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Gunfight at Georgia gas station captured on surveillance video

Atlanta - A shootout between two men, one of whom had an AK-47 style weapon, was caught by a service station's surveillance camera. A passenger in one of the cars was caught in the crossfire and suffered a gunshot wound.

Rio police say evidence links Hickey to ticket scam

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said they have uncovered evidence linking the detained head of the Olympic Council of Ireland Patrick Hickey to a Rio Games ticket scam.

Quebec coroner recommends making texting while driving a crime

After conducting an inquest into the death of a 28-year-old man, a Quebec coroner has recommended use of a cellphone while driving be made a crime similar to drunk driving.

Euro police arrest 75 in major online child abuse swoop

Den Haag - Police swooped in 28 European countries and arrested 75 suspects for sharing child sex images on the internet while investigating 207 cases across the continent, Europe's policing agency said Tuesday.

Missing translator delays Bangkok shrine bomb trial

Bangkok - The trial of two Chinese Uighurs accused of killing 20 people when they allegedly bombed a Bangkok shrine was postponed Tuesday because the men still do not have a translator.

Turkey backtracks on 'IS child bomber' claims

Ankara - Turkey on Monday went back on claims that a child bomber linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it had no clue who was behind the attack.

German reality TV star fined for 'false' rape accusation

Berlin - A German court Monday convicted a reality TV star of falsely accusing two men of rape, capping a case that spurred a national campaign for tougher laws against sex crimes.

RCMP: Social media comments after shooting death may be illegal

Biggar - Saskatchewan RCMP have issued a warning that some social media posts may be illegal after a 22-year-aboriginal man was shot to death while in a car that drove onto a farmer's property.

Trial to open of Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu attacks

Den Haag - History is set to be made Monday at the world's only permanent war crimes court when an alleged Malian jihadist is due to plead guilty to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu.

Briton, Australian named suspects in Bali policeman murder

Denpasar - A British man has been named a suspect, along with an Australian woman, in the murder of an Indonesian policeman on the resort island of Bali, police said Sunday.

Two epileptics arrested in Edmonton for actions during seizures

Edmonton - Two men who were violent while suffering from epileptic fits have been arrested in Edmonton and charged with criminal offenses.

Alberta may charge American who killed black bear with a spear

A man from Ohio who killed a black bear in Canada may face charges. The bear is alleged to have suffered a day or more after having a spear thrown into its body and Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating to see if any laws were broken.

Attempted abduction of toddler from store caught on tape

Braintree - An attempted abduction of a one-year-old child from a Braintree, Massachusetts store was captured by the store's surveillance cameras. The alleged abductor escaped but was later found and arrested.

Armed attackers kidnap, kill eight in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - Armed attackers kidnapped and killed eight people in the Mexican town Alto Lucero in Veracruz state, officials said Saturday.

Texas halts execution of 'murderer' who killed no one

Washington - A Texas court offered an unexpected stay of the execution of a man convicted of a murder for which he was not even present.

Lochte apologizes over Rio 'robbery' scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Star American swimmer Ryan Lochte, who claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio with three teammates, apologized Friday for his role in an incident that cast an embarrassing shadow over South America's first Olympics.

Down in the dumps: China lawmaker given five years for sinkhole

Bejing - A Chinese lawmaker was sentenced to five years in jail Friday for trying to dig a basement under his Beijing home so deep it created a giant sinkhole that swallowed four of his neighbours' houses.

Man held over stabbing of Jewish man in Strasbourg

Strasbourg - A mentally disturbed man shouting "Allahu Akbar" stabbed a Jewish man in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg on Friday, police and Jewish community sources said.

Mexico federal prosecutors probe Chapo son kidnapping

Puerto Vallarta - Mexican federal prosecutors took over investigations into the gunpoint kidnapping of a son of notorious drugs boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.
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