Violence

A Sri Lankan walks past a burnt house in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Residents say Buddhist mobs have swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces. (AP Photo/Bharatha Mallawarachchi)
March 08, 2018 - 8:16 am
KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces, residents said Thursday. In the small town of...
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Russian TV host and presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak attends an Amnesty International picket against sexual harassment holding a placard reading "Deputies (lawmakers), we don't want you!" in front of the Russian State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Sobchak held her demonstration on Thursday, International Women's Day which is observed as a public holiday in Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 08, 2018 - 8:15 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local): 9:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says on International Women's Day that while much has been achieved, the struggle for more equality for women in Germany and worldwide must continue. Merkel, considered...
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Rep. Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes, front, and other members of the Florida House, applaud Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School parent Andrew Pollack, who's daughter, Meadow Pollack, was killed in the school shooting, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Oliva shepherd the bill through the House. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 8:06 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — All eyes are now on Republican Gov. Rick Scott to see if he'll sign the Florida legislature's narrowly approved response to last month's high school massacre of 17 people, a measure that isn't what he called for, falls short of what survivors demanded and challenges...
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Meghan Markle talks to school children as she arrives with her fiance Britain's Prince Harry to take part in an event for young women as part of International Women's Day in Birmingham, central England Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 08, 2018 - 7:11 am
MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were staging...
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Huffman High School is seen behind Birmingham Police cars after at a shooting Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. At least one 17-year-old girl was killed in the shooting at the Alabama high school and one 17-year-old male student was injured, authorities said, adding they were investigating it as accidental. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
March 08, 2018 - 6:38 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham closed one of its largest schools for a thorough safety sweep Thursday after metal detectors and other security measures failed to keep students from handling a gun in a classroom where one 17-year-old was fatally shot and another wounded in an apparent accident...
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Indian women shout slogans during a march to observe International Women's Day in New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Hundreds of women held street plays and march in the Indian capital highlighting domestic violence, sexual attacks and discrimination in jobs and wages against them. Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted by the government. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 08, 2018 - 5:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In Manila, they decried the president as a violator of women's rights. In Seoul, the surging #MeToo movement took to the streets. In India, where endemic violence against women has only recently become part of the public conversation, they marched toward Parliament loudly...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark International Women's Day at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
March 08, 2018 - 5:05 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local): 4 p.m. During Taliban rule many would have been afraid to leave their homes, but hundreds of women gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday to commemorate International Women's Day — and to remind their...
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Authorities investigate the scene where a shooting occurred at Huffman High School, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson said at a news conference that authorities are seeking to determine whether the shooting Wednesday at the Alabama high school was accidental or if a gun since recovered by investigators was intentionally discharged. (Carol Robinson/AL.com via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 4:46 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities said they are investigating a fatal shooting at an Alabama high school as apparently accidental, lamenting the death of a 17-year-old female student in the incident that also left a 17-year-old boy injured. Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson said...
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A timber depot burns in Mullegama village in Kandy, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March. 7, 2018.Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques. (AP Photo/Bharatha Mallawarachchi)
March 08, 2018 - 4:39 am
KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces, residents said Thursday. About 50 people broke into Mohamed Ramzeen's small...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark International Women's Day at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
March 08, 2018 - 3:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of women have held street plays and marched in the Indian capital to highlight domestic violence, sexual attacks and discrimination in jobs and wages on International Women's Day. They carried...
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