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Suspected acid attack in London leaves six injured

London - A suspected acid attack in east London injured six people, police said Sunday adding that they had arrested a 15-year-old male.

Rio favela back under control after army incursion: officials

Rio De Janeiro - Security officials said the giant Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro was back under control Saturday after hundreds of soldiers and police were sent to battle heavily armed drug traffickers.

Brazil's army deploys in Rio after favela shootout

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed by armored vehicle, truck and helicopter Friday to reinforce police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's biggest favela, spraying bullets and terrifying locals.

Brazil's army sent to help quell shootouts in Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed Friday to help Rio de Janeiro police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's most heavily populated favela, spraying bullets in the built-up community.

Syria opposition activist, daughter 'assassinated in Istanbul'

Istanbul - A veteran Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter were found stabbed to death at their apartment in Istanbul, Turkish media reported Friday, in a crime supporters claimed was an "assassination" to avenge their work.

Syria opposition activist, daughter found dead in Istanbul: report

Istanbul - A senior Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found dead at their apartment in Istanbul, the Dogan news agency reported on Friday.

US police fatally shoot deaf man despite neighbors' warnings

Chicago - Police in Oklahoma came under intense scrutiny Thursday for fatally shooting a deaf man who failed to respond to their commands, even as neighbors were alerting officers of the man's disability.

Africa poaching now a war, task force warns

Pretoria - The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa's leading anti-poaching coalition said Thursday, as it called for the illicit wildlife trade to be monitored like global conflicts.

British bases in Cyprus get drone to fight bird trappers

Larnaca - Police on a British military base in Cyprus on Thursday launched their latest weapon in the fight against illegal bird trappers –- a high-tech drone.

Thousands rally for and against Philippines' Duterte

Manila - Thousands of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's critics and supporters held rival rallies Thursday, taking emotional national debates over his deadly drug war and martial-law threats to the streets.

Philippine lawmakers do rights backflip after outcry

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies have restored the budget of the nation's human rights commission following an outcry over their vote last week to slash its annual funding to just $20.

The spy who came in from the North

Gwangju - Condemned to death twice, former spy Seo Ok-Ryol spent three decades in prison, most of it in solitary confinement. Now aged 90, the only thing he wants to do before he dies is go home -- to North Korea.

Philippines' Duterte says son will be killed if involved in drugs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.

Miss Honduras World's killer sentenced to 45 years

Tegucigalpa - The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced a man convicted of killing Miss Honduras World and her sister to 45 years in prison.

British kayak adventurer slain in Brazil's Amazon

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said Tuesday that a British woman missing during an attempt to paddle the entire Amazon by kayak has been murdered and that three people are in custody.

Ex-porn actor German spy guilty of trying to share state secrets

Berlin - A former German intelligence agent who was also an ex-gay porn actor was Tuesday given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online.The 52-year-old named as Roque M.

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Thessalon - Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Paris police car torching trial delayed after chaotic start

Paris - The trial of nine men over a dramatic attack on Paris police, whose car was torched while they were still inside, was delayed after getting off to a chaotic start Tuesday.

Philippines' Duterte facing 'Hunger Games' protests

Manila - Critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have adopted the three-finger salute from the hit "Hunger Games" films as a sign of resistance against his rule and drug war killings.

Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan

Taipei - A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers.

Mexico mothers dig through nation's dirt for missing children

Veracruz - Martha Gonzalez used to have the soft hands of a homemaker.But they have grown callused and leathery since she started digging up bodies in search of her son, Alberto, one of Mexico's tens of thousands of missing people.

Ex-Norway cop gets 21 years for helping smuggle tons of hash

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced a former top police officer to 21 years in prison for allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country over nearly a decade.

Cyclist jailed for 18 months for killing pedestrian in UK

London - A British cyclist who hit and killed a pedestrian and was convicted under a 19th-century law for drivers of horse-drawn carriages was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison.

Rio's bid to wrest 'favelas' from gangs loses steam

Rio De Janeiro - Known as the setting of a Michael Jackson video clip in the late 1990s, Santa Marta is Rio's best known favela, a hillside community perched between Sugarloaf and a colossal Christ the Redeemer.

Six dead in Rio drug gang violence

Rio De Janeiro - Shoot-outs between drug gangs left at least six people dead over the weekend in two Rio de Janeiro favelas, the latest in a flare-up of violence in recent months.

Philippines' Duterte likens rights chief to paedophile

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has likened the nation's human rights commissioner to a "paedophile" for expressing concern over the police killing teenagers in the leader's ongoing war on drugs.

Prince George school intruder is royal 'superfan': report

London - A British woman who sparked a security alert after breaking into four-year-old Prince George's new school in London is a "superfan" obsessed with the royal family, The Sun reported on Friday.

Philippines' Duterte may declare martial law: defence chief

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday.

Philippines' Duterte may declare martial law: defence chief

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday.

China cracks down on pyramid scams after deaths

Bejing - China's latest crackdown on pyramid schemes was prompted by three shocking deaths: one young man who was beaten, another who was found dead in a pond, a third left to die on a road.
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