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Referee Dario Herrera had to be escorted from the pitch by riot police after he called off the Copa Libertadores game between Boca Juniors and River Plate.
17/05/2015 - Football

Boca Juniors out of 2015 Copa Libertadores after chemical attack on River Plate team

One of South America's most famous clubs, Boca Juniors, was thrown out of the continent's most important club tournament on Sunday following an attack by its fans on players from rivals River ...
Migrants near the Jules Ferry visitor centre, 4 May 2015
13/05/2015 - France

French police investigate officers' abuse of migrants in Calais

French police have launched an internal investigation in the northern port town of Calais after a video emerged showing police officers beating and kicking UK-bound migrants.
Protestors in Kabul re-enact the lynching of Farkhunda, 27 April 2015
03/05/2015 - Afghanistan

'Community had a responsiblity' to Afghan woman lynched by mob: lawyer

An Afghan court showed videos Sunday of a crowd killing a woman in broad daylight and setting her body on fire after she was accused of burning pages from a Koran.

Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for violence, kidnapping and torturing protesters in 2012
21/04/2015 - Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls Morsi verdict biased

The 20-year jail sentence handed to ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday after he was found guilty of kidnapping, torturing and killing demonstrators in 2012 was biased, says a ...
11 Colombian soldiers were killed in Cauca, Colombia in a clash with FARC rebels.
16/04/2015 - Colombia

Colombia lifts bombing truce after attack threatens peace process

Colombia has resumed air raids against rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after a deadly attack killed 11 soldiers earlier this week, highlighting the fragility of the ...
16/04/2015 - South Africa

Immigration controls tightened in wake of South Africa's xenophobic attacks

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm and for the attacks against immigrants to end.
UN Special Representative Zainab Bangura briefs journalists on the Secretary-General's latest report, which will be discussed by the Security Council on 15 April.
15/04/2015 - Nigeria - South Sudan

Nigeria, South Sudan fail miserably in protecting women: UN Special Representative

Women bear the brunt of most conflict, says UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Women in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the release of her report on sexual violence in conflict ...
Vote-counting in Port Harcourt in Rivers State
30/03/2015 - Report: NIGERIA

Observers appeal for calm as Nigeria awaits election results

Preliminary results for presidential, parliamentary and senatorial polls were expected to be announced on Monday amid continuing security concerns with technical problems sparking violence in Rivers ...
Voter accreditation takes place under tight security in Port Harcourt
29/03/2015 - NIGERIA

Nigeria extends voting amid violence and technical failure

Nigerians are voting for a second day after violence, technical failures and the hacking of the electoral commission’s website forced a one-day extension to allow voters to cast their ...
Otuoke is President Goodluck Jonathan's hometown where he receives unwavering support.
27/03/2015 - Report: Nigeria

Nigerian presidential election - Jonathan faces friends and foes in home state

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has a solid base of support in his home state, largely thanks to ethnic loyalty and the benefits brought by a new university.