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Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 71 in attacks on Afghan security forces

Gardez - Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded Tuesday in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered security forces.

Catalan police chief walks free after sedition hearing: judicial source

Madrid - Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero on Monday was allowed to walk free from a court in Madrid where he faced charges of sedition, a judicial source said.

Gay Russian speaks out on police torture in Chechnya

Moscow - A gay man living in Chechnya on Monday went public to describe his detention and torture by police during a crackdown on homosexuals in the region ruled by strongman Ramzan Kadryov.

Police raid home of boss of indebted Balkans retail giant

Zagreb - Police on Monday raided the Zagreb home of the owner of ailing Balkans retail giant Agrokor after a months-long probe into possible criminal reasons behind the firm's financial woes, HRT television reported.

Catalan police chief Trapero: hero, martyr or traitor?

Barcelona - "A hero" and "martyr" of Catalonia's independence drive or a "traitor" to Spain? Catalonia's police chief, due to appear in front of a Madrid court Monday, has become the symbol of a deeply divided country.

Netanyahu, Israeli police face off over graft probe

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli police faced off in a rare public dispute Sunday over an intensifying graft probe that has led to speculation over whether he will eventually be forced from office.

Spanish police used 'excessive force' in Catalan vote: HRW

Madrid - Spanish police used "excessive force" to try to stop an independence referendum held in Catalonia on October 1 that had been banned by Madrid, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Two arrested over deadly Marseille train station attack

Paris - French police investigating the fatal stabbing of two young women in the southern city of Marseille, an attack claimed by Islamic State, have arrested two men, a judicial source said Wednesday.

Brazil soldiers sweep for guns, drugs in notorious Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers were deployed to Rio de Janeiro's crime-plagued Rocinha favela for the second consecutive day Wednesday to support police after shootouts between rival crime gangs.

French police attackers get jail over burning squad car

Paris - A Paris judge on Wednesday handed down jail terms of up to seven years to protesters who attacked and torched a police car with two officers inside in what he described as an "urban guerrilla scene".

Swiss fugitive gets 7 years for torching Paris police car

Paris - A Paris court on Wednesday handed down jail terms of up to seven years to protesters who attacked and torched a police car with two officers inside.

New military op in gang-plagued Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - Some 500 soldiers, some in armored vehicles, swept into Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha favela Tuesday to support a police raid after gun fights broke out between rival drug gangs.

Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

Jerusalem - Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.

Swiss police arrest brother of Marseille attacker

Geneva - Swiss police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Tunisian couple including the brother of the assailant who fatally stabbed two young women in the French city of Marseille this month.

N. Zealand cops sorry for 'insensitive' road death tweet

Wellington - New Zealand Police have apologised for sending an "insensitive" tweet about road deaths featuring US comedian Steve Carell that was condemned as "tone-deaf" by social media users.

Woman cautioned for nuisance at Prince George's London school

London - A woman on Monday accepted a police caution -- a type of formal police warning -- for causing a nuisance after gaining access to four-year-old Prince George's school in London.

Mixed reality now helps the police solve crimes

Mixed reality is helping to solve crimes by making it easier for police to capture content found at the scenes of incidents. A prototype system has been described as an "innovative proof of concept" by a police force that's already using it.

Former 'Mr Germany' on trial for shooting police officer

Halle - A former "Mr Germany" suspected of belonging to the loosely-organised far-right "Reichsbuerger" movement appeared in court in eastern city Halle Monday, facing charges of attempted murder after a gunfight with police officers.

Israeli police detain dozens in 'horror clown' craze

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Monday they were on the lookout for teenagers in clown masks after fears the craze would cause violent reactions from those being frightened, with dozens already detained.

Death toll in Brazil nursery arson attack rises to nine

S - A girl who was burned in an arson attack at a nursery school in Brazil succumbed to her wounds on Saturday, bringing the overall death toll to nine people.

Death toll in Brazil nursery arson attack rises to eight

Janauba - Two children burned in an arson attack at a nursery school in Brazil succumbed to their wounds Friday, bringing the death toll to eight on the day the first victims were buried.

Brazil army, police in Rio favela drug swoop

Rio De Janeiro - About 1,000 Brazilian police and soldiers early Friday began a large-scale operation to hunt drug traffickers linked to recent violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

Catalan separatists free pending sedition probe

Madrid - Catalonia's police chief and two prominent separatist leaders avoided being remanded in custody at a court hearing Friday over sedition accusations linked to the region's independence bid.

Attack suspect faced US deportation before seeking asylum in Canada

Ottawa - A Somali refugee accused in a vehicle-and-knife attack in Edmonton, Alberta had sought asylum in Canada after being ordered deported from the United States, officials said Wednesday.

Catalan police chief probed for alleged 'sedition'

Madrid - A Spanish judge placed Catalonia's regional police chief under investigation for alleged sedition, a court spokesman said Wednesday, after the force was accused of failing to rein in pro-independence protesters.

Swiss police probing new Polanski rape accusation

Geneva - Swiss police confirmed Tuesday they were investigating new rape allegations against Roman Polanski made by a woman who said the filmmaker assaulted her in the town of Gstaad in 1972.St.

No 'terrorism' charges for now in Edmonton attack: police

Ottawa - A Somali refugee who attacked a policeman with a knife after striking him with his car and then injured four others in a driving rampage in Edmonton, Alberta was charged with five counts of attempted murder Monday.

Church to protect Philippine officers who talk on drug killings

Manila - Philippines police officers who want to speak out about "extrajudicial killings and summary executions" in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war have been offered sanctuary and legal help by the Catholic Church.

Zimbabwe police fire teargas to disperse bank chief protests

Harare - Zimbabwean police in the capital Harare on Friday fired teargas to break up protests against the country's worsening economic crisis as rising prices fuel opposition to President Robert Mugabe's regime.

China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress

Bejing - China's Communist Party Friday expelled from its ranks a former contender for a top leadership post for "serious discipline violations" before a major congress due to consolidate President Xi Jinping's power.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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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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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Baton Rouge, LA. police ambush.
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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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Police turn up outside the gates of the UCL, they are checking to see if any trouble or lawlessness is taking place within the occupation.
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London police officers hunt a black bear sighted within the city limits Tuesday.
London police officers hunt a black bear sighted within the city limits Tuesday.
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Colin Farmer  a blind  two-time stroke victim was tasered and handcuffed by police.
Colin Farmer, a blind, two-time stroke victim was tasered and handcuffed by police.
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Screenshot from YouTube video credited to Elliot Rodger
A horse of the South African Police Service Mounted Unit with a mind of its own!
A horse of the South African Police Service Mounted Unit with a mind of its own!
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A woman on the phone after the scene of a highway accident
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Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
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Police are only supposed remove their taser when someone is in danger. One officer allegedly used his for a very inappropriate purpose.
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