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'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Nairobi - A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday.

Attacks on Mexico journalists surge

- Attacks on journalists in Mexico have surged during President Enrique Pena Nieto's first two years in power, with assaults reported every 26.7 hours, a press freedom group said Tuesday.Media workers endured an act of violence every 48.

China executes three for Kunming attack

Bejing - China executed three people on Tuesday for a mass stabbing in Kunming that killed 31 people last year, the country's top court said, with authorities blaming the attack on separatists from mainly Muslim Xinjiang.

U.S. police grapple with rise of 'swatting' pranks

Washington - When Florida police got a call from a man who said he shot four people at rapper Lil Wayne's house this month, they responded as they are trained to.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt guilty of raping girls in S. Africa

Johanesburg - Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty Monday in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls whom he was coaching in the early 1980s.

Murder probe after five dead babies found in French home

Bordeaux - French prosecutors launched a murder probe Saturday into one of the country's worst cases of infanticide after five dead babies were discovered in a home near Bordeaux.

Lengthy prison terms after Cuba cracks egg corruption case

Havana - A court in Cuba has condemned several government officials to prison terms of between five and 15 years for stealing and selling millions of eggs on the black market, state-run media reported on Friday.

Mexico ambush leaves 10 dead, including 5 federal police

Guadalajara - A gang ambushed a federal police convoy in western Mexico, sparking a shootout that killed five officers, three suspects and two bystanders, authorities said Friday.

Bodies of five babies found in house in southwestern France

Paris - Police discovered the bodies of five babies in a house in southwestern France, a source close to the case said, in what appears to be the country's worst incident of infanticide in five years.

Rights body wants to talk to army over Mexico missing

- Experts from a regional human rights body said Thursday the fate of 43 Mexican students who disappeared in September remains unclear and they want to interview soldiers about the case.

Two killed in Sweden gang-related pub shooting

Gothenburg - Two men were killed and more than 10 were wounded after gunmen burst into a pub firing automatic weapons in a suspected gang-related attack in the Swedish city of Gothenburg late Wednesday.

Police bust Argentine 'Breaking Bad' ecstasy ring

Buenos Aires - Argentine police said Wednesday they had busted a drug ring whose affluent members made ecstasy for exclusive parties and drew their inspiration from "Breaking Bad" -- with one even wearing a T-shirt bearing the face of the central character in the hit...

White House was sent envelope with cyanide: U.S. media

Washington - The White House this week was sent a letter that tested positive for cyanide, U.S. media reported, in yet another piece of bad news for the Secret Service."On Monday 3/16/15, an envelope was received at the White House Mail Screening Facility.

U.S. tycoon charged with murder after TV 'confession'

Los Angeles - An eccentric US tycoon was charged Monday over the execution-style killing of a mobster's daughter and could face death if found guilty, in the latest installment of a TV murder mystery which has captivated America.

US tycoon arrested in old murder, says he 'killed them all'

New York - An eccentric US tycoon linked to two murders was arrested in connection with a third, just a day before the airing of a television documentary in which he said that he "killed them all.

Prayers in India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Kolkata - Prayers were said at churches across India Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fuelled fears among beleaguered Christians.

Elderly Indian nun 'gang-raped' in convent school

Kolkata - Police in eastern India said Saturday they were investigating the gang-rape of a 75-year-old nun by burglars who broke into the convent school where she lived.

Chile contains huge blaze threatening UNESCO city

Santiago - Firefighters have contained a huge forest blaze that had threatened the picturesque Chilean port city of Valparaiso, officials said Sunday, adding the government plans to charge those responsible for the fire.

S. African court rules appeal against Pistorius can go ahead

Johanesburg - A South Africa court dismissed Friday an attempt by Oscar Pistorius's lawyers to stop an appeal that could see the fallen Paralympian hero spend significantly more time behind bars for killing his model girlfriend.

Kremlin rights chief demands visit to Nemtsov suspect

Moscow - The Kremlin's top rights advisor on Thursday demanded access to the prime suspect in the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, following allegations he was likely tortured into confessing.

200 witchdoctors arrested in Tanzania crackdown

Dar Es Salaam - Over 200 people have been arrested in Tanzania as part of a nationwide crackdown on witchdoctors linked to a wave of albino attacks and murders, police said Thursday.

Euro MPs call for international probe into Nemtsov murder

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday called for an independent international investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Rome restaurants accused of funding mob closed in anti-mafia swoop

Rome - Thousands of visitors to Rome have been unwittingly pouring cash into the pockets of a ruthless mafia organisation by dining at two of the city's best-known tourist restaurants, Italian police said Thursday.

Anti-IS fighter faces charges in Switzerland

Ginebra - A Swiss man of Syrian Christian origin who battled the Islamic State group faces charges after returning home, raising the issue of how Europe handles citizens fighting IS.

French motorway heist nets 9-mln euro jewellery haul

Les Petites Ch - A group of "battle-hardened" armed thieves attacked two secure vans carrying jewels at a French motorway toll in the dead of night, making off with a haul worth some nine million euros ($11 million), police said Wednesday.

Nemtsov murder probe muddied by claim of forced confession

Moscow - A former Chechen police officer was likely tortured into confessing to the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, a member of the Kremlin's human rights council said Wednesday, prompting a spat with investigators.

Seven held in Tanzania over latest albino attack

Arusha - Police in Tanzania said Tuesday they have arrested seven suspects over a vicious weekend assault in which a six-year-old albino boy's hand was hacked off with a machete.

'Eco-terrorist' threat to poison New Zealand baby formula

Wellington - New Zealand has received an "eco-terrorist" threat to poison baby formula, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday, in a scare that risks further denting the country's "clean, green" reputation.

UK's Crufts plays down 'rumours' of five more dog poisonings

London - Britain's Crufts played down reports that several more dogs were suspected poisoned at the dog show, after the death of a prize-winning Irish Setter sent shockwaves through the breeding world.

Gunmen fire on Mexican mayor's convoy

Nuevo Laredo - Mexican police arrested four armed men on Monday accused of firing at the mayor's convoy in Matamoros, a northern city bordering Texas in the grips of drug cartel violence.
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