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France charges, imprisons seven terror suspects: court source
France charges, imprisons seven terror suspects: court source

Seven Frenchmen arrested as part of a weekend swoop on a suspected Islamist terror cell believed to have plotted attacks in the country were formally charged Thursday.

France charges, imprisons seven terror suspects: court source
Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader
Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader

The Mexican navy said late Monday that the leader of the powerful Zetas drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano, was apparently killed in a shootout near the US border.

Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader
painting by U.S. artist Mark Rothko. ©REUTERS
Man arrested over Rothko graffiti

British police on Monday arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of defacing a mural by US artist Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern gallery.

Man arrested over Rothko graffiti
Maldivian police arrest ex-president Nasheed: party
Maldivian police arrest ex-president Nasheed: party

Maldivian police on Monday arrested the country's first democratically-elected president Mohamed Nasheed after he again failed to turn up for the start of a trial for abuse of power.

Maldivian police arrest ex-president Nasheed: party
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Three citizens of Atyrau oblast were preparing terrorist attacks against police

Three citizens of Atyrau oblast were arrested in suspicion of ivolvement in terrorist activities and commitment of other crimes as part of an organized group.

Three citizens of Atyrau oblast were preparing terrorist attacks against police
President of Google Brazil Fabio Jose Silva Coelho. Photo courtesy of midiamax.com
Google Brazil president faces arrest order

An arrest order has been issued against Google Brazil's president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that "slander" a mayoral candidate.

Google Brazil president faces arrest order
Libya says 50 held over US ambassador's killing
Libya says 50 held over US ambassador's killing

Libya's parliament chief announced on Sunday the arrests of some 50 people over the killing of US ambassador Chris Stevens in an attack he said was planned, although Washington said it was spontaneous.

Libya says 50 held over US ambassador's killing
Colombia nabs 2 who swallowed $40,000 in cash
Colombia nabs 2 who swallowed $40,000 in cash

Colombia police said Friday they have arrested two men who had each ingested about $40,000 before trying to enter the country, in what may be a novel form of money laundering.

Colombia nabs 2 who swallowed $40,000 in cash
Quebec PM-elect pulled from stage after gun threat
Quebec PM-elect pulled from stage after gun threat

Quebec's next prime minister Pauline Marois was pulled offstage by bodyguards during her victory speech late Tuesday after an apparent gun threat.

Quebec PM-elect pulled from stage after gun threat
South Africa miners to be freed
South Africa miners to be freed

South African courts are due Monday to start releasing 270 miners arrested over the deaths of fellow workers shot by police, after the murder charges against them were provisionally dropped.

South Africa miners to be freed
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Australian given 21 years jail for Facebook murder

A man who befriended a teenage Australian girl on the social media site Facebook before luring her to a secluded spot and killing her was imprisoned for at least 21 years on Friday.

Australian given 21 years jail for Facebook murder
113 arrested in Chile student protests
113 arrested in Chile student protests

Over a hundred students were arrested in Santiago Thursday in clashes between police and demonstrators demanding better public education, after the occupation of several schools.

113 arrested in Chile student protests
Israel arrests teen girls over hate attack on Palestinians
Israel arrests teen girls over hate attack on Palestinians

Jerusalem police arrested two 15-year-old girls on Monday, bringing to seven the number of Jewish teenagers arrested in connection with a brutal hate attack on young Palestinians last week.

Israel arrests teen girls over hate attack on Palestinians
Down's Syndrome Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy
Down's Syndrome Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy

A Christian girl with Down's Syndrome has been arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, accused of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran.

Down's Syndrome Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy
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Armed US man arrested at Batman screening: police

US authorities said Tuesday they arrested a man at a screening of the latest Batman movie with a bag full of weapons in a case that evoked a recent rampage in Colorado that claimed a dozen lives.

Armed US man arrested at Batman screening: police
Nelson Mandela. ©REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
South Africa marks 50 years of Mandela's arrest

South Africa will unveil its latest monument to Nelson Mandela on Saturday, a new statue along a rural highway to mark the spot where he was arrested 50 years ago for his struggle against white rule.

South Africa marks 50 years of Mandela's arrest
Jail for Hong Kongers after huge Australia cocaine bust
Jail for Hong Kongers after huge Australia cocaine bust

Two men from Hong Kong were on Friday handed lengthy jail terms in Australia after importing Aus$173 million (US$181 million) of cocaine hidden in lawnmowers.

Jail for Hong Kongers after huge Australia cocaine bust
Indonesian police arrest 62 over Ramadan bar attack
Indonesian police arrest 62 over Ramadan bar attack

Indonesian police said Monday they had arrested 62 people, most of them minors, involved in attacking a bar in south Jakarta for serving alcohol during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

Indonesian police arrest 62 over Ramadan bar attack
Jeffrey Paul Delisle jumps out of a Sheriff van after arriving at the provincial court in Halifax. ©REUTERS/Paul Darrow
Canada 'spy' sold US, Australia, UK secrets: report

A Canadian naval officer arrested this year for allegedly leaking secrets may also have compromised top level Australian, British and American intelligence.

Canada 'spy' sold US, Australia, UK secrets: report
Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba
Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba

Cuban police arrested dozens of dissidents Tuesday at the funeral of political activist Oswaldo Paya, after his daughter's vow to seek justice over his sudden death in a road accident.

Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba