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Sly Stallone Hits Riot-Prone Paris Suburbs

US luminaries reach out to youth in troubled 'burbs

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone is the latest American movie star to visit France's riot-plagued suburbs. The visit from the Stallone, in Paris to promote his newest movie, Expendables, comes as part of an odd US attempt to reach out to disaffected youth in the city's multi-racial Rosny-sous-Bois. John Travolta and Samuel L.... More »

LAPD Chief During 1992 Riots Dead at 83

Controversial lawman Daryl Gates had bladder cancer

(Newser) - Daryl F. Gates, Los Angeles police chief during the city's deadly 1992 riots, has died. He was 83 and had bladder cancer. A tart-tongued career cop with a short fuse and a penchant for making controversial statements, Gates had been a flashpoint for controversy long before the riots that broke... More »

Race Riots Erupt Again in Italy

North Africans battle South Americans in Milan

(Newser) - Milan exploded in race riots this weekend after an immigrant from Egypt was killed during an argument with a group of South American immigrants. A group of North African immigrants rampaged through the northern Italian city, overturning cars and attacking shops owned by South Americans. Milan's deputy mayor told the... More »

Chinese Prez Ditches G8 to Grapple With Ethnic Crisis

(Newser) - Chinese President Hu Jintao abandoned plans to attend the G8 summit and returned to China from Italy to deal with growing unrest in Xinjiang after some 160 people were killed in riots there, the Financial Times reports. Troops have flooded into the provincial capital, Urumqi, in a bid to restore... More »

Han Chinese Retaliate Against Uighurs

(Newser) - Thousands of ethnic Han Chinese rioted in the western city of Urumqi today, destroying shops and property belonging to Muslim Uighurs in retaliation for Han deaths over the weekend, the Guardian reports. Police tried to disperse the mob with tear gas, but many rioters remained, throwing rocks at mosques and... More »

SF Cop Charged in BART Slaying

Ex-officer surrendered on suspicion of murder

(Newser) - The transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on New Year's Day, sparking San Francisco-area riots, was arrested last night in Nevada on suspicion of murder, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Sources say Johannes Mehserle, 27, had fled California after receiving death threats in the wake of Oscar Grant's... More »

SF-Area Riots Erupt Over Fatal Shooting By Cop

Storefronts, cars destroyed as 200 protesters storm Oakland

(Newser) - An angry mob protesting a cop's fatal shooting of an unarmed man stormed Oakland last night, hurling rocks at cars and storefronts, and lighting garbage on fire. About 200 protesters—including a core group of self-proclaimed communists—began peacefully at the subway stop where an officer killed a 22-year-old passenger... More »

Nixonland Gets 'Excellent' Prez Utterly Wrong

Conrad Black, author of rival bio, scorns hit job, recites strong points

(Newser) - The biography Nixonland is a hatchet job on an “excellent president,” media mogul Conrad Black (from behind bars) writes in the New York Sun, picking apart author Rick Perlstein’s slights—and reminding of the profound accomplishments of the 37th president. Beyond crediting Nixon with coarsening the political... More »

14 Die in Indian Race Riots

Minority group pushing for affirmative action clashes with police

(Newser) - An ethnic minority in Northwest India clashed with police yesterday during a demonstration, leaving 14 people dead. The Army has been called into Rajasthan to restore order, after tens of thousands of Gujjars blocked a key highway and fought with police trying to break up their protest. More »

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