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Venezuela allows possible deadly force at protests

Human rights groups and Venezuela’s opposition are criticising the government’s new authorization for riot police to use firearms to control protests.

The new rules were slipped into a resolution this week providing security forces with guidelines on the use of … Read More

Police, protesters fight running battles in Kosovo

Riot police fought running battles with protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs in Kosovo’s capital Pristina on Tuesday in the worst unrest since the former Serbian province seceded in 2008.

Triggered by remarks by an ethnic Serb cabinet minister and … Read More

Renewed violence in Madagascar over electricity cuts

A protester in Madagascar was killed when police put down a demonstration against recurring electricity cuts in the eastern city of Toamasina, the victim’s family and police said on Monday.

The death, which happened on 3 January, was the second … Read More