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Good cop, bad cop as Indian police deal with lockdown rebels

New Delhi - One minute they're dancing in the street in comical coronavirus helmets, the next they're seen beating people for flouting a nationwide lockdown -- Indian police have played good cop, bad cop in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Batons, bullying and handcuffs mar Africa's virus shutdowns

Johanesburg - Soldiers tower over youngsters in South Africa's Soweto township, forcing them to do push-ups and roll on the floor as punishment for not adhering to a lockdown meant to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Police site crashes as Kiwis turn into shutdown snitches

Wellington - New Zealanders have become so keen to report their neighbours for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules that police on Monday said a website dedicated to addressing the issue crashed soon after going live.

S.African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers during lockdown

Johanesburg - South African police fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg as authorities battled to keep people at home in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

'A stranger stroked my horse' — French police inundated with oddball virus queries

Lyon - "Can my husband spend the weekend with his mistress?" "A stranger stroked my horse, could he have infected it?" France's police emergency number has been inundated with queries, some downright odd, since the country went into coronavirus lockdown.

Maoist rebels gun down 17 Indian police

Raipur - Hundreds of Maoist rebels gunned down 17 Indian security forces in one of the deadliest ambushes in recent years by the militants, a police spokesman said.

Dozens detained at Russian opposition protest

Moscow - Moscow police detained dozens of people at a protest against "political repressions" near the headquarters of the Russian security service, including a well-known human rights activist.

UK police review probe into abduction of Dubai ruler's daughter

London - British police said Saturday they were reviewing an investigation into the disappearance of the ruler of Dubai's daughter after a court found that she had been abducted by her father.

UK police review probe into abduction of Dubai ruler's daughter

London - British police said Saturday they were reviewing an investigation into the disappearance of the ruler of Dubai's daughter after a court found that she had been abducted by her father.

Thousands of police demand pay hike at tense Madrid demo

Madrid - Thousands of national police held a tense demonstration in Madrid on Tuesday, demanding salaries in line with those of their better-paid counterparts in other Spanish regions.

Manila mall hostage-taker surrenders

Manila - A sacked security guard gave himself up and set free dozens of hostages he seized at gunpoint Monday in a Manila mall, ending a day-long standoff that terrified shoppers and left one man wounded.

Vanessa Bryant 'devastated' by allegation deputies shared crash site photos

Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, is "absolutely devastated" by a report that sheriff's deputies may have shared graphic photos of the site of helicopter crash that killed the NBA legend and eight others, her representatives said Sunday.

Moscow police seize homemade 'Batmobile'

Moscow - A homemade vehicle bearing a striking resemblance to the "Batmobile" featured in a recent Batman film has been seized in central Moscow, Russia's interior ministry announced.

Top US court affirms guard's immunity in cross-border shooting

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a Mexican family the right to sue an American border patrol agent who killed their teenage son in a cross-border shooting nearly a decade ago, confirming his immunity from prosecution.

Tear gas on Greek islands in face-off over migrant camps

Greek riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas to disperse angry locals on the islands of Lesbos and Chios protesting against the planned construction of controversial new migrant camps.

Police move in to clear Canada rail blockade

Ottawa - Ontario police moved in Monday to clear indigenous protestors fighting a new pipeline who have caused major disruptions to the Canadian economy by blocking a key east-west rail artery for nearly three weeks.

Around 30 hurt as car rams Germany carnival procession

Volkmarsen - Some 30 people including children were injured Monday when a car ploughed into a carnival procession in the small German town of Volkmarsen, with police arresting the driver but declining to speculate on a motive.

Concern as Russia jails cyber activist on drugs charges

Moscow - A Russian internet activist who created a popular app allowing people to send alerts over arrests by the police was Monday remanded in custody awaiting trial on charges of drug possession.

UK police rule out terror in London mosque stabbing

London - British police on Thursday said they were not treating as terror related a London mosque stabbing in which an elderly worshipper suffered non life-threatening injuries.

German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plot

Berlin - Members of a far-right German group who were arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on Muslims similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, the government said Monday.

Police search home of French writer accused of raping a minor

Paris - French police on Thursday searched the home of a writer accused of raping a minor and who repeatedly described relationships with young teens in his work, a source said.

France opens probe into Maltese journalist's murder

Paris - French prosecutors on Wednesday launched an investigation into the business dealings in France of a suspect in the 2017 killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

France opens probe into Maltese journalist's murder

Paris - French justice officials have opened an investigation in connection with the 2017 killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia to determine if there was a French connection, they said Wednesday.

Police charge man with murder of N. Irish journalist Lyra McKee

London - Police in Northern Ireland on Wednesday charged a middle-aged man with the 2019 murder of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead during rioting in the city of Londonderry.

US border patrol agents: part bloodhound, part police, part rescuer

Marfa - It only took a moment for US Border Patrol agents to spot a flash of color in a steep-sided canyon, then to identify a man in a black cap lying on a rock.

In El Salvador, government effort against gangs bears fruit

Sansalvador - Since his arrival in office in June, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has stepped up the country's war on criminal gangs, an effort that is bearing fruit according to experts who point to a falling murder rate.The country of 6.

UK vows action after police kill 'convicted extremist' in terror stabbing

London - The British government promised sweeping changes to the system for dealing with convicted terrorists released from prison, after police shot dead an Islamist extremist who stabbed two people in a busy south London street on Sunday.

Outcry in Guinea over police 'human shield' video

Conakry - Police in the West African state of Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors.

Fugitive Colombian ex-senator Merlano captured in Venezuela

Caracas - Fugitive Colombian former senator Aida Merlano, who was jailed for vote buying, has been captured in Venezuela almost four months after she escaped during a trip to the dentist, Venezuelan police said.

French police clear hundreds from Paris migrant camp

Paris - Police moved hundreds of migrants from a makeshift camp in northern Paris early on Tuesday, the latest attempt to discourage asylum seekers from living in the streets of the French capital.
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