The death toll in one of the worst riots in China's restive Xinjiang area has been raised to 35 from 27, state media said Friday, amid reports of tightened security ahead of a sensitive anniversary.
Thousands of youths clashed with riot police across central Sao Paulo late Thursday in a fresh round of rowdy protests over higher mass transit fares.
An uneasy calm returned to Istanbul's protest square early Wednesday after running clashes between riot police and protesters.
The United States said Tuesday it was providing some $100,000 to help the victims of communal riots in Myanmar, as the violence crept closer to the main city of Yangon.
Last year Zhanaozen and Shetpe village in Mangistau oblast were a scene to riots resulting in 15 deaths, with more than 100 people badly injured.
Rioting broke out in Belfast late Friday in the latest flare of violence in Northern Ireland, just hours after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the troubled British province urging peace.
Police in a south China city bordering Vietnam clashed with thousands of rioters who were protesting excessive brutality meted out to a suspected smuggler.
Anti-riot police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse protesters camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square as Western governments voiced growing concern over Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's assumption of sweeping powers.
The Canadian Parliament passed a ban Wednesday on masks at riots that punishes violations with up to 10 years behind bars in a bid to crack down on radical groups.
Around 100 protesters and 11 policemen were hurt on Sunday as Kuwaiti riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with tens of thousands of demonstrators.
Big Japanese insurers have stopped covering firms against riots in China, a report said Friday, a move seen likely to hit investment there as the countries remain stuck in a festering territorial row.
Scuffles broke out in central Tehran in the first sign of unrest over Iran's plunging currency, which has lost more than half its value since last week in a crisis Washington said is of its own making.
The participants of the trial on Zhanaozen clashes exchanged their opinions during the hearing of arguments on May 15.
The accusations were announced to policemen during the trial in specialized inter-regional criminal court in Aktau on Friday, April 27.
Ozenmunaigas estimated its damage from Zhanaozen clashes at over 1.2 billion tenge ($8 million).
37 accused, over 100 victims and 45 witnesses are taking part in the trial on Zhanaozen events.
The trial on clashes in Zhanaozen and Shetpe village on December 16-17, 2011 is scheduled for March 27.
Zhanaozen got flooded with leaflets with the threats to police officers who will give witness testimony at the coming trial over organizers of the December clashes.
7 organizers of Zhanaozen clashes have been identified and brought to liability.
U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan confuted involvement of the U.S. in Zhanaozen events.
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