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What’s behind Mali massacre and how to stop escalating violence

On Sunday night, armed assailants attacked the ethnic Dogon village of Sobane-Kou, in the Mopti region of central Mali, killing dozens of people. Survivors said the attackers surrounded the village of roughly 300 inhabitants, setting homes ablaze and slaughtering farm animals in an hours-long assault that also left 24 children dead. There has been no claim…

Police: 7 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore violence

A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for cookouts on a street in Baltimore, wounding seven people including one of them fatally on Sunday, the city's police commissioner said. Authorities said the shooting happened around 5 p.m. on a block in the city's western district. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said a black…

Thousands rally in Mali to protest against ethnic violence

Thousands of people have rallied in Mali's capital, Bamako, to protest against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's failure to stem a surge of intercommunal violence in the centre of the country. The demonstration on Friday was called for by Muslim religious leaders, opposition parties and civil society groups, including organisations representing the mainly Muslim Fulani herding community. …

On Irish border, anger at Westminster and fears of fresh violence

County Armagh, Northern Ireland - The neglected carcass of an old customs building on the outskirts of the town of Newry, in an industrial area 20 minutes from the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is covered in graffiti. It has been more than 20 years since trucks stopped at the site…

‘Arms are for hugging’: US students march to end gun violence

Washington, DC - Hundreds of students have staged a school walkout and marched from the White House to Capitol Hill to demand stricter gun control laws. On Thursday, politicians who strongly support gun-control reforms joined the students who descended to the capital from over a dozen high schools in the Washington, DC, Maryland and northern Virginia-area.…

A year after Marielle Franco’s murder, violence still haunts Rio

Sao Paulo, Brazil - It took nearly a year for Brazilian police to make an arrest in the murder of black activist and Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco. Police said on Tuesday they had arrested two former police officers over the murders of Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes.  According to investigators, the two…

Guatemalan women protest against decades of state violence

Guatemala City - Marcia Mendez carried a photograph of her older sister Luz Hayde around with her all day. For Mendez and many others in Guatemala, Friday marked much more than International Women's Day. "My sister was detained and disappeared on March 8, 1984," Mendez told Al Jazeera. Luz Hayde was 34 when soldiers abducted her…

Analysis: Northern Ireland, Brexit and New IRA violence

Seven teenagers walked past a Ford Fusion car parked outside a court in Bishop Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, at 7.39pm on January 19.  CCTV footage captured the group laughing and joking as they walked down the street and out of vision. Thirty minutes later, the same CCTV camera showed the car exploding in a ball…

Michael Avenatti won’t be charged for alleged domestic violence at this...

High-profile lawyer Michael Avenatti, best known as a critic of President Donald Trump and for representing pornstar Stormy Daniels, will not be charged for alleged domestic violence at this time. Interested in Michael Avenatti? Add Michael Avenatti as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Michael Avenatti news, video, and analysis from…

El Salvador’s presidential hopefuls skirt talking about violence

San Salvador, El Salvador - Insecurity and violence are top concerns among Salvadoran voters as they head to the polls on Sunday to choose their next president, but days ahead of the election, candidates have hardly confronted the topic of gang violence head-on. "It's an issue that all the candidates have avoided," Carlos Rodriguez, a deputy…

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