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  • Rights group's office in torched in Chechnya

    Rights group's office in torched in Chechnya

    MOSCOW, Dec 14, 2014 (AFP) - Members at one of the last human rights groups active in Chechnya said Sunday that their office has been torched after they criticised the Kremlin-installed Chechen leader for calling for collective punishment against families of Islamist insurgents.

    December 15, 2014
  • Students torch trucks after 43 feared killed

    Students torch trucks after 43 feared killed

    CHILPANCINGO, Mexico, Nov 09, 2014 (AFP) - Protesters torched several trucks and tossed firebombs at a southern Mexican state government building Saturday after authorities said gang hitmen confessed to slaughtering 43 students in a case that angered the nation.

    November 09, 2014
  • Mexican state's HQ torched in demonstrations

    Mexican state's HQ torched in demonstrations

    CHILPANCINGO, Mexico, Oct 14, 2014 (AFP) - Protesters torched part of the government headquarters of Mexico's southern state of Guerrero on Monday amid demonstrations demanding the return of 43 students missing since an attack by gang-linked police.

    October 14, 2014
  • PPM condemns arson attack on MDP

    PPM condemns arson attack on MDP

    Pro government Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has condemned the burning down of main opposition party Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) South Hithadhoo constituency Office.

    October 11, 2014
  • S. Korea hospice fire kills 21

    S. Korea hospice fire kills 21

    SEOUL, May 28, 2014 (AFP) - A fire swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly, infirm patients early Wednesday, killing 21 people in what police said appeared to be an act of arson by an 81-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer.

    May 28, 2014
  • Police arrest two for Kurinbi arson

    Police arrest two for Kurinbi arson

    Police on Friday arrested two persons for an alleged arson attack on the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) outlet at Haa Dhaal atoll Kurinbi and three motorcycles Thursday night.

    March 15, 2014
  • Drug trafficker in Raajje TV attack arrested

    Drug trafficker in Raajje TV attack arrested

    Police on Monday arrested Mohamed Meeaadhu, a notorious drug trafficker wanted in connection to the devastating arson attack on opposition aligned Raajje TV.

    December 03, 2013
  • Suspected arson at Bangladesh factory

    Suspected arson at Bangladesh factory

    DHAKA, Nov 30, 2013 (AFP) - Bangladesh police said Friday they were investigating a suspected arson attack on one of the country's largest garment factories which produces clothes for Western brands.

    November 30, 2013
  • Police search for suspect in Raajje TV attack

    Police search for suspect in Raajje TV attack

    Police on Monday asked the public's help in the search of a suspect in connection to the devastating arson attack on opposition aligned Raajje TV.

    November 18, 2013 1 comment
  • Attempted arson attacks hours before re-vote

    Attempted arson attacks hours before re-vote

    There had been attempted arson attacks in Male just hours before polling in the long awaited presidential re-vote opened on Saturday, police said.

    November 09, 2013
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