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France charges father with inciting his children to jihad

Lyon - A father-of-three, suspected of bombarding his children with violent images glorifiying jihad, has been charged with "inciting acts of terrorism", prosecutors in southeastern France said on Saturday.

Uber emails alleged rape victim promoting Delhi return

New Delhi - Uber sent an email promoting its return to New Delhi to a woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers, her lawyer has revealed, saying he had "no confidence" in the company's new safety measures.

Hong Kong police hunt young girl over diamond heist

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than HK$36 million (US$4.6 million) from a luxury jewellery store.

Jail for U.S. teen who wanted to fight in Syria

Los Angeles - A U.S. court jailed a "radicalized" Colorado teenager intercepted by the FBI when she attempted to join her fiance in the Islamic State (IS) group to fight in Syria.

Murders linked to organized crime fall: Mexico presidency

- Murders linked to organized crime dropped 33 percent in Mexico last year, official figures showed Friday, as the country struggles with a bloody drug war.

Spain seizes 11 tonnes of hashish in countrywide raid

Madrid - Spanish police said Friday they had seized 11 tonnes of hashish and detained 55 people across the country as part of an operation targeting a Moroccan drug trafficking ring.Police also seized two million euros ($2.

Myanmar vows probe into teacher deaths

Myanmar on Thursday said it would investigate the deaths of two teachers who activists claim were raped and murdered by government troops, as crowds gathered in the country's far north amid rising anger over the killings.

Impeached ex-Thai PM decries 'death of democracy'

Bangkok - Embattled former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra decried the "death of democracy" in Thailand Friday after the junta-stacked parliament impeached her and prosecutors announced corruption charges that could see her jailed.

Never be curious: How to stay alive in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Stay away from the windows, don't come out of hiding until the shootout is over and keep your hands visible to police at all times.

New gang on the rise in troubled Mexico — Los Viagras

Apatzingan - A new armed group is on the rise in Mexico's violence-wracked Michoacan state. It's called Los Viagras, and its members say they are fighting for "social causes".

Italy seizes more than 5,000 looted antiquities in record haul

Rome - The Italian government said police had seized more than 5,000 ancient artefacts in a record 45-million-euro haul after dismantling a Swiss-Italian trafficking ring.

Italy in new swoop against notorious 'Ndrangheta

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday made 31 arrests in connection with an alleged plot by an offshoot of the notorious 'Ndrangheta crime group to take control of Rome's cocaine trade.

Clashes in Ankara as Turkey remembers Dink murder

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse a protest in Ankara calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was shot dead in broad daylight outside his offices eight years ago.

Australia pursues plea to spare drug smugglers on death row

Sydney - Canberra is pursuing efforts to save two convicted Australians from the firing squad in Indonesia, Foreign Minister Julia Bishop said Monday after Jakarta executed six drug offenders.

Ex-Sri Lanka leader's brother accused of killing editor

Colombo - Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a claim that the toppled president's younger brother ran a "death squad" and ordered a high-profile newspaper editor's assassination, a police spokesman said Sunday.

Fury as Indonesia executes foreigners by firing squad

Jakarta - Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other drug offenders.

Rousseff 'outraged' at Indonesian execution of Brazilian

- Brazil's president was "distressed and outraged" after Indonesia defied her repeated pleas and executed one of her countrymen convicted of drug trafficking, a spokesman said Saturday.

Mexico arrests gang suspect in missing students case

Cuernavaca - A suspected member of a Mexican gang was arrested as part of an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students, authorities said Friday.

Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver to sue company in U.S.

New Delhi - A high-profile American lawyer on Friday said he has been hired to sue taxi-hailing firm Uber in U.S. courts on behalf of an Indian woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers in New Delhi.

Paris post office hostage-taker surrenders

Paris - A man who holed up in a post office in a suburb northwest of Paris with two hostages on Friday surrendered and has been arrested, a police source said.

'Fat Leonard' pleads guilty in U.S. Navy bribery scandal

Washington - A Malaysian contractor at the center of a corruption scandal rocking the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty to fraud charges, admitting to bribing officials with cash, prostitutes, Cuban cigars and Kobe beef.

U.S. defense argues wrong man accused as Silk Road kingpin

New York - Defense lawyers for Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind of online criminal enterprise Silk Road, sought to convince New York jurors that the wrong man was in the dock.

Spain arrests two migrants in sea killings

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested two Cameroonian migrants accused of killing up to ten Nigerians by pushing them from a boat into stormy waters after a fight during an attempt to reach Spain.

German MP files complaint after Eritrean refugee killed

Berlin - A German lawmaker said Thursday he had lodged a legal complaint over a probe into the killing of an Eritrean refugee in a city that has seen large anti-foreigner protests.

Mexico rejects bid for probe of military in case of missing

- Mexico's government Wednesday slammed as "baseless" military wrongdoing alleged by the parents of 43 college students missing and feared dead, rejecting the possibility of an investigation.

Woman identifies Uber cabbie as rape trial starts in India

New Delhi - A woman allegedly raped in an Uber taxi in the Indian capital "confidently" gave evidence Thursday against the driver at the start of his trial in a fast-track court, the prosecutor said.

Mexican officials face torture investigation

Toluca - Twenty central Mexico state officials are being investigated over allegations that witnesses of the suspected execution of gang suspects by soldiers were tortured, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Russian policeman gets life for murdering at least 22 women

Moscow - A retired Russian policeman was jailed for life Wednesday for raping and murdering 22 women after he claimed he wanted to cleanse his Siberian hometown of prostitutes.

Tanzania bans witchdoctors to stem grisly albino murders

Arusha - Tanzania has banned witchdoctors to try and stem a surge in murders of albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft, officials said Wednesday.

France calls for crackdown on condoning terror, hate crimes

Paris - French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira urged prosecutors to take tough action against those who condone terrorism and carry out racist or anti-Semitic acts, in comments made public on Wednesday.
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