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France protests: Government fears ‘major violence’ in coming days

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The scene Thursday in Nantes, as school students protested education reforms The French government says it fears “major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national “yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing. The government said it was scrapping fuel tax increases in the budget – the original spark for the protests. But ...

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French authorities fear ‘great violence’ as yellow vest anger endures

PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities are worried that another wave of “great violence” and rioting will be unleashed in Paris this weekend by a hard core of several thousand ‘yellow vest’ protesters, an official in the French presidency said on Thursday. A French riot policeman stands next to a burning car as youth and high school students protest against the ...

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Six police killed in Mexican state ravaged by gang violence

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Six Mexican police were shot dead on Monday in the western state of Jalisco, authorities said, in one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in recent months on the first weekday of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s new administration. Jalisco state prosecutors said on Twitter that six state police were killed and one was injured ...

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Inside Iraq’s secret shelters for domestic violence survivors

In Iraq, where nearly half of married women has been exposed to at least one form of spousal violence, according to the UN, Yanar Mohammed has been sheltering survivors of honour killing and sex trafficking for fifteen years. It’s a job that can get her organisation raided and get her attacked or killed any day. The BBC’s 100 Women has ...

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Mexico’s new president takes aim at violence during first day in office

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – On his first full day in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended a plan to end lawlessness with a new national guard, an initiative that risks upsetting some supporters who favor a less militarized approach. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes part in an indigenous ceremony during the AMLO Fest at Zocalo square ...

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Clampdown on violence against NHS staff

Image copyright iStock Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he will introduce new measures to help protect NHS staff from violence. The NHS Violence Reduction Strategy expands on work previously carried out by a body that was scrapped by government more than a year ago. A bill to double the sentence for assaults on emergency workers from six months to a ...

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Can artificial intelligence help stop religious violence?

Image copyright Getty Images Software that mimics human society is being tested to see if it can help prevent religious violence. Researchers used artificial intelligence algorithms to simulate actions driven by sectarian divisions. Their model contains thousands of agents representing different ethnicities, races and religions. Norway and Slovakia are trialling the tech to tackle tensions that can arise when Muslim ...

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More violence feared as Brazil braces for far-right presidency

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – After a presidential campaign that has seen political violence overshadow policy debate, many Brazilians fear attacks will continue after the likely election on Sunday of tough-talking far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. FILE PHOTO: Federal deputy Jair Bolsonaro, a candidate for Brazil’s presidential elections, shows a doll of himself during a rally in Curitiba, Brazil March 29, 2018. ...

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