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U.S. officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

Chicago - An Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder Wednesday in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Pakistan police kill leader of anti-Shiite militant group

Lahore - The leader of an anti-Shiite militant group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday, authorities said.

Teen hands himself in after Tour de France barrier smashed

Paris - A 16-year-old youth handed himself in to police on Monday, confessing to smashing through barriers on the Tour de France route in Paris, sparking gunshots from security services hours before the finish of the famed race.

Five dead as attackers storm Indian police station

Connaught Place - Indian security forces were Monday battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed.

Manhunt in Paris after car smashes Tour de France barrier

Paris - French police were searching Sunday for the driver of a car that smashed through a security barrier in central Paris near the finish line of cycling's Tour de France.

Man calls cops after seagull tries to snatch his sandwich

Recently, a man in the United Kingdom decided to call 999, emergency services, to report a seagull had attempted to steal his sandwich.

Jailhouse death of US black woman ruled suicide

Chicago - The controversial death of a black woman in a Texas jail was ruled a suicide after an autopsy found no signs of foul play, prosecutors said Thursday.

UK police custody deaths probed as numbers hit five-year high

London - Home Secretary Theresa May announced an independent review into deaths in police custody in England and Wales on Thursday as figures showed the number who died had reached a five-year high.

Woman who died in U.S. jail victim of officer's 'ego': Family

Chicago - A black woman who died in a Texas jail under suspicious circumstances was there only because she hurt the "ego" of an overzealous police officer, her family alleged Wednesday.

Menezes family demand justice decade after London shooting

London - Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes demanded justice Wednesday outside the London Underground station where 10 years ago the Brazilian was mistaken for a suicide attacker and shot dead soon after the July 2005 bombings.

Texas releases video of arrest of black woman who died in jail

Washington - Texan authorities released footage showing a white police officer, during a routine traffic stop, argue with and arrest an unarmed black woman who later died in jail.

Jailhouse death of U.S. black woman stirs suspicions

Chicago - The jailhouse death of a black woman imprisoned after allegedly getting combative during a traffic stop in rural Texas has raised suspicions amid heightened racial tensions in the United States.

China police shoot man dead at construction site dispute

Bejing - Chinese police shot dead one man and injured another during an apparent protest at a construction site in central China, police said on Sunday.

Telling Siri to charge your phone results in a call to the police

News of a bug in Apple's digital assistant, Siri, has been circulating online recently. Asking Siri to charge your iPhone leads to a call to the emergency services in what is presumably an unintended quirk.

Turkey arrests 45 IS recruits in southeast: report

Istanbul - Turkish security forces have over the last three days detained 45 foreign nationals seeking to cross into Syria to join Islamic State jihadists from the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the Dogan news agency reported Sunday.

Alabama man dies after being pepper-sprayed by police

Tuscaloosa - A suspect in Alabama died after he was arrested and pepper sprayed, police said, the latest in a string of African-American deaths at the hands of police.

Police confirm agent's lost gun was used to kill S.F. woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police have confirmed that a handgun stolen from a federal agent's parked car in June was the weapon that killed a San Francisco woman a few days later as she walked with her father on the waterfront.

France authorises cops to sport (certain) beards and tattoos

Paris - French police officers have been given approval to sport beards and tattoos on the job so long as they respect certain conditions, officials said Friday.

Kenyan policemen freed after two years of captivity in Somalia

Nairobi - Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by Shebab militants, Kenya's police chief said.

Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up protest

Yerevan - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on a central square in the Armenian capital on Monday pledging to carry on protests over energy price hikes after police cleared a key artery they had blocked for weeks.

'Silent march' for police victim after Dutch riots

Den Haag - Hundreds of residents of The Hague staged a "silent march" on Saturday afternoon to protest the death of a Caribbean man who died after being forcefully arrested by Dutch police, sparking four days of riots in the city.

Ukraine tackles graft with new U.S.-style police force

Kiev - Some 2,000 young, athletic, US-trained Ukrainians on Saturday swore oaths to enforce the law -- and resist the temptation to take bribes -- at the launch of a new police service in Kiev to replace a notoriously corrupt force.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Yerevan - Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.

Saudi policeman killed in raid, IS flags found: ministry

- A Saudi policeman was shot dead on Friday during a raid in which three people were arrested and flags of the Islamic State group were found, the interior ministry said.

Senior Brotherhood member among dead in Egypt police raid: Lawyer

Cairo - Senior Muslim Brotherhood member Nasser al-Houfi was among nine men killed on Wednesday in an Egyptian police raid on an apartment in Cairo, a lawyer for the group told AFP."Houfi's family is on its way to pick up the body," the lawyer said.

Philippine vice president accused of roughing up police

Manila - Elderly Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay was accused by Manila police on Wednesday of roughing up officers during a brawl that left several people hurt.

Rio slum tests security with Olympics a year off

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police assumed control over one of Rio's most dangerous neighborhoods Tuesday, replacing the army in a key test for how to suppress crime ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

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.
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