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Thousands take to streets across US to protest police violence

Thousands took to the streets of US cities on Friday to denounce the fatal shooting by police of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration in Dallas.

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Russia, England teams to be expelled if violence persists

European soccer's governing body has warned the English and Russian soccer associations that their teams could be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there is a continuation of the fan violence that has injured several dozen people.

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Euro 2016 violence spreads to second French city

Violent clashes between fans spread to a second French city on Saturday, tainting the opening days of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and raising questions among supporters over policing tactics. Several hundred English and Russia

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Global violence worsens, driven by Mideast

The world has become increasingly violent with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War Two, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed on Wednesday.

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Kurdish leader urges Turkey peace talks as 4 soldiers killed

Turkey's Kurds on Monday marked the annual spring festival of Newroz with a call for the resumption of peace talks between the government and Kurdish militants, but four Turkish soldiers were killed in another rebel attack in the restive sou

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Turkey starts repairs on Iraqi Kurdish oil pipeline as violence flares

Turkey has begun work to repair a pipeline taking crude oil from northern Iraq to the Mediterranean through its restive southeast and aims to restore flows soon, the Turkish energy ministry said.   The pipeline,

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Migrants among suspects in Germany's New Year violence

Nearly two dozen asylum seekers are among those suspected of involvement in mass assaults and muggings on New Year's Eve in Cologne, officials said on Friday, intensifying a debate about Germany's welcome for hundreds of thousands of mig

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Behind scary headlines, 2015 offers scope for optimism

This year may be remembered for barrel bombs, beheadings and the Bataclan massacre, but according to a Harvard psychologist, a remarkable long term downward trend in violence is continuing. Wars are far less common and deadly than

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260 women in Bahrain admit abuse in key study

More than 260 women in Bahrain have come forward in just three weeks to say they have experienced some form of domestic violence. They responded to a survey by the Bahrain Youth Forum Society’s Naseem Initiative, which is conducting nati

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Obama, Saudi king discuss Yemen, Jerusalem violence

US President Barack Obama spoke to Saudi King Salman bin Abd Al Aziz Al Saud by phone on Thursday about regional issues including the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the recent violence at religious sites in Jerusalem, the White House said.

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