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UK police launch major counter-terror drill in London

London - British police on Tuesday launched a major counter-terror exercise in London partly influenced by the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January, just days after an Islamist gun massacre in Tunisia.

Fugitive rabbi can be extradited to Israel: Dutch supreme court

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday authorised the extradition of the leader of a Jewish Hasidic sect wanted in Israel for alleged indecent assault of women and girls.

Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march after some began chanting slogans against the president, an AFP reporter said.

Peru nabs Shining Path logistics boss, ends state of emergency

- Peru announced Saturday that the logistics chief of the Shining Path rebel group had been captured and that the government is lifting a three-decade-long state of emergency in a coca-growing region.

Peru nabs Shining Path logistics boss

- Peruvian police caught the logistics chief of Shining Path, the rebel group largely gutted after 20 years of fighting but whose remnants are active in coca-growing regions, officials said Saturday.

Policeman killed in shootout in Albania's 'cannabis kingdom'

Gjirokast - A police officer was killed and two others seriously wounded Wednesday during a shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.

Dutch police to disrupt Tour de France in pay row

Den Haag - Dutch police are planning protests to disrupt the first two stages of the Tour de France in the Netherlands on July 4 and 5, their union, which is demanding better pay, said on Wednesday.

Body cameras lead to dramatic fall in police brutality: UN expert

Ginebra - Growing use of body cameras by police has led to a dramatic fall in brutality, a top UN rights expert said Friday, but warned the technology could be a double-edged sword.

Charleston church shooting suspect captured

Charleston - The 21-year-old white man suspected of shooting dead nine people at a black church in the southeastern US city of Charleston has been captured, media reports said Thursday.

Police clear migrants at Franco-Italian border

Ventimiglia - Italian police Tuesday forcefully evacuated dozens of mainly African migrants from their shelter under a railway bridge on the Franco-Italian border, which has become a flashpoint in Europe's immigrant crisis.

UK sisters feared headed for Syria conflict with their 9 children

London - Three British sisters are feared to have travelled with their nine children to join up with jihadists in Syria, a lawyer for the children's parents said.

U.S. policeman who shot dead boy 'feared for his life'

Washington - The Cleveland police officer who shot dead a 12-year-old black boy seen waving around a replica gun was "distraught" and acted out of fear for his life, according to an official report.

Suspect dead after gun, bomb attack on Dallas police HQ

Dallas - A man sprayed gunfire and planted several bombs at Dallas police headquarters in a rampage that came to a brutal end when snipers shot him dead after several terrifying hours.

Op-Ed: Has war on U.S. cops begun?

Dallas - Was it a horror movie or breaking news from the Iraq Militants using an armored car and packed with explosives attack a police station. But the location is Dallas, in what is arguably the most heavily armed state in the nation, Texas.

Snipers shoot Dallas attacker after chaotic night of carnage

Dallas - Snipers shot and presumably killed a man in Texas on Saturday, ending a spectacular rampage in which he planted several bombs and sprayed the police headquarters with gunfire, authorities said.

Rights groups denounce arbitrary arrests in Egypt

Cairo - Masked policemen raided Hassan Sultan's apartment at dawn last month and whisked his three sons to an unknown location, before charging them with membership of a "terrorist" group.

Brazil ramps up punishment for cop killers

Bras - The Brazilian parliament passed a law toughening penalties for murderers of policemen, a measure widely demanded by the security forces of a country where hundreds of officers are killed every year.

Unarmed Iowa man fatally shot by police officer

Des Moines - An Iowa man that was reportedly acting suspicious was shot and killed by a Des Moines police officer late Tuesday night during a routine traffic stop.

Turkey policeman gets tree-planting sentence for tear-gassing "lady in red"

Istanbul - A Turkish policeman who tear-gassed a female protester at close range in one of the most iconic moments of 2013 anti-government protests has been ordered by a court to plant 600 trees, media reported Thursday.

Russian police arrest three after dramatic Moscow shootout

Moscow - Moscow police said Thursday they had detained three members of a criminal gang suspected of stealing more than 30 million rubles ($546,000) after a dramatic shootout close to a busy rail station.

Los Angeles police 'at fault in fatal shooting'

Los Angeles - Los Angeles police violated department policy in the shooting death of an unarmed black man last summer, an oversight panel has concluded.

Report: 20 'Stingray' fake cell towers spy on London phone users

London - An investigation has found that there are more than 20 fake phone towers known as "Stingrays" operating throughout Britain's capital city, spying on phone users and indiscriminately collecting information from them. It is uncertain who owns them.

Embattled Mexico police train at U.S.-funded academy

Amozoc De Mota - The mock village perched on a hill in central Mexico looks like a Hollywood set, with a main square surrounded by a hollow town hall, a church and a school.

Texas police officer who pulled gun at pool party resigns

Mckinney - A Texas police officer videotaped pulling a gun out at a teen pool party has resigned in the latest racially-charged incident involving alleged excessive force by US law enforcement.

New arrests as Italy probes mafia links to Rome officials

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday arrested six people, including a senior culture official, in a probe running parallel to a major investigation into a mafia network suspected of operating out of Rome city hall.

Viral video shows police pulling gun on teens' pool party

Chicago - Video on the Internet showing a Texas police officer pulling out his gun at a pool party of unarmed black teens raised fresh questions Monday about the use of force by police in the United States.

Heavy police presence for G7 as protesters stage colourful demos

Garmisch-partenkirchen - Around 4,000 people staged colourful and largely peaceful protests under a very heavy police presence on Saturday on the eve of the G7 summit in southern Germany.

ETA accuses France, Spain of being 'enemies of peace'

Madrid - Basque separatist group ETA accused France and Spain in a statement Saturday of being "enemies of peace" after French police seized a weapons cache belonging to the organisation.

Over 4,000 foreign jihadists on Interpol radar

Barcelona - Interpol has identified over 4,000 foreign fighters who have joined jihadists groups in conflict zones, mainly in Syria and Iraq, Interpol head Jurgen Stock said Wednesday in Barcelona.

Car full of bees leads to driver being cited

A car full of bees led to a man getting pulled over and ticketed in Montana. The bees obscured the view from the windshield.
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Photos of rioters in Athens mingling with the Greek police.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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File photo: Rioters in Athens mingling with the Greek police
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