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2008-04-07 10:35:00

Security officials snuffed out the Olympic torch and carried it through Paris in the safety of a bus at least five times Monday as chaotic protests against China's human rights record turned the relay into a chaotic series of stops and starts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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