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Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

Julian Cadman, 7, confirmed dead after Barcelona attack

Julian Cadman, the 7-year-old Australian-British boy who was reported missing in the aftermath of the Barcelona attack, has been confirmed dead by his family.


Police say cannot rule out that suspect in Barcelona attacks may have crossed to France

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The chief of police in Catalonia said on Sunday he could not rule out that the last suspect still believed to be at large in the Barcelona attacks may have crossed to France.


Finnish police search new premises in knife attack probe

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police said on Sunday they had conducted searches of further premises in the city of Turku in their investigation into the country's first suspected Islamist militant attack, but had made no new arrests.


Police says one man still sought after Barcelona attacks

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalonia police on Sunday said investigators were still working on the hypothesis of 12 suspects in the Barcelona attacks that took place on Thursday and that one man was still sought.


New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick

About 80 people, including Frank Serpico, gathered in Brooklyn to show solidarity for the former San Francisco 49ers player who refused to stand during the national anthem.


Iraqi ship sinks after collision, at least four sailors dead: state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi ship sank on Saturday after a collision with another vessel in Iraq's territorial waters, killing at least four sailors, Iraqi state television reported.


Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian wielding knife

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen wielding a knife on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, police said.


At least one dead, five burned in eastern Mexico pipeline explosion

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least one person died and five others suffered burns after a pipeline exploded during an illegal tap in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, state-owned oil company Pemex and state emergency services said on Saturday.


At least one dead, 5 burned in eastern Mexico pipeline explosion

MEXICO CITY, Aug 19 (Reuters) - At least one person died and five others suffered burns after a pipeline exploded during an illegal tap in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, state-owned oil company Pemex and state emergency services said on Saturday.


One dead in clashes with Islamists in Palestinian camp in Lebanon

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and several others were injured on Saturday in renewed clashes between Palestinian security forces and Sunni Islamists in Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, local sources said.


Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the government said the suspected Islamist militant cell behind the attack had been dismantled.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Kissimmee Police Shooting Leaves One Officer Dead, Another Gravely Wounded

It was one of several police shootings on Friday night. A suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.


UPDATE 1-Former workers at U.S.-owned miner Freeport Indonesia injured in clash with police

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Hundreds of workers laid off by Freeport Indonesia clashed with security forces, injuring three, near the company's mines in the eastern province of Papua on Saturday, company and union officials said.

Deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone

Devastating mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in August 2017, claimed more than 400 lives and posed significant health challenges to survivors.


Indian train derails, injuring at least 20: police

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian train derailed in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, wounding at least 20 people, a police official said.


Mali Islamist police chief gets 10-year jail term for amputations

(Reuters) - A Malian Islamist police chief who cut off people's hands as part of a harsh form of Islamic law during an occupation of the north in 2012-13 by jihadi rebels was handed a 10-year jail term, his lawyer said on Saturday.


Spanish police searching for van driver in Barcelona attack

BARCELONA/RIPOLL, Spain (Reuters) - Spanish police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, in one of two deadly attacks in Catalonia carried out by a network of suspected Islamist militants.


Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement published on its website.


Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as crimes related to terrorism, they said on Saturday.


Finnish knife attacks investigated as terrorism-related crimes: police

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks as crimes related to terrorism, it said on Saturday.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests

Amid heightened tensions, a handful of cities were preparing for demonstrations this weekend over Confederate symbols and white nationalism.


Finnish police 'quite certain' about attacker's identity: local media

TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - Finnish police raided an apartment in eastern Turku and said it was "quite certain" it had identified the attacker who killed two people and wounded eight during a stabbing rampage on Friday, local media reported.


Brazil police seek charges for alleged World Cup stadium graft

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police have called for the indictment of 21 people, including two ex-governors of the capital Brasilia, for allegedly overcharging 559 million reais ($178 million) in the renovation of the stadium used in the 2014 World Cup.


Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.


U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones from homes

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Friday the widespread prevalence of mobile devices means that it is insufficient as a basis for obtaining a warrant to search someone's home for a cellphone.

