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Four arrested for dramatic heist at Tirana airport

Four arrested for dramatic heist at Tirana airport

Four people have been arrested over the Hollywood-style theft of several million euros of cash on the tarmac of Tirana's airport, police said.

Two arrested with 167 rhino horns in huge South Africa haul

Two arrested with 167 rhino horns in huge South Africa haul

South African police said on Sunday they had found 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Asia and nabbed two suspects in a sting operation in the North West province.

Qatar sees big fall in crime rates in 2018

Qatar sees big fall in crime rates in 2018

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said it has succeeded in bringing down the rate of major crimes in 2018, making it 98.3% lower than the global average despite an increase in Qatar's population by 3.6% last year.

Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years.

10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil

10 bank robbers shot dead in Brazil

At least 10 bank robbers were shot dead Thursday after Brazilian military police busted a gang trying to blow up ATM machines near Sao Paulo, officials said.

Knife attacker kills two at primary school in China

Knife attacker kills two at primary school in China

A knife-wielding man killed two people and injured two others at a primary school in central China on Wednesday, the latest such attack to hit the country in recent years.

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her Monday, weeks after her Indonesian co-accused was also released.

Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilogrammes (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly $29 million in a multi-state operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 in a country ...

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

Australia pledged Saturday to introduce new laws that could see social media executives jailed and tech giants fined billions for failing to remove extremist material from their platforms.

Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Italy was in shock Thursday after the dramatic rescue of 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver who torched the vehicle in protest at Mediterranean migrant deaths.

Kenyan police seize $20 mn of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police seize $20 mn of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police have seized $20 million of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations said.

Indian police files charges against cricketer Shami

Indian police files charges against cricketer Shami

Indian police filed charges Thursday against fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who has been accused of various crimes including assault and sexual harassment by his estranged wife.