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French court releases Malian singer despite backing extradition

Paris - A Paris appeals court on Wednesday granted Malian musician Rokia Traore conditional release despite ruling she could be extradited to Belgium over a child custody dispute -- a decision her lawyer vowed to contest.

Iran cyberpolice arrest 24 over coronavirus rumours

Tehran - Iranian cyberpolice have arrested 24 people accused of online rumour-mongering about the spread of the coronavirus in the country, semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Wednesday.

Second Morales minister detained in Bolivia

La Paz - Authorities in Bolivia on Friday detained a former minister in the government of exiled ex-president Evo Morales.

Sri Lanka arrests ex-envoy to Russia over MiG deal

Colombo - Sri Lanka arrested a former ambassador to Russia after he was extradited from Dubai Friday to face money laundering charges over a controversial MiG aircraft purchase, police said.

France arrests Syrian Islamist on war crimes charges

Paris - A senior member of Syrian Islamist armed group Jaysh al-Islam implicated in the disappearance of a prominent activist in 2013 has been arrested in France and charged with war crimes and torture, a judicial source told AFP on Friday.

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

Akyab - Nearly 200 Rohingya Muslims arrested at sea last month by Myanmar's navy after a voyage of hundreds of kilometres have been sent back to Rakhine state, officials said Monday.

Uganda police arrest pop-star MP Bobi Wine, teargas supporters

Kanpala - Ugandan police on Monday arrested singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine and sprayed teargas to disperse his supporters as he sought to kick off public meetings ahead of presidential elections next year.

More than 230 suspected MS-13 gang members arrested

New York - Investigators have arrested more than 230 suspected MS-13 gang members in New York, Baltimore and El Salvador, US officials announced Friday, in a move celebrated by President Donald Trump.

Hundreds held in huge police raid on Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia

Rome - Italian police said Thursday they have arrested 334 people, including a police colonel and a former MP, in a major operation against the southern 'Ndrangheta organised crime syndicate, considered Italy's most powerful mafia group.

Teens arrested as Spain police smash global paedophile ring

Madrid - Seventeen people, most of them teenage boys, have been arrested in Spain for sharing images of "extremely violent" child pornography on Whatsapp, police said Tuesday following a two-year investigation spanning three continents.

Chinese ambassador visits Huawei exec under house arrest in Canada

Ottawa - China's ambassador to Canada on Friday called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to "correct its mistake" of detaining Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou last year on a US extradition warrant.

Maltese tycoon re-arrested in journalist murder case

Valletta - Maltese police on Friday re-arrested a tycoon in connection with the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, just hours after releasing him on bail, police said.

Malta mogul arrested on yacht in journalist murder case

Valletta - Malta on Wednesday arrested a tycoon in connection with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the day after an alleged middleman was offered a pardon to identify the mastermind behind the killing.

Pete Doherty fined, released after Paris cocaine bust

Paris - British rocker Pete Doherty was fined 5,000 euros and released from a Paris jail Saturday, two days after being caught buying cocaine, legal sources told AFP.

Spain re-issues international arrest warrants for 3 Catalan separatists

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday issued international arrest warrants for three former Catalan regional government officials who fled abroad after the failed independence bid of 2017, court documents showed.

Germany prepares first trial over Syrian state-sponsored torture

Berlin - Germany charged two alleged former Syrian secret service officers with participating in crimes against humanity, in what rights activists said Tuesday would be the first trial worldwide over state-sponsored torture in Syria.

Iran TV airs interview with jailed 'zombie' Instagrammer

Tehran - Iranian state television has aired an interview with an Instagrammer famous for drastically altering her appearance through plastic surgery to look like a zombie and arrested for alleged "blasphemy".

Two Americans detained in east China

Bejing - Two Americans who run an English-teaching business in China have been detained in the east of the country, according to their company, which said they were being held on "bogus" charges.

French police hold five over deadly knife attack

Paris - French police on Monday detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said.

Egypt arrests two more prominent activists in ongoing sweep

Apo - Egypt has detained two prominent activists who played key roles in the 2011 revolution, activists and a rights group said, the latest in a wave of arrests in recent weeks.

Egypt detains more than 1,000 after anti-Sisi protests: NGOs

Apo - Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people, rights groups said Wednesday, broadening a crackdown that has seen prominent critics detained after rare protests calling for the ouster of general-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt detains more than 1,000 after anti-Sisi protests: NGOs

Apo - Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people, two rights groups said Wednesday, in the wake of rare protests last week calling for the ouster of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt detains more than 1,000 after anti-Sisi protests: NGOs

Apo - Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people, two rights groups said Wednesday, in the wake of rare protests last week calling for the ouster of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt detains award-winning rights lawyer

Apo - Egyptian authorities on Sunday detained an award-winning human rights lawyer after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, her lawyer said.

Russia court hands first jail terms to protesters

Moscow - Two Russians were sentenced Tuesday to two and three years in jail respectively in the first major convictions over anti-government demonstrations this summer.

Tunisia arrests media mogul presidential candidate: party

Tunis - Tunisian authorities arrested a controversial presidential candidate and founder of a major television channel for alleged money laundering, his party said Friday, hours after his channel was banned from covering campaigning.

Palestinian politician's family accuse Egypt of arresting son

Apo - The family of prominent Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath accused Egyptian authorities on Wednesday of arresting Shaath's son Ramy last month.

Five held in France for urging attacks on G7 police

Biarritz - French authorities arrested five people for encouraging attacks on a hotel slated to accommodate police during this weekend's G7 summit, sources said Tuesday, as more than 13,000 members of the security forces prepared to deploy for the event.

Hong Kong officers arrested for beating man in hospital

Fpo - Two Hong Kong police officers were arrested Tuesday after a video emerged of them beating an older man on a hospital trolly, heaping further pressure on a force already facing accusations of brutality.

US border crossings plunge but immigration raids draw fire

Miami - The Trump administration hailed a large drop in migrant border crossings Thursday but found itself under attack over a massive sweep of long-resident undocumented immigrants working in several Mississippi slaughterhouses.
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Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
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Donna Anne Progan was murdered in 1981. A suspect was arrested for her murder today in Toronto.
Donna Anne Progan was murdered in 1981. A suspect was arrested for her murder today in Toronto.
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Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade  off the coast of Somalia.
Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade, off the coast of Somalia.
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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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Michael Carr being placed in an unmarked vehicle.
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26-year-old Briana Buchanan
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Stockholm central station
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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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National police rescued an 8-year-old child, whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
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Mallorca's German Hells Angels raided by Spanish police on July 23, 2013.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Melissa Miller arrested for speeding.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Angelina Jolie portrays the falsely arrested Evelyn Salt in 'Salt'
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Shaun White was arrested in Nashville TN after being charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
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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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Edward Canahan, second detainee released, speaking to the media.

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