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Jul 16, 2015

France foils 'terror' attack on military

France has foiled a “terrorist” plot to capture and decapitate a member of its armed forces, officials said, underscoring the threat the country faces six months after the Islamist attacks in Paris. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces had staged dawn raids on ...

Video shows drug lord Guzman's daring escape

Jul 15, 2015

Video shows drug lord Guzman's daring escape

Mexico’s government released a video Tuesday showing fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman going into his prison cell’s shower and bending down behind a short dividing wall before disappearing. While Guzman paced back and forth several times between the bathroom area and his ...

Jul 14, 2015

South Korea professor forced former student to eat feces: police

South Korean police said Tuesday they have detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts. The alleged violence began after the professor hired the ex-student in 2013 as an employee ...

Pot breathalyzer needed as U.S. relaxes cannabis bans

Jul 14, 2015

Pot breathalyzer needed as U.S. relaxes cannabis bans

As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, the race is on to develop an instant roadside breathalyzer for police to test drivers who may be taking the “high” road. Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc, founded by a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, ...

New York reaches $5.9m settlement in chokehold death

Jul 14, 2015

New York reaches $5.9m settlement in chokehold death

New York announced Monday it had reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold, sparking a bitter nationwide debate about police tactics and racism. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six, was ...