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Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

A surge in muggings and burglaries in Barcelona, mainly targeting tourists, has sparked alarm in Spain's second-largest city, leading local residents to form their own crime-fighting patrols.

Brazil bus hijacker, armed with toy gun, shot dead by police

Brazil bus hijacker, armed with toy gun, shot dead by police

A hijacker armed with what turned out to be a toy gun was shot dead by police in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday after he held a busload of passengers hostage for several hours on a major bridge in peak-hour traffic.

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday.

Sweden detains man on suspicion of plotting ‘terrorist crime’

Sweden detains man on suspicion of plotting ‘terrorist crime’

Police have detained a man in central Sweden on suspicion of conspiracy to commit ‘a terrorist crime’, the country's Prosecution Authority said on Thursday.

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

A Brazilian drug trafficker, who had attempted to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, officials said.

Outrage mounts in India over rape case teen's suspicious car crash

Outrage mounts in India over rape case teen's suspicious car crash

Fresh protests erupted in India Tuesday amid growing public fury over a car crash that critically injured a teenager who accused a lawmaker from the ruling party of rape and harassment.

Suspicions over crash that left rape case India teen in hospital

Suspicions over crash that left rape case India teen in hospital

An Indian teenager who accused a senior politician of rape is fighting for her life after being critically injured in a crash that killed two relatives, raising suspicions of foul play.

Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, authorities said Sunday, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

Journalist gunned down in Mexico: reports

Journalist gunned down in Mexico: reports

A journalist was murdered Tuesday in southeast Mexico, her former employer and other news outlets reported.

Six escape death sentence for rape, murder of eight-year-old Indian girl

Six escape death sentence for rape, murder of eight-year-old Indian girl

Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader on Monday refused to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal.

'Million march': Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

'Million march': Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Hong Kong witnessed the largest protest since its 1997 handover to China on Sunday as huge crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to the mainland, a proposal that has plunged the city's pro-Beijing leaders ...