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Three children among six dead in new Honduras massacre

Tegucigalpa - Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least six people -- three of them children -- on Saturday in Honduras in the third massacre in a week, police said.

Planned Parenthood no stranger to violence, controversy

Washington - The motive for America's latest deadly shooting is not yet known, but Planned Parenthood, where three were killed, has been attacked before by people fiercely opposed to abortion.

Obama says 'enough is enough' after latest deadly shooting

Washington - US President Barack Obama declared "enough is enough" and made an impassioned call for tighter controls on military-style weapons, a day after a gunman killed three people at a family planning center.

U.S. national remanded in India for 'molesting' minor boy

Kolkata - An Indian court on Saturday remanded an American citizen in custody for 14 days over allegations he molested a teenaged boy in his hotel room, police said.

Three killed in shootout at US family planning center

Los Angeles - Police on Saturday were questioning a man arrested for allegedly killing three people and wounding nine others when he entered a family planning center in Colorado with a rifle and opened fire.

Interpol seeks arrest of 'Air Cocaine' French lawmaker

Santo Domingo - Interpol has issued arrest warrants against three French nationals, including a far-right member of the European Parliament, accused of helping two French pilots flee the Dominican Republican after being convicted of drug trafficking.

Thousands protest police shooting in Chicago

Chicago - Thousands of protesters blocked traffic and barred shoppers from entering stores during the Black Friday sales extravaganza to demand justice for a black teen killed by a Chicago police officer.

Colorado gunman in custody after police standoff

Colorado Springs - At least 11 people were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a family planning center in Colorado in a standoff that dragged on for five hours Friday before he surrendered.

Polish prosecutors uphold decision not to extradite Polanski

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors said Friday they would not appeal a court decision to extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing for statutory rape.

Venezuela opposition figure's killing was gangland hit: president

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the shooting death of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling, dismissing claims it was politically motivated ahead of key elections.

Arrests in Chicago, NY at protests over police shootings

Chicago - Multiple arrests were made overnight in Chicago and New York during protests over police shootings of two black males, US media reported.

Canadian mine digs up gold, Mexico town digs up bodies

Chilpancingo - The Mexican villagers found the latest clandestine grave among bushes off a dirt path, a short drive from a Canadian-owned gold mine in the country's gang-plagued south.

Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead during campaign event

Caracas - A Venezuelan opposition leader was shot dead during a campaign event, political leaders said Thursday, raising tensions ahead of a legislative vote that could weaken the major oil producer's socialist government.

Seven massacred by gunmen in Honduran capital

Tegucigalpa - Seven people were murdered in Tegucigalpa Wednesday by gunmen in the second massacre in as many days in Honduras, a Central American country gripped by gang violence, police said.

Dutch, Australian police bust huge child porn ring: Report

Den Haag - Dutch and Australian police with help from the FBI have cracked down on one of the world's largest child pornography websites arresting hundreds of suspects, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.

Vanuatu president calls snap election: Report

Wellington - Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale has dissolved parliament and called a snap election after a corruption scandal destabilised the government, local media reported Wednesday.

One killed as hostage standoff ends in French town

Lille - French police killed one man after his heavily armed group took the family of a bank manager hostage in a northern town on Tuesday, officials said, adding that there was no terrorist link.

Paedophile agrees to be sent back to Britain from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A convicted paedophile and former competitive ice skater who used the sport to groom young girls has agreed to return to Britain after he was arrested in Hong Kong on an extradition request.

16 injured in New Orleans playground shooting: Police

Washington - Sixteen people were injured in New Orleans late Sunday when gunshots rang out during a melee at a city playground where hundreds had gathered to film a music video, police said.

At least 12 on Australian terror watchlist

Sydney - Australian officials said Monday they were aware of 12 men or boys in the community who they believe could commit an act of terror, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull convened a national security meeting.

California university revokes Bill Cosby degree

Los Angeles - A California university has joined a growing number of schools in stripping disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby of his honorary degree over the sex scandal engulfing him.

Mexican girl's medical cannabis win raises hopes for others

Monterrey - Grace can finally sleep through the night without being awakened by one of her epileptic crises since the eight-year-old Mexican girl started taking cannabis-based medicine a month ago.

Danish genital mutilation suspect denied bail in South Africa

Bloemfontein - A South African judge Friday denied bail for a Danish man accused of mutilating women and storing pieces of their genitals in his freezer.

Italy nabs mobsters 'plotting hit on interior minister'

Rome - Italy has thwarted a mobster plan to assassinate the country's interior minister, arresting six Mafia bosses in the Sicilian town of Corleone, police said Friday.

Bad cop? Nigeria's police seeks to clean up its image

Lagos - Nigeria's police force, widely seen as corrupt and inefficient, has launched a scheme to improve its negative image to address public complaints against bad cops, its spokesman said on Thursday.

11 bodies found in eastern Mexico in two days

Veracruz - Mexican authorities discovered six bodies in a community in the eastern state of Veracruz, a day after five other corpses were dumped elsewhere in the region.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet

Den Haag - The African Union blasted the world's only permanent war crimes court Wednesday for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya's deputy president to be dropped.

U.S. locks up high-ranking Mexican mob figure

Chicago - A senior member of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel who was behind an influx of heroin and cocaine onto the streets of Chicago was sentenced to 19 years in a US prison Wednesday.

Malaysia PM says hostage murdered in southern Philippines

Manila - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday that a man held for months by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines had been murdered, condemning what he called a "savage and barbaric" act.

Italy's landmark mafia trial goes to prison

Rome - A trial hearing involving the alleged ringleaders of a mafia gang whose criminal tentacles reached into almost every department of Rome's City Hall took place in a prison on the outskirts of Rome Tuesday.
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