Sunday, 14 August 2022

The number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro reached a record high last year, officials say, amid controversial hardline measures to tackle violence. Police killed 1,810 people, an average of five per day, the highest number since official

Up to 40 Syrian soldiers have been killed in an assault by hundreds of militants in north-western Syria, according to Russia's defence ministry. The ministry, which supports Syria's government, said there were several attacks in which the

French President Emmanuel Macron has confronted Israeli police during a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Mr Macron accused officers of violating rules that prevent them from entering the Crusader-era Church of St Anne,

One person was killed and seven others seriously wounded, one of them a child, when a gunman opened fire in a busy area of the US city of Seattle. Police said the gunman fled the scene and was still at large. The motive for the shooting is not

US Democrats have ruled out a "witness swap" with Republicans in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Lawmakers who are seeking to remove the president from office hope to hear testimony from his former National Security Adviser

Germany has banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 and launched raids across the country in an attempt to crack down on the organisation, officials say. "Right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism have no place in our society", Germany's

Russia's new culture minister, Olga Lyubimova, has experience of film and TV production but she apparently once wrote "I'm not bloody cultured at all". She is part of the new government team under Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

UN human rights experts have demanded an immediate investigation into allegations Saudi Arabia's crown prince hacked Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone. They said Mohammed bin Salman should also be investigated

Venezuelan secret service agents have raided the offices of opposition leader Juan Guaidó while he is on a visit to the UK. Footage showed hooded and armed officers from the Sebin service outside the building in Caracas.

Lebanon has formed a new government, ending months of deadlock that have left the country adrift as an economic crisis deepens. Saad Hariri resigned as prime minister in October in response to mass protests over corruption and

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