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  • No suspects found in boat arson

    No suspects found in boat arson

    No suspects have yet been arrested regarding the arson attack on three boats docked at Kendhoo Island of Baa atoll, said the Police on Saturday.

    April 25, 2015
  • Arson attacks on Hong Kong media tycoon

    Arson attacks on Hong Kong media tycoon

    HONG KONG, Jan 12, 2015 (AFP) - The Hong Kong home and office of pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was hit by arson attacks in the early hours of Monday morning, police said.

    January 12, 2015
  • Shop burnt to ground after ‘arson attack’

    Shop burnt to ground after ‘arson attack’

    A private shop selling toys and clothing items in Addu Atoll Hithadhoo was burnt to the ground late Friday night in an alleged arson attack.

    January 03, 2015
  • Protestors demand end to mosque arson attacks

    Protestors demand end to mosque arson attacks

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 02, 2015 (AFP) - More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in Sweden on Friday to urge an end to a spate of attacks against mosques, amid growing tensions over the rise of an anti-immigration party.

    January 03, 2015
  • 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
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