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Furore after Indian police shoot gangster dead

Lucknow - Indian police shot dead one of the country's most wanted gangsters on Friday just a day after his dramatic arrest, sparking accusations of a staged extrajudicial killing.

No regrets: wounded Hong Kong police vow to keep enforcing law

Fpo - Nine months ago he was burned by corrosive liquid hurled during anti-government protests, but Hong Kong police officer Ling says he has no regrets and remains devoted to being a law enforcer.

George Floyd said officers would 'kill' him in new recording transcript

Washington - George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, called out for his children and late mother and said officers would "kill" him before he died in Minneapolis police custody, new evidence showed.

Hong Kong police granted sweeping security surveillance powers

Fpo - Hong Kong's police have been granted vastly expanded powers to conduct warrantless raids and surveillance -- as well as issue internet takedown notices -- under Beijing's new national security law.

Surge in NYC shootings fuels police reform debate

New York - New York reeled from a spate of holiday weekend shootings Monday, with police fueling controversy by partially attributing them to reforms undertaken following the death in custody of George Floyd.

Haiti police break up demo protesting worsening crime

Port-au-prince - Police in Haiti fired tear gas Monday to disperse a protest over an uptick in violent crime in the capital, sparking alarm from rights groups.

Militia ambush kills 11 in DR Congo's troubled Ituri region

Bunia - Gunmen killed 11 people including military and local officials in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday, an ambush attributed to a militia accused of a string of massacres.

Crusading ex-cop's arrest sparks police pushback in Russia

Moscow - When police moved in to arrest Vladimir Vorontsov in May, they didn't bother to knock.

Ex-officers charged in George Floyd killing due in court

Minneapolis - The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd and three others accused of abetting the African American's murder were to appear in court Monday, in a case that has touched off a global reckoning over racial inequality.

'George Floyds of India': outrage mounts over police custody deaths

New Delhi - The deaths of a father and son from alleged torture at the hands of police have sparked outrage across India, with many drawing parallels with the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

White Canadian cop convicted of beating black teenager

Montr - A Canadian court convicted a white police officer Friday of beating a young black man in Toronto in 2016, in a highly anticipated judgment as Canada faces its own reckoning on systemic racism.

UN urges 'moratorium' on facial recognition tech use in protests

Geneva - The UN human rights chief called Thursday for a "moratorium" on the use of facial recognition technology during peaceful protests, stressing that it could increase discrimination against people of African descent and other minorities.

French police under new scrutiny after chokehold death

Paris - France's police faced new pressure Tuesday after the family of a delivery man who died after being arrested last January demanded a ban on chokeholds.

Family urges Macron to act after Frenchman's arrest death

Paris - The family of a French delivery man who died in January after his arrest in Paris called Tuesday for the suspension of four officers and urged President Emmanuel Macron to take action.

Security questions after three die in UK knife attack

Reading - Britain's interior minister on Monday vowed tougher action against extremism after three people, including a US citizen, were stabbed to death in a park, the third terror-related knife attack in a year.

UK knife attack suspect was known to security services: reports

Reading - A man held on suspicion of stabbing three people to death in a British park at the weekend was known to the security services, media reported on Monday.

Britain declares deadly stabbing spree 'terrorism'

Reading - British police said Sunday they were treating a stabbing spree in which a lone assailant killed three people in a park filled with families and friends in Reading as "terrorism".

Three killed in Britain stabbing rampage

Reading - Three people were killed and three seriously injured when an assailant went on a stabbing rampage in a park filled with people relaxing in the southern English city of Reading on Saturday, police said.

New Zealand shocked as policeman shot dead in rare attack

Wellington - An unarmed New Zealand policeman was shot and killed on an Auckland street Friday, becoming the first officer to die on duty for more than a decade in the normally peaceful South Pacific nation.

Trudeau supports opposition head expelled from Parliament over racism row

Montr - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday stood behind the leader of an opposition party who had been temporarily thrown out of Parliament for accusing another member of racism.

Ex-cop in custody after shooting black man in Atlanta

Washington - A white former police officer was taken into custody in the United States on Thursday after being charged with the murder of a black man outside a fast-food restaurant, in the latest case to spark fury.

France urged to 'wake up' to discrimination against black people

Paris - Black and Arab citizens in France are consistently discriminated against by police and in society, two leading watchdogs said Thursday, as angry protests sweep across the country over alleged racism in the security forces and broader society.

Trump says police 'not treated fairly' after latest race shooting

Washington - Donald Trump said Wednesday that US police have "not been treated fairly" and appeared to defend a white officer charged with the murder of a black man.

Facial recognition: IT and police in delicate dance

Paris - Tech giants love to portray themselves as forces for good and as the United States was gripped by anti-racism protests a number of them publicly disavowed selling controversial facial recognition technology to police forces.

Atlanta police officer charged with murder for shooting black man

Atlanta - An Atlanta police officer has been charged with murder for shooting a 27-year-old man in the back, justice officials announced Wednesday, in the latest case to spark anger over police killings of African Americans.

'Concrete evidence' that Madeleine McCann is dead: German prosecutor

Berlin - German prosecutors said Wednesday they have "concrete evidence" that missing British girl Madeleine McCann is dead, in a major development for a case that has gripped Britain for more than a decade.

Trump signs order pushing to reduce US police violence

Washington - US President Donald Trump issued an order to improve policing Tuesday, calling for a ban on dangerous choke holds, but he stopped well short of demands made at nationwide protests against racism and police brutality.

France vows to halt Dijon unrest over Chechen score-settling

Dijon - The French government on Tuesday vowed to bring an end to violence in the usually placid eastern city of Dijon after it was hit by a fourth night of unrest linked to score-settling by members of the Chechen community.

Anger in France after new unrest over Chechen score-settling

Dijon - Political leaders in France on Tuesday expressed outrage after the usually placid eastern city of Dijon was hit by another night of unrest linked to score-settling by members of the Chechen community.

Switzerland grapples with its own 'George Floyd' case

Geneva - George Floyd's shocking death in police custody in the US has sparked belated soul-searching in Switzerland over the death of a Nigerian man two years ago in Lausanne in seemingly similar circumstances.
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