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Leading rights activist arrested in Burundi: Lawyer

Bujumbura - Police in Burundi on Monday arrested leading human rights activist Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, his lawyer said, after violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power.

Mexico captures leader of Juarez cartel

- The head of the once-powerful Juarez drug cartel has been captured, officials said on Sunday, confirming the most recent in a string of victories against Mexico's narco-traffickers.

Brazil ruling party treasurer arrested in Petrobras probe

Rio De Janeiro - The treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' party (PT), Joao Vaccari, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly taking bribes and laundering money from state oil giant Petrobras, the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff.

Ukraine says 39 pro-Russian 'saboteurs' arrested in Odessa

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities on Thursday said 39 people had been arrested for planning a pro-Russian rebellion in the southern port city of Odessa which has been rocked by mysterious explosions in past months.

Venezuela formally charges Caracas mayor

Caracas - Prosecutors in Venezuela formally charged Caracas mayor and opposition politician Antonio Ledezma Tuesday with staging a US-funded attempted coup against President Nicolas Maduro.

Indian police arrest four over rape of nun

Kolkata - Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the Christian community.

Indian police make first arrest in nun's rape

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country.

Tunisia arrests 23 in 'terror cell' over museum attack

Tunis - Tunisia said Thursday that it has arrested 23 suspects in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at the country's national museum.

Black student hurt by white police sparks fresh U.S. race debate

Washington - The violent arrest of a black student trying to enter a bar in Virginia has prompted a probe and fuelled yet more U.S. debate on how white authorities treat black youths.

Serbia arrests eight in its first arrests over Srebrenica massacre

Belgrade - Serbian police detained eight men Wednesday suspected of taking part in the 1995 killing of 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica, the first arrests by Serbian authorities over Europe's deadliest atrocity since World War II.

200 witchdoctors arrested in Tanzania crackdown

Dar Es Salaam - Over 200 people have been arrested in Tanzania as part of a nationwide crackdown on witchdoctors linked to a wave of albino attacks and murders, police said Thursday.

AFP photo stringer freed after Spain migrant centre arrest

Madrid - A photographer who works for AFP was arrested Wednesday and later released pending charges of transporting illegal immigrants in her car in Spain's north African territory Melilla, which she denied.

Seven held in Tanzania over latest albino attack

Arusha - Police in Tanzania said Tuesday they have arrested seven suspects over a vicious weekend assault in which a six-year-old albino boy's hand was hacked off with a machete.

Young Belgian woman held after returning from Syria

Brussels - A young Belgian woman was detained at the country's Charleroi airport on Sunday after being intercepted by Turkish authorities as she sought to return from Syria with her four-year-old son, officials said.

Chechen confesses involvement in murder of Russia's Nemtsov

Moscow - A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including a former police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in what investigators said was a contract killing.

Security alert prompted as man spotted on the roof of Parliament

An arrest has been made after a man was spotted pacing around on the roof of the houses of Parliament in London late last night, prompting negotiators, police and the fire service to attend the scene in England's capital.

Russia questions five suspects over Nemtsov killing

Moscow - Russian investigators on Sunday questioned five suspects over the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov in a probe yet to reveal the motive for the brazen assassination in the centre of Moscow.

Female Islamic State recruiter arrested at Barcelona airport

Madrid - A Moroccan woman was arrested at a Spanish airport Saturday on suspicion of recruiting European and North African women to join the Islamic State group, authorities said.

Eight Spanish combatants arrested after returning from Ukraine

Madrid - Police arrested eight Spanish men who returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, in what they said was the first operation of its kind in Europe.

Ex-Maldives leader's arrest sparks international concern

Male - The United States and regional power India have voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges and denied legal access and medical treatment.

Maldives arrests ex-leader on terrorism charges

Male - Police in the Maldives Sunday arrested former president Mohamed Nasheed under an anti-terror law for the alleged illegal detention of a judge when he was in power more than three years ago.

Caracas mayor held over alleged coup plot in Venezuela

Caracas - Caracas mayor and opposition politician Antonio Ledezma remained in custody Saturday following his arrest over what Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro alleges is a coup plot financed by the United States.

More than 160 Boko Haram sympathisers held in Niger: Police

Niamey - More than 160 people suspected of having links to Boko Haram have been arrested in Niger's border area with Nigeria which was attacked this month by the Islamist group, police in Niger said Monday.

Ex-Mauritius PM Ramgoolam freed on bail

Port Louis - Former Mauritian prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam was freed on bail on Saturday, officials said, the day after his arrest sparked angry demonstrations from supporters in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Ex-Mauritius PM Ramgoolam arrested

Port Louis - Police in Mauritius arrested former prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam on Friday, media reports said, sparking angry demonstrations from supporters in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Venezuela arrests pharmacy chain managers

Caracas - Two top executives at one of Venezuela's largest drugstore chains have been arrested for allegedly violating laws meant to protect consumers from shortages and runaway inflation, the government said.

Police officer delivers pizza after arresting delivery driver

The Illinois Oswego Police Department has recounted details of an event earlier this week where an officer who had arrested a pizza delivery driver proceeded to complete the delivery to the customer.

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.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
A pedophile was arrested in Jaen  Spain after a tip off from a burglar about incriminating video tap...
A pedophile was arrested in Jaen, Spain after a tip off from a burglar about incriminating video tapes.
National Police
Edward Canahan  second detainee released  speaking to the media.
Edward Canahan, second detainee released, speaking to the media.
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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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National police arrested 3 men who had forced a woman into prostitution by holding her 8-year-old ch...
National police arrested 3 men who had forced a woman into prostitution by holding her 8-year-old child prisoner.
National Police
Angelina Jolie portrays the falsely arrested Evelyn Salt in  Salt
Angelina Jolie portrays the falsely arrested Evelyn Salt in 'Salt'
Sony
A man was spotted pacing around the roof of Parliament
A man was spotted pacing around the roof of Parliament
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Spanish police arrested one of the UK s  Most Wanted  - Mark Alan Lilley - on Saturday July 6  2013
Spanish police arrested one of the UK's "Most Wanted" - Mark Alan Lilley - on Saturday July 6, 2013
Policia Nacional
Two cars were damaged when National Police stopped fake police from robbing a jeweler in Madrid.
Two cars were damaged when National Police stopped fake police from robbing a jeweler in Madrid.
National Police
A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
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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.
National Police
26-year-old Briana Buchanan
26-year-old Briana Buchanan
Volusia Co. Sheriff's Office
Neighbors were shocked and frightened when they learned of the chemicals and gunpowder stored in a m...
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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Britain First have launched a manhunt for anti-British Muslim extremist Anjem Choudary and intend to...
Britain First have launched a manhunt for anti-British Muslim extremist Anjem Choudary and intend to make a citizen's arrest.
Britain First
Mallorca s German Hells Angels raided by Spanish police on July 23  2013.
Mallorca's German Hells Angels raided by Spanish police on July 23, 2013.
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Andrew Auernheimer  24  hacker in AT&T-iPad security situation was arrested by police.
Andrew Auernheimer, 24, hacker in AT&T-iPad security situation was arrested by police.
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
Uganda Monitor
Police arrested 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona  Spain and seized equipment and chemicals.
Police arrested 12 drug traffickers in Tarragona, Spain and seized equipment and chemicals.
National Police

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