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Nigerian police hold suspect after 8 women killed in hotels

Nigerian police hold suspect after 8 women killed in hotels

Nigerian police investigating the murders of at least eight women lured to hotels in the southern city of Port Harcourt said they had arrested a suspect.

Iran seizes boat in Strait of Hormuz, arrests Filipinos: report

Iran seizes boat in Strait of Hormuz, arrests Filipinos: report

Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a ‘fuel-smuggling ring’ in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

A Tanzanian man has been arrested after authorities found a stash of ivory buried under his house, estimated to come from around 117 elephants, authorities said Thursday.

India fast bowler Shami faces arrest over assault claims

India fast bowler Shami faces arrest over assault claims

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami was Monday ordered to appear before an Indian court in 15 days or face arrest, after he was accused of various crimes including assault and sexual harassment by his estranged wife.

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.