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Police in Copenhagen in Denmark say nearly 1,000 protesters were detained after a huge climate change rally.


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Researchers have uncovered common patterns in the scale and timings of attacks across a variety of different violent conflicts.


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Dan McDougall spent four months delving into Cape Town's violent gang culture. He witnessed young men - gangsters and drug addicts - turn to football to try to keep their heads above water. But ultimately, he explains, his journey left him despairing of a broken society, a place where those growing up in the streets and townships of the rainbow nation are prisoners not of apartheid's legacy and race, but of the true blights of...


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The practice of forcing psychiatric patients to take medication is not backed by evidence.


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British officials in Bangladesh have confirmed Wikileaks reports that the UK is training a police force in the country accused of being a death squad.


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Details have emerged of huge casualty figures in the Libyan city of Benghazi, where troops have launched a brutal crackdown on protesters. More than 200 people are known to have died, doctors say, with 900 injured. The most bloody attacks were reported over the weekend, as funeral marches were said to have come under machine-gun and heavy weapons fire.


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Libyan security forces are using tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters from the streets after Friday prayers in Col Gaddafi's stronghold of Tripoli.


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Security forces with tanks have overrun a square in the centre of Bahrain's capital Manama where anti-government protesters have been camped for weeks.


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When Israel kills demonstrators is that the same as when Syria or Libya does the same?


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Many theories have been posited about the underlying causes of the riots in England - from moral decay to excessive consumerism.


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The recent disturbances in English cities prompted many to ask why disorder had broken out. But is the real question why disorder happens so rarely.


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