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January 8, 2018 4:43 AM One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

Police officers cordon off the area outside Varby Gard metro station, where two people were injured in an explosion, in Stockholm, Sweden, January 7, 2018. — Reuters pic STOCKHOLM, Jan 8 — One person died and another was slightly hurt yesterday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, which police said did not appear to be a terrorist 11

October 12, 2017 1:01 AM Dutch police foil brazen helicopter prison escape plan

“Amsterdam police during an investigation suspected that there was a plan afoot to spring a prisoner from jail” in the southern town of Roermond, the capital's detective chief Olivier Dutilh said. The prisoner's accomplices “planned to hijack a helicopter... and use it to free the prisoner,” Dutilh told journalists at a press conference broadcast from Amsterdam 10

September 6, 2017 2:04 PM Pope visits Colombia seeking to heal divides

The slogan of the Pope's visit to Colombia is: "Let's take the first step." It is a five-day trip that will focus on reconciliation - an obvious theme given last year's peace deal that ended half a century of conflict between the government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). "Taking the first step means recognising the suffering 12

August 25, 2017 8:00 AM Former French anti-drugs chief investigated over narco-trafficking

PARIS: France's former anti-drugs agency boss has been placed under formal investigation over allegations he aided and abetted narco-traffickers, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Friday. Francois Thierry, who ran the drug-fighting Octris agency between 2010 and 2016, faces allegations of complicity in the acquisition and transportation of drugs 4

August 23, 2017 4:15 AM Journalist killed by gunmen in Mexican state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY: Gunmen shot dead a reporter in the violent Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday, authorities said, bringing to at least nine the number of journalists killed in the country this year. Reporter Candido Rios and two other men died after being shot by the unknown assailants in the municipality of Hueyapan in the south of Veracruz, local police 10

August 15, 2017 5:55 AM Zahid: Poca has helped reduce violent crime

PUTRAJAYA: The reintroduction of the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) 1959 with amendments has helped significantly reduce dangerous crimes, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic). The Deputy Prime Minister said since the Act was reintroduced in 2014, crimes such as shootings and murder, which are usually related to gangs and secret societies, have been under 6

August 3, 2017 3:12 AM Vote manipulation charge hangs over Venezuela's new assembly

CARACAS: The legitimacy of a powerful new assembly in Venezuela being sworn in on Wednesday was thrown further into question when the voting technology firm involved in its election said the turnout figure was "manipulated." President Nicolas Maduro was to inaugurate the Constituent Assembly – whose loyalist 545 members include his wife and son – in a ceremony 13

July 24, 2017 3:51 PM Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants off the coast

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's coastguard rescued an estimated 278 migrants including women and children on Monday off the shores of two different towns west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said. The coastal towns to the west of Tripoli - Zawiya, Sabratha, and Zuwarah - are common departure points for migrants trying to reach Europe, often sent out by smugglers 8

July 19, 2017 11:37 PM Thai general found guilty

BANGKOK: A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking as a Bangkok court convicted scores of people in a mass trial exposing the lynchpin role of corrupt officials in the grim, lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants. Thailand’s junta launched a crackdown in May 2015 on a network funnelling desperate migrants through southern Thailand 11

July 19, 2017 11:57 AM Court finds Thai general guilty of human trafficking (Updated)

BANGKOK: A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking on Wednesday as a Bangkok court convicted scores of people in a mass trial exposing the lynchpin role of corrupt officials in the grim, lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants. Thailand's junta launched a crackdown in May 2015 on a network funnelling desperate migrants through 11