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Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents

Havana - Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists.Shouting "Freedom! Freedom!
In the Media by Francisco Jara (AFP)

Backpacker arrested for remaining in U.S half hour too long

A South American backpacker visiting the United States was locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes. Diego Simonassi said he roamed freely with just a backpack in the United States for six months.

Couple in Pakistan hacked to death, girl burned alive

Islamabad - In Pakistan, a 17-year old girl and her husband were killed by the girl's family because the couple married without their consent while another young lady was burned alive for refusing a man's marriage proposal.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Dozens arrested in Niger for plotting 'military coup': Minister

Niamey - Dozens of opposition members have been arrested in Niger suspected of plotting a "military coup" in the west African nation, Interior Minister Hassoumi Massaoudou told AFP on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

Caracas - Venezuelan police arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks at a ministry building in the capital, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela frees most youths arrested in raid

Caracas - Venezuela has set free most of more than 200 people detained when authorities demolished protest camps last week, officials said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Policeman shot dead in Venezuela protests

Caracas - A Venezuelan policeman died after he was shot in the neck in clashes with anti-government demonstrators in Caracas angered by pre-dawn raids on their protest camps.
In the Media by Marcelo Daniel Brusa (AFP)

Fresh arrest in Malaysia anti-terror operation

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested an 11th suspect in an operation to break up Islamic terror groups posing as humanitarian organisations, an official said on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Police arrest 24 in Madrid after anti-austerity demo

Madrid - Spanish police detained 24 people during street violence late on Saturday following a large anti-austerity demonstration in Madrid in which dozens were injured, a police spokesman said.Tens of thousands of people, some having walked from the farthest c...
In the Media by AFP

Assad holding kin of opposition peace talks team: US

Washington - The Syrian regime has arrested relatives of the opposition's delegation to the Geneva peace talks, a US official said Wednesday, calling for their immediate release.Washington was "outraged" by reports that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assa...
In the Media by AFP

Germany arrests three suspected former Auschwitz guards

Berlin - Germany has arrested three suspected former SS guards of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in a series of home raids across three states, prosecutors said Thursday.Israel's Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center praised the police action and said prosecution...
In the Media by AFP

Autopsy reveals more questions than answers in Hoffman case

After the body of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found in his Manhattan apartment Sunday, officials said an autopsy was performed Monday.
In the Media by Angela Atkinson - 3 comments

Four arrests in drug probe of Hoffman death

Washington - US police investigating the apparent drug overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrested four people Tuesday night with more than 350 bags of heroin, the New York Times reported.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Four men arrested for Pinochet-era prison poisonings

Santiago - Authorities in Chile have arrested four ex-army officers for purportedly poisoning prisoners by adding botulinum toxin to their food. They are accused of murdering two men and attempting to murder five more.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

South Korea hit hard with credit card information theft

The hackers that targeted the credit and debit card system for Target during the Christmas season jeopardized close to 40 million customers accounts, to date. An even bigger breach has been discovered in South Korea, affecting almost half the country.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Two arrested over Delhi gang-rape of Danish tourist

New Delhi - Police in New Delhi announced their first arrests late Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of a Danish tourist, with two homeless men detained for the latest shocking sex crime in India's capital.
In the Media by Bhuvan BAGGA (AFP) - 1 comment

Operation Yewtree: Trial date set for entertainer Rolf Harris

Bray - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, 83, will go on trial next April for indecent assault against young girls. He faces nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of taking x-rated images of a child.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Solidarity sing along, peaceful protesters arrested for singing

About 2 years ago, Wisconsin elected a new governor. Governor Walker took office in January of 2011. A month later he introduced a new budget that would change certain rules and could cause many people to lose their jobs.
In the Media by Nichole Childers

Mallorca: Three men arrested for devastating forest fire (video)

The major forest fire which blazed through the island of Mallorca in Spain over the weekend was caused by a barbeque held on Thursday that went horribly wrong. People are now gradually returning to their homes.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: RT reporter hit by water cannon in Ankara, Turkey

Ankara - It seems even the press is unwelcome in Turkey right now. RT's Tom Barton was reporting on a demonstration in Ankara when a water cannon sprayed him and knocked him off his feet, right in front of the cameramen and crew.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Saudi police foil Christmas celebration plot, arrest 41 people

According to a police statement, the religious police in Saudi Arabia raided a house in Al Jawf Province on Wednesday, arresting 41 people, who were "plotting to celebrate Christmas."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Nine cardiology doctors arrested for experimenting on patients

Italian police report they have arrested nine doctors for performing unauthorized experiments on patients. Included in the investigation are a dozen medical equipment companies.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 1 comment

Judge throws Occupy Chicago arrests out of the court

Chicago - 92 Occupy protesters were arrested in Grant Park in Chicago last October. A Cook County judge has dismissed the charges against them.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Mass arrests as OWS celebrates 1 year anniversary (videos)

New York - Over 180 protesters were arrested and photographers abused as Occupy Wall Street took over the Financial District of New York yelling, 'Banks got bailed out, we got sold out.'
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Police in Antwerp, Belgium arrest 120 in anti-US protest

Antwerp - 200 Muslim protesters gathered in the city center of Antwerp on Sunday, protesting against the US-made film 'The Innocence of Muslims.'
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Multiple arrests at Occupy Wall Street gathering (video)

New York - As OWS members gathered on Saturday, ready for Monday's anniversary march in Wall Street, police swooped in and arrested 25 protesters.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Federal agents have arrested Trenton Mayor Tony Mack in probe

Trenton - Federal agents have arrested Trenton, New Jersey Mayor Tony Mack as part of a corruption probe. He was arrested along with his brother and another man identified as Joseph Giorgianni.
In the Media by Jimmy Reilly - 1 comment

Madonna prays for Pussy Riot on stage in Moscow

Moscow - Madonna put on a balaclava and appealed for the release of 3 members of the Punk group Pussy Riot during a concert in Moscow.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 6 comments

4 Critical Mass cyclists charged by London Metropolitan police

London - Of the 182 people arrested during the Critical Mass cycle ride in London on the day of the Olympics opening ceremony, four have been charged.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Three arrested in Dark Knight related incidents

Since the weekend shooting in Colorado at a movie theatre showing the film "The Dark Knight" left 12 dead, at least 3 men have been arrested over similar alleged threats.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments
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Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
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Greater Manchester Police Ford Transit Connect
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
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Source SEIU: Police outside McDonalds HQ are arresting ~1 fast food worker every 4 minutes
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Source SEIU: Police outside McDonalds HQ are arresting ~1 fast food worker every 4 minutes
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Occupy Wall Street 17 March 2012.
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Occupy Wall Street 17 March 2012.
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Arrests made by police in protest in Anaheim.
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Arrests made by police in protest in Anaheim.
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Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road  London after youths protested against the killing of a man by...
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Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road, London after youths protested against the killing of a man by armed police in an attempted arrest, August 6, 2011 in London, England. Twenty-nine-year-old father-of-four Mark Duggan died August 4 after being shot by police in Tottenham, north London.
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Officers at the detention centre.
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Adam Vaughan discusses police arrests in wake of scathing G20 report. Chief Bill Blair denies wrongd...
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Adam Vaughan discusses police arrests in wake of scathing G20 report. Chief Bill Blair denies wrongdoing and refuses to resign.
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Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
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Unmarked cop shutting the door of an unmarked minivan after they arrested protester(s).
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