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Top China police drugs buster ‘dies from overwork’

Top China police drugs buster ‘dies from overwork’

China – A veteran anti-narcotics officer in southwest China died suddenly after working overtime for many days without a break, according to Chinese media reports. Gan Kewei, 36, a police officer in Nanning, Guangxi province, died of a brain haemorrhage 16 days after being admitted to hospital, the police-themed public WeChat account Changan-j reported. He […]

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Brazil police separate gangs in prison where 26 killed

Brazil police separate gangs in prison where 26 killed

Sao Paulo – Heavily armed police on Wednesday entered the prison where 26 inmates were butchered in recent days and separated members of rival drug gangs waging a turf war that set off a wave of riots in Brazil’s overcrowded penitentiary system. About 220 gang members will be transferred in buses from the Alcaçuz penitentiary […]

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S Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police

S Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police

Seoul – A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said Wednesday. The family of the man, in his 50s and only identified with his surname Ji, reportedly sent the suspects a ransom of five million […]

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Brazil prisoners clash with police where 26 inmates were butchered

Brazil prisoners clash with police where 26 inmates were butchered

Rio De Janeiro – Brazilian police used rubber bullets and tear gas on Tuesday to break up a renewed clash between drug gangs in a prison where 26 inmates were butchered by rivals in recent days. Major Eduardo Franco, spokesman for police in the state of Rio Grande do Norte where the Alcaçuz prison is […]

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8 policemen gunned down in Egypt

8 policemen gunned down in Egypt

Cairo – Gunmen killed eight police late Monday in an attack on a checkpoint in el-Wadi el-Gedid province in southwest Egypt, the interior ministry said. Two of the attackers were killed when security forces fought back, and three other security personnel were injured, the ministry said in a statement. The attack took place on al-Naqab […]

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Turkish police nab nightclub attacker

Turkish police nab nightclub attacker

Istanbul – Turkish police on Monday captured the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub, detaining him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt. The alleged assailant was found along with his four-year-old son in an apartment in the Esenyurt district […]

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First lady Melania Trump and the political fashion police

First lady Melania Trump and the political fashion police

New York – She may be tall, slim and a former model, but incoming first lady Melania Trump faces a new kind of fashion police — designers refusing to dress her because of her husband’s politics. She has posed nude for GQ, modeled in Paris and graced the cover of Vogue, yet what Melania wears […]

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Police take three for questioning after anti-terror raids in Brussels

Police take three for questioning after anti-terror raids in Brussels

Brussels – Belgian police detained three people for questioning after carrying out house searches in Brussels that were related to an anti-terrorism investigation, prosecutors said on Saturday. The house searches were carried out in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, which gained international attention when locals with links to Syria took part in the November 2015 […]

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Guan Eng gives statement to police over Syariah Law remark

Guan Eng gives statement to police over Syariah Law remark

George Town – Police today recorded a statement from Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng with regard to his statement in relation to the proposed amendment to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965. Lim is alleged to have called on Barisan Nasional component parties to withdraw from the coalition over the BN’s support for […]

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Tunisian police fire tear gas at protesters demanding jobs

Tunisian police fire tear gas at protesters demanding jobs

Tunis – Tunisian police firing tear gas clashed on Thursday with hundreds of youths who tossed rocks and petrol bombs in protests over jobs and a lack of development in a town in the country’s south, residents said. Six years after their revolt ousted autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s central and southern regions […]

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