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2006-09-03 06:43:56

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of people looted shops and burned a restaurant belonging to Caucasus businessmen in an outbreak of racial violence in northwestern Russia triggered by the recent killing of two locals, Russian media said on Sunday. Special police were sent into the town of Kondopoga in Karelia, to quell a riot sparked by a rally of up to 2,000 locals demanding the eviction of all Caucasus-born traders. Hundreds of people -- many drunk -- marched through the town and looted...

2006-08-17 04:27:43

By Kerstin Gehmlich CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - France's riot-hit suburbs are high on parties' agendas ahead of next year's presidential poll, but youths in the poor neighborhoods doubt the campaign promises will help cut crime or create jobs. France was shocked by riots last November when suburban youths -- many of them descendants of immigrants from Africa -- set thousands of cars ablaze, protesting against racial discrimination, unemployment and their bleak prospects....

2006-07-13 00:37:28

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hundreds of Chinese attacked police and smashed up squad cars after a migrant was apparently beaten up for refusing to pay for a resident's permit, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The riot in Guiyang, capital of the southwestern province of Guizhou, was the latest eruption of unrest the Communist Party fears could spin out of control and threaten its monopoly on power. At least one police officer and a taxi driver were wounded and more than 10 police cars were...

2006-06-24 18:49:11

By Kate Holton STUTTGART (Reuters) - Riot police detained around 200 England soccer supporters on Saturday after they clashed with German fans, throwing bottles and chairs and trading punches in a square in the center of Stuttgart. Tens of thousands of English and German fans had gathered in the central area, many drinking throughout the day, to watch Germany's 2-0 second-round World Cup win over Sweden on big screen TVs. England fans were in the city for Sunday's second-round...

2006-06-13 13:45:55

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police wearing riot gear moved into an urban Los Angeles community garden on Tuesday to evict tree-sitting celebrity Darryl Hannah, along with other campaigners trying to save it from destruction. At least 25 immigrant farmers and their supporters were arrested on trespass charges, police said, but Hannah, an actress best known for playing a mermaid in "Splash," remained perched 40 feet up a walnut tree in the 14-acre (5.7-hectare) fruit and vegetable garden...

2006-05-31 18:07:44

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Approachable officers keeping a low profile and self-policing by fans are the keys to a trouble-free World Cup, a study based on Euro 2004 said on Thursday. The report focused on the behavior of England fans at the 2004 European championship in Portugal and drew on the experience of British and Portuguese authorities, the local police, fans and from direct observations. The smooth running of the 2004 competition followed violent scenes involving...

2006-05-29 22:42:07

PARIS (Reuters) - Around a hundred youths clashed with police during the night after setting fire to cars and rubbish bins in a Paris suburb that was the scene of violent riots last November, a local official said on Tuesday. Seven police officers were slightly injured and six youths were arrested in a neighbourhood of Seine-Saint-Denis in confrontations that started at about 2030 GMT on Monday evening, according to a security official from the suburb to the North of the French...

2006-05-04 17:04:43

By Noel Randewich SAN SALVADOR ATENCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of riot police firing tear gas forced their way into a rebellious town near Mexico City on Thursday to hunt for fellow officers taken hostage in a riot that left at least one person dead. Scores of police clad in body armor sweeping into the fractious farming town of San Salvador Atenco, 15 miles north of Mexico City, and hauling off bleeding protesters amid peasants armed with sticks, machetes and Molotov...

2006-03-16 09:30:54

By Anna Willard and Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of French university and school students marched on Thursday to demand the government scrap a contentious youth jobs law that has badly hurt the ratings of Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. The protests have gathered pace since huge March 7 demonstrations, a sign of hardening opposition to the contract that has stoked government fears radicals could use the protests to foment clashes with police. Organizers...

2006-03-11 09:42:40

By Tim Hepher and Dominique Rodriguez PARIS (Reuters) - French riot police used tear gas to break up a three-day sit-in at Paris's Sorbonne university on Saturday, stirring up memories of May 1968, as angry students threatened a mounting challenge to government labor reforms. Students had occupied the faculty, the center of France's 1968 student riots, since Wednesday to protest against the youth jobs plan, which has sent conservative Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's popularity...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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