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Aug 1, 2016

India rounds up 15 in gang rape of woman, daughter

Police in northern India said Sunday that they have detained 15 suspects after a woman and her 14-year-old daughter were gang-raped off a busy highway, the latest incident of sexual violence to shock the country. The attack took place Friday night near the town ...

Jul 29, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as ...

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

Jul 28, 2016

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead. The ...

Jul 26, 2016

Ring trafficking people into Western Europe from Hungary smashed

Austrian police said Monday that an international operation smashed an alleged people-smuggling ring suspected of illegally bringing more than 1,000 people from Hungary into Western Europe over the past year. More than 100 officers in Austria, Germany, Poland and Hungary raided 12 properties last ...

Munich gunman was fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

Jul 24, 2016

Munich gunman was fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. The 18-year-old, born and raised locally, opened fire near a busy shopping mall on ...