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Scam dating sites leads to the arrests of Japanese executives

A group of Japanese executives were arrested because of dating sites they ran. Millions of users were members, but only one was a woman.

Ex-con arrested in the deaths of rich family he worked for

An arrest has finally been made in the grisly murder of a millionaire’s family and their housekeeper that occurred just over a week ago in the wealthy area of Woodley Park, just outside of Washington DC.

Turkish police crack down on swinger clubs

Ankara - Turkish police have arrested dozens of people on suspicion of pimping and prostitution after raiding swinger clubs in several cities, the Dogan news agency reported Tuesday.

Bosnia, Kosovo tighten noose on radical Islamists

Sarajevo - Bosnian police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of plotting "terrorist acts", a week after a deadly Islamist attack on a police station, officials said Thursday.

German police arrest 'Salafist couple' over suspected attack plan

Berlin - German police have arrested two people, reportedly a married couple with Islamic Salafist ties, suspected of planning an attack and found a bomb at their home, officials said Thursday.

Six Somali-Americans arrested trying to join IS group

Washington - Six Somali-American men who planned to travel to Syria to fight as jihadists have been arrested and were to appear in court Monday on charges of conspiring to support a terrorist organization.

Fifth man arrested over Copenhagen shootings

Copenhage - Copenhagen police said on Friday they had arrested a fifth man suspected of being an accomplice of gunman Omar El-Hussein who killed two people in deadly twin attacks last month.

Brazil police make new arrests in Petrobras scandal

Brasilia - Brazilian police launched a new round of arrests Monday in the corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, a day after massive nationwide demonstrations against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.

New Yorkers charged over IS extremist plot

New York - Two New York Muslims were arraigned in federal court charged with plotting to join Islamic State extremists in Syria and threatening to carry out attacks in the United States.FBI agents arrested Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, at John F.

Belgium charges four after nationwide anti-terror raids

Brussels - Four people arrested in Belgium on Friday in raids aimed at smashing jihadist recruitment groups have been charged with "participating in the activities of a terrorist group", the federal prosecutor's office said.

German police arrest two suspected IS members

Berlin - German police Thursday arrested and searched the homes of two suspected members of the extremist Islamic State group who had returned from Syria, authorities said. The two German nationals, identified as Mustafa C., 26, and 27-year-old Sebastian B.

Iran arrests 12 for embezzling billions of dollars

Tehran - Iranian authorities have arrested 12 people for syphoning off more than $4.5 billion (3.6 billion euros) from one of the country's main banks over several years, media reported Thursday.

Cuba police arrest 32 during rights protest

Havana - Police in Havana arrested at least 32 people Wednesday at a demonstration marking Human Rights Day, AFP reporters on the scene observed.

26 foreigners among 135 arrested for 'terrorism' in Saudi

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia said Sunday it has arrested 135 suspects for "terrorism" offences, after the kingdom's participation in air strikes against Islamic State group extremists raised concerns about possible retaliation.

Hong Kong police say 80 arrests at pro-democracy protest site

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police said they arrested 80 people after moving in Tuesday to clear a city street blocked by pro-democracy protesters for nearly two months.

FBI arrests alleged 'Silk Road 2.0' operator

FBI agents arrested Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday. Benthall is the alleged operator of "Silk Road 2.0," an online marketplace where people can buy and trade illegal goods or services.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down...
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
Cops trying to block people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked officers arrested activis...
Cops trying to block people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked officers arrested activists.
File photo: 158 arrested in Utah s largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement action - 8/19/2010
File photo: 158 arrested in Utah's largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement action - 8/19/2010
ICE
Occupy Wall Street 17 March 2012.
Occupy Wall Street 17 March 2012.
OWS
Cops shoving protesters who were arrested into the minivan.
Cops shoving protesters who were arrested into the minivan.
Officers at the detention centre.
Officers at the detention centre.
Adam Vaughan discusses police arrests in wake of scathing G20 report. Chief Bill Blair denies wrongd...
Adam Vaughan discusses police arrests in wake of scathing G20 report. Chief Bill Blair denies wrongdoing and refuses to resign.
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Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road  London after youths protested against the killing of a man by...
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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Unmarked cop shutting the door of an unmarked minivan after they arrested protester(s).
Unmarked cop shutting the door of an unmarked minivan after they arrested protester(s).
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Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
Source SEIU: Police outside McDonalds HQ are arresting ~1 fast food worker every 4 minutes
Source SEIU: Police outside McDonalds HQ are arresting ~1 fast food worker every 4 minutes
Service Employees International Union
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down...
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.