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Kazakhstan detains around 200 opposition protesters in largest city

Almaty - Police in Kazakhstan detained around 200 people Saturday as two opposition groups called for anti-government demonstrations in the oil-rich Central Asian country.

Kazakhstan detains up to 100 opposition protesters

Almaty - Police in Kazakhstan detained up to 100 activists Saturday after two opposition groups called for anti-government protests in the oil-rich Central Asian country.

Lesotho PM a no-show for murder charge

Maseru - Lesotho premier Thomas Thabane failed Friday to show up in court where he was due to be charged with murdering his estranged wife, prompting police to warn they could issue an arrest warrant.

Son of powerful Mexican drug lord extradited to US

Mexico - The son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was Thursday extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source told AFP.

New Zealander jailed over Briton's Tinder date murder

Wellington - A New Zealand man was jailed for life Friday over the "depraved" murder of a British backpacker he met through the online dating app Tinder.

Six workers rescued from underground cigarette factory in Spain

M - Spanish police have rescued six workers who were left trapped and gasping for air in a counterfeit cigarette factory located in a bunker four metres (13 feet) underground, police and Europol said Thursday.

UK police rule out terror in London mosque stabbing

London - British police on Thursday said they were not treating as terror related a London mosque stabbing in which an elderly worshipper suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Maseru - Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down ahead of his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday, as the beleaguered premier announced he would quit by the end of July.

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife: police

Maseru - Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Addiction in paradise: Seychelles battles heroin crisis

- On a plain suburban street in Seychelles, far from the idyllic coastline and luxury resorts pampering honeymooners and paradise-seekers, heroin addicts queue anxiously for their daily dose of methadone.

Argentine rallies demand justice for youth's rugby-club killers

Buenos Aires - Thousands of people rallied outside Argentina's Congress on Tuesday to demand justice for the killers of an 18-year-old month after he was savagely beaten to death by a group of young rugby players.

Mexican women protest after seven-year-old's murder

Mexico - Dozens of women protested outside the presidential residence in Mexico City on Tuesday following the murder of a seven-year-old girl -- a crime that sparked an uproar in the violence-wracked country.

Ex-coast guard chief charged over bungled South Korea ferry rescue

Seoul - A former South Korean coast guard chief was indicted Tuesday for allegedly bungling rescue operations at one of the country's deadliest maritime disasters, when more than 300 people were killed, most of them schoolchildren.

Indonesia military to blame for 2014 Papua killings: rights commission

Jakarta - Indonesia's military shot dead four students in the country's restive Papua region during 2014 protests and carried out "gross human rights violations", a commission investigating the uprising concluded Monday.

Burnt to the bone: Uganda's acid attack survivors seek justice

Kanpala - Ugandan university student Linette Kirungi was on her way to class when she heard footsteps behind her. The next thing she felt was liquid on her face -- then burning agony.She had just turned down a marriage proposal from her ex-boyfriend.

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying Hong Kong

Fpo - A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said Monday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying.

Gang kills four police in operation to free leader

Tegucigalpa - Armed men killed four police officers and wounded another four as they freed a leader of the notorious MS-13 gang from a court in Honduras, authorities said.

Man sentenced for placing knives on Japan prince's desk

Apo - A Japanese man who left two kitchen knives on the school desk of Japan's Prince Hisahito, who is second in line to the throne, was given a suspended sentence on Friday.

Police search home of French writer accused of raping a minor

Paris - French police on Thursday searched the home of a writer accused of raping a minor and who repeatedly described relationships with young teens in his work, a source said.

Final appeal over Pell child sex conviction set for March

Sydney - The final appeal by Cardinal George Pell against his child sex abuse convictions will be held by Australia's High Court on March 11-12, the court announced Friday.

France opens probe into Maltese journalist's murder

Paris - French prosecutors on Wednesday launched an investigation into the business dealings in France of a suspect in the 2017 killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

France opens probe into Maltese journalist's murder

Paris - French justice officials have opened an investigation in connection with the 2017 killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia to determine if there was a French connection, they said Wednesday.

Police charge man with murder of N. Irish journalist Lyra McKee

London - Police in Northern Ireland on Wednesday charged a middle-aged man with the 2019 murder of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead during rioting in the city of Londonderry.

Tearful Thai general says 'don't blame army' for soldier's rampage

Bangkok - An emotional Thai army chief on Tuesday urged a nation in mourning over a mass shooting "not to blame the army" after a soldier gunned down at least 29 people in a rampage linked to a debt dispute with a senior officer.

Guns and social media: the soldier behind Thailand's mass shooting

Nakhon Ratchasima - The 'pings' from the metal targets at a gun range ring out as a baby-faced shooter smiles for the camera -- a chilling prelude to the mall massacre by a Thai soldier who shared his prowess as a marksman on social media.

Grief swells as Thais mourn 29 killed in mass shooting

Nakhon Ratchasima - Grieving relatives of 29 people murdered by a rogue soldier in Thailand held tearful Buddhist prayer ceremonies Monday, as fresh details emerged of shoppers cowering in terror while the gunman stalked the mall.

Suspicion, uncertainty cloud murder of Chechen in France

Lille - At the end of January, French emergency services found the body of a man in a hotel room close to the train station in the northern city of Lille, mutilated with scores of stab wounds.

Thai mall shooting survivors tracked killer via CCTV

Nakhon Ratchasima - In a fourth-floor toilet of the Terminal 21 mall, shoppers jammed cubicle doors against the entrance to keep out a Thai soldier on a shooting spree, tracing his movements through fragments of CCTV passed on by friends on the outside.

Thai mall gunman shot dead after deadly rampage

Nakhon Ratchasima - The Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead Sunday morning by commandos, ending a near-17-hour ordeal which left dozens wounded and stunned the country.

Thai soldier kills at least 17 in mass shooting

Bangkok - A Thai soldier remained holed up in a shopping mall late Saturday after gunning down at least 17 people, in an attack on a normally sedate town centre relayed through Facebook posts.
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