While tear gas is, without doubt, a safer option than actual bullets, yet the effects on the body can be quite devastating.
Hong Kong pro-democracy protests escalate as demonstrators attack police with sticks, rods; 36, including 12-year-old, arrested
Hong Kong police drew their guns and fired a warning shot on Sunday night after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, an escalation in the summer-long protests that have shaken the city’s government and residents.
Kashmir after Article 370: At least 4,000 detained over fears of unrest, most flown out of region, govt sources tell AFP
Thousands of people have been detained in Kashmir over fears of unrest after the Centre scrapped Article 370, government sources told AFP
Venezuela: Two killed as Maduro loyalists block aid convoy with tear gas, bullets; Guaido says president doesn't care for citizens
In the Venezuela border towns of San Antonio and Urena, troops fired rubber rounds at opposition supporters, including lawmakers, who walked toward the frontier waving Venezuelan flags and chanting “freedom”.
One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike after police use tear gas, water cannons to disperse protestors
Bangladesh is the world's second-largest garment maker after China. But despite the industry's role in transforming the impoverished nation into a major manufacturing hub, garment workers are some of the lowest paid in the world.
Donald Trump seeks to play star role in Govt shutdown fight, wants $5 billion for border wall as suspense over Mueller probe comes to a boil
We’ve seen this rodeo before. With five weeks to go before the Opposition takes over the US House majority and suspense building over when special counsel Robert Mueller may release his final report on the alleged Russian meddling in Trump’s 2016 campaign - Donald Trump is raising the stakes, sowing chaos and distraction all around as he pushes for $ 5 billion in border wall funding and threatens government shutdown if his foot soldiers don’t deliver.
Kisan Kranti Yatra: Farmers' march turns violent at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, police use tear gas to disperse protesters
Farmers were stopped near UP-Delhi border and police used water cannons to disperse protesters after a few farmers broke the barricades.
Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuela's capital on Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl
Kosovo Opposition shells Parliament with tear gas in bid to prevent ratification of key border agreement
Tear gas was repeatedly lobbed into the Kosovo parliament on Wednesday, but it did not stop MPs ratifying a border agreement with Montenegro seen as key for Pristina's bid to join the European Union
Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement: Security forces use tear gas during protest near US embassy in Lebanon
Hundreds of protesters, some of them waving Palestinian flags, held demonstrations near the US embassy in Lebanon on Sunday.
Are we surprised why Wahabism is replacing the Sufi culture of Kashmir? It is a well-planned systemic operation. Therefore, merely viewing the stone pelters as "misguided" youth or simply acting for money is the height of foolishness.
The Centre would do well to examine that while Pakistan is using aerial and artillery bombardment on its population periodically, it has forced India to go for banning pellet guns through well orchestrated information warfare.
Haryana Police believe the the slingshots are a "non-lethal way" to control violent crowds.
Police violently breakup Istanbul gay pride parade: Demonstrators dispersed by tear gas, water cannons
Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away.
Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports.