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All-clear at Washington Navy Yard after shooting scare

Washington - A US Navy installation in Washington was given the all-clear Thursday after a tense lockdown and search for several hours over reports of a possible shooting, authorities said.

Bolivian villagers ban booze, set curfew over crimes

- The police car lights flashed in the dark and dusty streets of the Bolivian mountain village of La Asunta. The officers approached two boys and told them: "Go home, there's a curfew.

French prosecutors seek 18 years for mum in baby murders

Douai - French prosecutors on Wednesday called for an 18-year jail term for a housewife on trial for allegedly murdering eight of her children at birth, with most of their corpses found hidden in her garage.

Mexico drug lord's son freed, and arrested again

- The son of Mexico's most wanted drug lord was re-arrested Wednesday shortly after he had been freed for a second time in six months.

Five arrested over India monkey kidnap

Pune - Indian authorities said Wednesday they had arrested five men over the kidnapping of a monkey after video footage emerged of a distressed primate being bundled into the boot of a car.

Rio slum tests security with Olympics a year off

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police assumed control over one of Rio's most dangerous neighborhoods Tuesday, replacing the army in a key test for how to suppress crime ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

Sharp rise in German attacks on refugee centres: Official report

Berlin - Far-right crime in Germany soared 24 percent last year to the highest level in six years, with a "shameful" surge in attacks on refugee centres, an official report released Tuesday showed.

Berlusconi 'paid' Bunga Bunga dancer millions for silence

Milan - Silvio Berlusconi paid an exotic dancer and other young women some ten million euros for their silence over what went on at his Bunga Bunga sex parties, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Fugitive rabbi can be extradited to Israel: Dutch supreme court

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday authorised the extradition of the leader of a Jewish Hasidic sect wanted in Israel for alleged indecent assault of women and girls.

French woman accused of poisoning four elderly men

Nice - A French woman was charged and remanded in custody accused of seducing and killing an elderly man and poisoning three others on the French Riviera.

Experts want to quiz troops over Mexico missing students

- Experts from a regional human rights body investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico complained Monday that government delays in allowing them to interview soldiers could limit their work.

Second NY prison escapee shot and captured

New York - A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured, authorities and media said Sunday, two days after his fellow escapee was shot dead.

Eight arrested over Albania 'cannabis kingdom' shootout

Tirana - Police arrested eight people overnight Saturday in connection with a deadly shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.

Hate crimes shake Brazil's religious melting pot

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's image as a religious melting pot has been shaken in recent weeks by a series of hate crimes, raising alarm over growing intolerance amid a surge in Evangelical Christianity.

Police hunt for remaining New York prison escapee

New York - Hundreds of police closed in Saturday on a convicted murderer who busted out of a maximum-security New York prison, a day after authorities shot dead his fellow escapee in a three-week manhunt.

Two bodies found in Ireland in search for 1972 IRA victim

Dublin - Investigators searching remote farmland in Ireland on Thursday for a former Cistercian monk murdered and secretly buried by the IRA 43 years ago have found two bodies.

Panama president urges nation to accept Noriega apology

Panama - Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela urged the nation Thursday to forgive jailed former dictator Manuel Noriega after he apologized to victims of his 1983-1989 regime.

Trial opens of French mother accused of killing eight babies

Douai - A French housewife on trial for killing eight of her children at birth told a court Thursday she had a normal childhood, but had battled her whole life with obesity.

Second prison worker arrested over US jail break

New York - A second prison worker was arrested and charged over the escape of two convicted killers weeks ago from a maximum-security New York jail, with police warning they are likely armed and dangerous.

Follow the money: Magnitsky case reaches Saint Tropez

Paris - In a fresh twist to the Sergei Magnitsky tax scam case which soured US-Russia relations, French investigators have found a money trail leading to the glitzy resort of Saint Tropez, sources told AFP.

Policeman killed in shootout in Albania's 'cannabis kingdom'

Gjirokast - A police officer was killed and two others seriously wounded Wednesday during a shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.

Colombian generals implicated in civilian killings: HRW

Estanzuela - Human Rights Watch accused some of Colombia's top generals Wednesday of links to the "generalized and systematic" execution of civilians, who were then presented as felled FARC guerrillas.

Indian police arrest bootlegger over toxic liquor deaths

New Delhi - Indian police have arrested a bootlegger accused of supplying the toxic liquor that killed 100 people from a slum in the financial capital Mumbai, a senior officer has said.

Decades-old frozen meat seized in China food scandal: Report

Bejing - Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat -- some of it rotting and more than 40 years old -- has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday.

Police arrest 15 in Bosnia-France human trafficking ring

Sarajevo - Bosnian and French police arrested Tuesday 15 members of a human trafficking ring that forced women and children to beg and steal in cities across France, Bosnian authorities said.

Mexico nabs US-born son of Jalisco cartel boss

- The US-born son of the powerful Jalisco New Generation drug cartel's leader was arrested Tuesday, armed with an assault rifle bearing his nickname "El Menchito" and appearing to have had plastic surgery.

Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said his country was doing "everything" it can to save a Frenchman accused of drug offences in Indonesia from the firing squad after he lost an appeal against his death sentence on Monday.

Ten bodies found in Acapulco mass graves

Acapulco - Authorities found 10 bodies Monday in mass graves on the outskirts of Mexico's Pacific resort of Acapulco, a city beset by drug gang violence.

Spanish police return art stolen from Swedish churches

Madrid - Spanish police on Monday returned 12 artworks, including several 15th-century wood engravings, to Sweden's embassy in Madrid after they were allegedly stolen by a Spaniard from Swedish churches and museums.

Prison-break killers' DNA found in US cabin

New York - A DNA breakthrough in the manhunt for two US escaped murderers shows they may have broken into a cabin near the maximum-security New York jail from which they escaped, police said Monday.
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