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Hostage taker at Moscow bank turns himself in

Moscow - A man who took four people hostage at a bank in central Moscow late Wednesday has surrendered to police, local authorities said.

Rio police say evidence links Hickey to ticket scam

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said they have uncovered evidence linking the detained head of the Olympic Council of Ireland Patrick Hickey to a Rio Games ticket scam.

Philippines' Duterte: UN pull-out threat a 'joke'

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticising his deadly crime war was just a "joke", while attempting a light-hearted wordplay on genocide.

British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

Sydney - A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.

British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

Sydney - A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.

British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

Sydney - A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.

Central American countries form anti-gang force

Sansalvador - Three Central American presidents announced Wednesday they are forming a joint force to combat gangs and organized crime groups that have made their countries among the most dangerous on Earth.

Euro police arrest 75 in major online child abuse swoop

Den Haag - Police swooped in 28 European countries and arrested 75 suspects for sharing child sex images on the internet while investigating 207 cases across the continent, Europe's policing agency said Tuesday.

Peru report finds police 'death squad' killed 20

- A so-called "death squad" established within the Peruvian National Police has executed at least 20 criminals extrajudicially, amid a growing wave of insecurity in the South American country, the interior ministry found.

Four held off Madagascar after double murder

- Police investigating the double murder of two French volunteers on an island off Madagascar have arrested four suspects.

Two French volunteers 'murdered off Madagascar'

Antananarivo - Two young French volunteers found dead Sunday on an island off the northeast coast of Madagascar were likely murdered, French and Madagascan authorities said.

Rio police seize passports in raid on Irish Olympics office

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police seized passports from three Irish Olympic officials accused of involvement in black market ticket ring in Rio.The early morning raid at the Irish office in the Olympic Village also netted phones and computers, Irish officials said.

Chinese march in Paris to demand better security

Aubervilliers - Around 1,800 people from the Chinese community in France took part in a march near Paris Sunday calling for greater security after a deadly robbery earlier this month.

Briton, Australian named suspects in Bali policeman murder

Denpasar - A British man has been named a suspect, along with an Australian woman, in the murder of an Indonesian policeman on the resort island of Bali, police said Sunday.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

Swimmer Lochte takes 'full responsibility' for Rio scandal

New York - Star American swimmer Ryan Lochte said Saturday he took "full responsibility" for vandalizing a gas station bathroom and then telling police an "overexaggerated" story about it during the Rio Olympics.

Guzman relative says 'El Chapo' son released in Mexico

Culiac - The son of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been released following his abduction earlier this week, a member of the Sinaloa cartel leader's family said.

Armed attackers kidnap, kill eight in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - Armed attackers kidnapped and killed eight people in the Mexican town Alto Lucero in Veracruz state, officials said Saturday.

UN rights investigator seeks Philippines visit, is rebuffed

Manila - The UN human rights investigator has told AFP she hopes to visit the Philippines to probe alleged extrajudicial killings, but President Rodrigo Duterte's government bluntly declared she was unwelcome.

Lochte apologizes over Rio 'robbery' scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Star American swimmer Ryan Lochte, who claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio with three teammates, apologized Friday for his role in an incident that cast an embarrassing shadow over South America's first Olympics.

Indian policemen suspended over deadly moonshine

New Delhi - Indian authorities have suspended 15 police officers for negligence after 16 people died from drinking suspected toxic liquor in a state which recently introduced prohibition, an official said Friday.

European Olympic chief Hickey in custody in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge has ordered European Olympic chief Patrick Hickey to be kept in prison while a black market Rio Games tickets ring is investigated, authorities said Friday.

Two US swimmers leave Brazil after admitting to inventing mugging

Rio De Janeiro - US Olympic authorities have apologized to Brazil after two US swimmers were allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio.

Mexico federal prosecutors probe Chapo son kidnapping

Puerto Vallarta - Mexican federal prosecutors took over investigations into the gunpoint kidnapping of a son of notorious drugs boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.

US swimmers made up Rio robbery, vandalized gas station: police

Rio De Janeiro - US swimmer Ryan Lochte and three Olympic teammates were not robbed in Rio as they claimed but were detained after drunkenly vandalizing a gas station bathroom, police said Thursday.

Video undermines US Olympic swimmers' 'mugging' story

Rio De Janeiro - Allegations that star US swimmer Ryan Lochte invented a story about him and three team mates being mugged at gunpoint in Rio strengthened Thursday with video footage showing them in a gas station altercation.

US swimmers fought with security guard: reports

Rio De Janeiro - Reports emerged Thursday that the US Olympic swimmers claiming to have been mugged in Rio in fact got into a fight with an armed gas station security guard.

Irishman shot dead on Majorca holiday island

Madrid - An Irishman was shot dead on the holiday island of Majorca, police said Thursday, in what local media reported may have been a settling of scores that went badly wrong."Yesterday at 9pm (1900 GMT), a person was...
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