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Mexico investigates alleged police massacre

- Mexican prosecutors and federal police internal affairs are investigating claims that officers killed 16 unarmed civilians in January, authorities said Monday, in the latest abuse allegations to hit security forces.

US officers suspended after latest death of black man in custody

Washington - Several Baltimore police officers have been suspended after an African American man died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, police said Monday, pledging to thoroughly investigate the incident.

Mexican police massacred civilians in January: Report

- Federal police gunned down 16 civilians in western Mexico in January, a report said, contradicting official accounts that nine people had died in the crossfire of a shootout.

Hong Kong protester 'beaten by police' slams case delay

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester apparently assaulted by police -- in a beating captured on video -- slammed the authorities Friday for failing to charge his attackers and demanded they are officially identified.

Russian police raid offices of Putin critic Khodorkovsky

Moscow - Armed police on Thursday raided the office of a Russian rights group led by exiled Vladimir Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, during the president's marathon annual phone-in session.

Forest killings put India's 'fake encounters' in spotlight

Tirupati - Kanagarani last saw her husband when he left their village on a mountainside in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to look for work.

Video shows Arizona police intentionally run over suspect

Washington - Arizona police released video showing an officer using his cruiser to intentionally run over a suspect, triggering new questions about what critics call excessive use of force by officers in the US.

Ecuador president says 'seriously threatened'

Quito - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa abruptly pulled out of a public lunch on Tuesday because of what he called "a serious threat" of attack against him.The threat was being investigated and one person had been arrested.

Brazil police clash with evicted squatters in central Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Police clashed with illegal squatters at an abandoned building in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, using pepper spray and arresting several people as some of the 300 occupants refused to leave the property.

Hundreds mourn at funeral of black man killed by U.S. cop

Summerville - Hundreds mourned Saturday at the funeral of an unarmed black suspect gunned down in a "disgraceful" shooting by a white officer, an episode that has raised questions about race and excessive force in the United States.

Video catches US deputies beating suspect in horse pursuit

Los Angeles - Deputy sheriffs in southern California were under investigation Friday after a TV news helicopter caught them on video kicking and beating a suspect who was fleeing on horseback.

Car video sheds light on moments before U.S. officer shot man dead

North Charleston - Car video has revealed new details in the death of a black man gunned down by a white police officer in South Carolina that led to a murder charge against the cop and prompted calls for change in U.S. police forces.

Man recounts first moments of U.S. deadly police shooting

Charleston - A man who recorded chilling video of a white police officer gunning down a black man said that the shooting followed a struggle in which the cop had gained control of the situation.

Man who filmed U.S. police shooting 'knew the magnitude' of video

Washington - The bystander who shot video apparently showing a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, said he knew right away the profound significance of the chilling footage he'd recorded.

US officer sacked after shooting black suspect dead

Charleston - The white police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man in the US city of North Charleston has been fired after he was charged with murder, the mayor said Wednesday.

U.S. cop charged after filmed shooting black man

Washington - A white U.S. police officer from South Carolina has been charged with murder after video emerged showing him repeatedly shooting a fleeing and apparently unarmed black man in the back.

Italy urged to act after Europe court rules police brutality torture

- Rights campaigners in Italy called Tuesday for the urgent adoption of a law against torture following a damning verdict from Europe's top court over police brutality in a case which shocked the world.

Mexico gang kills 15 police in worst attack in years

Guadalajara - Fifteen police officers were killed in a gang ambush in western Mexico, an official said, marking the deadliest day in recent years for security forces battling the drug war.

Indian police to use pepper-spraying drones on unruly protesters

Lucknow - Police in a northern Indian city said Tuesday they have a new weapon for controlling unruly protesters in the world's largest democracy: pepper-spraying drones.

Anarchist protests put Greece's radical leaders in a bind

Atenas - Greek anarchists are needling the country's new far-left government with a series of high-profile occupations in support of jailed radicals.

Female officer finds Germanwings black box on first day on job

France - After 10 grim days for the Germanwings search team, Alice Coldefy -- the only woman working at the crash site -- found the elusive black box on her first day on the job."Everyone was happy. It was a relief...

German ex-cop jailed for cannibalism website killing

Dresden - A court sentenced a German former police officer to eight years and six months in jail Wednesday for killing a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.

Turkey charges two policemen in Erdogan spying case

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Sunday charged two former policemen with illegally eavesdropping on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their extradition from Romania, state-media said.

Headteachers threaten to call police as children play '18' games

A group of UK headteachers have threatened to report parents to police for neglect if they allow their children to play violent computer games that have an 18-rating, claiming that the children have access to unsuitable levels of violence.

Death threats made to BBC chief after Clarkson axe

London - British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Suspect package prompts Madrid post office evacuation

Madrid - A package containing "a suspicious white substance" on Saturday prompted the evacuation of a Madrid post office, with 23 people undergoing decontamination as a safety precaution, the emergency services said.

One of most wanted ETA separatists held in France

Madrid - One of the most wanted members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA was arrested Monday in southwestern France, officials said.

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Mexico ambush leaves 10 dead, including 5 federal police

Guadalajara - A gang ambushed a federal police convoy in western Mexico, sparking a shootout that killed five officers, three suspects and two bystanders, authorities said Friday.

Calls for police in French electrocution trial to be cleared

Rennes - Prosecutors in the trial of two police officers accused of failing to prevent the deaths of a pair of teenagers a decade ago that triggered nationwide rioting called on Thursday for them to be cleared.
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