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Singapore won't cane suspected bank robber sought from UK

Singapore - Singapore has agreed not to cane a man accused of carrying out a rare bank robbery in the city-state if Britain extradites him to face charges, officials said Tuesday.

Mission unclear in Brazilian army takeover of Rio security

Rio De Janeiro - The takeover of Rio de Janeiro's security by army generals was meant to bring clarity to a city mired in chaotic crime, but three days later the exact mission remains unclear.

Brazilian black activists' tips on surviving police go viral

Rio De Janeiro - Advice issued by black activists in Rio de Janeiro on "surviving" interactions with police -- including warning against carrying umbrellas that may be mistaken for guns -- went viral Monday.

Russia probes church killing for 'extremist' links: Kremlin

Moscow - Russia is investigating whether the gunman behind a deadly attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus had extremist ties, the Kremlin said Monday after Islamic State claimed the shooting.

In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Mara - Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

Powerful Brazil gang leader killed: media

Rio De Janeiro - A leader in one of Brazil's most powerful criminal gangs implicated in cocaine trafficking has been murdered along with another gang member, local media reported on Sunday.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.

Brazil's Temer announces new security ministry to combat violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced the creation of a public security ministry after giving the military full control over security in crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro.

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Fort Lauderdale - US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.

Indian investigators arrest three over bank fraud

New Delhi - Indian investigators have arrested three people who allegedly helped a billionaire jeweller obtain fake documents for overseas loans in one of the country's biggest bank scams, an official said Saturday.

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

Manila - Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors, but now that a probe into the killings is under way, he fears he too has become a targe...

French musician robbed of million-euro cello at knifepoint

Bobigny - An award-winning French musician was robbed at knifepoint of her 18th-century cello, worth more than a million euros, outside her home in a Paris suburb on Thursday evening."Help!

Bank robber shot during hold-up off Paris Champs-Elysees

Paris - French police shot and injured a robber who held up a bank just off the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Friday.

Violence during Rio carnival 'unacceptable:' minister

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann has called violent crime during Rio de Janeiro's carnival "unacceptable" and promised more security.

Murdered French girl Maelys will 'haunt' killer, says mother

Pont-de-beauvoisin - The mother of a murdered French girl whose remains were found this week said her child would "haunt" the ex-soldier who has finally confessed to killing her after months of interrogation.

Japan's crypto exchange Coincheck sued after massive heist

Toukyo - Cryptocurrency traders filed a lawsuit Thursday against Japanese exchange firm Coincheck, seeking repayment after hackers raided hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets.

Four killed in Bolivia bomb attack: government

La Paz - A bomb triggered a blast that killed four people during carnival celebrations in the Bolivian city of Oruro, police said Wednesday.Police commander Faustino Mendoza said a device packed with three kilograms (6.

Remains found of French girl Maelys who vanished at wedding

Pont-de-beauvoisin - French police have found the remains of an eight-year-old French schoolgirl who vanished from a wedding in the Alps last August in a case that gripped the country, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Remains found of French girl Maelys who vanished at wedding

Pont-de-beauvoisin - French police have found the remains of an eight-year-old French schoolgirl who vanished from a wedding in the Alps last August in a case that gripped the country, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Four killed in Bolivia bomb attack: government

La Paz - A blast which killed four people during carnival celebrations in the festive Bolivian city of Oruro was caused by a bomb, police said Wednesday.

Tanzanian opposition politician 'murdered'

Nairobi - A local leader of the main Tanzanian opposition party has been found beaten to death after men bundled him into a car, party chairman Freeman Mbowe said Wednesday.

Driver, daughter in French cash van kidnap 'heist' arrested

Lyon - French police have arrested a cash van driver and his daughter, who claimed she was held to ransom while a gang robbed millions from her father's vehicle in Switzerland, police sources said Tuesday.

Tell-all writer on trial over France's 'heist of the century'

Marseille - The suspected mastermind of France's "heist of the century" went on trial Monday nearly half a century after robbers tunnelled through sewers to snatch the equivalent of 29 million euros from a bank vault.

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

Washington - Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites' computing power to "mine" cryptocurrencies, security researchers said.

Tell-all writer on trial over France's 'heist of the century'

Marseille - The suspected mastermind of France's "heist of the century" went on trial Monday nearly half a century after robbers tunnelled through sewers to snatch the equivalent of 29 million euros from a bank vault.

Indonesia church attacker wanted to join IS in Syria: police

Jakarta - The Indonesian who attacked a church congregation with a sword during Sunday Mass is a radical Islamist who had wanted to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria, police said Monday.

Suspected poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

Johanesburg - A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim's body.

US ballplayer's kidnapped mother is released

Caracas - The mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz was released Sunday, three days after being kidnapped in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, authorities said.

French mum, ex-partner get 20 years for 5-year-old's murder

Le Puy-en Velay - A French appeal court on Sunday sentenced a mother and her ex-partner to 20 years for the brutal murder of her five-year-old daughter whose disappearance in 2013 shocked the country.
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