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Philippines' Duterte taunts bishops to take drugs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday taunted the country's Catholic priests and bishops to take highly addictive crystal methamphetamine, as he accused them of "hypocrisy" for criticising his deadly drug war.

Philippine police kidnapped and murdered S. Korean businessman

Manila - Philippine police kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said Wednesday.

Philippine Church speaks out on drug killings

Manila - People going to mass at one of the most famous churches in the Philippine capital over Christmas were met by a disturbing sight: poster-size pictures of Filipinos dying in pools of blood.

Journalist shot dead in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A journalist has been shot dead in northern Honduras, hospital officials said, becoming the 69th member of the media killed in the violence-plagued Central American country since 2003.

Italy toasts its real-life Sherlock Holmes

Rome - With his Sherlock Holmes-style penchant for using multiple disguises to help crack his cases, Giuseppe Dosi was no ordinary policeman.And nearly 36 years after his death, Italians are still discovering the secrets of the "artist detective".

Mexico's Caribbean coast rocked by new deadly shooting

Canc - Mexico's Mayan Riviera was rocked by a second shooting in two days, leaving a total of nine people dead in a major tourist destination that had avoided the violence plaguing other regions.

Gunman, 2 workers killed in attack on Cancun prosecutor's office

Mexico - A gunman and two workers were killed during an attack on the state prosecutor's office in Cancun, authorities in the Mexican tourist city said.The armed attack took place at the prosecutor's office for the state of Quintano Roo on Tuesday.

Mexico probes drug links to deadly club shooting

Mexico - Mexican authorities investigated on Tuesday whether a feud over local drug sales was behind a nightclub shooting that killed three foreigners and two Mexicans at a popular beach resort.

Turkish-Armenian reconciliation elusive decade after journalist murder

Istanbul - Ten years after campaigning Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was shot dead in Istanbul, Armenians and Turks have still not achieved the reconciliation of which he dreamt.

Confusion after Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law

Manila - Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened over the weekend to impose martial law to prosecute his deadly war on drugs.

Confusion after Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law

Manila - Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened over the weekend to impose martial law to prosecute his deadly war on drugs.

Confusion after Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law

Manila - Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened over the weekend to impose martial law to prosecute his deadly war on drugs.

Five dead in shooting at Mexico music festival

Playa Del Carmen - A shooting erupted during an electronic music festival at a Mexican beach resort early Monday, leaving five people dead, including one in a stampede as revelers fled in panic.

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country's elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country's elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country's elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.

'Robber pulled gun on me', Kardashian told French police

Paris - A French newspaper Sunday published Kim Kardashian's testimony to police of how a robber threatened her at gunpoint when she refused to hand over a ring worth millions of dollars.

At least 3 killed in new Brazil prison beheadings

Rio De Janeiro - At least three inmates were brutally executed and decapitated Saturday in a prison in Brazil's north, just days after 100 detainees died in prisons during gang-related bloodletting, officials said.

Alleged mastermind of Kardashian heist charged in Paris

Paris - A French judge on Friday charged the alleged mastermind of the spectacular Paris heist, in which five masked men robbed US reality TV television star Kim Kardashian of jewellery worth millions, prosecutors said.

Federal probe slams 'pattern of excessive force' by Chicago police

Washington - A year-long federal investigation into the Chicago police force has identified a pattern of abuse and excessive force, especially in predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday.

Passerby kills man attacking Arizona police officer

Los Angeles - A passing motorist in Arizona was hailed as a hero after killing a man who had shot and wounded a police officer on a remote highway.

Hungary hands migrant-kicking journalist probation

Budapest - A Hungarian television camerawoman who made headlines in 2015 after tripping and kicking migrants fleeing police was found guilty Thursday of the misdemeanour of vandalism and was sentenced to probation.

Four suspects charged over Kim Kardashian Paris robbery

Paris - French prosecutors on Thursday charged four suspects over the armed robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris, including one accused of directly taking part in the heist.Yunice A.

US charges Fiat Chrysler with cheating emissions standards

Washington - The United States on Thursday charged Fiat Chrysler with using software on its trucks to evade emissions standards on about 104,000 vehicles, an accusation the company immediately denied.

Sex assault cases lead to soul-searching in Israel

Jerusalem - A string of high-profile sexual abuse cases has led to soul-searching in Israel, where women's increasing willingness to report such behaviour has collided with retrograde attitudes among some men, experts say.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

UN distances itself from Ban relatives corruption scandal

New York - Corruption charges against the relatives of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon do not concern the United Nations, the UN spokesman said Wednesday.

Kardashian robbery suspects 'include elderly cocaine dealer'

Nice - French police suspect that a 72-year-old convicted cocaine dealer was among five masked gunmen who broke into Kim Kardashian's apartment and robbed her of jewels worth millions last year, sources close to the probe said Wednesday.Pierre B.
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