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EA denies games encourage violence

Battlefield 3

The boss of Electronic Arts (EA) has denied there is any link between video game content and "actual violence". John Riccitiello spoke out on the subject during a conference call with bank analysts following his firm's latest earnings forecast. But he acknowledged that his industry did face a "perception issue".


Polish police clash with protesters on national holiday

Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons on Sunday to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists pelting them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete after a parade to mark the national holiday turned violent.


Rights group: Muslim area of Myanmar city destroyed


A human rights group expressed concern for the safety of thousands of Muslims after revealing satellite images of a community reduced to ashes during a week of violence in Myanmar.


Death Toll Tops 100 in Myanmar Ethnic Violence, Official Says

Myanmar authorities on Friday revised downward the death toll from this week's ethnic violence in the country's west after warning that the strife risks harming the country's reputation as it seeks to shift to democratic rule.


56 dead in new ethnic violence in Myanmar

At least 56 people have been killed and nearly 2,000 homes destroyed in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in western Myanmar, a government official said Thursday....


Detroit Tops The 2012 List Of America's Most Dangerous Cities


At a community meeting in a Lutheran church earlier this year, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing got an earful about his city’s distressingly high crime rate. The heckling started with members of his own police force... What could the mayor say? The best crime news out of Detroit these days is that the rate of violent crimes – murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault – fell 10% last year to 2,137 per 100,000 residents. That’s still more than five times the national average and more than enough to make Detroit America’s Most Dangerous City for the fourth year in a row.


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.


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.


Rate of Killings Rises 38 Percent in Chicago in 2012

The increasing violence has left its largest scars in some of the city’s most impoverished, struggling neighborhoods on the South and West Sides.


Congo President Re-Elected in Disputed Vote, Raising Fears of New Mayhem

Many residents in the sprawling dilapidated capital of Kinshasa feared the outcome would stoke new spasms of political violence.


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