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Facebook to keep ads away from sex and violence

Facebook on Monday will tighten its review process to spare advertisers the embarrassment of having their ads pop-up on pages containing porn or violent imagery.

Facebook to keep ads away from sex and violence
West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform
West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform

Caught off-guard by the massive protests erupting in Turkey, the country's Western partners have roundly condemned the use of excessive violence.

West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform
Turkey protesters defiant after government apology
Turkey protesters defiant after government apology

Fresh violence erupted early Wednesday as protesters defied a government plea to end days of deadly unrest, the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decade-long rule.

Turkey protesters defiant after government apology
Wave of Iraq attacks kills 58
Wave of Iraq attacks kills 58

Attacks in the Baghdad area and northern Iraq killed 58 people on Monday, the latest in a wave of violence that has raised fears of a return to sectarian conflict in the country.

Wave of Iraq attacks kills 58
Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source
Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source

At least 23 people have been killed since Sunday in Syria-linked clashes between Sunni and Alawite residents of the Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source
Philippine holds elections vital for Aquino reforms
Philippine holds elections vital for Aquino reforms

The Philippines held elections Monday seen as crucial for President Benigno Aquino's bold reform agenda, as deadly violence and graft-tainted candidates underlined the nation's deep-rooted problems.

Philippine holds elections vital for Aquino reforms
19 hurt at New Orleans parade shooting: police
19 hurt at New Orleans parade shooting: police

Nineteen people were hurt in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans Sunday.

19 hurt at New Orleans parade shooting: police
28 dead as Bangladesh Islamists demand blasphemy law
28 dead as Bangladesh Islamists demand blasphemy law

At least 28 people have died in street battles between Bangladeshi police and tens of thousands of Islamists.

28 dead as Bangladesh Islamists demand blasphemy law
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More arrested after China violence: state media

China arrested more "terrorists" in the ethnically-divided region of Xinjiang where violence last week killed 21, while a rights group dismissed terrorism claims.

More arrested after China violence: state media
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Violence restricts Pakistan's election campaign

Attacks by the Pakistani Taliban are forcing the main party in the country's restive northwest, an important battleground in the upcoming general election, to campaign in the shadows.

Violence restricts Pakistan's election campaign
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US presses China on Uighur rights after unrest

The United States on Wednesday urged China to safeguard the rights of its Uighur minority and carry out a transparent probe of the latest violence in which 21 people died.

US presses China on Uighur rights after unrest
Bush 'comfortable' with decision to invade Iraq
Bush 'comfortable' with decision to invade Iraq

Former US president George W. Bush says he remains "comfortable" with the decision to invade Iraq, even as a new spate of bloody violence hit the country and rocked politics in Baghdad.

Bush 'comfortable' with decision to invade Iraq
Iraq votes in test of stability as violence spikes
Iraq votes in test of stability as violence spikes

Iraqis voted on Saturday in the country's first polls since US troops departed, a key test of the country's stability in the face of a spike in attacks that has claimed more than 100 lives.

Iraq votes in test of stability as violence spikes
UN agencies in appeal to save Syrians from catastrophe
UN agencies in appeal to save Syrians from catastrophe

Leaders of five UN agencies on Monday appealed to the international community to stop the "cruelty and carnage" in Syria, warning they may soon be forced to suspend humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.

UN agencies in appeal to save Syrians from catastrophe
Clashes in C.Africa leave over a dozen dead: officials
Clashes in C.Africa leave over a dozen dead: officials

More than a dozen people were killed in weekend clashes between residents and fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition that seized power in Central Africa last month.

Clashes in C.Africa leave over a dozen dead: officials
Seven killed in Mexican bar shooting
Seven killed in Mexican bar shooting

A gunman opened fire in a bar in northern Mexico on Thursday, killing seven people and wounding two others in the latest burst of violence in the country.

Seven killed in Mexican bar shooting
Scores of bodies discovered in C.Africa capital
Scores of bodies discovered in C.Africa capital

The Red Cross said Friday it had found some 78 bodies in the streets of the Central African Republic's capital since it fell to rebels last weekend, as jittery residents waited to hear about a new government.

Scores of bodies discovered in C.Africa capital
Muslim states agree to 'historic' UN statement on women
Muslim states agree to 'historic' UN statement on women

Muslim and western nations on Friday overcame deep divisions to agree a historic United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combatting violence against women.

Muslim states agree to 'historic' UN statement on women
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Vatican, Iran resist UN effort fighting violence on women

The Vatican, Iran and other religious states are resisting efforts by a UN conference, which started Monday, to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women and children.

Vatican, Iran resist UN effort fighting violence on women
Pakistan's Hazara community under attack
Pakistan's Hazara community under attack

Pakistan's Hazaras, a prosperous, moderate community who found refuge after brutal crackdowns in Afghanistan, are again living in fear as they suffer record levels of sectarian violence.

Pakistan's Hazara community under attack