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US prosecutor criticizes probe into police shooting of Australian

Chicago - A US prosecutor in Minnesota has criticized the investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman, saying he does not have enough evidence to file charges.

UK far-right leader retweeted by Trump appears in court

London - Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, who hit the headlines after Donald Trump retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted on her page, appeared in court in Belfast on Thursday accused of inciting hatred.

Brazil's 'most wanted' drugs suspect caught in Paraguay

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's most wanted alleged narco trafficker was arrested Wednesday in neighboring Paraguay, Brazilian officials said.

Dutch police ground drone-fighting eagles

Den Haag - Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective.

Man charged over jihadist murders of French police couple

Paris - French police charged a man on Monday in connection with the jihadist murder of a police couple after his DNA was matched to traces found in their home near Paris, legal sources said.

'Terror' bomber strikes NY subway, three hurt

New York - A man carrying a pipe bomb strapped to his body detonated it in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, seriously injuring himself but only lightly injuring three others.

Hundreds more Israeli police deployed ahead of main Muslim prayers

Jerusalem - Israel deployed hundreds of additional police officers on Friday following Palestinian calls for protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Violence at Greek protests in memory of teen killed by police

Atenas - Masked youths clashed with police in Athens on Wednesday, throwing Molotov cocktails and stones on the margins of an annual protest in remembrance of a teenage boy killed by police in 2008.

Egypt police arrest fugitive ex-interior minister Adly

Cairo - Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested former interior minister Habib al-Adly who had been on the run to avoid serving a prison sentence for embezzlement, his lawyer told AFP.

Christmas market scare was blackmail, not terror: German police

Berlin - Those responsible for a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of the Christmas market in Potsdam were attempting blackmail, not terrorism, German authorities said Sunday.

After protest, Netanyahu seeks change to bill altering police powers

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for changes to controversial legislation his opponents say was designed to help him survive ongoing police probes after tens of thousands protested at the weekend.

German police search for clues after Christmas market bomb scare

Berlin - German police said Saturday that it was "unlikely" a Christmas market in Potsdam was the target of a package found nearby that was initially believed to contain an explosive device.

Police probe possible explosive near German Xmas market

Berlin - German police on Friday were investigating a possible explosive device close to a Christmas market in Potsdam, reviving fears of a repeat of last year's terror attack that struck at the height of the festive season.

German police say explosive found near Potsdam Xmas market

Berlin - German police said a suspicious object that prompted the evacuation of a Christmas market in Potsdam on Friday was an "explosive"."Suspicions of an unconventional explosive device have been confirmed," police in Brandenburg state said on Twitter.

Norway reveals rape and sexual assault scandal in Lapland

Oslo - Norwegian police said Tuesday they had uncovered 151 alleged sexual assaults, including child rape, in a small community in Lapland, sending shock waves across the country.

Drug sales on darknet a 'growing threat': EU report

Lisbon - Drug trafficking on the so-called darknet of hidden networks and web sites represents a growing threat that Europe must fight together, according to a report published Tuesday by the EU's police and drugs agencies.

Egypt police kill 11 suspected 'terrorists' in shootout: ministry

Cairo - Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected "terrorist elements" during a raid on a hideout for militants providing support for jihadists in the northern Sinai, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Pakistan protests grow as military stays silent

Islamabad - Thousands more protesters massed in Pakistan's major cities Sunday after attempts to disperse an Islamist rally in Islamabad ended in deadly violence, with the military hesitant to respond to a government appeal for help.

Pakistan braces for military response after violent clashes

Islamabad - Pakistan's capital was bracing Sunday for a possible military response to anti-blasphemy protests by Islamists that have already claimed at least half a dozen lives.

16 hurt fleeing false terror alert in London's Oxford St

London - Police rushed to London's busy Oxford Street shopping district on Friday after reports that shots had been fired, sparking fears of a terror incident and leaving 16 people hurt in the panic.

Kosovo detains main opposition figure over tear gas protests

Pristina - Kosovo police on Friday arrested three leading members of the main opposition party, including its founder, over the firing of tear gas in parliament last year.

Circus tiger escapes in Paris before being shot dead by owner

Paris - A circus tiger was found wandering the streets of Paris on Friday, affecting public transport and bringing emergency services rushing to the area before being shot dead by its owner who was then taken into custody, French police said.

Berlin police seeking more missing John Lennon items

Berlin - German police are trying to recover numerous items stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon, prosecutors said Thursday, after the arrest of a suspect accused of handling the objects.A 58-year-old man identified as Erhan G.

Zimbabweans relish bribe-free roads after Mugabe's fall

Harare - As Robert Mugabe's regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule.

Rights activists condemn police violence in California

Los Angeles - Rights activists singled out police in southern California on Monday for excessive use of force and the high number of deaths involving officers, particularly among ethnic minorities.

Honduras cops arrested for 'tampering' in activist's murder probe

Tegucigalpa - Honduran authorities on Monday arrested two policemen who allegedly tried to cover up the trail to those behind the 2016 murder of prominent environmental campaigner Berta Caceres, prosecutors said.

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

Sarcelles - A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

Sarcelles - A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.

Curfew clashes in Cameroon's anglophone region injure 4

Bamenda - At least four people, including a police officer, were injured during overnight clashes in an English-speaking region of Cameroon, in which gunshots were heard ringing out despite a curfew imposed to contain an escalating crisis. sources said Sunday.

Spain police suing Catalan satirists for 'insults'

Barcelona - Spanish police are pursuing legal action against satirists for insulting the thousands of officers that were sent to Catalonia to prevent last month's banned independence referendum, the comedians have told AFP.
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