25 inmates killed in Brazil prison clash
Oct17

25 inmates killed in Brazil prison clash

At least 25 inmates died in clashes between two rival factions in a prison in far northern Brazil, the latest episode of violence shaking the country’s underfunded and overcrowded prison system. Seven of the dead were beheaded and six burned to death in fighting at a prison in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, the news site G1 reported, citing local police. The bloodshed began when inmates of one wing of the Agricola de...

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South Korea summons China ambassador over fishing boat clash
Oct11

South Korea summons China ambassador over fishing boat clash

South Korea summoned China’s ambassador on Tuesday to protest against what it says was a deliberate collision by a Chinese fishing vessel with a South Korean coast guard patrol boat that later capsized and sank. Disputes over illegal fishing are an irritant in relations between China and U.S. ally South Korea, even as their economic relations grow close. They also share concern about North Korea’s nuclear weapons and...

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Paris Protesters Clash with Police in New Anti-Labor Law Rally
Jun09

Paris Protesters Clash with Police in New Anti-Labor Law Rally

Hundreds of people gathered outside the headquarters of the French Socialist Party in Paris defying heavy police presence to the scene, with security forces deploying teargas against the protesters. Around 2,000 people have reportedly taken to the streets, planning a nighttime vigil, but after the anti-riot police acted to disperse protesters. They clashed with police, with some throwing eggs at law enforcement, RT reported. The rally...

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