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Police, protestors clash as Armenia standoff continues

Yerevan - Armenian police exchanged gunfire Friday with an armed pro-opposition group holding hostages for a twelfth day and clashed with thousands of protesters supporting the gunmen, said an AFP photographer at the scene.

Police capture 14 of Europe's most wanted

Den Haag - European police forces have tracked down and arrested 14 people on a "most wanted" list in the six months since its launch, many thanks to public tip-offs, officials said Friday.

One police officer killed, one wounded in San Diego shooting

Washington - A police officer died and another was wounded in a shooting at a traffic stop in San Diego, police said Friday.A Hispanic man was later taken into custody, San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman told a news conference.

Top pope aide investigated over Australia child sex abuse: report

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell is being investigated by Australian police over child sexual abuse allegations, a report by the national broadcaster said Wednesday, as the leading Catholic cleric denounced the claims as "totally untrue".

Medics 'taken hostage' as Armenia standoff drags on

Yerevan - Pro-opposition gunmen locked in a protracted standoff with police in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Wednesday took four medical staff hostage, officials said, after a shootout left five people wounded.

Rio police arrested over alleged athlete kidnapping

Rio De Janeiro - Two armed police officers accused of briefly kidnapping and extorting a New Zealand jiu-jitsu athlete in Rio de Janeiro have been arrested, said Brazil's Military Police (PM) Tuesday.

New York to equip all patrol officers with helmets

New York - All uniformed New York police on patrol will be equipped with ballistic helmets under a $7.5 million spending drive fueled by recent terror attacks and shootings, the department said.

15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks

Dover - British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday due to heightened entry checks by French border police.

Hollande seeks to defuse row over Nice security

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Monday sought to defuse a row over allegations his government tried to alter a security report after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.

Final four police hostages released in Armenia standoff

Yerevan - Pro-opposition gunmen locked in a week-long hostage standoff with Armenian authorities on Saturday released the final four police officers held captive, officials said, but remained holed up and heavily armed.

Police attacked near Paris, cars torched over death in custody

Beaumont-sur-oise - Protesters furious over the death of a young man in custody attacked police and burnt cars in a fourth night of unrest in northern suburbs of Paris.

Hundreds protest death in French police custody

Beaumont-sur-oise - Hundreds of people took to the streets on Friday in a northern suburb of Paris, furious over the death of a young man in custody."Justice for Adama!

French police ask Nice to destroy CCTV images of attack

Nice - French police have asked authorities in the city of Nice to destroy CCTV footage that captured last week's truck attack that killed 84 people.

Death in police custody sparks clashes in Paris suburbs

Beaumont-sur-oise - Violence erupted in the northern suburbs of Paris for a third night in a row, with 15 cars set ablaze by residents furious over the death of a young man in police custody.

UN angry over European pullout of police from South Sudan

New York - Three European countries rushed to evacuate their nationals serving as UN police in South Sudan during the recent heavy fighting, without even consulting the United Nations, according to an internal UN memo obtained by AFP.

Protesters, police clash in Yerevan over hostage crisis

Yerevan - Police in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Thursday arrested dozens of protesters following a night of violent clashes over a four-day hostage standoff in which pro-opposition gunmen killed one officer and took several hostage.

Iranian radiation student held in Brussels bomb false alarm

Brussels - A language mix-up with an Iranian radiation student triggered a five-hour bomb alert on Wednesday in central Brussels before police detained the man for questioning, police and officials said.

French judges dismiss case against police accused of raping Canadian

Paris - French investigating magistrates have dismissed charges against two elite officers who were sensationally accused of raping a Canadian tourist at Paris police headquarters in 2014, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

Santoso 'symbolic heart' of Indonesian jihadi movement

Jakarta - Indonesian Islamist extremist leader Santoso, killed in a shootout with security forces, was a potent jihadi symbol who kept up a violent struggle in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation that inspired legions of other militants.

Santoso 'symbolic heart' of Indonesian jihadi movement

Jakarta - Indonesian Islamist extremist leader Santoso, killed in a shootout with security forces, was a potent jihadi symbol who kept up a violent struggle in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation that inspired legions of other militants.

Santoso 'symbolic heart' of Indonesian jihadi movement

Jakarta - Indonesian Islamist extremist leader Santoso, killed in a shootout with security forces, was a potent jihadi symbol who kept up a violent struggle in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation that inspired legions of other militants.

Armenia hostage crisis enters third day

Yerevan - Pro-opposition gunmen are holding four police hostage in the Armenian capital Yerevan, officials said Tuesday, two days after they seized a police building, killing one officer and taking several hostages."Talks are underway with the hostage-takers.

Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant killed: police

Jakarta - Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist has been killed in a firefight with troops, police said Tuesday, ending a years-long hunt for the Islamic State (IS) group supporter.

Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant killed: police

Jakarta - Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist has been killed in a firefight with troops, police said Tuesday, ending a years-long hunt for the Islamic State (IS) group supporter.

Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant killed: police

Jakarta - Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist has been killed in a firefight with troops, police said Tuesday, ending a years-long hunt for the Islamic State (IS) group supporter.

Ex-Marine 'assassinated' Baton Rouge cops: police

Baton Rouge - The black former Marine and Iraq war veteran who shot dead three police officers in the southern US city of Baton Rouge deliberately targeted the cops, but his motive remained unclear, officials said.

Opposition protestors rally in Yerevan over hostage crisis

Yerevan - Hundreds of anti-government protesters rallied in Yerevan on Monday calling for a bloodless resolution to a hostage crisis a day after a pro-opposition armed group seized a police building in the Armenian capital.

U.S. shooter victims included black police officer with young child

Washington - An ex-US Marine and Iraq war veteran, shot and killed three Baton Rouge police on Sunday -- including an African-American officer who had a baby son.

Philippines' Duterte 'not afraid of human rights' in war on drugs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said human rights are not a concern in his war on drugs, vowing to ignore due process and comparing himself to former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
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