Latest Violence News

Macron suspends voting reform in New Caledonia that had sparked violence

Jun. 12, 2024 21:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday the suspension of controversial voting reforms in New Caledonia, following a spate of deadly unrest in the French Pacific territory. The reforms, which would have altered voting rights, are feared by the Indigenous...

Hooligan fears shadow Euro 2024. German police are set for their biggest deployment ever

Jun. 12, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Clashes between weapon-wielding fans. Organized fights between hundreds of supporters. Late-night attacks. Life-threatening injuries. A recent surge in violence around soccer games is contributing to concerns over security when Germany hosts the European Championship....

Report by UN-backed experts cites crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian militants starting 0ct. 7

Jun. 12, 2024 03:25 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed human rights experts say in a report issued Wednesday that Israeli forces and Palestinian militants engaged in sexual and gender-based violence during the first months of the Israel-Hamas war. The independent experts, in a detailed chronicling of events...

Thousands of displaced residents in southern Mexico fear returning to their homes after violence

Jun. 11, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

YAJALON, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of residents displaced by violence that intensified this week in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas remained fearful Tuesday of returning to their homes. Authorities have had to set up camps for more than 4,000 displaced people who fled the town...

UN says violence against children in conflict reached extreme levels in 2023, including in Gaza

Jun. 11, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Violence against children caught in multiplying and escalating conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, with an unprecedented number of killings and injuries in crises, from Israel and the Palestinian territories to Sudan, Myanmar and Ukraine, according to a new U.N....

Sandy Hook shooting survivors to graduate with mixed emotions without 20 of their classmates

Jun. 11, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Like graduating seniors everywhere, members of Newtown High School’s class of 2024 expect bittersweet feelings at their commencement ceremony — excitement about heading off to college or careers and sadness about leaving their friends and community. But...

Over 4,000 residents flee a town in southern Mexico after armed gangs start shooting, burn homes

Jun. 10, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged Monday that authorities have had to set up camps for displaced people after some 4,200 residents fled a town in the southern state of Chiapas. Residents of the town of Tila fled over the weekend after...

Islamic State group-allied militants kill dozens in eastern Congo

Jun. 10, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Militants allied with the Islamic State group in eastern Congo have killed at least 41 people in several villages in North Kivu province, the national government said Monday, as residents openly wondered why security forces weren't protecting them. The statement...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 10, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. June 5, 2024. Editorial: Mass shooting response A mass shooting in Akron kills one, wounds 24 and police fear an escalation of violence in retaliation. It’s an inevitable outgrowth of Ohio’s everyone-should-have-a-gun culture, anytime,...

Stranded migrants confront violence and despair as Tunisia partners to keep them from Europe

Jun. 09, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

EL AMRA, Tunisia (AP) — For many migrants who’ve long dreamed of Europe, one of the last stops is an expanse of olive trees on North Africa's Mediterranean coastline. But in Tunisia, less than 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the Italian islands that form the European Union’s...