Casualties reported in shooting at Florida nightclub

Casualties reported in shooting at Florida nightclub

At least two people were killed and 14 wounded in a shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida early on Monday, NBC reported, citing police. Officers said gunshots were fired in the club’s parking lot, wounding “at least 14-16 people”, with their injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. NBC said a person […]

French youth who died in police custody had ‘serious infection’

French youth who died in police custody had ‘serious infection’

  Violence erupted in the northern suburbs of Paris for a third night in a row on Thursday, with 15 cars set ablaze by residents furious over the death of a young man in police custody. The unrest began on Tuesday night after it emerged that Adama Traore, 24, had died shortly after being arrested […]

Former US marine shoots three Baton Rouge police officers dead

Former US marine shoots three Baton Rouge police officers dead

Three police officers were shot dead and three others wounded in Baton Rouge on Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana capital, sparking nationwide protests. The Baton Rouge suspect, dressed in black and armed with a rifle, was himself shot to death minutes later in a […]

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

President Barack Obama on Wednesday hosted a meeting focused on how to bridge the divide between police officers and the black and Hispanic communities after a series of high-profile police killings sparked fresh protests throughout the country. The United States is “not even close” to resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, Obama […]

Dallas police say gunman was planning other ‘devastating’ attack

Dallas police say gunman was planning other ‘devastating’ attack

The shooter in the Dallas ambush had been practicing detonating bombs and planned some kind of major attack even before the sniper-style assault in which he killed five police, the city’s police chief said Sunday. Releasing chilling new details of the attack by Micah Johnson, police chief David Brown said Johnson taunted police as he […]

New protests against US police shootings of black men

New protests against US police shootings of black men

Thousands took to the streets in cities across the United States on Friday to denounce the fatal shooting by police of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers during a similar demonstration in Dallas. Several thousand protesters flooded the streets of downtown Atlanta, bringing traffic to a […]

Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets

Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said. Three buses were attacked as they approached the capital from neighbouring Wardak province, a police official said, according to preliminary information. “Initial information […]

Orlando gunman told police he was ‘Islamic soldier’ during siege

Orlando gunman told police he was ‘Islamic soldier’ during siege

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls during his rampage and warned that “you’re going to see more of this type of action going on,” according to transcripts released on Monday. The partial transcripts were of a 911 call made by Mateen and three conversations he had with the police […]

Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks

Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks

Twelve people suspected of planning new attacks were arrested in Brussels on Friday and Saturday after police carried out about 40 house searches across Belgium, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. It said a total of 40 people had been questioned after the raids.

No direct link between Orlando shooter and IS group

No direct link between Orlando shooter and IS group

According to US authorities on Monday, there are no direct links between the Islamic State group and the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. They described him as a homegrown extremist inspired by radical Islamist groups. The FBI and other agencies were still looking at evidence inside the club and […]

Turkish-origin MPs get police cover in Germany

Turkish-origin MPs get police cover in Germany

  BERLIN: German lawmakers of Turkish descent have been placed under police protection after receiving death threats over parliament’s decision to recognise the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a “genocide”, a lawmaker told AFP on Sunday. The lawmaker, who counts among MPs given police protection, and who spoke on condition of anonymity, […]

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

The office of Paris police chief Michel Cadot recommended Thursday that the Eiffel Tower fan zone be closed for security reasons during matches played in and around the capital during the Euro 2016 championships. France is set to host the Euro 2016 championships from June 10 to July 10, with some 2.5 million football fans […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador […]

McDonald’s French HQ raided in tax probe

McDonald’s French HQ raided in tax probe

French police said Thursday they had raided the French headquarters of McDonald’s last week as part of a tax fraud probe. Agents of a special corruption, financial and tax crime unit searched the premises west of Paris on May 18, seizing documents, a police source said. French authorities suspect McDonald’s has been illegally lowering its […]

Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police searched houses in the city of Antwerp on Wednesday and detained four people on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group and trying to drum up recruits to fight with Islamist militants in Syria or Libya, state prosecutors said. Two were formally arrested while the other two were given a conditional release. “They […]

Teaching our students to fire weapons is madness itself

Teaching our students to fire weapons is madness itself

Recently, news items with pictures of young girls and boys holding automatic weapons have been flashing in the daily papers. The ‘security training’ programme is supposed to give them confidence. This situation is simply shocking. These children have hardly grown out of playing with toy guns and they are now provided with automatic prohibited bore […]

Two military officials among five martyred in Rawalpindi suicide attack

Two military officials among five martyred in Rawalpindi suicide attack

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Two military officers and three civilians embraced martyrdom when a suicide bomber hit their twin cabin vehicle in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, Dunya News reported. According to military spokesperson, the two officers were identified as Lt. Colonel Zahir Shah and Lt. Colonel Arshad. The incident took place near railway crossing on Fateh […]

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Altaf Hussain, leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and wanted in Pakistan in relation to a murder case, was arrested in northwest London where he has lived in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s. Police said a 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during a morning raid but declined to confirm […]

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