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Police helicopter carrying 12 crashes in eastern Turkey – security sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: A Turkish police helicopter carrying 12 people crashed in the eastern province of Tunceli on Tuesday, the local governor’s office said, adding that the crash may have been caused by poor weather conditions. The helicopter was carrying a judge, seven police officers, one sergeant and three crew members, the Tunceli governor’s office said… Read More »

Suicide bombers hit court in Pakistan, at least four killed – police

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least four people, officials said, in the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban’s Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction claimed responsibility for the attack in the northwestern town of Charsadda. The district administration said at least… Read More »

Islamic state claims responsibility for attack on Sinai police checkpoint – Amaq

CAIRO: Islamic State is responsible for an attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s North Sinai province that killed at least eight people on Monday, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Tuesday. “A surprise attack launched by Islamic State fighters on a checkpoint west of Arish city in North Sinai followed the detonation of… Read More »

Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese in telephone fraud scam

MADRID: Spanish police have arrested more than 200 Chinese nationals suspected of running call centres from luxury villas that swindled over €16 million (US$ 17 million) from their compatriots in China, officers said on Wednesday (Dec 14). “We are talking about thousands of Chinese citizens, mainly poor families who were robbed of their modest savings… Read More »

Spanish police arrest two Moroccans suspected of Islamist State links

MADRID: Two Moroccan men suspected of having links to Islamic State have been arrested in Spain and police say one of them played an important role in spreading propaganda for the militant group, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. The man – described as a “dangerous solitary actor” living in the outskirts of the capital… Read More »

South African opposition says police promise to look into Zuma

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s main opposition party said on Tuesday that police had promised to look into its accusations of corruption against President Jacob Zuma. The Democratic Alliance (DA) filed a criminal complaint against Zuma last week after an anti-corruption agency published a report listing allegations of influence-peddling in Zuma’s government. The DA said an investigation… Read More »

Police helicopter crashes, kills 4, after Rio shootout – media

RIO DE JANEIRO: A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, according to local media reports, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God. Police did not immediately return calls or emails asking for confirmation of the incident.… Read More »

Report of shooting with multiple victims near Trump protest: Seattle Police

SEATTLE: Seattle police said on Twitter on Wednesday night (Nov 9) that they were investigating a report of a shooting with “multiple victims” near the scene of protests over the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. The Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter that crews were treating five patients with gunshot… Read More »

Chinese villagers describe police beatings in 'wild crackdown' on protest

WUKAN, China: Residents of a southern Chinese village once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy were in shock on Wednesday after a “wild crackdown” by police in clashes with protesters which they said led to about 70 people being detained. Hong Kong rights activists fear Tuesday’s violence marks a last-ditch push to silence Wukan,… Read More »