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US war vet kills himself, murders family: officials

New York - A former US Marine and Iraq war veteran wanted for murdering his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead from self-inflicted stab wounds in woods near his home on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

U.S. search for Iraq war vet wanted for six murders

Philadelphia - U.S. police widened a manhunt Tuesday for an Iraq war veteran accused of murdering his ex-wife and five members of her family on a killing spree in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania.

'Bomb threat' causes delays at Zurich airport

Geneva - A bomb threat caused flight delays and the partial shut-down of Switzerland's main airport in Zurich before security forces gave the all-clear, reports and officials said.

Six dead in US shootings, manhunt for gunman

Philadelphia - Police were hunting for a gunman Monday suspected of killing six people and seriously wounding another in a series of shootings near the northeastern US city of Philadelphia.

Belgium 'hostage siege' may have been false alarm

Brussels - Belgian police surrounded an apartment in the city of Ghent on Monday after reports that armed men were holding a hostage, but the incident may have been a false alarm, officials said.

French police dismantle network sending jihadist fighters to Syria

Paris - French police launched raids across the country early on Monday, dismantling a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria, a police source told AFP.

Editor of top Turkish daily, Erdogan critic, detained: Reports

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday detained the chief editor of a top newspaper as part of an ongoing operation to round up supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rival, US-exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, reports said.

Thousands rally in US cities to protest police killings

New York - Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in New York and Washington, stepping up demonstrations across the United States demanding justice for black men killed by white police.

Thousands rally across US over police killings

New York - Thousands of protesters paralyzed parts of New York and Washington on Saturday, stepping up demonstrations across the United States demanding justice for black men killed by white police.

Far-left group suspected of Athens Israeli embassy attack

Athens - Greek police on Friday said a far-left group was likely responsible for a night-time gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one hurt.

Dozens arrested at London protest over U.S. police killings

London - British authorities arrested 76 people at a mass "die-in" in London held in solidarity with demonstrations sweeping the United States over recent controversial killings of black men by police.

Op-Ed: Rape, use of force, and torture: 2014's autumn of tough questions

A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?

Obama urges persistence in fighting U.S. racism

Washington - President Barack Obama said banishing racism in the United States can only happen incrementally, and urged young people to "be persistent" in fighting bias.

Policeman killed in Bahrain 'terrorist' attack: ministry

Dubai - One policeman was killed in a "terrorist" attack in a Shiite town in Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Second night of violent California protests over police killings

Washington - Angry protesters in California -- some vandalizing, looting and clashing with police -- gathered for a second night Monday to condemn recent killings of black suspects by white officers.

Riot police clash with protesters at La Scala opening night

Milan - The glamourous season opener at Milan's Scala opera house was marred Sunday by clashes between riot police and protesters which left two wounded.Around 300 demonstrators, using banners reading "fight the power" and "we resist!

Clashes at Greek demos to remember teen killed by police

Athens - Demonstrations in Greece to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of a teenager at the hands of police descended into violence Saturday, with officers using tear gas and water cannon against protesters throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

U.S. protests turn violent after NY man killed by police buried

New York - Police clashed with protesters in California on the fourth night of demonstrations across the United States against recent killings of African American suspects by white police in the United States.

Second Vietnam blogger arrested on anti-state charges

Hanoi - Vietnamese police arrested a prominent blogger Saturday, the second writer seized in the last fortnight as the country's communist authorities keep up their long-running crackdown on online dissent.

Third night of U.S. protests against police killings

New York - Thousands of demonstrators marched in major cities across the United States in a fresh wave of protests against a spate of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers.

Third night of U.S. protests against police killings

New York - Thousands of demonstrators marched in major cities across the United States in a fresh wave of protest against the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers.

Mexico City police chief quits amid new 'massacre' protests

- Mexico City's police chief has resigned after sharp criticism of his officers' handling of recent protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students, the mayor said Friday.

Indian PM Modi wants a SMART police force

Guwahati - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at a conference of high-ranking police officers, and called for SMART policemen — "Strict and Sensitivity", "Modern and Mobility", "Alert and Accountable", "Reliable and Responsible" and "Tech-savvy and Trained."

Malnourished Indiana Girl, 15, found weighing only 35 lbs.

The discovery of a 15-year-old girl weighing a mere 35 pounds leaves the residents and authorities of Madison County, Indiana stunned.

Jury to consider police charges in New York shooting

New York - A New York district attorney said Friday he would impanel a grand jury to consider charges in the latest police killing of an unarmed black man as the United States grapples with nationwide protests.

Protests in New York after officer escapes choking charge

New York - New York mayor Bill de Blasio appealed for calm Thursday after a night of protests over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man.

NY policeman not charged in death of black suspect

New York - A New York grand jury on Wednesday decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri.

New York bracing for grand jury decision in police chokehold case

New York - One week after violence in Ferguson, New York is anxiously bracing for a separate grand jury decision in another racially charged case involving a white police officer and the death of an African-American.

Kabul police chief resigns after spate of attacks

Kabul - Kabul's police chief resigned on Sunday, a spokesman said, after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks with foreign compounds, embassy vehicles and US troops among those targeted.

Children playing on Australian beach find baby's body

Sydney - Children playing at a Sydney beach Sunday stumbled across the body of a baby buried under the sand, Australian investigators said, just a week after a newborn was found crying at the bottom of a roadside drain.
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