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For Sri Lanka a long history of violence

After a civil war that lasted for almost three decades, Sri Lanka had enjoyed a decade of relative calm. That was shattered on Sunday, when more than 200 people were killed in a coordinated bomb attack. In this context, recent events in the small island nation known for its tremendous natural beauty attracted more than two million tourists in 2018. …

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Indian elections: Kashmiri voters speak out as violence continues

Over the years, he's given up dreaming for peace. "If you can not give us peace, give it to the bunkers at least," says the 76-year-old, who lives in the town of Uri in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Uri sits perilously close to the Line of Control, the de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The two sides fire …

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Artist Ai Weiwei is using Legos to target state violence in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a new installation in Mexico telling the story of 43 students who were probably massacred five years ago. In a case where state stone walls and complicity in abuses were revealed, a common theme for the renegade artist. The installation features large portraits of the students from a million multicolored Legos …

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With the rise of gun violence in Canada, a US debate is emerging

TORONTO – Najma Ahmed said she knows one or two things about bullet wounds. A trauma surgeon in a downtown Toronto hospital, she sees her at close quarters, writhing low on the fringes of torn human flesh. But when she spoke in favor of a stricter arms control in Canada, she called for a chorus of voices: she was not …

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Trump's appointment of the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization goes beyond a dangerous line and could lead to violence.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on February 8. President Donald Trump in Las Vegas on Saturday. Photo of slate. Photos of the Iranian religious guide Press Office / Handout / Agency Anadolu / Getty Images and Ethan Miller / Getty Images. As a student I had a close encounter with Joe Biden. I'm still not sure how to feel. Can …

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The United States is pulling troops out of Libya with increasing violence

Over the weekend, the US withdrew a contingent of troops from Libya under mounting violence in the capital Tripoli, said America's highest commander for Africa. "Local security realities in Libya are becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable." General Marine Corps General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of US Africa Command, said in a statement. "Even with an adjustment of the armed forces, we …

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A community fears a return to violence in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

This 30-foot steel and concrete peace wall separates Protestant Shankill Road and Catholic Falls Road in western Belfast. Northern Ireland. Katie Derosa Will there be another choice to solve the Brexit crisis? Today in Brexit: Looks like Theresa and Jeremy might not be able to work that out for themselves Is Joe Biden getting it now? Today in Brexit: While …

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Violence breaks in Week 19 of the "Yellow Vest" protests

PARIS – The French security forces fled Saturday in Paris and other cities when the country was confronted with "yellow west" demonstrations on the 19th weekend following a violent wave of violence last week Authorities after months of dwindling numbers surprised calmer protests. Although sporadic clashes broke out late in the day, the violence sank on Saturday as protesters marched …

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The 2017 video shows Glendale officer reporting on the use of violence in which the man was killed 11 times

GLENDALE – Advocates of the man, who was mentored eleven times by a Glendale officer in 2017, posted a new video Monday featuring a report by an officer involved in the incident. ABC15 received Body Camera Shots of a 2017 incident in which the Glendale Police Department and Johnny Wheatcroft were involved. Wheatcroft was investigated eleven times by officers. Experts …

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