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Solo Aussie outback cop mans beat the size of Britain

Birdsville - Being the only policeman in an area the size of Britain might be daunting for some, but not for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell.

German police evict forest activists in anti-coal fight

Kerpen - German activists living in treehouses to protect an ancient forest from being razed for a nearby coal mine on Thursday vowed to resist as police began evicting them, in a major escalation of the long-running environmental battle.

Spanish actor detained to face judge over blasphemy complaint

Madrid - A Spanish actor accused of ridiculing "god and the Virgin Mary" was detained Wednesday to be questioned by a judge, police said, in the latest high profile case to raise free speech fears in the country.

Public gatherings banned in Zimbabwe capital over cholera

Harare - Zimbabwe on Wednesday banned public gatherings in the capital Harare following a cholera outbreak which has claimed at least 21 lives and left hundreds of people ill over the past week.

Missing WikiLeaks associate's belongings found in Norway fjord

Oslo - Personal effects belonging to a Dutch WikiLeaks associate who went missing in Norway three weeks ago have been found in a fjord, Norwegian police said Wednesday.

S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

Cape Town - South Africa's murder rate rose again last year, official statistics showed Tuesday, with over 20,000 killed across the country -- about 57 a day -- as police admitted they were struggling to keep control.

Dutch investigators search for missing WikiLeaks associate in Norway

Oslo - The Norwegian police on Monday said Dutch investigators were helping them search for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's associate Arjen Kamphuis, who mysteriously disappeared in northern Norway three weeks ago.

Driver rams French airport terminal before runway chase

Lyon - French police arrested a man Monday following a high-speed car chase on the runway at Lyon airport after he rammed his car into a terminal and drove through the building.

Egypt security forces kill 11 suspected jihadists in Sinai

Apo - Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula as they press a campaign against Islamist militants in the area, a security source said Monday.

US police woman held for shooting black man in wrong apartment

Chicago - A white Texas police officer who entered an apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there was arrested on manslaughter charges.

Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network: Interpol

Lyon - Police in Sudan have rescued nearly 100 people, 85 of them minors, after breaking up a human trafficking network in the northeast African country last month, Interpol said Monday.

Spain hands over suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy

Den Haag - A suspect in the brutal killing of a Dutch boy arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday after being handed over by Spain following an extensive manhunt lasting nearly two decades, prosecutors said.

French police clear 500 migrants from Dunkirk camp

Lille - Police moved in to clear 500 migrants from a camp near the French port city of Dunkirk, along the English Channel where many gather hoping to stow away on trucks or ferries heading to Britain, officials said Thursday.

French star Depardieu faces probe over alleged sex assaults, denies all

Paris - France's biggest international star Gerard Depardieu on Thursday issued a strong denial after it emerged he faces an inquiry into allegations by a young actress of rape and sexual assault.

Gerard Depardieu faces probe over alleged rapes, sex assaults: judicial source

Paris - French star Gerard Depardieu "absolutely denies any attack, any rape", his lawyer said on Thursday after a judicial source told AFP he was facing a probe over alleged "rapes and sexual assaults".

Stolen Paraguayan police rifles replaced with toy guns

Asunci - Paraguayan police are investigating the theft of 42 rifles from a depot that were replaced with toy ones, Minister of the Interior, Ernesto Villamayor said on Monday. The air rifles were replaced with replicas made from plastic or wood.

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy appears in court in Spain

Den Haag - A survival expert wanted over the brutal 1998 rape and killing of a young Dutch boy appeared in court in Spain on Monday after one of the most extensive murder investigations to date in the Netherlands.

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested in Spain

Den Haag - A suspect in the brutal 1998 killing of a young Dutch boy has been arrested in Spain, police said on Sunday after one of the most extensive murder investigations to date in the Netherlands.

More than 200 murder suspects arrested in one day in Brazil

S - More than 200 people were arrested on murder charges in a single day across Brazil Friday in a coordinated sweep that emphasized the fight against femicide, the government said.

More than 700 arrested in Brazil over femicide

S - More than 700 people accused of committing or planning murders -- in large part against women -- were arrested Friday in a coordinated sweep across Brazil.

Merkel stresses media freedom after police blocked TV crew at far-right rally

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of media freedom amid a widening scandal over police who obstructed a TV crew at a far-right rally against her.

Knifeman kills mother and sister near Paris, IS claims attack

Trappes - A man stabbed his mother and sister to death and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris on Thursday before being shot dead by police.

Spain knife attacker was gay and suicidal: probe source

Barcelona - A man shot dead as he attacked a Spanish police station had come out as gay and wanted to commit suicide, a source close to the probe said Tuesday based on testimony of the assailant's ex-wife.

At least 13 killed in Rio security operations: officials

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's drug war hit a bloody crescendo Monday when at least 11 suspected criminals and two soldiers were reported killed in a huge military sweep through impoverished favelas and during a rush-hour police car chase.

14 killed in Rio police, military operations: reports

Rio De Janeiro - At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said.

Multiple attacks claimed by IS on police in Chechnya

Moscow - Armed assailants injured several policemen in attacks in three locations in the Russian republic of Chechnya on Monday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Spanish police treating knife assault as 'terrorist attack'

Cornell - A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday, in what authorities are treating as a "terrorist attack".

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Barcelona - Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting "Allahu akbar", police said.

Brazilian cops drop 'masculinity' requirement

S - Police candidates in southern Brazil are now free to get in touch with their softer side."Masculinity" has been dropped from the list of 72 required attributes for wannabe cops in the state of Parana. Also gone: a prohibition on falling in love.

German tourist wounded in Canada shooting returning home

Ottawa - A German tourist shot on a highway in western Canada while driving with his family is flying home Tuesday for treatment of his brain injury, a consular official said.
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