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Amnesty says Rio police killings rising

Rio De Janeiro - Amnesty International said Wednesday that inhabitants of Olympic host Rio de Janeiro's slum favelas are "living in terror" after 11 people were killed in police shootings in the past month.

New force raids El Salvador gang districts

Sansalvador - Police and soldiers in El Salvador raided parts of the capital on Tuesday under a new campaign to break the reign of vicious gangs, officials said.

Honduras police killed 152 over past two years: watchdog

Tegucigalpa - Honduran police killed 152 people over the past two years in various operations with no probes carried out into their use of lethal force, a violence watchdog told AFP Monday.

Cleveland to pay $6 mn to family of black boy shot dead by police

Washington - The US city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement with the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American fatally shot by police while holding a toy gun.

El Salvador unleashes new elite force on gang bosses

Sansalvador - El Salvador on Wednesday deployed a new, heavily armed elite force of soldiers and police to hunt down gangs that have turned the country into one of the world's deadliest.

El Salvador unleashes new elite force on gang bosses

Sansalvador - El Salvador on Wednesday deployed a new, heavily armed elite force of soldiers and police to hunt down gangs that have turned the country into one of the world's deadliest.

Top German court strikes down key parts of anti-terror law

Karlsruhe - Germany's highest court on Wednesday struck down key planks of an anti-terror law, saying they violated privacy protections enshrined in the constitution.

Post-attacks France urges elite police units to end rivalries

Paris - France's interior minister on Tuesday urged the country's elite police forces to end their traditional rivalries following November's jihadist attacks on Paris that claimed 130 lives.

Iran capital has 7,000 undercover morality crime agents

Tehran - Police in Iran's capital have a network of 7,000 undercover agents whose job is to inform on alleged moral transgressors in the Islamic republic, a top official said Monday.

Mexican army makes rare apology over woman's torture

- The Mexican army made a rare public apology on Saturday over a scandal in which two soldiers and a policewoman tortured a terrified woman in a video that went viral.

Tiger kills Florida zookeeper in attack: Official

Miami - An endangered Malayan tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in Florida as the woman prepared to give a talk to visitors, officials and media reports said.

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

Tegucigalpa - Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales resigned on Friday after being mired in a scandal in which a cabal of corrupt top police officers reportedly ordered hits on anti-crime officials.

Mexico finds policewoman linked to torture video

- Mexican authorities said Friday they have located a policewoman linked to an unsettling torture video in which a sobbing female suspect is handcuffed and asphyxiated with a plastic bag.

Police detain head of group that brought Spain's princess to trial

Madrid - Spanish police on Friday detained the head of a trade union that brought the high-profile tax evasion case against Princess Cristina for alleged extortion and other charges.

Macedonia police tear gas migrants on Greek border: AFP

Gevgelija - Macedonia police on Wednesday fired tear gas and stun grenades at migrants staging a protest at the country's border fence with Greece, an AFP reporter said.

Boy found with octopus lodged in throat released from hospital

A two-year-old Kansas boy who had an octopus lodged in his throat was released from the hospital, police say. Prosecutors have not yet determined whether to press charges

Argentine prosecutor probing ex-president Kirchner: Reports

Buenos Aires - Argentine former president Cristina Kirchner, who only just left office after eight years in power, could be investigated for alleged money laundering, local media reported Saturday.

Germany frees two 'IS attack suspects' for lack of evidence

Berlin - German police Friday released an Iraqi and a Nigerian man arrested a day earlier after finding no evidence for their initial suspicion that the two may have planned a jihadist attack.

Officer administers life-saving CPR following violent crash

Kansas City - A Kansas City police officer is being commended for his quick transition from law enforcement official to lifesaving paramedic Sunday after the SUV he was pursuing violently crashed and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

Two arrested in Germany suspected of planning terror attack

Berlin - Two men suspected of links with the Islamic State group and of planning an attack were on Thursday held for questioning in Germany, the public prosecutor said, although no evidence of any "concrete threat" had been foundThe pair, an Iraqi, 46, and a Ni...

Prosecutors launch fresh appeal to find Brussels airport suspect

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors on Thursday launched a fresh appeal for help to find a suspected third attacker in last month's bombings at Brussels airport, releasing new video footage and pictures of the so-called "man in the hat".

Danish police arrest four alleged IS fighters, seize weapons

Copenhagen - Copenhagen police said Thursday they had detained four people on suspicion of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and seized weapons and ammunition in a search linked to the arrests.

47 Indian police get life in prison for killing Sikh pilgrims

Lucknow - A special court in India has sentenced 47 policemen to life in prison for killing a group of Sikh pilgrims in 1991 whom they had claimed were militants, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

London hunts 'Wimbledon Prowler' behind high-end burglaries

London - Cunning gentleman thieves have seduced romantics from the days of Robin Hood through to Hollywood's heyday -- and now London is transfixed by the real-life antics of the "Wimbledon Prowler".

Three dead in suspected gang shooting in France: Source

Marseille - Three men were killed in a suspected gang shooting in southern France, sources said, taking to eight the number who have died in gang violence in the city of Marseilles this year.

Rebels free Colombian policeman held for 13 days

Estanzuela - Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), freed a policeman after holding him captive for 13 days, in a boost to peace efforts.

Nine tons of drugs go up in smoke in Panama

Panama - Panama's police destroyed nearly nine tons of drugs, mostly cocaine, seized from smugglers so far this year, officials said.The 6.3 tons of cocaine, 2.5 tons of marijuana and 3.

San Francisco gets $5 million bill from police for Super Bowl 50

San Francisco - San Francisco taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars in police overtime incurred as the city hosted weeks of festivities before Super Bowl 50.

Europe court rejects call to prosecute London police shooting

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday rejected calls for London police to be prosecuted over the killing of a Brazilian man mistaken for a jihadist following attacks in the British capital in 2005.

Car blast in Russia's Dagestan kills policeman after IS claims earlier attack

Moscow - One policeman was killed and another injured when a car exploded at a checkpoint in Russia's volatile region of Dagestan Wednesday, local police said, hours after another officer died in a bombing claimed by the Islamic State group.
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