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Man with fake gun interrupts Dutch TV, is overpowered

Den Haag - A man armed with a fake gun disrupted Dutch television on Thursday evening when he forced his way into the building of public broadcaster NOS and demanded airtime before being overpowered by police.

516 arrested in Egypt anniversary unrest: Minister

Cairo - Egyptian police arrested 516 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood during violence that erupted as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its January 25 uprising, the interior minister said Monday.

Five Russians held in France on suspicion of planning attack

Montpellier - Five Russians from Chechnya have been detained in southern France on suspicion of preparing an attack, local prosecutors said on Tuesday.

No link between Greece arrests and Belgium jihadists: Prosecutor

Brussels - No link has been established between at least four people arrested by Greek anti-terrorism police and a jihadist cell broken up this week in Belgium, the Belgian prosecutor's office said Sunday.

Greece arrests four over foiled Belgium terror attacks

Athens - At least four people were arrested in Athens on Saturday as part of a probe into a jihadist cell that was dismantled in Belgium this week before it could carry out any attacks, a Greek police source said.

Mexico arrests gang suspect in missing students case

Cuernavaca - A suspected member of a Mexican gang was arrested as part of an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students, authorities said Friday.

Ex-dictator Hoxha's nephew held in Albania drug bust

Tirana - The nephew of Albania's former dictator Enver Hoxha was on Thursday arrested on suspicion of running a cocaine laboratory.

U.S. man arrested over IS-inspired plot to attack Capitol

Washington - A U.S. man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the Justice Department and the FBI.

Comedian to stand trial as France cracks down on hate speech

Paris - Controversial French comedian Dieudonne was arrested Wednesday and will stand trial over a Facebook comment suggesting he sympathised with one of the Paris attackers, as France cracks down on those who condone terrorism.

Melbourne Uber driver arrested over alleged indecent assault

Melbourne - An Uber driver has been arrested over an alleged assault on a 19-year-old woman passenger in Melbourne on New Year's Day.

French satirical newspaper high on jihadist hit-list

Paris - Long before being targeted in Wednesday's massacre in Paris, satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had been considered high on the potential hit-list for jihadists calling for strikes in the heart of Europe.

US charges two over failed Gambia coup

Washington - US prosecutors on Monday charged two men with conspiring to overthrow the government of Gambia in a failed coup ostensibly aimed at restoring democracy to the small west African nation.

Senior Shebab official surrenders in Somalia: officials

Mugadishu - A top leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels, intelligence chief Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, has surrendered to government and African Union forces and is now in custody, officials said Saturday.

Turkey frees schoolboy arrested for 'insulting' Erdogan

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday freed a 16-year-old high school pupil arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid accusations his detention was the latest sign of a lurch to authoritarianism under the strongman leader.

Turkey student arrested for 'insulting' the president

Ankara - A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in central Turkey for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him and his ruling party of corruption, sparking angry criticism on Thursday from the opposition.

Israel arrests 10 in anti-Arab extremist swoop

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 members of extremist anti-Arab group Lehava which has been linked to an attack last month on a Jewish-Arab school.

Israel arrests American man planning anti-Muslim attacks: Police

Jerusalem - A US man has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of preparing attacks on Muslim holy sites, police said Tuesday.

Mexico police arrest drug kingpin's uncle

Morelia - Mexican authorities arrested the uncle of one of the country's most notorious and most wanted drug lords, the head of the Knights Templar cartel, officials said Friday.

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou over corruption, leaking secrets

Bejing - China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media said Saturday, paving the way for the prosecution of the highest-ranking Chinese figure in more than three decades.

Lebanon holding IS chief's daughter, ex-wife: Minister

Birut - Lebanese authorities are holding a daughter and an ex-wife of the head of the Islamic State jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the interior minister said.

Indian IS recruit 'goes home after having to clean toilets'

New Delhi - An Indian student who travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State group has returned home disillusioned after jihadists made him clean toilets and do other menial jobs, according to media reports.

Crew on migrant freighter charged by Greek authorities

Ier - Seven crew members from a freighter found drifting early this week with nearly 600 migrants on board have been charged with people smuggling, Greek authorities said on Saturday.

Police arrest teen for running prostitution ring on Facebook

Venice - A 17-year-old girl from Venice, Florida, has been arrested after being accused of running a high school prostitution ring on Facebook.

Romania arrests organised crime chief prosecutor over corruption

Bucharest - Romania's chief prosecutor tasked with investigating organised crime and terrorism was on Saturday arrested on corruption charges over a real estate deal alleged to have cost the government over 60 million euros ($75 million), local media reported.

Mexico ex-police official arrested in student abductions

- A former police chief in Cocula, the Mexican town where witnesses say 43 missing students were massacred, was arrested for allegedly participating in handing the young men over to a criminal gang, prosecutors said Friday.

Italy captures mafia initiation rites on film, 40 arrests

Rome - Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.

Photo of 14-month-old hanging from hook leads to mom's arrest

A mother in Virginia was arrested after a photo of her crying 14 month old son hanging from a hook by his shirt was posted on Facebook.

Mexico police find more bodies in search for missing students

- Mexico recoiled in fresh horror Tuesday over the discovery of yet another mass grave, in the futile month-long search for 43 missing college students.

Afghanistan captures two Haqqani commanders

Kabul - Afghan security forces said Thursday they have captured two senior leaders of the feared Haqqani network, a hardline group behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.

5th grader charged with strangling, beating 90-year-old to death

Damascus - A 10-year-old boy has been charged with criminal homicide and may be tried as an adult after he admitted to strangling and beating an elderly woman to death.
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Melissa Miller arrested for speeding.
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National police rescued an 8-year-old child  whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
National police rescued an 8-year-old child, whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Donna Anne Progan was murdered in 1981. A suspect was arrested for her murder today in Toronto.
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Two cars were damaged when National Police stopped fake police from robbing a jeweler in Madrid.
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Michael Carr being placed in an unmarked vehicle.
Michael Carr being placed in an unmarked vehicle.
Shaun White was arrested in Nashville TN after being charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
Shaun White was arrested in Nashville TN after being charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
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Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
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EDL leader Tommy Robinson is arrested as police fear he may be attacked.
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Edward Canahan  second detainee released  speaking to the media.
Edward Canahan, second detainee released, speaking to the media.
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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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