Lotter, Wayne

Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania

Wayne Lotter, who helped found an organization to combat poaching and the ivory trade, was killed when two men opened the door to his car and one of them shot him.


Two dead, at least six hurt in knife attack in Finland

TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - A man with a knife killed two people and wounded at least six in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said.


Trial starts for Islamist Mali police chief charged with amputations

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A Malian former police chief cut off people's hands during an occupation in 2012-13 by Islamist rebels who imposed a harsh form of Islamic law, a court heard on Friday as he was put on trial.

Several people stabbed in Finland, police say

Several people have been stabbed in the Finnish city of Turku, according to national police. The public is urged to avoid the downtown area.


Police in Finland Shoot Man After Stabbing Attack

The authorities say that the man was apprehended in Turku after several people were stabbed. They were searching for more potential suspects.

Moment police shot Cambrils suspect

Witness Fitzroy Davis filmed the moment police shot a suspected Cambrils attacker several times, before he eventually "went down."


Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku: police

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Several people were stabbed in an attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, warning people to stay away from the city as they reinforced security around the country.


Tillerson says one American dead in Spain attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday an American citizen was confirmed dead in attacks in Spain.


Brazilian police extend Car Wash graft probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Friday announced two new phases of their Car Wash anti-corruption probe into alleged graft, misappropriation of public funds and money laundering through the hiring of large companies by Petroleo Brasileiro.

Dramatic video shows people scramble as shots are fired

Five armed attackers were shot dead while attempting to enter a tourist area in the small coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, police said. CNN's Becky Anderson has more.


UPDATE 1-Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack'

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The ousted chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc called a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company's top investors a "public and personal attack" without merit, according to court documents filed late on Thursday.

Police shoot dead 5 suspects in 12 hours of terror

A second terror attack has occurred in Spain's northeastern Catalan region, hours after a van drove into a large group of pedestrians in a crowded Barcelona street, killing 13.


Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The ousted chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc called a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company's top investors a "public and personal attack" without merit, according to court documents filed late on Thursday.


At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs and crime, taking the toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80, Reuters witnesses and media reported on Friday.


MOVES-JPMorgan names Deutsche banker as China investment banking vice chairperson - memo

HONG KONG, Aug 18 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co named on Friday Lan Chen as the vice chairperson of the U.S. bank's global investment banking business in China as part of its efforts to expand in that market, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Mediator: Where Is the Line? Deadly Protest Forces Media to Decide

In the wake of a tragedy, the media universe is grappling with an issue it has avoided for years.


U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,

United States Politics and Government

Top Two Officers on Navy Ship in Deadly Collision Off Japan to Be Relieved of Duties

The ship, the destroyer Fitzgerald, collided with a cargo freighter in the middle of the night, killing seven sailors.


Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said on Thursday.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Videos Show Ohio Police Officer Violently Arresting Black Man

A Facebook video and dash cam footage show a police officer beating Richard Hubbard III after pulling him over.

Raw video shows horror, witness sees 'a bunch of people dead here'

An eye witness films the immediate a scene after a van struck pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain.


Anti-poaching activist shot dead in Tanzania; motive unclear

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A prominent conservationist who worked on high profile ivory smuggling cases has been shot dead in Tanzania, colleagues said on Tuesday, although the motive for the killing was unclear.

Barcelona, Spain, Attack (August 2017)

What Happened in Deadly Terror Attacks in Spain

At least a dozen people were killed more than 80 injured when a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona.


Kenya police watchdog says investigating at least 28 election-related deaths

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenya police monitor has begun investigating at least 28 deaths following last week's disputed elections, and investigators have already attended the autopsies of a young girl and a baby allegedly killed by the police, officials said on Thursday.

Van plows into Barcelona crowd, police say. Armed men have entered a restaurant, according to a report

Van plows into crowd in central Barcelona, police say

A van has plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, causing several injuries, local police say.


Van crashes into dozens of people in Barcelona: police

MADRID (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the centre of Barcelona on Thursday and several people were injured, police in the Spanish city said.

