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Nervous Istanbul rocked by new deadly shoot-out

Istanbul - Turkish security forces on Wednesday shot dead a female assailant after she and an accomplice sought to attack the Istanbul police headquarters, as the city reeled from its second deadly shoot-out in two days.

Turkey hostage drama ends in deadly shoot-out

Istanbul - A senior Turkish prosecutor and his two hostage-takers were killed when security forces launched an operation to free the official in a bloody end to a six-hour standoff in Istanbul.

Armed leftists take Istanbul prosecutor hostage

Istanbul - An armed leftist group took hostage Tuesday a Turkish prosecutor probing the politically sensitive death of an anti-government protester, threatening to kill him if their demands were not met.

Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved

Rome - Who killed Meredith Kercher? While Amanda Knox and her ex-lover celebrate their shock acquittal, the grisly case of the British student's murder is far from solved.

Judge looks to build 'new society' in Ukraine rebel bastion

Donetsk - Even as he breaks down in tears, judge Alexander Klyanoshkin admits no regrets about ending a decade on the bench in his government-held hometown in eastern Ukraine to serve in the pro-Russian breakaway republic of Donetsk.

Two Albania MPs arrested over murder plot claims

Tirana - Police arrested on Thursday two Albanian lawmakers charged with false statements for alleging that the parliament speaker was plotting the murder of one of them.

Woman who spent 23 years on U.S. death row cleared

Washington - A woman who spent 23 years on death row in the United States over the killing of her young son saw her murder charge dismissed and the case against her closed.

Utah brings back firing squad option for executions

Los Angeles - Utah became the only US state to restore the firing squad as a method of execution on Monday, as its governor Gary Herbert signed a bill on the emotive issue into law.

Russia fines Sakharov rights centre as 'foreign agent'

Moscow - A Moscow court on Monday fined the prominent Sakharov Centre, a human rights group seeking to preserve the legacy of a Nobel Prize-winning Soviet-era dissident, for failing to declare itself a "foreign agent".

Spain ruling party ran secret slush fund: judge

Madrid - A judge found Monday that Spain's ruling party ran a secret slush fund for 18 years, reviving a corruption scandal that has embarrassed the government ahead of a general election.

Salvation Army failed to halt child sex abuse: Australian inquiry

Sydney - The Salvation Army failed to protect children from brutal sexual and physical abuse in four of its Australian homes, and instead punished them for complaining, a national inquiry ruled Tuesday.

Man charged in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - Police charged a young African-American man Sunday in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city.

Two arrested as Ferguson protests move to St Louis

Saint Louis - Police arrested at least two people as nightly protests in the racially troubled US suburb of Ferguson over the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown shifted into the heart of St Louis.

Brazil arrests Italian extremist convicted of murder

S - Police in Brazil arrested the Italian extremist and writer Cesare Battisti, who was convicted of murder in his home country and has been on the run for decades.

Ferguson cop shootings were 'ambush': police

Ferguson - Two police officers shot overnight in the troubled Missouri city of Ferguson -- which for months has battled racial tensions -- were victims of an "ambush," police said Thursday.

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report

Washington - The embattled police chief in Ferguson, Missouri resigned Wednesday, a week after a scathing US Justice Department report into the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by one of his officers.

Italy's top court clears Berlusconi in bunga bunga sex case

Rome - Italy's top court definitively cleared Silvio Berlusconi of charges that he paid for sex with an underage dancer and then abused his position as prime minister to cover it up.

Berlusconi fate in judges' hands

Rome - Silvio Berlusconi's future hung in the balance Tuesday as judges worked late into the night, mulling whether to definitively clear him of paying for sex with a minor then using his power to cover it up.

Rights body acts in Franco-Mexican child custody fight

Washington - A human rights body urged Mexico to help a French woman see her children in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, an influential former Mexican governor.

Colombia puts Chinese ship captain under house arrest

Estanzuela - A judge has ordered house arrest for the Chinese captain of a freighter Colombia stopped in port for carrying unregistered Cuba-bound weapons and materiel, a prosecutor said Sunday.

Greek neo-Nazi lawmaker who punched female MP acquitted

Atenas - A lawmaker from Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn who punched another member of parliament during a televised election debate in 2012 was acquitted by an Athens court on Friday.

Berlusconi tax rap over, sex trial D-day looms

Milan - Italy's Silvio Berlusconi wound up a community service sentence for tax fraud Friday, days before Italy's top court reviews his acquittal for buying sex from underage dancer "Ruby the Heart Stealer".

Holder 'prepared' to disband Ferguson police

Washington - Attorney General Eric Holder warned Friday that he was prepared to dismantle the Ferguson police department after an official report unearthed damning evidence that officers in the St. Louis suburb targeted African Americans.

Taiwan court sentences subway killer to death

Taipei - A former college student was sentenced to death in Taiwan Friday for killing four people and wounding more than 20 others in a subway stabbing spree that shocked the island.

Policeman cleared in US town that 'targeted blacks'

Washington - The US Justice Department said it will not prosecute the white policeman who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, but in a damning report found the local force systematically targeted African Americans.

Court upholds judge's removal from Eike Batista trial

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian appeals court confirmed Tuesday the removal of a judge from an insider dealing case against Eike Batista, setting the stage for a likely retrial.

Brazil judge orders deportation of Italian extremist

Bras - A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday ordered the deportation of Italian extremist and writer Cesare Battisti, convicted of murder in his homeland, citing legislation providing for the removal of wanted foreign nationals.

Brother of ex-guard to Kagame feared dead Special

The young brother of a high-caliber target of the Rwandan government has disappeared at the hands of intelligence operatives and is feared dead, amid a growing crackdown against President Paul Kagame’s inner circle.

Former top Colombian officials convicted in domestic spying scandal

Estanzuela - Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted the country's former intelligence boss and a presidential chief of staff of spying on judges, journalists and politicians during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe.

Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for maid abuse

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse.
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