Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was investigating whether US drug enforcement agents were involved in a huge cocaine drug bust as part of a plot to brand Venezuela a "narco state."
Nine people are being held in France and Venezuela in connection with the seizure of 1.3 tonnes of cocaine stashed in suitcases on an Air France flight.
Police in eastern China were investigating the mysterious deaths of two young sisters found in a bloody washing machine over the weekend.
Kazakhstan authorities promise to deal with the cases of Kazakhstan orphans being traded abroad.
The New York Police Department on Tuesday offered a $12,000 reward to witnesses who could help them find the person who shot dead a 16-month old boy in Brooklyn.
Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals.
China's anti-corruption campaign is ensnaring ever more senior figures, with speculation now swirling about the powerful former security tsar.
A Greek coroner involved in terrorism investigations escaped injury on Sunday after a letter bomb he received went off.
Washington warned Syria it would face action over the "moral obscenity" of a gruesome chemical weapons attack, as UN inspectors braved sniper fire to gather evidence about the incident.
UN experts are to start investigating a suspected Syrian chemical attack Monday as a sceptical Washington weighing military action and coordinating with allies said Syria's acceptance of the probe came too late.
A cunningly disguised stolen work by Dutch contemporary artist Jan Schoonhoven managed to fool experts at the world's largest art broker Sotheby's.
The United States is investigating JPMorgan over its hiring practices in China.
Scottish police on Monday confirmed they were investigating claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of Scotland's best known Catholic boarding schools.
The driver of a train that hurtled off the rails in Spain was charged Sunday with 79 counts of reckless homicide and released on bail after being questioned by a judge.
Senegal's top police chief and former drug buster is suspected of drug trafficking and was dismissed from his job Thursday as police launched an investigation.
Halliburton Energy Services has admitted destroying evidence relating to the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Spanish police were waiting Friday to question one of the drivers of a train that derailed, killing at least 80 passengers, amid media reports it was travelling at twice the speed limit.
The accident was very serious; investigation of such accidents normally takes a year or more: Kazakhstan official.
British authorities have recommended that distress beacons onboard all Boeing Dreamliners be disabled, after identifying the devices as the likely cause of a fire on a 787 at London's Heathrow airport.
Australian police on Wednesday said they were investigating after the remains of two pigs, including their heads and entrails, were dumped at the Muslim section of a cemetery.
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