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Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

Nice - An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked Wednesday as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral.

Taiwan police grapple for control of Pokemon swarms

Taipei - Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures.

Czech police probe fake Islamic attack stunt

Prague - Czech police on Tuesday said they had launched an investigation into a stunt over the weekend in which anti-Islamic activists caused panic in downtown Prague by simulating a terror attack by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Peru report finds police 'death squad' killed 20

- A so-called "death squad" established within the Peruvian National Police has executed at least 20 criminals extrajudicially, amid a growing wave of insecurity in the South American country, the interior ministry found.

Deaf driver shot dead by US police during traffic stop

Miami - Authorities in the southern US state of North Carolina are investigating the death of a deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding.

Sex harassment widespread in Australian police: survey

Sydney - Almost half of the women working for Australia's national police force say they have been sexually harassed on the job, according to a report released Monday calling for urgent change.

Sex harassment widespread in Australian police: survey

Sydney - Almost half of the women working for Australia's national police force say they have been sexually harassed on the job, according to a report released Monday calling for urgent change.

Sex harassment widespread in Australian police: survey

Sydney - Almost half of the women working for Australia's national police force say they have been sexually harassed on the job, according to a report released Monday calling for urgent change.

Chinese march in Paris to demand better security

Aubervilliers - Around 1,800 people from the Chinese community in France took part in a march near Paris Sunday calling for greater security after a deadly robbery earlier this month.

Inside the camp of LA's Black Lives Matter protesters

Los Angeles - A young man slumbers in the open air at the foot of some mattresses piled up near a modest collection of books and a table laden with salad and fruit.

Russian forces kill 4 in raid against Caucasus militants

Moscow - Heavily-armed Russian special forces on Wednesday raided an apartment building in Saint Petersburg in an operation targeting North Caucasus militants, killing four suspects.

Canadian police call for access to internet passwords

Ottawa - Canadian police chiefs on Tuesday called for the government to adopt a law that could force a person to reveal an online encryption key or password in the interests of public safety.

Rio police kill three in raid on crime-ravaged favela

Rio De Janeiro - Rio police said Tuesday they killed three alleged gunmen in a raid on a favela dominated by drug traffickers where an elite police officer was shot a week ago.

Corsica tense after clashes injure five

Bastia - Tensions remained high in Corsica on Sunday after five people were injured and three cars burned in clashes between young locals and families of North African origin, according to police.

Second night of violence in Milwaukee after police shooting

Washington - Protesters threw rocks and fired guns in a second night of violence in a tense neighborhood of Milwaukee following the deadly police shooting of an armed black man.

Police pull UFO over in Ireland to discover a publicity stunt

Gorey - The next time you hear talk about publicity stunts, be sure to mention this one from Ireland that's almost literally out of this world.

Los Angeles police fatally shoot 14-year-old

Los Angeles - Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday were investigating the fatal shooting by police of an armed 14-year-old boy amid growing public concern over the use of deadly force by US law enforcement.

Elite officers guarding Rio Olympics shot in slum

Rio De Janeiro - Three elite police officers protecting Rio's Olympic Games came under fire when they made a wrong turn and entered a slum run by drug gangs, authorities said.

Norway says no proof of insurance scam in deadly 1990 ferry fire

Oslo - Norwegian police said Tuesday they had found no proof of insurance fraud as they closed a new inquiry into the 1990 Scandinavian Star ferry fire which killed 159 people, and was believed to have been arson.

Metropolitan Police told it must stop using Windows XP

London - London's Metropolitan Police has been warned to stop using Windows XP or risk citizens' security. The force still has over 27,000 PCs running the outdated operating system and is using taxpayers' money to pay Microsoft for important updates and patches.

IS claims Belgium police machete attack

Brussels - A machete-wielding man who wounded two policewomen in Belgium was a 33-year-old Algerian, prosecutors said Sunday as the Islamic State group, behind a string of deadly attacks in Europe, claimed the assault.

Two Belgian police hurt by machete-wielding assailant shouting 'Allahu akbar'

Brussels - A machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest) wounded two policewomen in southern Belgium on Saturday before being shot dead, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of jihadist attacks in Europe.

Two Belgian police hurt by machete-wielding assailant shouting 'Allahu akbar'

Brussels - A machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest) wounded two policewomen in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday before being shot and injured, local police said.

Former LA county sheriff indicted for cover-up in abuse probe

Los Angeles - A former Los Angeles county sheriff has been indicted on charges that could result in a 20-year prison sentence for his role in obstructing a probe into abuses at the county jail.

Teen may go to prison for impersonating police at Hooters

An 18-year-old from Michigan faces jail time after pleading no contest to impersonating a police officer. He did it so he could get close to Hooters waitresses on social media.

US capital transit policeman arrested on terror charge

Washington - A police officer for the US capital city's metro system was arrested Wednesday on charges that he tried to provide material support to the Islamic State jihadist group, prosecutors said.

Donald Trump 'scares the hell out of me': NY police chief

New York - New York police commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday called Donald Trump unfit to lead the United States, saying the Republican presidential candidate "scares the hell" out of him.

Peru probes alleged executions by police

- Peruvian authorities are investigating 90 police officers for alleged extrajudicial executions of suspects in the crime-plagued country, a state watchdog said Tuesday.

French police patrol UK ferries after attacks

Rennes - France has introduced sea patrols for passenger ferries to and from Britain, after a string of jihadist attacks in recent months that have shaken the country, a marine police spokesman said Tuesday.

Bratton steps down as New York police chief in September

New York - America's most powerful city police chief announced his resignation as New York commissioner on Tuesday, ending a 45-year career in public life and leaving to his successor the task of repairing fraught police-community relations.
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