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Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

05 May, 2020 9:14 am 9:14 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it attributed to improvements made to its technology for automatically identifying text and images. The world’s biggest social media company removed about 4.7 million posts connected to organized … Read More

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Pompeo says Afghan violence must stop for peace process to move forward

03 March, 2020 8:25 pm 8:25 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on all nations to hold Iran accountable for its nuclear commitments and said Tehran’s failure to report nuclear material was a clear violation of safeguard agreements. The International Atomic Energy Agency, which is policing Iran’s troubled nuclear deal with major powers, sounded an … Read More

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US conducts airstrike against Taliban to ‘defend Afghan forces’

03 March, 2020 3:56 pm 3:56 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US conducted an airstrike against Taliban fighters to defend Afghan forces on Wednesday, an American military spokesman said, as violence spirals after a string of deadly attacks by the insurgents, throwing the country’s nascent peace process into grave doubt. News of the airstrike in southern Helmand province — the first in … Read More

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US lawmakers condemn violence against Muslims in India

02 February, 2020 2:54 pm 2:54 pm

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – The US lawmakers have condemned violence against Muslims in the Indian capital city of New Delhi. Responding to anti-Muslims clashes which claimed at least 20 lives, US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said the deadly surge in religious intolerance in India is horrifying. Congressman Alan Lowenthal said we must speak out in the … Read More

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Violence breaks out in New Delhi against new citizenship law

02 February, 2020 6:25 pm 6:25 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police used tear gas and smoke grenades to disperse a crowd of thousands of protestors in India’s capital of New Delhi on Monday as violence broke out over a new citizenship law just ahead of US President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to the city. New Delhi has been a hotbed … Read More

US, Taliban, agreement, Feb 29, violence, cut, pact

US, Taliban say they will sign agreement on Feb 29 following violence cut p...

02 February, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

KABUL/WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR (Reuters) – The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday. Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe the reduced violence period beginning at midnight … Read More

Palestinian and US leaders blame each other for violence

02 February, 2020 10:51 pm 10:51 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian and US leaders blamed each other for a surge of violence, as mourners gathered in the occupied West Bank for the funeral of a Palestinian police officer shot dead during unrest, and Israel tightened security ahead of Friday Muslim prayers. Tensions were high a day after two Palestinians were killed and … Read More

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At least 3 inmates killed in prison violence in Honduras

12 December, 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – At least three inmates were killed in a shooting in a Honduran prison in the Atlantic port city of Tela on Friday, a senior military official said. “According to our preliminary information, at least three people lost their lives,” Colonel Ramon Macoto, head of security agency FUSINA, told local television. It was … Read More

Tens, thousands, march, France, condemn, domestic, violence

Tens of thousands march in France to condemn domestic violence

11 November, 2019 9:54 pm 9:54 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people took the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday to protest against domestic violence, after more than 130 women are believed to have been killed by their partner or ex-partner in France this year. In Paris, the mostly female activists chanted “Abuser, you’ve had it, … Read More


Women gather in Paris to protest against deadly domestic violence

10 October, 2019 10:32 am 10:32 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of women took part in so-called “die-in” protests in central Paris , hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women. More than 120 women are believed to have been killed as a direct result of domestic violence in France so far this year according to local associations. Demonstrators held up … Read More

Afghanistan, election, violence, left, 85 dead, UN report

Afghanistan election violence left 85 dead, says UN report

10 October, 2019 4:10 pm 4:10 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Violence linked to Afghanistan’s election last month left 85 civilians dead and more than 370 wounded, a United Nations report said on Tuesday. The bulk of the casualties were caused by Taliban fighters, who attacked several polling stations in an attempt to derail the vote. Only a quarter of eligible voters cast … Read More

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Indian forces start brutal violence against citizens of IoK: Shehla Rashid

08 August, 2019 12:25 pm 12:25 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Kashmiri leader Shehla Rashid has said that Indian Army has unleashed a new chapter of brutal violence against the citizens of Indian Occupied Kashmir. In a tweet, she said four Kashmiris were taken into an Army camp in Shopian district where they were tortured. Shehla Rashid said a mike was kept … Read More

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Calm returns to Hong Kong after protests erupt into violence

07 July, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A tense calm descended on Hong Kong early on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature in chaotic scenes to protest against an extradition bill in a direct challenge to Beijing. Debris including umbrellas, hard hats and water bottles were the … Read More

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Disgruntled city employee kills 12 in Virginia; suspect also killed

06 June, 2019 8:12 am 8:12 am

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Reuters) – A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire on co-workers at city offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, killing 12 people and wounding several others before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said. Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said the mass shooting in the coastal resort city began as the … Read More

UN adopts resolution against acts of violence based on religion, belief

04 April, 2019 9:55 am 9:55 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution strongly condemning continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals belonging to religious minorities, based on or in the name of religion or belief. The resolution presented by Turkey with Pakistan’s support in wake of Christchurch terror attacks was adopted without a … Read More