German police kill sword-wielding man in front of his mother
31 December 2019 | 3:46 pm
Police said a man wielding a sword was shot dead after he threatened officers. Pellet guns, a crossbow and another sword were found at his home.
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Police have set up a 475-member task force as the president and prime minister call for new safety measures to prevent a repeat of the tragedy.
Federal police in South Korea have raided local police departments as part of an investigation into alleged ineptitude. Police have already admitted mistakes in responding to the crowd surge that killed scores of people.
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Police have arrested 46 people in connection with Sunday's attack in central Istanbul. They say the attacker had "Kurdish links" but are not ruling out Islamic State involvement.
Yuesheng Wang, whose work at public utility Hydro-Quebec related to battery materials, is accused of allegedly trying to steal trade secrets to benefit Beijing.
Police allege two men defrauded hundreds of thousands of people between 2015 and 2019. A joint US and Estonian operation to catch the suspects involved more than 100 police officers and around 15 FBI agents.
Prosecutors in the German city of Dresden have said they are investigating climate activists accused of damaging property at an art gallery.
China is witnessing its biggest wave of public dissent in a decade. Chinese universities are now sending students home in a bid to tighten COVID restrictions.
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