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Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

Tunis - Tunisian authorities said Monday they had arrested more than 600 people and deployed troops after a third consecutive night of riots, mostly by young people in working class districts of several cities.

S.Africa police arrest thousands for not wearing masks

Johanesburg - South African police have arrested more than 7,000 people caught without face masks in public since the end of December, the government said on Wednesday.

French national arrested in Bali for meth, guns possession

Denpasar - A Frenchman has been arrested on the Indonesian resort island of Bali for alleged possession of illegal drugs and guns, police said on Wednesday.

China starts prosecution of Hong Kong 'speedboat fugitives'

Bejing - Chinese authorities have started prosecuting 12 Hong Kong activists caught while allegedly fleeing the city by boat for Taiwan, officials said Wednesday.

Indonesia arrests senior JI leader linked to Bali bombings

Jakarta - Indonesia has arrested a senior leader of the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) network for an alleged role in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings, a police spokesman said.

Detention of two Canadians in China lawful, Beijing says

Bejing - China's detention of two Canadians for two years on spying charges is lawful, Beijing said Thursday when asked whether the pair would be freed if a Chinese tech boss held in Vancouver returns home.

Baby among five killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

Trier - A baby was among five people killed when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said, after arresting the driver.

Crime family targeted as three held over Dresden museum heist

Berlin - German police on Tuesday arrested three suspects and raided properties over a spectacular heist a year ago in which more than a dozen pieces of diamond-encrusted jewellery were snatched from a state museum in Dresden.

Three arrested over spectacular Dresden museum jewellery heist

Berlin - German police on Tuesday arrested three suspects over a spectacular heist a year ago in which more than a dozen diamond-encrusted items were snatched from a state museum in Dresden.

Number two behind deadly Afghan university raid killed, says VP

Kabul - Afghan security forces have killed the number two mastermind of this month's bloody Kabul University attack that left 22 people dead, the country's vice president said Monday.

Afghan forces capture 'mastermind' of two Kabul attacks

Kabul - Afghan forces have captured the mastermind of two brutal attacks on education institutes in the country's capital which killed nearly 50 people, officials said Saturday.

Belarus opposition leader decries mass protest arrests

Minsk - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Monday denounced a crackdown on peaceful demonstrators after more than one thousand people were detained at a rally against strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Indian TV anchor's arrest sparks outrage from government

Mumbai - A controversial Indian TV news anchor known for inflammatory right-wing rhetoric was arrested Wednesday in connection with the suicide of a designer who worked on his channel's offices, prompting outrage from Hindu nationalist government ministers.

Fugitive Myanmar monk gives himself up after 18 months on run

A hardline Buddhist monk turned himself in Monday after 18 months on the run -- and less than a week before Myanmar's national elections -- a move analysts described as a bid to "influence" the vote.

US charges Mexican ex-defense chief with drug trafficking

New York - A former Mexican defense minister has been detained in the United States and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering in the latest high-profile arrest linked to the country's powerful cartels.

Mexico says ex-defense minister arrested in US

Mexico - Former Mexican defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in the United States on undisclosed charges, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday.

Australia 'deeply concerned' as writer faces China spying trial

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the prosecution of writer Yang Hengjun after Beijing officials confirmed an espionage case against him would go ahead.

'Cardinal's woman' arrested in Italy after 500,000-euro payment

Vatican City - Italian financial police on Tuesday arrested a woman in Milan who was paid half a million euros ($590,000) by the Vatican into a Slovenian bank account, local media reported.

Spy case of Australian writer reaches China court

Bejing - The espionage case against detained Australian writer Yang Hengjun has reached a Beijing court, China's foreign ministry spokesman said Monday, in a rare update on a man held incommunicado for months since his arrest last year.

Protesters torch police posts as opposition mounts to new Indonesia law

Jakarta - Thousands of protesters set fire to barricades and police posts in the Indonesian capital Thursday as opposition mounted to a controversial new investment law critics say will harm labour rights and the environment.

Shock after rare killing of UK police officer in line of duty

London - Police across Britain on Friday paid silent tribute and flags were flown at half mast after a long-serving officer became the first to be shot dead in the line of duty in more than eight years.

Turkey issues 82 arrest warrants over deadly protests

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 82 people, including a mayor and several former lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish HDP party, who are accused of involvement in 2014 protests that left 37 dead.

Ex-Maltese PM's chief of staff arrested in fraud probe

Valletta - Maltese police arrested former prime minister Joseph Muscat's chief of staff Keith Schembri Tuesday, as part of a probe into alleged kickbacks connected to the sale of so-called golden passports.

Chinese tycoon and Xi critic jailed for 18 years for corruption

Bejing - A Chinese real estate tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for "corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds", a court statement said.

Arrest over ricin envelope addressed to White House

Washington - US authorities confirmed an arrest Sunday over an envelope addressed to President Donald Trump that contained a substance identified as the poison ricin.

Thousands arrested for 'virus-related crimes' in China

Bejing - Nearly 5,800 people suspected of killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment and lying about their travel history have been arrested in China for epidemic-related crimes since January, the state prosecutor's office said.

Suspected Islamist attacker causes Berlin motorway crashes

Berlin - A man has caused a series of motorway accidents in Berlin injuring six people, including three seriously, in what German prosecutors Wednesday described as a suspected Islamist attack.

Man causes motorway accidents in Berlin in 'Islamist' act: prosecutors

Berlin - A man has caused a series of motorway accidents in Berlin, injuring six people including three seriously in what German prosecutors Wednesday described as an Islamist act.

Prominent Thai democracy activist arrested

Bangkok - Thai police on Friday arrested a prominent democracy activist following his participation in protests calling for government reforms, a new constitution and an overhaul of a law shielding the powerful monarchy.

Protest as LGBT activist jailed for 2 months in Poland

Warsaw - Dozens of protesters tried to stop Polish police from arresting a gay rights activist in Warsaw on Friday after a court ordered the campaigner held for two months preventive detention.The activist, who was referred to officially in court as Michal Sz.
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EDL leader Tommy Robinson is arrested as police fear he may be attacked.
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Two cars were damaged when National Police stopped fake police from robbing a jeweler in Madrid.
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A pedophile was arrested in Jaen, Spain after a tip off from a burglar about incriminating video tapes.
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A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
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Michael Carr being placed in an unmarked vehicle.
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Spanish police arrested one of the UK's "Most Wanted" - Mark Alan Lilley - on Saturday July 6, 2013
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Melissa Miller arrested for speeding.
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Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
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Neighbors were shocked and frightened when they learned of the chemicals and gunpowder stored in a mobile home in their gated community.
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Martin Shkreli, the "poster boy' for drug company price-gouging.
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Mallorca's German Hells Angels raided by Spanish police on July 23, 2013.
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National police arrested 3 men who had forced a woman into prostitution by holding her 8-year-old child prisoner.
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Angelina Jolie portrays the falsely arrested Evelyn Salt in 'Salt'
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26-year-old Briana Buchanan
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Edward Canahan, second detainee released, speaking to the media.
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National police rescued an 8-year-old child whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
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