Tag Archives: Violence

09May/15

Patz jurors explain verdict problem

(REUTERS/NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT) – Etan Patz vanished in 1979 in New York on his first walk alone to the school bus stop.

He’s thought to have been killed at what was then a deli.

His body’s never been found. He was officially declared dead in 2001.

Thirty-six years later a man on trial for his murder has walked free after jurors failed to agree a verdict.
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06Apr/15

Scene of mass murder at Garissa University campus

Student’s belongings are seen scattered around heavily damaged Garissa University campus, a scene of massacre of 148 people by al Shabaab militants.

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04Apr/15

Family receives an unexpected phone call from daughter’s killers

A mother speaks of her ordeal as she and her family had to listen to her daughter’s last words before being killed by al Shabaab gunmen at Garissa university.

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02Apr/15

Four dead, scores wounded as gunmen storm Kenyan college

At least four people were killed and scores wounded on Thursday when masked gunmen stormed a university campus near Kenya’s border with Somalia, taking students hostage and exchanging fire with security forces over several hours.

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01Apr/15

Death sentences ‘no crime deterrent’

(NVO) – Governments using executions to punish crime and “terrorism” are responsible for a 28% rise in death sentences worldwide, a report released by Amnesty International said on Wednesday (April 1).
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22Mar/15

Women activists bear coffin of woman killed in mob lynching

Women’s rights activists carry the coffin of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set alight after being accused of burning pages of the Koran, as she is buried in Kabul.

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01Mar/15

Bangladesh pays tribute to U.S. blogger killed in machete attack

Bangladeshis gather to pay tribute to a U.S. blogger and critic of religious extremism who was killed in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation.

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21Feb/15

Turkish men don miniskirts to protest killing of woman who fought off rape attack

Stung by the reported killing of a woman as she tried to fight off a rape attack, Turkish men are mounting miniskirt protests at violence against women.

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10Feb/15

White House confirms death of hostage Kayla Mueller, but cannot say how she died

White House says, regardless of what caused the death of hostage Kayla Mueller, Islamic State is held responsible.
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