Yousafzai, Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Now Heads to Oxford

The Pakistani-born activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize made the announcement on Twitter.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Philippine Drug War Logs Deadliest Week Yet: 58 Killed in 3 Days

The “one-time, big-time” raids in Manila and its suburbs show the police are “not relenting” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent, monthslong campaign.


New Zealand's Pearce takes one-shot lead in Fiji

(Reuters) - New Zealand's Daniel Pearce roared up the leaderboard with a scintillating start on his back nine to card a six-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International on Thursday.


Man falls to his death from Los Angeles port crane after police standoff

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man fell to his death on Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles after he led police on a chase before he climbed a crane where he stripped, danced and did acrobatics during a hours-long standoff, local media reported.


Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombs: police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected militants raided a car dealership in southern Thailand and turned two of the cars into bombs, police said on Thursday, adding that a "new generation" of Muslim separatists was operating in the insurgency-plagued region.


Philippine police say 25 criminals killed overnight, 14 in anti-drugs ops

MANILA (Reuters) - Twenty-five criminals were killed overnight in the Philippine capital Manila, police said on Thursday, including 14 in anti-drug operations in a second night of heavy bloodshed this week as a fierce war on drugs intensifies.


Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police have charged a democracy activist with misleading police after claiming he had been abducted and assaulted by mainland Chinese agents.

Personal Finances

Tech We’re Using: The Technology Our Personal Finance Columnist Trusts His Money With

The Times’s Your Money columnist on his favorite finance apps, the gadgets he would love to dream into existence and his Spotify singalong sessions.


Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages.


At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children’s Books

In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.


Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead

FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

Diamond, Marian C (1926-2017)

Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead

Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.


South African police confirm Grace Mugabe remains in the country

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police confirmed on Wednesday that Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe remained in the country and had applied for diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel.


Kenyan opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed election

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would challenge last week's presidential election result in court, calming fears that further street protests by his supporters might lead to widespread violence.


Kenya opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed elections

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week's presidential election results, ignoring calls by some election observers that he concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta.


UK police arrest man over model kidnapped in Italy

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Wednesday they had arrested the brother of a man suspected of abducting a British model in Milan and threatening to auction her online unless a ransom was paid.


EU urges Kenyan election commission to post all results online

NAIROBI (Reuters) - European Union observers in Kenya have called on the election commission to publish all remaining forms showing vote tallies on its website to ensure the transparency and accuracy of the process.


Philippine police kills 32 in drugs war's bloodiest day

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital, Manila, in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs.


Afghan police discover mass graves after village attack

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan police have discovered mass grave containing the bodies of at least 36 victims of a recent militant attack on a village, officials said on Wednesday.


Kenyan police raid offices of pro-democracy organization

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police and tax authorities on Wednesday raided the office of a pro-democracy organization that had raised questions over preparations for last week's disputed elections.

Heather Heyer was worried she'd get shot during protest

A public memorial service for Heather Heyer, a counterprotester killed Saturday when a speeding car was driven into a crowd, will be held Wednesday morning in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts encouraging people to drive through protests


Jordan holds local elections in step to devolve powers

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan held local elections on Tuesday in a move officials say will help devolve some powers to larger cities and underdeveloped rural regions but which critics say falls short of promised wider political reform.


'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman who died is motorcycle racer S.J. Harris

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The stuntwoman who died on the film set of "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday was S.J. Harris, a 40-year-old from New York, a spokesman for the province of British Columbia's coroners service said on Tuesday.


Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones", police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday.


Baby girl 'teargassed, beaten by Kenyan police' dies: doctor

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - A six-month-old girl has died in Kenya, her doctor told Reuters on Tuesday, after her parents said she was teargassed and clubbed by police in a security crackdown after last week's disputed election.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Shares, Then Deletes, Twitter Post of Train Hitting Cartoon Person Covered by CNN Logo

Days after a driver rammed into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va., the president retweets a cartoon attacking the news media.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tensions ease

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday on improving risk appetite as fears of conflict between North Korea and the United States receded.


