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Security stepped up ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Ferguson - Police stepped up security and erected barricades in St. Louis on Sunday, bracing for the worst with a grand jury to decide whether to indict a white officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Washington - Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said Sunday.

West Bank home torched in suspected settler attack

Ramallah - Suspected Jewish extremists firebombed a house in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank early on Sunday, its mayor told AFP, pointing the finger of blame at local settlers.

Tense Ferguson braces for U.S. grand jury decision

Ferguson - The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions as protesters stepped up calls for a grand jury to indict the white officer responsible.

Ferguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision

Ferguson - The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions Saturday ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict the white officer responsible.

Mexico ex-police official arrested in student abductions

- A former police chief in Cocula, the Mexican town where witnesses say 43 missing students were massacred, was arrested for allegedly participating in handing the young men over to a criminal gang, prosecutors said Friday.

LA schools in huge child abuse settlement payout

Los Angeles - Los Angeles school officials agreed to a $139 million settlement Friday for victims of a teacher jailed for lewd conduct with students, in what lawyers said was the biggest ever such payout.

Tensions rise ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Ferguson - Tensions rose Saturday in the troubled St Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager.

Cosby lawyer blasts sex claim 'absurdity'

Los Angeles - A lawyer for embattled US comic Bill Cosby lashed out at new claims of rape and sexual abuse dating back several decades, saying they have "escalated far past the point of absurdity.

Chile jails two for torturing president's father

Santiago - A Chilean judge jailed two retired colonels Friday for torturing President Michelle Bachelet's father, who was arrested for opposing the country's 1973 coup and died after repeated beatings and electrocutions.

Op-Ed: Finally, is this the truth about Amanda Knox?

Judge Alessandro Nencini upheld Amanda Knox’s guilty conviction this year, and his 350-page official report has just been translated from Italian into English. So what does it tell us? Is this, finally, the truth about Knox?

U.S. prisoner on death row freed after 39 years

Washington - A 57-year-old U.S. prisoner who was sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit walked free from court on Friday after spending 39 years behind bars, prosecutors said.

Woman with handgun arrested at White House: Secret Service

Washington - A 23-year-old woman armed with a handgun was arrested outside the White House late Thursday, US Secret Service officials said.In a statement released Friday, the Secret Service identified the woman as April Lenhart of Mount Morris, Michigan.

Uganda jails five for genital mutilation

Kampala - Five men and women in Uganda have been jailed for mutilating the genitals of girls, a rare conviction in the country which is trying to stamp out the often deadly practice.

Honduras buries slain Miss World contestant, sister

Santa B - A shaken Honduras buried its Miss World contestant and her sister, after the latter's boyfriend shot them in a jealous rage, according to police and media reports.

Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing students

- Protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with police outside Mexico's National Palace after a massive march demanding President Enrique Pena Nieto's resignation.

Clash erupts in Mexico demo over 43 missing students

- Protesters furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with riot police in Mexico City on Thursday, during a new day of national demonstrations rattling the government.

Honduras buries slain Miss World contestant, sister

Santa B - A shaken Honduras buried its Miss World contestant and her sister Thursday after the sister's boyfriend shot them in a jealous rage, according to police and media reports.

Mexican leader mired in protests, house scandal

- President Enrique Pena Nieto has a slogan, "Moving Mexico," but his government is stuck in a wave of protests over a presumed student massacre and an uproar over his wife's mansion.

Cosby under pressure as shows scrapped amid sex claims

Los Angeles - The US network NBC pulled the plug on a new Bill Cosby sitcom following a similar move by Netflix, piling pressure on the veteran comic over growing sex assault claims.

Miss Honduras shot dead 'after fleeing sister's boyfriend'

Santa B - Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police and reports said, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.

Ugandan priest found dead in Mexico denounced violence

Chilapa - Ugandan priest John Ssenyondo loved his adopted country of Mexico and preached against violence until his body was found in a mass grave between fields of corn and beans.

Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

Tegucigalpa - Police found the bodies of Honduras's Miss World contestant and her sister buried beside a river Wednesday, and said they are holding the sister's boyfriend on suspicion of killing them.

Pakistan sentences four to death for honour killing of Farzana Parveen

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for bludgeoning to death a pregnant woman in the centre of the country's second-largest city for marrying against her family's wishes.

'Black widow' with seven dead partners arrested in Japan

Toukyo - A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners had already died, in Japan's latest apparent "black widow" case.

ATM damaged in attempted theft from Caisse populaire Desjardins

They'd apparently readied a diversion, but suspects apparently hadn't considered all the logistics to ripping a bank machine Monday night from the lobby of a Pointe-aux-Trembles credit union.

Sister's boyfriend arrested in search for Miss Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Officials arrested a suspect in the disappearance of the reigning Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, whose sister's boyfriend is now being held as a central figure in the kidnapping.

Police intensify search for abducted Miss Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Officials combed valleys and mountains Tuesday in a desperate search for the reigning Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, who was abducted days before she was to compete in the Miss World contest.

Italy captures mafia initiation rites on film, 40 arrests

Rome - Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.

Thai radio host jailed for five years for royal defamation

Bangkok - A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, his lawyer said Tuesday, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.
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