: Iran sees ally Syria surrounded by U.S., Arab "wolves"

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Beset by civil unrest at home and lambasted by the West and his Arab neighbors for his violent crackdown on dissent, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad can count on one firm ally: Iran.


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....


British PM: Police waited too long to act

British Prime Minister David Cameron told lawmakers that police in London waited too long to begin arresting rioters after unrest broke out Saturday.


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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