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Baltimore officer cleared over Freddie Gray custody death

Baltimore - A Baltimore police officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, an African American man who later died in custody, was acquitted of assault and other charges, raising questions about whether anyone will be held accountable for his death.

Four charged with attempted murder after police car torched

Paris - Four men were charged with attempted murder Saturday over the torching of a police car while two officers were inside during a protest in Paris this week, prosecutors said.

Four killed as police helicopter crashes in France

Toulouse - Four French gendarmes were killed Friday when a helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of southwest France Friday, the force said.

San Francisco police chief resigns amid racial tensions

Los Angeles - San Francisco's police chief resigned at the request of the city's mayor, hours after a black woman was fatally shot by an officer.

Suspected IS suicide explosion during Turkish police raid

Istanbul - A suspected Islamic State insurgent carried out a suicide bombing during a Turkish police operation at a house near the Syrian border on Thursday, local media reported.

Eight Afghan police killed in insider attack

Kandahar - A rogue Afghan policeman shot dead eight of his colleagues in southern Afghanistan Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of insider attacks which have blighted government forces battling the Taliban.

French PM urges 'harsh' punishment over anti-police violence

Paris - France's prime minister called on Thursday for "harsh" punishment for those attacking police officers, a day after protesters torched a police vehicle in central Paris.

French police attacked during rally against 'anti-cop hatred'

Paris - A rare rally of police officers against "anti-cop hatred" in France descended into violence as counter-demonstrators smashed and torched a police car, forcing two officers to flee.

Police agencies voice concern jihadists mixing with migrants

Den Haag - Interpol and its European counterpart Tuesday warned of growing concerns that radical Islamists could be using illegal people smuggling networks to sneak into Europe or even fund their attacks and activities.

Kenya opens probe after police seen beating unresponsive protester

Nairobi - Kenya's police chief ordered an internal investigation Tuesday a day after officers were seen viciously beating an unresponsive fallen protester as they broke up demonstrations.

CIA spy 'claimed his tip-off led to Mandela arrest'

London - A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela's 1962 arrest, beginning the leader's 27 years behind bars, an article in the Sunday Times reported.

Two escaped tigers returned to Dutch refuge: police

Den Haag - Two Bengal tigers that escaped Saturday from a big cat shelter in the Netherlands have been recaptured after about four hours on the loose, Dutch authorities said.

Two Indian reporters shot dead in less than 24 hours

New Delhi - Gunmen shot dead two journalists in 24 hours in separate incidents in eastern India, police and local reports said Saturday, the latest media killing in Asia's deadliest country for reporters.

Using tip-offs, stealth Cambodia's paedophile hunters go to work

Siem Reap - Using tip-offs, stakeouts and stealth, civilian investigators are playing a crucial role in helping Cambodian police track down foreign paedophiles, as they battle to spread the message that the impoverished nation will no longer be a playground for ab...

Council of Europe concerned over Macedonia treatment of migrants

Strasbourg - The Council of Europe on Wednesday offered its help in training Macedonian border police, after allegations that officers are maltreating migrants as they try to enter the country on their way north.

FBI agent admits he lied in Whitey Bulger testimony

New York - A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to perjury and obstruction of justice, admitting he lied during the 2013 trial of onetime mafia boss James "Whitey" Bulger in Boston.

Ferguson, Missouri gets black police chief after Michael Brown case

Washington - An African American officer took the helm of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, less than two years after police there killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

Spanish police arrest man who live-streamed driving at 195 kph

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested a young man who live-streamed video of himself driving at nearly twice the speed limit, forcing other drivers to swerve out of the way to avoid being hit.

Gunmen kill eight Egyptian policemen south of Cairo

Cairo - Gunmen shot dead eight plainclothed Egyptian policemen in the Helwan district south of Cairo, the interior ministry said Sunday.

California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination

Los Angeles - Two lawsuits filed in California claim that Muslim women were discriminated against in separate incidents because of their religion and for wearing the hijab.

Bali police shoot dead Frenchman resisting arrest

Denpasar - Police on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali shot dead a French national Monday after he killed a policeman while resisting arrest, an official said.

Senior sheriff official in U.S. resigns over racist e-mails

Los Angeles - A senior official at the Los Angeles County sheriff's department has resigned following criticism over e-mails he sent disparaging blacks, Muslims, Latinos and women, the department said in a statement.

Four Yemen troops dead as Aden police chief survives bombing

Aden - Four Yemeni guards were killed in a bombing that targeted the convoy of Aden's police chief, officials said, the second such attack on him in the southern city this week.

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.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all th...
Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all the police smiled...and all he smokers were #happy420
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Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur  Belgium  January 29  2013.
Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur, Belgium, January 29, 2013.
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A member of EKAM, the national-level counter-terrorism team of Greece's Hellenic Police force.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Under the rain and the sun  thousands of members of the police force across Ontario gathered at Quee...
Under the rain and the sun, thousands of members of the police force across Ontario gathered at Queen's Park in Toronto to remember the fallen.
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Police shooting strikers at Marikana mine, South Africa
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Police respond to report of a naked man with a rifle.
Police respond to report of a naked man with a rifle.
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Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their sala...
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their salaries, February 12, 2013.
A picture of some Illinois police patrolling on horseback. Some changes to the law may change how al...
A picture of some Illinois police patrolling on horseback. Some changes to the law may change how all police in the area do their job.
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Petal, the Chihuahua, has been reunited with her family.
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Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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Police close off parts into Whitehall from Parliament Street. Students occupying a room at the UCL took time-out to demonstrate in a third wave of street protests in London on Nov 30, 2010
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OFFICERS CLEARED IN SHOOTING: A BART police car is shown at the transit system s Dublin-Pleasanton S...
OFFICERS CLEARED IN SHOOTING: A BART police car is shown at the transit system's Dublin-Pleasanton Station.
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Local police at a town in Connecticut administer a field sobriety test known as the one leg stand test to a driver after a crash.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens. A scuffle broke out between two men on the opposite side of the road and was unrelated to the protest.