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Death toll in Spain from storm hits six

Death toll in Spain from storm hits six

The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain with strong winds and heavy snow rose to six on Wednesday, while four people are missing, officials said.Police found the body of a man on Wednesday in a flooded area in the eastern region of Valencia where the

Police killings in Rio soar 18 percent in 2019: data

Police killings in Rio soar 18 percent in 2019: data

Police killings in Brazil's tourist hot-spot Rio de Janeiro state soared 18 percent to a record 1,810 last year, government data showed -- an average of five deaths per day. Figures published by the Public Security Institute late Tuesday also show intentional

Clashes mark return to protests in Colombia

Clashes mark return to protests in Colombia

Riot police firing tear gas and stun grenades clashed with rock-throwing demonstrators in Bogota Tuesday as anti-government protests resumed across Colombia, leaving 11 people injured and nearly 100 arrested.Protests also took place in other major cities inclu

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation.Meng -- a former vice minister of public security --

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation.Meng -- a former vice minister of public security --

In Spain, ex-Catalan police chief goes on trial for rebellion

In Spain, ex-Catalan police chief goes on trial for rebellion

The former police chief of Catalonia went on trial Monday over his role in the region's failed 2017 independence bid in a move that risks fanning tensions with Catalan separatists. Josep Lluis Trapero, former head of the Mossos d'Esquadra regional police for