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Myanmar student protesters defy deadline to disperse

- Student protesters calling for education reform on Tuesday defied an order to disperse in a tense standoff with hundreds of riot police in central Myanmar.

LA police shooting victim 'tried to grab gun'

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles police chief defended officers who fatally shot a man in the Skid Row homeless district, saying the victim had tried to grab one of their guns.

Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

Toronto - Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories.

Video shows Los Angeles police shooting man

Los Angeles - Los Angeles police fatally shot a man on Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns.

Venezuelan students demand end to 'deadly force' order

Caracas - Angry Venezuelan students marched to the justice ministry Wednesday to demand it revoke a resolution allowing police to use deadly force at protests after an officer was charged with killing a 14-year-old boy.

Fists fly in rowdy 18-hour Turkey parliament session

Ankara - Ruling party and opposition lawmakers turned the Turkish parliament into a battlefield once again Tuesday during an 18-hour session debating a contentious bill to broaden police powers.

Police reveal details of mysterious tunnel in Toronto

Police in Toronto are seeking the help of the public to find out who is responsible for digging a huge 33-feet long, six-feet high tunnel in the grounds of the Toronto's York University.

Three Italians killed, two hurt in Swiss Alps avalanche: police

Geneva - Three Italians were killed and two were injured when they were hit by an avalanche while skiing in an area known as "Death Valley" in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, police said.

Mental readiness strategies revealed for Canadian police Special

Toronto - This week delegates from across Canada gathered in Mississauga, Ontario to share perspectives, learn from best practices and develop strategies to improve psychological health and safety in police organizations.

Five Turkish deputies hurt as tensions spiral over protest bill

Ankara - Turkey's ruling party on Wednesday struggled to push a hugely controversial bill boosting the powers of police against protesters through parliament, after tensions spilled over into fighting between MPs that left five deputies hurt.

Turkey government battles to push protest bill into parliament

Ankara - Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday sought to push through parliament a contentious security bill boosting police powers to crack down on protests, with the opposition using delaying tactics to thwart the debate.

Canada police foil Valentine's Day shooting-spree plot

Montreal - Canadian police said they had foiled a plot that would have seen an armed duo carry out a shooting spree in the city of Halifax on Valentine's Day before killing themselves.

Teenager who stormed Dutch TV to remain in custody

Den Haag - A Dutch teenager who stormed television studios armed with a fake gun and demanding airtime, will remain in custody for a further 90 days, a court ruled on Thursday.

Australia foils 'imminent' terror attack

Sydney - Australia has thwarted an "imminent" terror attack, arresting two men and seizing an Islamic State flag, a machete and a video detailing the alleged plot during a raid in Sydney, police said Wednesday.

Police: Teen killed classmate, took Snapchat 'selfie' with victim

Jeannette - A Pennsylvania teenager is being held without bail and faces murder charges after allegedly killing a classmate and then posting a picture of himself with the victim's body on Snapchat.

Police, protesters clash in Haiti over gas prices

Port-au-prince - Protesters clashed with police in Haiti on Monday amid a transport strike demanding lower gas prices in the impoverish Caribbean nation.

Gunshots fired at police in Marseille housing estate

Marseille - Police said Monday they came under fire in an infamous housing estate in the French city of Marseille after residents said "Kalashnikovs" were being fired, though no victims were reported.

French police detain six in new 'anti-terror' raid

Paris - French police detained six people Sunday suspected of recruiting potential jihadists, just days after another operation saw five charged on similar grounds, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Turkey launches new raids over Erdogan eavesdropping case

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday launched a new wave of raids to round up suspects accused of wiretapping the communications of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other top officials.

Terror charges for man accused of attacking French soldiers

Paris - A knife-wielding man accused of attacking three soldiers outside a Jewish community centre in the south of France was on Saturday charged with attempted murder in connection with a terrorist operation, a judicial source said.

Brazil police kill 13 would-be bank robbers: Officials

Brasilia - Brazilian police killed 13 men suspected of plotting to rob a bank in the northeastern city of Salvador on Friday, officials said.

Top Paris crime investigator charged with leaks

Paris - The head of Paris' powerful criminal investigation force was charged and immediately suspended late Thursday over allegations that he leaked details of a probe to a fellow top officer who was under inquiry.

Haiti police fire rubber bullets at gas price demo

Port-au-prince - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of demonstrators in violent clashes Thursday in the Haitian capital, leaving six student protesters wounded.

FBI says DNA shows top militant likely among dead in Philippine raid

Manila - The FBI has said that DNA analysis indicates one of the world's most wanted terrorists, Bali bomber Zulkifli bin Hir, was likely killed in a Philippine police raid last month that also claimed the lives of 44 officers.

Obama administration brings national race conversation to Calif.

Oakland - The sometimes raucous national debate on race relations and the police returns to center stage Thursday in Oakland, Calif., when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder meets with community and law enforcement leaders.

Police officer delivers pizza after arresting delivery driver

The Illinois Oswego Police Department has recounted details of an event earlier this week where an officer who had arrested a pizza delivery driver proceeded to complete the delivery to the customer.

Civilians killed in Philippines anti-terror raid

Cotabato - An eight-year-old girl and three men -- one with his hands bound -- were among those killed in a botched anti-terror police operation in the Philippines last weekend, a local official said Saturday.

Chinese police at lunch allegedly eat endangered giant salamander

Shenzhen - A banquet for Chinese officials turned violent last week when journalists photographed them eating a critically endangered giant salamander, media reports say. The diners included senior police officials who appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign.

Moscow blasts U.S. spy arrest as part of 'anti-Russian campaign'

Moscow - Moscow on Tuesday blasted the United States over the arrest of an alleged Russian spy, condemning the move as a "provocation" that would further damage already tattered ties.

At least five arrested in 'anti-jihadist' raid in France: Security source

Montpellier - At least five people were arrested during a anti-jihadist operation in southern France that was still ongoing early Tuesday, a security source said.
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