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French police arrest two garbagemen planning a smelly Macron protest

Paris - Two refuse collectors were arrested Friday morning in central Paris after stealing a garbage truck with plans to empty the load at the headquarters of President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party.

Weinstein arraigned in New York for rape, criminal sex act

New York - Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in a New York court Friday, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein to 'surrender' to NY authorities Friday: US media

New York - Disgraced former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women, US media reported.

Chelsea Manning says mass surveillance 'getting worse'

Montr - Mass surveillance by government agencies is increasing, especially in the United States, whistleblower Chelsea Manning told a Montreal audience on Thursday as she called for limits on the development of artificial intelligence.

US police chief apologizes for arrest of NBA player, releases video

Chicago - The police chief in the Midwestern US city of Milwaukee apologized Wednesday for the tasing and arrest of a black professional basketball player over a parking violation, as his department released video of the incident.

Protester dead in second day of south India clashes

Tuticorin - A protester was killed by a rubber bullet in southern India Wednesday, a day after 10 were shot dead when police opened fire on a rally demanding the closure of a copper plant, officials said.

Indian police face fury over shooting deaths of 10 protesters

Chennai - Outrage swelled Wednesday over the deaths of 10 protesters at a rally over a copper plant in southern India, after police opened fire on demonstrators in what critics termed "mass murder".

Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

New Delhi - Indian police on Tuesday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said.

Suspect arrested with electrical equipment is Bulgarian: prosecutor

Marseille - French authorities on Sunday identified the man arrested in Marseille with electrical equipment that could be used to make an explosive device as a 48-year-old Bulgarian.

Migrant girl died from 'bullet' after Belgium police chase

Tournai - A two-year-old girl of Kurdish origin who died after police gave chase to a van carrying illegal migrants in Belgium succumbed to a bullet wound to the face, prosecutors said Friday.

Migrants held in limbo after police dismantle Sarajevo camp

Sarajevo - Hundreds of migrants were left in limbo for hours Friday after Bosnian police dismantled a makeshift camp in Sarajevo but police in the south refused to let them reach a centre offering them accommodation.

Migrants held in limbo after police dismantle Sarajevo camp

Sarajevo - Hundreds of migrants were left in limbo Friday after Bosnian police dismantled a makeshift camp in Sarajevo but police in the south refused to let them reach a centre offering them accommodation.

Brazilian police seize two tonnes of cannabis

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Brazil on Saturday said they seized two tonnes of cannabis being transported in a refrigerated truck near the southeastern coastal town of Pirai.

German police raid refugee centre after violent stand-off

Berlin - German police Thursday raided a refugee centre where they had met violent resistance three days earlier when they tried to pick up a Togolese man for deportation.

Honduras police fire tear gas at May 1 demonstrators

Tegucigalpa - Riot police fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse thousands of May 1 demonstrators in Honduras' capital staging an opposition-led protest against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Death toll up to 8 after Swiss Alps storm: police

Geneva - A sixth person has died after a group of 14 skiers were caught up in a storm, police said Tuesday, after the bodies of two climbers were also found elsewhere in the Swiss Alps.Late Tuesday morning, "a sixth person died.

Chicago man exonerated after 22 years in prison

Chicago - A Chicago judge on Monday declared innocent a man who spent 22 years in prison for murder, and vacated his conviction, as part of an official review of past cases possibly tainted by police misconduct.

Six dead after Swiss Alps storm

Geneva - Four skiers and two climbers were confirmed dead on Monday and five others were in critical condition after being forced to spend the night exposed to the elements in the Swiss Alps, police said.

Rio's militias go from vigilantes to feared gangsters

Rio De Janeiro - They're seldom mentioned by officials and are almost never identified, but paramilitary groups are increasingly embedded in Rio de Janeiro -- and, with the slaying of a prominent politician last month, are ever more brazen.

Suspicious behaviour near Macrons' holiday home prompts two arrests

Lille - Two drunken men were arrested near the holiday home of French President Emmanuel Macron overnight after their suspicious behaviour caught the attention of security forces, police said Thursday.

Italians, Swiss activists held in France for helping migrants

Brian - Four Italians and two Swiss activists were taken into custody in France on Monday for helping a group of migrants cross over from Italy via the Alps, prosecutors said.

Britain's Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of Stephen Lawrence

London - Prince Harry will attend a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

China doctor detained over 'poison' tonic comments released

Bejing - A Chinese doctor held without charge for three months for calling a popular brand of traditional medicine "poison" has been released on bail following a public outcry, reports said.

Police raid French university as anti-Macron protests flag

Paris - Riot police raided a university in Paris on Friday to evict students who staged a three-week sit-in over new education policies, the latest flashpoint in protests against President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms.

French police evict student protesters from flashpoint French campus

Paris - French riot police raided a university in Paris Friday to force out dozens of students who shut down the campus for a month in protest over President Emmanuel Macron's higher education reforms.

Starbucks to shut US stores for 'racial-bias education'

New York - Starbucks will close stores and corporate offices across the United States on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education," the company announced Tuesday, following outrage over the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes.

Starbucks CEO apologizes for 'reprehensible' arrest of two black men

Washington - The CEO of Starbucks has apologized for an incident at one of the mammoth chain's Philadelphia cafes where two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend.

Fresh clashes as anti-capitalists attempt to rebuild French camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Police said hundreds of activists attacked officers on Sunday ahead of a peaceful rally to protest the forced closure of an anti-capitalist camp in western France.

Fresh clashes as anti-capitalists attempt to rebuild French camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Police said hundreds of activists attacked officers on Sunday ahead of a peaceful rally to protest the forced closure of an anti-capitalist camp in western France.

Fighting Marielle's war: women battle on after Rio councilor's murder

Rio De Janeiro - It has been a month since the murder of Marielle Franco, a black Brazilian activist who fought her way out of the slums to become a popular councilor, in a killing which made headlines around the world.
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