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Cleveland calls for calm over cop acquittal after dozens arrested

Washington - Authorities in Cleveland warned Sunday they would not tolerate violent protests over the acquittal of a white policeman in the fatal shooting of two African Americans, after dozens of people were arrested.

One-sided death toll in Mexico gunfight raises questions

Tanhuato De Guerrero - Puddles of blood and bullet shells are some of the remnants of an intense gunfight on a western Mexico ranch that killed 42 criminal suspects and one police officer.

Op-Ed: Nation moves in different speeds in seemingly different universes

Denver - Perhaps the only thing the majority of Americans have in common is that they feel irrelevant. Gay, straight, conservative, liberal, pro-choice, anti-abortion. It is a shame people can’t binge.

US cop acquitted in shooting death of unarmed black couple

Cleveland - A white Cleveland police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired dozens of rounds at an unarmed black couple in 2012 was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter.

Police: Woman kept in box for months found dead along with son

Sedalia - After four months of being held captive in a wooden box, Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, managed to escape in April, only to be shot to death, along with her teenage son, a few weeks later.

U.S. police arrest mansion murders suspect after pizza crust lead

Washington - After following a DNA lead collected from a pizza crust, U.S. authorities have arrested a suspect in the grisly murder of a Washington family.Daron Dylon Wint was arrested early Friday morning in the nation's capital, the Washington Post reported.

Singer among 19 held in Spain for 'glorifying' attacks

Madrid - Spanish police on Tuesday arrested 19 people, including the lead vocalist of a rap rock band, suspected of praising and encouraging attacks by three radical groups, officials said.

Three men held after Turkish TV contestant shot: Report

Ankara - Police have arrested three men after over the shooting of a 19-year-old Turkish woman who had been competing in a national televised song contest, local media reported Tuesday.

Obama moves to demilitarize US cops

Washington - President Barack Obama barred police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that US law enforcement has become too militarized.

German cop probed for alleged brutal assaults on refugees

Hanover - German prosecutors are investigating a police officer who allegedly abused two refugees, strangling an Afghan man and forcing a Moroccan to eat rotten pork off the floor.

French police cleared over electrocution deaths

Rennes - A French court Monday cleared two police officers of failing to help two youths electrocuted in 2005, whose deaths led to three weeks of rioting in France's downtrodden suburbs.

Turkey arrests former top policeman in eavesdropping case

Ankara - Turkey has placed under arrest the powerful former police chief of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir and nine others as part of a case into eavesdropping of top officials, reports said Saturday.

Cairo blasts strain Egypt's bomb squad

Cairo - Egyptian bomb disposal expert Diaa Fathy had long predicted he would die in a flash, before that fateful day in January when a bomb exploded on a busy road leading to the pyramids.

Policeman, three others die in Naples shooting

Rome - A 48-year-old man shot dead four people, including a police officer, and injured six others after opening fire from his balcony in Naples, police said.

Miami officers investigated over racist, crude emails

Miami - Sixteen Miami Beach police officers are under investigation after exchanging racist and pornographic emails, officials said.

Yes, Google admits police can wiretap your Hangouts for the gov't

Recently, on a Reddit "Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Friday, Google 'fessed up and said that although it encrypts its popular Hangouts conversations, it doesn't use end-to-end encryption. What exactly does that mean?

Policeman who shot dead black teen in Wisconsin not charged

Washington - A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old African-American man in the US state of Wisconsin used justifiable force and will not face criminal charges, authorities said Tuesday.

Swiss court upholds life sentence for Guatemalan ex-police chief

Ginebra - A Swiss appeals court Tuesday confirmed a life sentence slapped on Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen for 10 murders committed in the Central American country.

Dramatic increase in crime on social media sites

There has been a large surge in the number of reported cases of harassment on social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. Police forces have noticed a 20 percent increase in allegations involving these sites with some saying it could be higher.

