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Global $100 mln cybercrime gang busted

Den Haag - US and European police said Thursday they have smashed a huge international cybercrime network that used Russian malware to steal $100 million (89 million euros) from tens of thousands of victims worldwide.

Alarm over Sri Lanka reinstating major accused of journalist murder

Colombo - An international rights group Thursday expressed alarm over the Sri Lanka army's decision to reinstate an intelligence officer accused of high-profile attacks against journalists, including the assassination of a senior editor.

China says French asylum for ex-Interpol chief's wife 'abuse of procedure'

Bejing - Beijing said Wednesday France granting asylum to the wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei -- who has been charged in China with accepting bribes -- would be an abuse of its own legal procedures.

San Francisco bans facial recognition use by police

San Francisco - San Francisco on Tuesday became the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police or other government agencies.

New York policeman tried five years after black man's death

New York - Five years after an African American father of six died after being apparently held in an illegal police chokehold, a video of which triggered the Black Lives Matter Movement, a disciplinary trial of the policeman accused of killing him got underway Mo...

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol boss granted asylum in France: lawyer

Lyon - The wife and children of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who vanished while visiting China in September last year, have been granted political asylum in France, the family's lawyer told AFP on Monday.

German police find two more bodies linked to crossbow killings

Munich - German police said Monday two more female bodies had been found during investigations into the deaths of three people discovered in a Bavarian hotel room and killed by crossbow bolts.

Cyprus 'serial killings' spark horror, anger at police

Nicosia - Seven foreign women and girls murdered, some dumped in a toxic lake -- the "first serial killings" in Cyprus have provoked horror and sparked accusations of police racism.

Sporadic clashes but low turnout in French 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - "Yellow vest" protesters gathered in Paris and other French cities Saturday for the 26th straight week of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron, with scattered incidents of violence but overall a marked decline in the size of the crowds.

Nigerian women protest against police over sexual assaults

Abuja - Hundreds of protesters marched through the Nigerian capital Abuja on Friday demanding an end to police impunity, after officers were accused of carrying out a string of sexual assaults.

Amid plague of US mass shootings, 'heroes' emerge

Washington - With no end in sight to the mass shootings that have traumatized the country in recent decades, Americans are now finding hope in the actions of "heroes" who have sacrificed their lives to save others amidst hails of bullets.

Police arrest gunman in southern France after hostage drama

Blagnac - Four women were freed "safe and sound" Tuesday after being held hostage for five hours by an armed teenager at a bar on the outskirts of the southern French city of Toulouse, officials said.

Cyprus police in first apology over serial killings

Nicosia - Cyprus's new police chief issued the force's first apology on Tuesday for its handling of the killings of seven foreign women and girls, acknowledging officers had failed to protect them.

Paris police ban 'yellow vest' protests near WWII commemorations

Paris - Paris police said "yellow vest" protesters whose weekly demonstrations have caused vandalism and security headaches will be barred from Paris's famed Champs-Elysees avenue on Wednesday during commemorations of the end of World War II.

Brazil police shoot dead eight in Rio favela: official

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police shot dead eight people in one of Rio de Janeiro's biggest slums on Monday, an official said, just days after figures showed a record number of killings by state officers in the first quarter.

Brazil police shoot dead eight in Rio favela: official

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police shot dead eight people in one of Rio de Janeiro's biggest slums on Monday, an official said, just days after figures showed a record number of killings by state officers in the first quarter.

Ravers get hypothermia at snow-hit French techno festival

Gu - Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross.

Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested -- then assaulted

Abuja - In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in the capital Abuja.She says she was detained, assaulted and then raped by those meant to protect her.

Stars back France's 'yellow vests' as protesters march

Paris - Film stars Juliette Binoche and Emmanuelle Beart joined hundreds of people from the arts world in backing France's "yellow vests" movement, as the latest anti-government marches took place Saturday.

French officials investigating claims of May Day police violence

Paris - French investigators are looking at several videos that appear to show police violence during May Day demonstrations in Paris, including one showing an officer push his truncheon inside the trousers of an arrested man.

Man accused of trying to sell Assange info questioned in Spain

Madrid - A man accused of trying to sell information about Julian Assange reportedly obtained via a surveillance system in the Ecuadoran embassy in London has been questioned in Madrid, a judicial source said Friday.

Brazil reports record number of killings by police in Rio state

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state killed a record number of people in the first quarter of the year, an average of five per day, officials said Friday.However, the overall number of homicides in the state popular with tourists dropped sharply.

Probe after French officer seen hurling stone at protesters

Paris - French prosecutors and police inspectors have opened an investigation after an officer was seen hurling a paving stone at protesters during May Day demonstrations in Paris, sources said Friday.

War of words over May Day break-in at Paris hospital

Paris - The French government on Thursday accused radicals of storming a famed Paris hospital during a violent May Day showdown, while protesters insisted they were only seeking refuge from a police crackdown.

Police say bomb find not linked to Christchurch attacks

Wellington - New Zealand police on Wednesday ruled out any link between a bomb found in Christchurch and mosque shootings in March which killed 50 Muslim worshippers.

Massive police deployment planned for Paris May Day marches

Paris - French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Tuesday said more than 7,400 police and security forces would be deployed in Paris for Wednesday's May Day marches in case of violence by protesters.

Justice algorithm wipes the criminal past of thousands

San Fransisco - An algorithm has been developed which can, at the touch of a button, delete the criminal records of thousands of people. Such measures are undertaken when sufficient time has served and individuals can be granted a clean sheet.

Police in Christchurch find suspected bomb, man arrested

Wellington - New Zealand police found a suspected bomb and ammunition Tuesday in a vacant lot in Christchurch, the scene of last month's mosque shootings which killed 50 Muslim worshippers.

France moves to stem surge in police suicides

Paris - The French government on Monday opened a suicide prevention unit for police officers after a sharp rise in the number taking their own lives since the start of this year.

Thieves steal 35 rare saxophones from Italian collector

Rome - Thieves have stolen 35 rare saxophones from an well-known Italian collection but missed the crown jewel: one which belonged to jazz great Sonny Rollins.
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