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German town scraps refugee party, police unable to ensure safety

Berlin - German authorities cancelled Friday a party to welcome refugees in the town of Heidenau, recently the scene of violent far-right protests, saying the public's safety could not be guaranteed due to a shortage of police.

Hunting Moroccan hashish in the Strait of Gibraltar

Algeciras - As the powerful motors of their speedboat roared, Spanish police used a thermal imaging camera to scan the sea in the Strait of Gibraltar for traffickers smuggling hashish from Morocco.

Man 'kills two in shooting, stabbing in Louisiana'

Los Angeles - A man shot and killed a police officer in Louisiana and stabbed three women, one of them fatally on Wednesday, local media reported.

Cops to delete LPR data as 80GB hard drive 'keeps crashing'

The Oakland Police Department has decided to delete license plate data after six months instead of retaining it indefinitely. The reason isn't really to give residents more privacy but rather because a Windows XP computer's 80GB hard drive is full.

Baby, policeman killed in French gypsy camp shooting

Lille - A man shot dead four people "in cold blood", including a baby and policeman, at a gypsy camp in northern France on Tuesday, officials said.

Canada police commander found guilty over G20 arrests

Ottawa - A senior Toronto police officer was found guilty of misconduct Tuesday for ordering mass arrests at the G20 summit in 2010.

South African police convicted over taxi driver dragged to death

Johanesburg - Eight South African policeman were found guilty on Tuesday of murdering a Mozambican man who died after being dragged behind a moving police van in an incident that provoked global outrage.

New Ferguson judge orders major court changes

Washington - A Ferguson, Missouri judge has ordered sweeping reforms to the city's court system five months after a scathing US Justice Department report following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Sri Lanka arrests army personnel over missing journalist

Colombo - Sri Lanka's police on Monday arrested four army personnel, including two senior officers, in connection with the disappearance of a dissident cartoonist that triggered international condemnation of the island's rights record.

German police clash with far-right outside refugee centre

Heidenau - New clashes erupted in east Germany between police and far-right activists protesting the opening of a new centre for refugees, German news agency DPA said, a day after similar standoffs left dozens wounded.

Brazil massacre blamed on police leaves anger, questions

Osasco - A mother who lost her only son and a young man who narrowly escaped death are among the residents of Sao Paulo picking up the pieces after a massacre of 18 people that many blame on the police.

Uruguay police demand right to shoot suspects in back

Montevideo - Police in Uruguay are calling for new regulations that would allow them to shoot suspects in the back, arguing the current rules give criminals the upper hand."It's not a very pretty solution. We know it's going to be criticized.

Australian uses bed sheets to escape maximum security jail

Sydney - Red-faced Australian authorities Wednesday vowed to review security after a prisoner used bed sheets and a pillow to scale a wall topped with razor wire and escape from a maximum security jail.

Who's lead suspect in Brazil mass killings? The police

Rio De Janeiro - The men wearing black ski masks look almost relaxed as they stroll around the Sao Paulo bar, gently arranging patrons against a wall -- then shooting them.

Suspect spotted as Thailand bombing death toll rises to 22

Bangkok - Police in Thailand say they are looking for a suspect in Monday's fatal bombing attack who was spotted on video cameras near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.

Explosive device thrown near Bangkok rail station, no injuries

Bangkok - A small device was thrown into a canal and exploded near a busy train station in central Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon, police said, a day after a bomb killed 20 at a religious shrine."No one was killed or injured.

Gang kills five police in Nicaragua

Managua - A criminal gang attacked and killed five police officers on Nicaragua's southern Caribbean coast, one of the Central American country's most violent regions, authorities said.

Tattooed severed leg sparks Italy murder mystery

Rome - The gruesome find of a left leg tattooed with the words "Today is a good day to die" has sparked an investigation worthy of a detective film, the Italian media reported on Saturday.

Missouri cop bragged about bonus from Ferguson protests: Report

Washington - A St Louis County police officer is being investigated after apparently bragging on Facebook about how he spent his "bonus" for working during recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the Guardian reported.

Amnesty demands Marikana justice three years after shootings

Johanesburg - As South Africa gears for the third anniversary of the Marikana massacre of miners on Sunday, Amnesty International Friday called for the police implicated in the killings to be suspended.

Eighteen killed in Sao Paulo shootings

S - Eighteen people were killed and seven injured in a wave of overnight shootings in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, some of them gunned down in cold blood as they sat in a bar.

Two wounded in Mali police outpost shooting

Bamako - A policeman and a civilian were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a police outpost in Mali's capital Bamako, an attack a minister insisted was an "isolated act".

Texas man expected to be executed Wednesday for killing cop

Huntsville - A Texas man convicted of killing a veteran Corpus Christie police lieutenant in 2009 will be executed Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Spain court drops case against police who beat migrant

Madrid - A human rights group vowed Wednesday to appeal after a Spanish court dismissed a case against eight police who beat a migrant trying to illegally enter Spain's north African territory of Melilla.

Greece sends extra riot police to Kos as migrant tensions mount

Kos - Greece sent extra riot police to a resort island Wednesday as tensions mounted over a huge influx of migrants, while dozens were missing off Libya after the dramatic Italian rescue of a stricken dinghy.

Texas officer fired after fatal shooting of unarmed black teen

Washington - The Arlington, Texas police department on Tuesday fired a white officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Christian Taylor in a car dealership, its chief said.

German police union urges border checks to stem refugee flow

Berlin - Germany's police union on Tuesday called for the reintroduction of internal European border controls and demanded more personnel to deal with a record flood of refugees.

Greek mayor warns of 'bloodshed' as police beat migrants

Kos - Overwhelmed police on the Greek island of Kos on Tuesday beat migrants with truncheons and sprayed them with fire extinguishers as its mayor warned of a "bloodbath" if the crisis gets worse.

Ferguson under state of emergency after new clashes

Ferguson - The racial flashpoint city of Ferguson awoke under a state of emergency Tuesday after a second night of clashes between police and protesters, a year after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

Four Turkish police killed by roadside bomb in southeast: Reports

Ankara - Four Turkish police officers were killed on Monday in a roadside bomb attack in the southeast blamed on Kurdish militants, local media reported.
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Armed police patrol outside Oslo Airport on July, 24, 2014 amid warnings of a terror plot
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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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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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An NYPD officer stands guard near Zuccotti Park in NYC
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Colin Farmer, a blind, two-time stroke victim was tasered and handcuffed by police.
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Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
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