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Austrian Interior Ministry memo urges police to disclose citizenship of sex crime suspects

The public has a right to know whether suspects in sex crime cases are citizens or asylum seekers, an email written by Austria’s Interior Ministry spokesman said. However, the suggestion apparently clashes with current policy. Interior Ministry spokesman Christoph Polzl recommended in a leaked internal email reported by Deutsche Welle that police “proactively” furnish more details about sex crimes, particularly ...

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‘Orwellian’ move: Facebook teams up with US government to police ‘fake news’ in foreign elections

Facebook has teamed up with two US government-funded think tanks as part of a new initiative to bolster the social media giant’s “election integrity efforts” around the globe. The new partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) was revealed by Facebook in a call with reporters last week and reported by Reuters — but ...

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Russian opposition activist Navalny detained moments after walking free from police custody

Published time: 24 Sep, 2018 06:50 Alexey Navalny has been detained shortly after being released following 30 days in police custody, his aide said. He is now being investigated for breaking Russian laws in relation to public gatherings, according to local media. Navalny was detained right on the doorstep of a detention facility, top aide Leonid Volkov wrote on Twitter. ...

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Police in India invite reporters to ‘live’ shooting of two alleged murderers (VIDEO)

The moment police shot dead two alleged murderers has been caught on camera as officers invited journalists to attend what was branded a “cold-blooded” killing, local media reports. Journalists in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district got a call at around 6:45am on Thursday from police asking them if they wanted to witness the operation, described as an “encounter,” according to the ...

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Knife-wielding attacker injures police officer in Brussels

Published time: 17 Sep, 2018 08:41 Edited time: 17 Sep, 2018 08:58 A knife-wielding man has attacked and wounded an officer in Brussels, police said, adding that they had shot and injured the assailant. The attack took place in Maximilian Park in the northern neighborhood of the capital on Monday morning, police spokeswoman Ilse Van De Keere said. The police ...

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Protesters against police brutality march with coffins outside Cowboys’ stadium in Texas

Empty coffins symbolizing those killed by police were carried by protesters outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the Dallas Cowboys were set to take on the New York Giants. Activists rallied on Sunday to draw attention to the slayings of Oshae Terry and Botham Jean – African American men who were fatally shot by North Texas officers this month. ...

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Italy’s 1st sex doll brothel raided by police, forced to shut down after just 9 days

Days after opening, Italy’s pioneering sex doll brothel has been shut by authorities over a “lack of hygiene” and other offenses. All eight of the dolls have been seized for forensic examination by authorities. Police raided the establishment on Wednesday, seizing the silicone sex workers. Until its sudden closure on Wednesday, LumiDolls in Torino, northwestern Italy charged clients €80 ($ ...

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Police summon Indian bishop accused of repeatedly raping nun amid protests

A bishop accused by a nun of repeatedly raping her over two years has been summoned for questioning by police in India. It comes as several nuns continue to protest outside the High Court to demand justice for the sister. Amid claims that authorities are failing to take action against the bishop, police have summoned Franco Mulakkal, the head of ...

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Attack on contemporary art exhibition by radical group sparks Moscow police probe

Police in Moscow are investigating an attack by vandals at a contemporary art exhibition named ‘Celestial Jerusalem.’ Activists from the self-styled ‘Russian liberation movement’ or SERB have claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack took place at the Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, which currently hosts the exhibition of paintings by artist Vasily Slonov called ‘Celestial Jerusalem.’ Vinzavod Director Aleksandr ...

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Putin press secretary backs police action against ‘provocative hooligans’

Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says police detentions during Sunday’s protests were perfectly legal and denounced the provocative actions of opposition leaders who attracted underage citizens to their events. “You know that police act in strict accordance with the law,” Peskov told reporters, referring to the rallies in Moscow. “You know that we are talking about events that never ...

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