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Germany probes Russian over plot to murder Chechen dissident

Berlin - German prosecutors said Friday they are investigating a Russian man suspected of helping to plan the murder of a Chechen dissident living in Germany on orders of the Chechen regime.

Taiwan truck driver charged with negligent homicide over rail crash

Taipei - Taiwan prosecutors on Friday charged a truck driver with negligent homicide over his role in the island's worst rail disaster in decades that left 49 dead and more than 200 injured.

Indonesian hackers arrested over $60 million US Covid-19 scam

Surabaya - Two Indonesian hackers have been arrested over an international scam in which $60 million was stolen from a Covid-19 aid programme helping Americans left jobless by the pandemic, authorities said.

Ex-employee kills eight in rampage at US FedEx facility

Indianapolis - A former FedEx employee fatally shot eight people and wounded several others at the delivery company's facility in the US city of Indianapolis before killing himself, authorities said Friday after the latest mass shooting to jolt the country.

'Mass casualty' shooting in US city of Indianapolis, gunman dead: police

Washington - A number of people were shot in an incident Thursday in the US city of Indianapolis by a gunman who is believed to have then killed himself, police said.

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dead in US prison

New York - Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the largest financial scam in history that unraveled during the 2008 economic crisis, died in jail on Wednesday, US prison officials said. He was 82.

Russia detains two after huge Saint Petersburg fire

Sanktpeterburg - Russia on Tuesday detained two people after a huge fire gutted a historic factory in Saint Petersburg, as firefighters continued putting out the blaze.

Epoch Times defiant after Hong Kong printing press attacked

Fpo - A Hong Kong newspaper linked to a spiritual group banned in China said Tuesday it would "never back down" after a gang of sledgehammer-wielding men damaged its printing presses.

Mexican villagers take anti-narco fight into own hands

Colotlipa - Mexican children toting replica rifles march alongside armed members of a self-defense force who say they have been left to defend their village against drug traffickers all by themselves.

Covid, cocaine take Europe to 'breaking point': Europol

Den Haag - The coronavirus pandemic could fuel organised crime for years to come in Europe, a continent already at "breaking point" from an unprecedented flood of cocaine, the EU's policing agency warned Monday.

US police shooting of Black man sparks fresh protests

Minneapolis - A suburb of Minneapolis was under curfew early Monday after US police fatally shot a young Black man, sparking protests not far from where a former police officer was on trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Greek PM demands swift probe into journalist's murder

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday called for the "swift resolution" of a probe into a crime journalist's shock murder, condemned by leading EU officials, political parties and unions.

Crime reporter's murder shocks Greece

Athens - A veteran Greek crime reporter was gunned down outside his Athens home on Friday, officials said, shocking the country where media killings are rare. Giorgos Karaivaz, who worked for private TV station Star and also ran the news blog bloko.

Trial of alleged mastermind behind Honduran activist murder begins

- The trial of a businessman accused of being the "intellectual author" of the 2016 murder of high-profile Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres has begun in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Officer killed in US Capitol car-ramming attack

Washington - A US Capitol police officer was killed and a second injured Friday after a vehicle rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the Washington complex, forcing it into lockdown less than three months after a mob assault on Congress.

Suspect arrested in brutal New York assault of Asian woman

New York - New York police on Wednesday charged a suspect in a brutal, videotaped assault of a 65-year-old Asian-American woman that sparked outrage amid a surge of anti-Asian violence in the United States.

Mother of Salvadoran killed by Mexican police seeks help from Biden

Sansalvador - The mother of a Salvadoran woman who died at the hands of Mexican police asked US President Joe Biden Wednesday to grant refuge to the victim's young daughters.

Ecuador policeman held over 185 baby tortoises in suitcase

Quito - An Ecuadorian policeman has been arrested after airport officials in the Galapagos Islands discovered 185 baby giant tortoises stuffed in a suitcase to be trafficked, prosecutors said Monday.

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Friday handed life sentences to two former police chiefs and two top ex-security officers over the gangland-style killing of a high-profile Turkish-Armenian journalist who promoted cross-cultural ties.

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Istanbul - Turkish judges on Friday handed life sentences to two former police chiefs and two top ex-security officers over the 2007 killing of a Turkish-Armenian journalist, local media reported.

Thailand faces meth trafficking surge after Myanmar coup

A village watchman trains his binoculars on a suspicious fishing boat -- the first line of defence as Thailand braces for a fresh methamphetamine influx after a coup in neighbouring Myanmar.

Militant convicted and acquitted of Daniel Pearl murder to leave prison

Islamabad - A British-born militant sentenced to death for the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl was ordered to be let out of prison Thursday by Pakistan's Supreme Court in the latest twist to a legal saga spanning nearly two decades.

Militant convicted and acquitted of Daniel Pearl murder to leave prison

Islamabad - A British-born militant sentenced to death for the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl was ordered to be let out of prison Thursday by a Pakistan court in the latest twist to a legal saga spanning nearly two decades.

Biden calls for assault weapon ban after Colorado shooting

Washington - President Joe Biden called Tuesday for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urged Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Colorado.

Male suspect, 21, charged with murder in Colorado attack: police

Boulder - Colorado police on Tuesday said a 21-year-old man has been charged with 10 counts of murder, a day after a mass shooting at a grocery store in the city of Boulder.

Biden calls for assault weapon ban after Colorado shooting

Boulder - President Joe Biden called Tuesday for a US ban on assault weapons, after the country's second mass shooting in a week left 10 people dead in Colorado and sparked urgent new calls for gun control.

Ten killed in mass shooting at Colorado grocery store

Boulder - A gunman killed at least 10 people including a police officer at a grocery store in Colorado on Monday, police said, in the latest shooting to hit a state that was the site of two of the most infamous mass murders in US history.

Trial of Dutch 'most wanted' suspect opens

Den Haag - The Netherlands' former most wanted suspect and 16 other alleged members of a drugs gang dubbed the "Mocro-mafia" went on trial Monday in one of the country's biggest criminal cases.

Ex-aide to former Malta PM charged with corruption: court

Valletta - A top aide to former Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat accused of graft by journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose brutal murder rocked the nation, was charged Saturday with money laundering and fraud.

Mexico makes arrest over murders of suspected Israeli mafiosi

Mexico - Mexican authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the murder of two Israelis suspected of links to organized crime in July 2019, prosecutors said Friday.
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