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Baltimore police arrest 34 after violent protests

Washington - Police arrested 34 people when protests over the death of a black man in custody spiraled into violence in Baltimore, authorities said, calling for calm in the tense US city.

Russia jails three for WWII memorial 'twerk'

Moscow - A Russian court has sentenced three young women to up to 15 days imprisonment after they performed a dance with "twerk" moves in front of a war memorial and posted a video online, prosecutors said on Sunday.

Funeral planned for black man hurt in police custody

Washington - Violent protests in Baltimore yielded to calm Sunday, as mourners readied a funeral wake for Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody.

'Batman' theater gunman to go on trial

Centennial - Opening statements will finally begin Monday in the long-awaited trial of James Holmes, the allegedly crazed gunman accused of opening fire in a packed Batman movie premiere in 2012, killing 12.

Russian hackers read Obama emails: Report

New York - Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, according to The New York Times.

Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland

Aberdeen - Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday.

Violence mars Baltimore protest over police custody death

Baltimore - Protesters rampaged through downtown Baltimore as the city's biggest demonstration yet over the death of a young African-American man in police custody turned violent.

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

Karachi - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Paris - An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Paris - An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder Friday after five days of police questioning.

Protesters demand answers over Baltimore police death

Baltimore - Police arrested two people on a fifth day of street protests in Baltimore over the death of an African American man in police custody that has yet to be fully explained.

Mexico arrests nine cartel suspects after gunfight

- Mexican marines have detained nine drug cartel suspects and seized an arsenal that included an anti-personnel mine and grenade launchers after gunfights that killed a police officer, authorities said Thursday.

Sid Ahmed Ghlam: Scholarship student 'drawn to jihad'

Paris - Would-be jihadist Sid Ahmed Ghlam is a scholarship student who spent his adolescence shuttling between France and Algeria, drawing the attention of the French security services with social network postings expressing his desire to join Islamist militan...

Malaysia upholds death sentences for Mexican brothers, two others

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's highest court on Thursday upheld guilty verdicts and death sentences for three Mexican brothers, a Singaporean and a Malaysian convicted of manufacturing drugs.

France hunts for accomplices in foiled church attack

Paris - French police were hunting Thursday for possible accomplices to an Algerian student whose plan to attack churches was foiled when his arsenal of weapons was uncovered purely by chance.

As gang violence surges, El Salvador fears bloody war

Sansalvador - Clad in bullet-proof vests and balaclavas, elite squads of soldiers and police are preparing to wage a guerrilla-style war on El Salvador's gangs, trying to fight a surge in violence that experts warn may only intensify.

U.S. woman jailed after McDonald's shooting over bacon-less burger

Washington - A Michigan woman was sentenced three to seven years in prison after firing her gun at a McDonald's drive-through when her hamburger was delivered twice without bacon, local media reported.

Gunfights erupt again after Mexican drug lord arrested

- A drug lord's capture triggered firefights in Mexico's troubled northern state of Tamaulipas on Wednesday, as his henchmen tried to rescue him in the second such incident in days.

Mexico recovers stolen radioactive material

- A small container of radioactive material that was stolen last week in southeastern Mexico was found Wednesday abandoned under a pedestrian bridge, resolving the fourth such theft since 2013.

France summons Indonesian ambassador over citizen on death row

Paris - France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius summoned the Indonesian ambassador on Wednesday to discuss the case of a Frenchman facing the death penalty for drug offences, a government spokesman told AFP.

France says 'imminent' church attack foiled in Paris

Paris - An IT student allegedly planning a church attack in France has been arrested, the country's interior minister said Wednesday, just over three months after Paris was hit by a jihadist killing spree.

Ivory Coast toxic spill victims hope for reparations

Abidjan - Andoudoua Blonde says he will have to live forever with blindness in one eye, headaches and skin rashes caused by a 2006 dumping of toxic waste near his farm in Ivory Coast.

Google's Waze app to alert kidnappings in LA

Los Angeles - Alerts about hit-and-runs and kidnappings in Los Angeles will soon pop up on traffic app Waze, along with road closure information, the West Coast city's mayor said.

Armed man robs Northwest Title Loans, Post Falls [Video]

Post Falls - Police in Post Falls say they are trying to find an armed man who robbed a title loan business on Monday afternoon. He entered the store armed with a shotgun, demanded cash and made away with an undisclosed sum.

Boy in Spain attack 'burst into tears' after killing teacher

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife who killed a teacher at his school in Spain "burst into tears" after he realised what he had done, the gym teacher who subdued him said Tuesday.

U.S. couple jailed over 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder

Denpasar - A U.S. man and his teenage girlfriend were given long jail terms Tuesday for the "sadistic" murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase outside a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island.

Mexico investigates alleged police massacre

- Mexican prosecutors and federal police internal affairs are investigating claims that officers killed 16 unarmed civilians in January, authorities said Monday, in the latest abuse allegations to hit security forces.

Experts ask for Mexico to check new leads in 43 missing case

- A regional human rights body investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico has asked police to inspect two sites that parents of the missing hope could shed light on the case.

Student armed with crossbow kills teacher at Spain school

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at his school in Barcelona on Monday before being subdued, police and witnesses said.

US officers suspended after latest death of black man in custody

Washington - Several Baltimore police officers have been suspended after an African American man died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, police said Monday, pledging to thoroughly investigate the incident.
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