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Coalition air strikes 'hit Yemen defence ministry'

Sanaa - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday hit Yemen's defence ministry in the capital Sanaa which is controlled by Shiite rebels and allied troops, witnesses said.

Pakistan raids MQM political party offices in Karachi

Karachi - Pakistani security forces raided the offices of the main political party in Karachi on Wednesday, seizing a "huge quantity" of weapons and arresting activists, including one accused of murdering a journalist.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Russian riot police raid Crimean Tatar TV channel

Moscow - Masked Russian riot police on Monday raided the office of a television channel serving Crimean Tatars, a minority ethnic group in Crimea that opposed Moscow's seizure of the peninsula from Ukraine last year.

Two arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

Berlin - Scores of German police raided alleged Islamist sites in Berlin early on Friday, arresting two men suspected of being part of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said.

One arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

Berlin - More than 200 German police officers raided suspected Islamist cells in and around Berlin early on Friday, arresting an alleged leader of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said.

U.S.-funded Radio Liberty in Azerbaijan raided

Baku - Prosecutors in Azerbaijan on Friday raided the offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's local service, according to its director, who condemned the move as a crackdown on free media in the tightly controlled Caucasus nation.

Homeland Security raids boutique and seizes hundreds of panties

Kansas City - On Tuesday two undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a Missouri women's underwear store and seized hundreds of panties.

S.Korea police raid complex linked to ferry owner for second day

Seoul - Thousands of South Korean police raided the compound of a splinter religious group Thursday for the second day in a row as part of a manhunt for a fugitive businessman wanted over April's ferry disaster.

South Korean police storm compound in search for ferry owner

Thousands of South Korean police forced their way into the compound of a splinter religious group Wednesday in their search for a fugitive businessman wanted in connection with April's ferry disaster.

Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid

Juba - Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, a local information minister told UN radio, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

Israel carries out air raids on Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - The Israeli army launched two air raids on the Gaza Strip overnight in retaliation against a rocket attack on southern Israel, it said Sunday.

Drugs found at Bieber home after egg-attack raid

Los Angeles - Detectives searching pop singer Justin Bieber's Los Angeles mansion over an egg-throwing attack seized illegal drugs and arrested one of the singer's associates, officials said.

UK, France, Belgium agents raid suspected people smuggling gangs

London - Agents with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) have raided 35 locations in England and Scotland in an effort to put a halt to a major people-smuggling network. Forty additional raids are being carried out in Belgium and France.

Details of attempted hostage rescue in Algeria remain unclear

Thursday was a day marked with confusion, concern, frustration and bloodshed as members of the Algerian military launched a rescue offensive on a BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.

Op-Ed: Toronto cops Name-tags — Not visible as push-in at senior's home

Toronto - Several years ago the City of Toronto made it mandatory that on duty police must wear their personal name-tags on their uniforms at all times. If that is the case, why are they attached to the uniforms with velcro.

Lions, tigers and bears — Oh my, they're 'brothers'

Locust Grove - A new email about an old story is making its rounds through cyberspace, chronicling the story of Leo the lion, Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear.

Satellite images reveal training facility used for bin Laden raid

Ariel satellite photos of a CIA owned property in North Carolina appear to reveal a mock up of the Osama bin Laden complex stormed by Navy SEALs in 2011.

UK withdraws threat to raid Ecuador's London embassy

Quito - On Friday, the OAS met and signed a resolution to support Ecuador in both its asylum grant to Julian Assange and the threat to its sovereignty by the U.K. Now the U.K. has withdrawn its threat to raid the London embassy.

UK threatens to storm Ecuadorian embassy over Assange (update)

London - As the decision over Julian Assange's asylum looms near, the U.K. is threatening to raid the Ecuadorian Embassy unless Assange is handed over for extradition to Sweden.

Charges filed against church pastor for mock terrorism raid

Middletown - Dauphin County prosecutors have filed charges of false imprisonment and assault against a church and its pastor for staging a mock "terrorism raid." But church authorities say the raid was conducted only as "learning experience" for church youths.

Video: Watch hungry dog raid fridge for a bite

The video shows a hungry dog that just learned a new trick — how to open the fridge. What follows is the spectacle of a dog raiding the fridge for a bite.

Father of Toulouse killer sues French police for murder

The father of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah, who shot seven people dead in March, is suing French police for the murder of his son.

70th Anniversary of Wartime Raid on Saint Nazaire Dock in France

On 28th March 1942 the Royal Navy's HMS Campbelltown mounted a raid on Saint Nazaire dock at what seemed like impossible odds of success.

Couple get apology from police after their wedding was raided

Neil McElwee, 24, and Yanan Sun, 19, along with their 40 guests arrived at the Guildhall building in Londonderry on Tuesday for the couple's wedding. To the shock of all, the police arrived, arrested the couple and detained the guests.

Osama bin Laden 'was not armed' during raid

Watching a White House press briefing on Tuesday, WH Spokesman Jay Carney read from a prepared narrative and told the world that when he was shot and killed, Osama bin Laden was providing resistance but was "not armed."

Pensioner takes on armed jeweller's store raiders with handbag

Northampton - A fearless handbag-wielding pensioner who witnessed a jewellery store raid in progress has been hailed a heroine after she helped to thwart a six-strong gang in a daylight raid in Northampton, England.

Malaysian navy frees crew in second commando raid on pirates

Kuala Lumpur - Reports of a second swift and successful raid against Somali pirates say the Malaysian Navy has liberated 23 crew, wounded three pirates and captured a further 20 in the Gulf of Aden.

Netanyahu: No apology for Israeli raid of Turkish vessel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered no apologies for the Israeli raid in international waters on a Turkish flotilla that was headed for Gaza in May.

Dozens injured, 5 killed in deadly clashes in W. Sahara (video)

Rabat - In the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Moroccan forces raided a protest camp, which led to further unrest in a nearby city. At least 3 Moroccan officers are dead, 1 civilian was killed and rioters have roamed the streets.
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