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Heavy-handed Kashmir police take lessons in how not to kill - Asia, World - The Independent

Heavy-handed Kashmir police take lessons in how not to kill - Asia, World - The Independent: "On a large parade ground set beneath dry brown hills, the Kashmir police went about their business. On one side, officers dressed in normal clothes and waving banners, imitated a gang of protesters. On the other, their colleagues, kitted out in new riot gear, selected for its menacing look as much as its flexibility, jogged forwards, chanting. Quickly, the kitted-out officers lowered themselves into a kneeling position and as those in the centre raised their shields, the officers on the flanks set off after the 'demonstrators', waving their truncheons and hitting out. Afterwards, purple-coloured water was fired from a cannon."

Rockets Fired at Gbagbo's Ivory Coast Residence by Forces from UN, France - Bloomberg

Rockets Fired at Gbagbo's Ivory Coast Residence by Forces from UN, France - Bloomberg: "Human Rights Watch said forces loyal to Ouattara killed hundreds of civilians, burned at least 10 villages and raped women from an ethnic group perceived to be loyal to Gbagbo.

“Fighters often targeted people by ethnicity, and the attacks disproportionately affected those too old or feeble to flee,” said a report e-mailed April 8 by the New York-based group. “Dozens of women were also detained for a day or longer and repeatedly raped.”"