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French mayor near Mont Blanc to fine ill-prepared climbers

Grenoble - A mayor in an area of the French Alps which is a gateway to Mont Blanc said Thursday he planned to fine climbers attempting to scale the mountain without proper outdoor gear such as crampons and ropes.

Paris terror suspect Abdeslam to be tried in Belgium over shootout

Brussels - Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was Thursday ordered to stand trial in Belgium over a shootout with police in Brussels last year that led to his capture after a four-month hunt for Europe's most wanted man.

Belgium orders trial for terror suspect Abdeslam over shootout

Brussels - Belgium has ordered Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam and another man to stand trial over a police shootout with Belgian police last year, prosecutors said Thursday.

French baker jailed in China over out-of-date flour: family

Bourg-achard - A French baker has been arrested and jailed in China after being accused of using out-of-date flour by health inspectors and police, his family said Wednesday as they publicised a campaign to free him.

Brazilian army, police swoop on Rio suburb

Rio De Janeiro - Police backed by heavily armed troops swooped on one of Rio de Janeiro's main suburbs Wednesday in the latest large-scale crackdown against crime in the increasingly violent city, authorities said.

French pizzeria crash driver under influence of medication: source

France - The driver who rammed his car into a pizzeria near Paris, killing a girl and injuring 13 people, had consumed large quantities of medication and had severe mental health problems, officials said Tuesday.

Israel detains diamond magnate in money laundering probe

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Monday detained diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz and four others as part of an international money laundering investigation, authorities said.

Turkish officer killed by IS suspect helped prevent attack: police

Istanbul - Istanbul's police chief on Monday hailed as a hero a 24-year-old officer stabbed to death by a suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group, who had been arrested for allegedly planning a suicide attack.

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

Ankara - A policeman was stabbed to death in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of the Islamic State group who had been arrested for planning a suicide attack, Turkish media said.

Danish sub inventor held over missing journalist

Stockholm - A Danish judge remanded into temporary custody Saturday a Danish inventor accused of manslaughter over a missing Swedish journalist, who was on board a submarine he built which sank.

S.Africa's Zuma 'a fighter' after surviving vote: minister

Soweto - South African President Jacob Zuma, who survived a vote of no confidence in parliament this week, is "a fighter but he knows he is bowing out," one of his closest allies told AFP on Friday.

Spain calls in police to help with Barcelona airport strike

Madrid - Spain on Friday called in police to help with security checks at Barcelona's busy airport as a strike continues at the peak of the holiday season, causing long queues and safety concerns.

UK ex-policeman jailed for filming nudists from helicopter

London - A British former police officer was on Tuesday jailed for a year for using a police helicopter to film a couple having sex and other people sunbathing nude.

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

Moscow - Russian police on Monday detained for several hours two members of Pussy Riot after they staged a protest in support of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker in a Siberian city.

Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs on Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games.

Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police

Harare - Zimbabwean security forces confirmed Friday that soldiers and police fought on the streets of Harare earlier this week, as nationwide tensions grow under 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

Police send postcards with an edge to Europe's most wanted

Den Haag - European police forces are sending a series of cheeky "wish you were here" postcards this summer in a bid to track down 21 of the continent's most wanted criminals."Dear Artur, Belgian fries are the best and we know you miss them.

Indonesia says convict organised major drug trafficking ring

Jakarta - A convict in a maximum-security Indonesian prison masterminded an operation to import 1.2 million ecstasy tablets which led to two arrests and the death of another suspect, authorities said Tuesday.

Dutch police net gang stealing iPhones from moving trucks

Den Haag - Dutch police said Monday they had rounded up a gang of alleged Romanian iPhone thieves, who gained notoriety by clambering from their cars into moving trucks to pull off heists.

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site: Israel police

Jerusalem - Israeli police said on Thursday all new security measures installed at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a July 14 attack and which sparked deadly unrest have been removed.

Police 'routinely' use pepper spray on migrants in Calais: HRW

Paris - French police are regularly using pepper spray against migrants in Calais, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday, an accusation denied by authorities.

Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol

Den Haag - Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices.

Pakistan victims call for attack masterminds to hang

Lahore - Anger was growing in Pakistan Tuesday as the grief-stricken relatives of 26 people killed by a suicide bomber in Lahore a day earlier buried their loved ones and demanded the government publicly hang the masterminds of the attack.

London hunts for ways to stop deadly youth stabbings

London - Nearly one young person a week has been stabbed to death in London so far this year, leaving British authorities hunting for ways to stop the increasing violence.

US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian

Chicago - A US police chief resigned Friday amid an uproar over the death of an unarmed Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual assault and was shot by a responding officer.

Police chief resigns amid uproar over killing of Australian

Chicago - The police chief in Minneapolis resigned Friday amid an uproar over the death of an Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual assault and was shot by a responding officer.

Clashes after Israel restricts Jerusalem Old City prayers

Jerusalem - Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces outside Jerusalem's Old City on Friday as tensions mounted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site and prompted police to restrict access for Muslim prayers.

Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Jerusalem - Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security measures at a supersensitive holy site.

Police chief criticizes US cop who shot Australian woman

Chicago - The police chief in Minneapolis, speaking out for the first time Thursday, strongly criticized the actions of one of the city's officers who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman.

Brazil sends 1,000 additional officers to combat Rio violence

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian government has deployed a thousand additional personnel to combat insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, which has seen a spike in violence in recent months, authorities said Thursday.
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Toronto s Harbour Police patrolling waterfront before the G20 summit begins.
Toronto's Harbour Police patrolling waterfront before the G20 summit begins.
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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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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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Toronto Police block off an area of downtown Toronto after shooting a man who stole a snow plow in the early morning hours. Police say the suspect hit Sgt. Ryan Russell as the officer attempted to stop him. Russell was pronounced dead at hospital.
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British police officers stand between Cardiff City and Swansea City fans during their English Premie...
British police officers stand between Cardiff City and Swansea City fans during their English Premier League soccer match at the Cardiff City Stadium
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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COMMUNITY: Pierce College in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles was evacuated Friday followin...
COMMUNITY: Pierce College in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles was evacuated Friday following reports of an armed man on campus.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
A squad car of Iran s Tourism Police. Evangelical Christians are considered criminals in Iran and ar...
A squad car of Iran's Tourism Police. Evangelical Christians are considered criminals in Iran and are sometimes hunted as fugitives. An Evangelical Iranian Christian who is arrested by law enforcement in that country typically face penalties that may range from imprisonment, torture, and even execution. Evangelical Christianity is illegal in Iran and is considered a national security threat.
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Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur, Belgium, January 29, 2013.
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Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all the police smiled...and all he smokers were #happy420
Under the rain and the sun  thousands of members of the police force across Ontario gathered at Quee...
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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Officers on the scene after the Dec. 8 Virginia Tech shooting
Officers on the scene after the Dec. 8 Virginia Tech shooting
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Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all th...
Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all the police smiled...and all he smokers were #happy420
Under the rain and the sun  thousands of members of the police force across Ontario gathered at Quee...
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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