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Act of terror 'not at forefront' of plane crash probe: Kremlin

Moscow - The probe into the Russian plane crash that killed 92 people Sunday is not considering an act of terror as a strong possible cause of the accident, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

Probe launched into 'deadliest' US police departments

Los Angeles - Authorities in California launched an investigation into two police agencies in the state described as the deadliest in the country.

Probe finds coalition 'mistake' in Yemen MSF strike

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition made a mistake when it carried out a deadly bombing next to a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Yemen, an "independent" probe said Tuesday.

Two charged with terrorism over Belgian machete attack

Brussels - Belgian authorities charged a woman and a man on Thursday with terrorism offences over an August machete attack on two policewomen that was claimed by the Islamic State group.The prosecutor's office said 36-year-old Sabrina Z. and 37-year-old Farid L.

Brazilian graft judges threaten to resign over intimidation

Bras - Brazilian prosecutors running a giant corruption probe threatened to quit Wednesday over what they said was intimidation by members of the graft-plagued Congress, many of whom face investigation.

Belgium holds 6 over August machete attack on policewomen

Brussels - Belgian police arrested six people on Wednesday in connection with an August machete attack on two policewomen that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Police crack down on Ankara demo after schoolgirl dorm fire: AFP

Ankara - Turkish police tear gassed protesters who tried to rally in Ankara Wednesday after 12 people, mostly schoolgirls, were killed in a fire at a dormitory in southern Turkey, an AFP photographer said.

Terror gang was set to hit Paris on Dec 1: source

Paris - A jihadist terror ring was planning to attack Paris on December 1 and had researched sites including a Christmas market and Disneyland outside the capital as potential targets, a police source said Thursday.

Tough prosecutor takes over Swedish PM murder probe

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday announced that tough prosecutor Krister Petersson will relaunch the probe into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme, still a mystery three decades on despite countless leads.

French investigators name plotter of Paris, Brussels attacks

Paris - French investigators have identified a Moroccan-Belgian jihadist based in Syria as a key plotter of attacks in Paris and Brussels, sources told AFP Tuesday, announcing a breakthrough in their multi-country probe.

Ecuador to question Assange on rape allegations

Stockholm - Julian Assange will be questioned next week over longstanding rape accusations, Sweden's public prosecutor's office announced Monday, saying an Ecuadorian prosecutor would visit the WikiLeaks founder in the embassy where he has been holed up since 2012...

German prosecutors probe Facebook hate incitement claim

Berlin - German prosecutors said Monday they have launched a probe after receiving a complaint alleging that top Facebook bosses including founder Mark Zuckerberg are condoning hate speech, as pressure grows on the social network to clamp down on racist content...

No change to FBI advice not to charge Clinton over emails: lawmaker

Washington - The FBI's review of new emails did not uncover any wrongdoing by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the bureau has not changed its July recommendation not to charge her, Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday.

German prosecutors extend 'dieselgate' probe to VW chairman

Frankfurt - German prosecutors probing whether Volkswagen executives manipulated the markets in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal have widened their investigation to include the chairman of the group's supervisory board, the auto giant said Sunday.

E. Guinea's leader's son faces Swiss corruption probe

Geneva - Geneva prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a money laundering probe targeting the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, accused of plundering his country to buy luxuries including a private jet and Michael Jackson memorabilia.

Spain ambassador to Afghanistan probed over embassy attack

Madrid - Spain's National Court said Wednesday it was investigating the country's ambassador to Afghanistan and his former deputy for alleged security flaws after an attack on the Kabul embassy last year that left six dead.

FBI plumbs email trove, shaking White House race

Washington - FBI agents are plumbing hundreds of thousands of emails in search of potentially incriminating evidence against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, in a high-pressure probe seven days before the US presidential election.

German court restricts contact between father and 'eBay baby'

Berlin - A German court ruled Thursday that a man who put his one-month-old baby up for sale on the online auction platform eBay should only be allowed contact with the child under supervision.

Baby offered for sale on eBay prompts German probe

Berlin - German police said Thursday they were investigating a refugee couple after their one-month-old baby was put up for sale on the online auction platform eBay for 5,000 euros ($5,500).

MH17 probe 'biased', Moscow 'disappointed': foreign ministry

Moscow - Moscow on Wednesday described as "biased" and "politically motivated" the Dutch-led inquiry into the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, which concluded the plane was shot down by a missile transported from Russia.

Two teenage girls held in France over 'terror plot'

Paris - Two teenage girls from the French city of Nice are being held on suspicion of planning an attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French jihadist, a source close to the investigation said Sunday.

FBI mulls probe into Brad Pitt plane allegations

Los Angeles - The FBI says it is gathering information before deciding whether to launch a federal probe into an alleged incident on a plane carrying Brad Pitt and his children.

Risk of genocide in Burundi: UN probe

Geneva - Burundi's government is behind systematic human rights violations, including executions and torture, UN investigators said Tuesday, warning of the looming risk of "genocide".

Latest US attacks show new face of terror

Washington - The weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing spree in the Midwest are the latest example of the new terror threat faced by the United States along with much of the West: diffuse, unsophisticated and very hard to counter.

Greek central banker denies rift with government

Atenas - Greece's central banker on Saturday denied that the leftist government of Alexis Tsipras was seeking to squeeze him out as he probes the loans of a politically sensitive bank.

New York to open inquiry into Trump foundation

Washington - New York state's top law enforcement official said he has opened an investigation into the Donald J Trump Foundation, citing worries the Republican presidential nominee's charity has been involved in "impropriety.

Woman charged over failed jihadist Paris attack

Paris - French anti-terror judges charged a woman Saturday over a failed jihadist attack near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral, where a car full of gas canisters was found last weekend.The mother of three, named as 29-year-old Ornella G.

France probes suspected jihadist women in new terror plot

Ch - French investigators were on Saturday probing a group of women arrested on suspicion of plotting new jihadist attacks, including an attempted car bomb near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral.

France foils IS terror attack by female cell: prosecutor

Paris - French authorities have foiled an attack by three heavily radicalised women who were being guided by the Islamic State jihadist group from Syria, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday.

Woman held after 'foiled' Paris attack was IS follower

Paris - A 19-year-old woman arrested in a probe into a car found laden with gas cylinders in Paris had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and was preparing an imminent attack, officials said Friday.
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