Two arrested in Mississippi after policemen shot dead: report

Washington - Two brothers were arrested Sunday over the killing of two police officers in Mississippi, local media reported, less than a week after a New York officer died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Six cops charged in death of suspect that sparked Baltimore riot

Baltimore - Arrest warrants for six Baltimore police officers suspected of responsibility in the in-custody death of a 25-year-old black man were issued Friday, the city’s chief prosecutor said May 1.

Five Macedonia police killed in gunfight near Kosovo border

Skopeia - Macedonia, hit by a deep political crisis, was further shaken Saturday when five police officers were killed in clashes with unidentified gunmen among whom an unknown number also died.

Dubai to put 'robocops' on the streets in two years

Science fiction and Hollywood fantasy films seem to be turning into reality at a dazzling speed. As we enter the "robotic era" of drones and self-driving cars, our well-being could soon be protected by armies of police androids, as we're seeing in Dubai.

Canadian man claims triple homicide on Facebook

Montr - Canadian police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after a man announced on Facebook that he had killed his daughter, wife and sister, before burning himself to death.

Mexico gunmen wound former city police chief

Juarez - Hitmen shot and seriously wounded on Friday the controversial former police chief of Ciudad Juarez, whose tenure was marked by a sharp drop in murders in Mexico's ex-homicide capital.

U.S. opens federal civil rights probe of Baltimore police

Washington - The U.S. Department of Justice launched a federal civil rights investigation Friday into whether police in Baltimore have systematically engaged in discriminatory actions, after the death of an African-American man in police custody.

Burundi's army walks thin line as crisis deepens

Nairobi - Deadly protests in Burundi against the president's bid for a third term has put the army in a pivotal role, standing between protestors, police and pro-government militia.

U.S. Justice Department to investigate Baltimore police

Washington - The U.S. Justice Department will conduct a federal probe into Baltimore's police department following riots triggered by the death of a black man under police arrest, the Washington Post reported.

Back on the beat: Rio cops step up patrols

Rio De Janeiro - Faced with a surge in armed robberies, Rio de Janeiro police are using mounted patrols and old-fashioned tactics to combat crime ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

Chicago agrees $5.5 mn payout for police torture victims

Washington - The Chicago city council approved a $5.5 million reparations package for dozens of men -- most of them African-American -- who were tortured by police between 1972 and 1991, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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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.
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Rescue crews search for a missing deputy swept away by flood waters
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Police order members of the media to leave the area where protests are taking place in Ferguson  MO.
Police order members of the media to leave the area where protests are taking place in Ferguson, MO.
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Police shooting strikers at Marikana mine  South Africa
Police shooting strikers at Marikana mine, South Africa
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The police attack vehicle that chased tourists in Taksim and shot pepper spray
The police attack vehicle that chased tourists in Taksim and shot pepper spray
Protest by Spanish police in Madrid.
Protest by Spanish police in Madrid.
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Turkish police on standby
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London police officers hunt a black bear sighted within the city limits Tuesday.
London police officers hunt a black bear sighted within the city limits Tuesday.
Authorities respond to a shooting at a spa near Brookfield Square Mall
Authorities respond to a shooting at a spa near Brookfield Square Mall
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SMALL TOWN: Postcard image shows Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa in the 1950s.
SMALL TOWN: Postcard image shows Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa in the 1950s.
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Clash between protesters and police in Madrid  Spain  April 25  2013.
Clash between protesters and police in Madrid, Spain, April 25, 2013.
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Photos of rioters in Athens mingling with the Greek police.
Photos of rioters in Athens mingling with the Greek police.
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Mexican authorities seizure of guns and cash in the Drug Wars
Mexican authorities seizure of guns and cash in the Drug Wars
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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. Police officer lighting a paint bomb.
A horse of the South African Police Service Mounted Unit with a mind of its own!
A horse of the South African Police Service Mounted Unit with a mind of its own!
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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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