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April 10, 2018 9:52 AM Cops dismantle gang that preyed on Ipoh’s elderly

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said his agency is still hunting another gang member. — iStock.com pic via AFPIPOH, April 10 — Police said they have busted a gang that targeted senior citizens here with two arrests. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said his agency is still hunting another gang member 5

March 21, 2018 12:16 AM Blast kills three Ecuadoran troops near Colombia border

QUITO: Three Ecuadoran soldiers were killed and at least seven other people were injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion on the country's northern border with Colombia, the government said. A roadside bomb exploded as a patrol carrying out "surveillance and control" operations on the border passed by, the communications ministry said. "It resulted in the unfortunate 9

February 13, 2018 1:32 AM US 'robber' cops guilty in explosive corruption case

WASHINGTON: Two US police officers, described by the prosecution as "both cops and robbers", were convicted Monday in one of the country's most explosive recent cases of law enforcement corruption. A jury convicted Baltimore detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. They will be sentenced later and could face life in prison 6

January 25, 2018 3:21 PM Thai navy says 11 million pill haul a record from Laos

File picture of drugs seized after a raid. Thailand’s navy has seized 11 million meth pills from traffickers crossing from Laos via the Mekong River. — AFP picBANGKOK, Jan 25 — Thailand’s navy has seized 11 million meth pills from traffickers crossing from Laos via the Mekong River, a record bust from a communist state that is emerging as a key Asian 15

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 17

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 7

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 11

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