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Afghan teen arrested over German murder-rape

Berlin - A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old female student in Germany, police and prosecutors said Saturday.

Teenager charged over police fire bomb attack: French prosecutor

- A 17-year-old boy has been charged and held in connection with an attack on French police by youths who threw molotov cocktails at officers, leaving two with severe burns, prosecutors said Saturday.

Thai dissident arrested for sharing new king article on Facebook

Bangkok - A prominent Thai dissident was arrested under the country's draconian royal defamation law on Saturday for sharing a BBC Thai profile of the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Facebook, supporters said.

Thai police hold suspect in Pakistan factory fire that killed 255

Bangkok - A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday.

Hostages safe in Paris armed robbery, thief on the run

Paris - Several people taken hostage Friday evening in a Paris travel agency were released safe and sound, police said, but the armed robber who seized them was on the run."Armed robbery on Massena Boulevard in Paris: operation over," police tweeted.

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found in Norway

Munich - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

IS tactics evolving, may include car bombs: Europol

Den Haag - Terror networks such as the Islamic State group are evolving their tactics to attack soft targets in Europe, which could see the use of deadly car bombs, Europol warned on Friday.

Global police smash huge online crime network

Den Haag - In one of the biggest takedowns to date, police across the globe have smashed a massive criminal network providing online services including malware attacks that infected half a million computers worldwide, Europol said Thursday.

Sham brokers shatter Nepali students foreign education dreams

Kathmandu - When aspiring chef Bijay Shrestha left Nepal last year for the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia his goal was an international degree, work experience, and a chance at a well-paid career.

Spain arrests 45 over suspected Georgian burglary ring

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested 45 suspected members of a Georgian burglary ring that broke into more than 100 homes, a force spokeswoman said Wednesday after a coordinated nationwide sweep.

IS claims jihadist 'soldier' behind Ohio attack

Chicago - The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a "soldier" of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday.

'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat

Washington - A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings" by cybercriminals, security experts warned Tuesday.

Playboy model pleads not guilty in body-shaming case

Los Angeles - A Playboy model pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of invasion of privacy over a picture she secretly took and posted on social media of a nude 70-year-old woman at a gym.

Turkey mourns rights lawyer's unsolved killing one year on

Diyarbakir - Campaigners paid tribute on Monday to a prominent rights lawyer who was shot dead one year ago in Turkey's biggest Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, lamenting that no one had yet been brought to justice for the crime.

German court upholds 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' conviction

Berlin - A German federal court has upheld the conviction of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz", his lawyer said Monday, in a ruling welcomed by victims' representatives.

Bomb defused near US embassy in Philippines: police

Manila - Police defused a bomb near the US embassy in the Philippine capital Monday, with militants who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group likely behind the attempted terror attack, authorities said.

Militants were planning embassy attack: Indonesian police

Jakarta - Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant Sunday accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Military veterans seek new role in S.Africa poaching war

In another life, Lynn was a sniper in Afghanistan, Damien trained paramilitary forces in Iraq, and John worked undercover infiltrating drug cartels in central America.

Myanmar police arrest Muslims over Yangon bombings

Myanmar police said Saturday they had arrested three Muslims for planting home-made bombs around Yangon and were investigating their links to "terrorists" in Rakhine state, where the army is cracking down on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

Pacquiao says Philippine drug problem 'beyond imagination'

Toukyo - The Philippines' drug problem is "beyond imagination", boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Saturday in Tokyo, defending his hard-liner president's controversial anti-drug campaign.

Latin Americans march to condemn violence against women

Buenos Aires - Mass marches to condemn horrific violence against women swept Latin America on Friday, after a series of brutal murders stoked outrage over a long-smoldering problem in the region.

Maduro calls nephews' US conviction 'imperialist attack'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday railed against a US court ruling that convicted two of his nephews for drug trafficking, calling it an "imperialist attack.

Gay date-rape serial killer Stephen Port jailed for life in UK

London - A serial killer who murdered four young men he met on gay networking sites in Britain was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of release.

32 bodies, 9 human heads found in Mexico mass graves

Mexico - Authorities have exhumed 32 bodies and nine heads from several clandestine graves in a southern Mexican state plagued by kidnappings, murders and drug cartel turf wars, officials said Thursday.

Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionary retirement home

Montferrier-sur-lez - A hooded man wielding a knife murdered a woman at a retirement home for missionaries in southern France triggering a manhunt, with the country still on edge following a string of jihadist attacks.

Ukrainian teacher held for trying to sell schoolgirl, 13

Kharkiv - A school teacher on Wednesday appeared in court in Ukraine after allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old schoolgirl under her care for more than $10,000.

UK far-right extremist jailed for life for killing MP Jo Cox

London - A far-right extremist was Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of release for murdering British MP Jo Cox a week before the European Union referendum in a "politically motivated" attack.

London chef Stephen Port found guilty of gay date-rape murders

London - A British chef was found guilty Wednesday of murdering three men he met on gay networking sites after plying them with a date-rape drug.

Qatari women robbed of millions in new Paris heist

Paris - Two Qatari women were held up on a Paris motorway and robbed of valuables worth more than five million euros ($5.3 million) in the latest heist targeting wealthy visitors to the French capital.

Bandit leaves cheeky clue for Australian police

Sydney - Australian detectives have been left with a cheeky clue after discovering that a large print on a glass door at a crime scene came from someone's bare buttocks.
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