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High tide: French police warn cocaine fortune hunters off beaches

Rennes - French authorities have closed beaches in southwest France as packages of cocaine and other drugs continue to wash up daily along the Atlantic coast, with nearly 900 kilogrammes discovered since mid-October, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe own force: experts

Fpo - Hong Kong's police watchdog is unequipped to investigate the force's handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city's own government has found.

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe protest response: experts

Fpo - Hong Kong's police watchdog is currently unequipped to investigate the force's handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city's own government has found.

Police in Bolivia join opposition as crisis mounts

La Paz - Police in three Bolivian cities joined anti-government protests Friday, in one case marching with demonstrators in La Paz, in the first sign security forces are withdrawing support from President Evo Morales after a disputed election that has triggered...

Singapore probes Hong Konger over protest discussion

Fpo - Police in Singapore are investigating a YouTube star from Hong Kong who allegedly organised a gathering to discuss the protests in his home city, a potential violation of tough public assembly laws.

Two French police to stand trial over 'yellow vest' violence

Paris - Two French police officers will stand trial for alleged violence against "yellow vest" demonstrators taking part in anti-government rallies in Paris in recent months, a senior prosecutor said Thursday.

Vietnam to repatriate 39 nationals found dead in UK truck

London - Vietnam said Thursday it was working to repatriate 39 bodies now identified as Vietnamese nationals found in a truck near London last month, in a case that exposed the deadly risks of illegal migration to Europe.

French police clear hundreds of migrants from Paris camps

Paris - French police evacuated over 1,600 migrants from two camps in northern Paris on Thursday, one of the biggest such operations in the city in years, a day after the government unveiled tough new measures to a "take back control" of immigration.

French police clear hundreds of migrants from Paris camps

Paris - French police evacuated hundreds of migrants from two camps in northern Paris on Thursday, a day after the government unveiled a series of measures to a "take back control" of immigration.

In Venezuela, special police force wreaks havoc in slums

Caracas - Miriam Gamarra, a 39-year-old bank employee living in a tough part of Caracas, remembers feeling an ache in her chest when she heard the gunshots in the distance as she was heading to work. "Lord, please take care of my son," she murmured to herself.

Police fight running battles with youths outside Paris

Versailles - French police fought running battles Saturday night in a poor suburb northwest of Paris with groups of young men who burnt a circus school and wounded two officers, the authorities said Sunday.

UK police step up appeals over migrant lorry deaths

Belfast - British detectives probing the deaths of 39 Asian migrants in a refrigerated truck near London renewed on Friday their appeal for two brothers in the haulage business to help with the investigation.

Brazil says 17 killed in police action in Manaus

Rio De Janeiro - A shoot-out in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus between police and suspected drug traffickers left 17 people dead, local authorities announced Wednesday.

Dutch judge extends custody for farmhouse cult suspects

Den Haag - A Dutch judge on Wednesday extended the detention of two men suspected of keeping a family captive for nearly a decade in a farmhouse by another 90 days.

Dozens arrested as Australia mining protest turns violent

Melbourne - Dozens of protesters were arrested and several people injured Tuesday when police and demonstrators clashed outside an international mining conference in Melbourne.

Two dead as hundreds of police, supporters march in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two people were killed as several hundred police and their supporters demonstrated in Haiti's capital for better law enforcement salaries on Sunday, police said, while anti-government marchers also took to the streets.

Hong Kong court bans publishing police details, including photos

Fpo - A Hong Kong court has banned people from publishing a wide range of personal details about police officers and their families, including photos, in a bid to halt "doxxing" by pro-democracy protesters.

UK police say 39 found dead in truck were Chinese

Grays - British police said Thursday that 39 people found dead in a truck near London are believed to be Chinese nationals, in a case that has triggered national outrage over the people trafficking business.

French police detain man threatening to make museum 'hell'

Saint-rapha - Police in southern France on Wednesday detained a man who had broken into a museum overnight and threatened to turn it into "hell", provoking a four-hour standoff, authorities said.

UK murder probe as 39 dead found in truck from Bulgaria

Grays - Britain launched a major murder investigation after 39 bodies were found Wednesday in a truck from Bulgaria, as police tried to establish where the victims were originally from.

Trial date finalised for Charlie Hebdo attacks

Paris - Fourteen people will go on trial in Paris next May over the January 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and other targets that heralded a wave of jihadist strikes on France, judicial sources said Wednesday.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Oslo - Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

UK police to interview US diplomat's wife over fatal crash

London - The wife of a US diplomat who became a police suspect in Britain following a fatal road crash will be interviewed in the United States, UK police said Tuesday.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Oslo - Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

Dutch police arrest 'father' in farmhouse cult case

Den Haag - Dutch police on Thursday arrested the father of a family kept for nearly a decade in a farmhouse, saying they were investigating whether a "certain belief in faith" was behind the case.

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

Washington - International law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday that a global investigation into child pornography sold for bitcoin on the underground internet had reaped 337 arrests and the shutdown of the dark web's most notorious pedophile site.

Mexico leader defends security plan as 28 killed in attacks in two days

Morelia - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended his strategy Tuesday for fighting the violent crime wracking Mexico, as relatives mourned 13 police officers killed in an ambush claimed by a powerful drug cartel, while a separate shootout left 15 dead.

Apple chief defends pulling app used by Hong Kong protestors

San Francisco - Apple chief Tim Cook on Thursday defended the decision to pull an app used by protesters in Hong Kong to track police, according to a leaked email to employees obtained by a tech news site.Apple removed the HKmap.

Tourists rail against Hanoi 'train street' ban

Hanoi - Selfie-snapping tourists railed against the closure of Hanoi's 'train street' on Thursday after police blocked off the Instragram-famous tracks for safety reasons.

Ransomware attacks 'getting bolder': Europol

Den Haag - Global ransomware attacks are on the decline, but such malicious cyber strikes are getting bolder and homing in on more profitable companies, with data encryption a key target, Europe's police agency said Wednesday,.
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A protester confronts police in Athens
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REACTION: Turkish police  forensics and emergency services work at the scene of an explosion that ki...
REACTION: Turkish police, forensics and emergency services work at the scene of an explosion that killed four tourists on Istiklal Street in Istanbul on Sunday.
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Patrol car belonging to a missing sheriff's deputy.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Leichhardt Local Area Commander, Superintendent Mick O’Toole briefs the media.
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File photo: Police arrest protesters in Anaheim on July 29, 2012.
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File photo: Rioters in Athens mingling with the Greek police
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A local police SWAT team in an undisclosed town conducts tactical training focused on the apprehension of heavily armed and dangerous fugitives. The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team is the gold standard by which many local police SWAT teams in the United States measure themselves by, especially those in small suburban and rural towns.
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Toronto: An unmarked police minivan.
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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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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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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Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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An image released by the Metropolitan Police in an appeal for information into the shooting of five year old Thusha Kamaleswaran.
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An officer on horseback makes his way to the demonstration site.

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