Asean chair alarmed over escalating Myanmar violence
A group of 457 Myanmar civil society organisations have called in an open letter for Asean leaders to scrap the peace plan it agreed with the military and instead work with civilian leaders and a shadow government.
At least 15 killed in latest Ecuadorean prison violence
The government of conservative President Guillermo Lasso attributes prison violence to fights between gangs over control of territory and drug trafficking routes.
India bans Islamic group PFI for five years after detentions, raids
The order comes after the authorities detained scores of members of the Islamic group, accusing them of violence and anti-national activities.
6 arrested in northern India over alleged rape and murder of teens
From preliminary inquiries it appears that the girls were strangled with a scarf and hung from a tree after they were raped.
Mexico to extend army's street presence until 2029 to tackle rampant violence
The move follows outbreaks of cartel violence across the country, with at least 20 convenience stores set alight in a night of unrest in the central states of Guanajuato and Jalisco last month.
Anger over death of girl set ablaze in India
Police say the man poured kerosene on the victim through her house window when she was asleep and set her on fire.
Ecuador says 12 killed in prison riot, still identifying dismembered bodies
Seventeen prisoners have been moved to other jails after the incident for their protection, prisons agency says.
Two teens killed as Muslims and Hindus clash over Prophet remarks in India
Police opened fire to break up the violence in the city of Ranchi in Jharkhand state but it was not clear if the two victims were killed by the police or by rioters.
Violence erupts as journalist’s coffin emerges from Jerusalem hospital
Images aired on Palestine TV showed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh's coffin nearly falling to the ground as police grabbed flags from the crowd around the procession.
Sri Lanka protesters call for new govt a day after clashes kill eight
Protesters angered by shortages of fuel, cooking gas and electricity defied the curfew to attack government figures, setting ablaze homes, shops and businesses belonging to ruling party lawmakers and provincial politicians.
Sri Lanka PM quits as violence kills 5, injures 180
Sri Lanka has suffered months of blackouts and dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines in its worst economic crisis since independence.
Facebook and Instagram to temporarily allow calls for violence against Russians
The social media company is temporarily allowing posts that call for death to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in countries including Russia, Ukraine and Poland.