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In Spain, ex-Catalan police chief goes on trial for rebellion

Madrid - The former police chief of Catalonia goes on trial Monday over his role in the region's failed 2017 independence bid in a move that risks fanning tensions with Catalan separatists.

French inquiry opened over police assault of protester

Paris - French prosecutors said Sunday they had opened an inquiry after a riot police officer was caught on camera punching a protester at a demonstration in Paris, footage that went viral online.

Police brutality: French government admits to problems

Paris - As the number of protesters badly injured at the hands of the security forces grows, the French government has been compelled to abandon its hear-no-evil, see-no-evil approach to police violence, experts say.

Former Philippine police chief indicted for drugs war corruption

Manila - The former chief police enforcer of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs will be charged with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, the justice department said Thursday.

Peru to deport tourists over Machu Picchu damage

- Five tourists arrested for damaging Peru's iconic Machu Picchu site will be deported to Bolivia later on Wednesday, police said.A sixth was released from custody and ordered to remain in Machu Picchu pending trial after paying bail of $910.

Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area

- Six tourists, including a French woman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru's cultural heritage by defecating in a sacred temple at the iconic Machu Picchu sanctuary.

Five arrested in Greek anarchist squat raid

Athens - Five people were detained Saturday as Greek police moved to evacuate two recently cleared Athens squats reoccupied by suspected anarchists, state agency ANA said.

Lesotho court issues arrest warrant for PM's wife

Maseru - A court has issued an arrest warrant for the prime minister's wife after she failed to turn up for questioning over the 2017 murder of his previous wife, police said Saturday.

The 'lathi': India's colonial vintage anti-protest weapon

New Delhi - As Indian protests against a new citizenship law have intensified, so has police use of "lathis", sturdy sticks used to whack, thwack and quell dissent since British colonial times -- to sometimes deadly effect.

Brazil police probe attack on actors who made gay Jesus film

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro police said on Thursday they are investigating a video by a far-right group that claimed to have carried out an attack on a group of actors who had depicted Jesus as gay.

Chile police officer charged with reckless injury

Santiago - Chilean prosecutors filed charges of reckless injury against a military policeman at a Santiago court as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 26.

Anti-Asian assaults a 'neglected' plight in France

Vitry-sur-seine - Ming was getting off the bus in the Paris suburbs when a masked man attempted to rip her handbag from her. When she resisted, the attacker threw her to the ground and beat her unconscious.

Two French police get suspended jail terms for 'yellow vest' violence

Paris - Two French policemen were handed suspended jail sentences on Thursday for violence against "yellow vest" protesters on May 1, the first convictions of law enforcers since the anti-government revolt started more than a year ago.

Police clash with Catalan protesters burning barricade outside Camp Nou stadium

Barcelona - Masked protesters set bins on fire and threw rocks and glass bottles at police who responded with foam bullets in a street near Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium as Barcelona and Real Madrid faced off Wednesday in the first Clasico of the season.

Parents of girl found in Malaysia jungle say case has 'criminal element'

Dublin - The parents of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in the Malaysian jungle said they believe there was a "criminal element" to her disappearance, which police classified as a missing-person case.

Two years on, murder of Canadian tycoon couple unsolved

Montr - Two years after Canadian pharmaceutical tycoon Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead at their luxury home in "targeted" killings, Toronto's chief homicide detective on Monday made a fresh appeal for public help to solve the mystery murders.

Drop that donut! Mexico pays portly cops to slim down

Mexico - It's a sunny morning in Mexico City, and police officers drip with sweat as they do push-ups and squats, part of a program for overweight cops in one of the world's most obese countries.

Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off New Zealand volcano

Whakatane - Fears of another eruption at the New Zealand volcano believed to have killed 15 people made it too dangerous for emergency teams to recover bodies, police said Wednesday, as doctors fought to save survivors who suffered horrific burns.

Experts quit Hong Kong police probe, in blow to government

Fpo - An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose "in a society that values freedoms and rights".

New Zealand police hoping to get bodies off volcano

Whakatane - New Zealand authorities said they hoped clear weather Wednesday would allow the recovery of bodies from the White Island volcano but they would not be rushed into landing on the still-smouldering disaster zone.

India gang-rape shootings revives extrajudicial killing fears

New Delhi - The shooting of four gang-rape and murder suspects by Indian police has highlighted the scourge of extrajudicial killings in a nation grappling with high levels of sexual crimes and a notoriously slow judicial process.

Rapid method makes forensic science less hairy

Scientists have produced a new method to dissolve a small quantity of hair proteins without destroying them. This process promises to increase the identification of people associated with crimes - victims or perpetrators.

Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects

Shadnagar - A top Indian rights group on Saturday launched an investigation into the police shooting of four rape-murder suspects after accusations they were gunned down in cold blood to assuage public anger.

Greek youths demonstrate in memory of teen slain by police

Athens - Greek youths and far-left groups demonstrated in Athens and other cities on Friday in memory of a teenage boy killed in 2008 by a police officer, an act that sparked weeks of riots.

Greece on high alert on anniversary of teen shooting

Athens - Authorities in Greece were on high alert Friday in case annual rallies commemorating the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy 11 years ago once again turn violent.

Mexico arrests 10 over deadly firefight near US border

Mexico - Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have arrested 10 alleged gunmen from a drug cartel commando that attacked a town near the US border, leaving six locals and 17 assailants dead.

Mexico hunts cartel gunmen after deadly firefight kills 22

Villa Union - Mexican forces hunted Monday for a drug cartel commando behind a bloody firefight in a town near the US border that left six locals and 16 gunmen dead -- the latest security embarrassment for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Three minors stabbed in The Hague shopping area

Den Haag - Dutch police were hunting an assailant who stabbed three minors in The Hague's main shopping street as people looked for bargains on Black Friday.

Three wounded in stabbing in shopping street in The Hague: Dutch police

Den Haag - Three people were wounded in a stabbing in one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague on Friday night, police said."Stabbing incident with several wounded at the Grote Marktstraat in The Hague.

Two killed by knifeman as terror returns to London Bridge

London - A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was an ex-prisoner convicted of terrorism offences and released last year, police said Saturday.
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