Indonesia police uncover alleged plot to bomb presidential palace

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Tuesday arrested five suspected Islamist militants and seized chemicals near the capital, Jakarta, that they said were being used to make bombs for attacks on the presidential palace at the end of August.

America's deadly game of follow the leader


Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe turns herself into South African police: TV

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in Johannesburg's up-market Sandton district over the weekend, eNCA television said.


Japan PM sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine to war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person in an apparent effort to avoid increasing regional tensions.


Hong Kong democrat arrested for 'misleading' police after abduction claims

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for "misleading police" after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents in the city.


‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone

Survivors in Freetown, the capital, resorted to stacking bodies on soccer fields, after heavy rain and mudslides killed as many as 200 people.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Police Brace for More White Nationalist Rallies, but Have Few Options

Protesters with guns make for a volatile situation. But the police can do little more than keep enemies apart and take careful note of their mood.


Japan PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person, an apparent effort to avoid upsetting China and South Korea.


‘Deadpool 2’ Stuntwoman Dies in Motorcycle Accident on Set

The superhero sequel was filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the police department confirmed the death and said it would investigate the incident.


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Taxicabs and Taxicab Drivers

For 18 Hours, Cabbie Sat Dead in Front Seat

A driver parked his taxi to take a break in SoHo. He died behind the wheel. Then, for nearly a day, New Yorkers went about their lives — just feet from his body.

Protesters blame police for not stopping Charlottesville fury

As Charlottesville begins to heal after this weekend's violence, many are wondering how things got out of hand so quickly.

Stunt driver dies on 'Deadpool 2' set

A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of "Deadpool 2," according to a statement from the Vancouver police.


Female stunt driver dies on Vancouver set of 'Deadpool 2'

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A female stunt driver has died on the set of  “Deadpool 2” in downtown Vancouver during the filming of a stunt on a motorcycle, Vancouver police said on Monday.


Kenya post-election deaths raise questions over police brutality

KISUMU/NAIROBI Kenya (Reuters) - Six-month-old Samantha Pendo was sleeping with her mother when police in the city of Kisumu in western Kenya forced the wooden door open a crack, fired in teargas and battered the choking baby and her parents with batons, her parents said.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tension eases

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.


Businesses re-open in Kenyan capital despite opposition strike call over election

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition called on people to stay away from work on Monday in protest at last week's declared election result, but response to the call was limited with many businesses re-opening after being closed during the tense election period.


Israeli police detain billionaire Steinmetz in fraud probe: source

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Monday detained Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and four other suspects for questioning in a fraud investigation, a source briefed on the case said.


President Trump's reelection campaign releases television ad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign released its first television advertisement on Sunday, a 30-second spot that attacks Democrats and touts the accomplishments of his first seven months in office.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

McAuliffe Defends Police Response to Violence in Charlottesville

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia on Sunday strongly defended the police response to the violent demonstrations there Saturday, saying authorities had done “great work” in “a very delicate situation.”


Pressure grows on Kenyan opposition to concede election defeat

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya was largely quiet on Sunday following violence in the aftermath of elections, as opposition leader Raila Odinga came under growing international pressure to concede defeat.

What we know about the violent clashes and the car attack that left 1 dead and dozens injured

One person died when a car plowed into a crowd following a dispersed gathering of white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville.


Virginia police, FBI probe deadly violence at white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person, injured more than 30, and challenged U.S. President Donald Trump's leadership.


Two killed in helicopter crash near Virginia protests

(Reuters) - Two people died in a helicopter crash on Saturday near Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists and counter-protesters had clashed earlier in the day, officials said.


Danish police to search submarine after inventor charged over missing journalist

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police said on Saturday they were preparing to search a sunken submarine owned by Danish inventor Peter Madsen who has been charged with the inadvertent manslaughter of a journalist.


Protests Rage On in Kenya After President Is Re-Elected

Many believe the election was rigged, even though international observers concluded that it was fair and transparent.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

Protests of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general led to clashes that left several injured.


Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign on Saturday with a stinging attack on German auto executives, pressing them to innovate to secure jobs, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions scandal.


UPDATE 1-Merkel rounds on German auto execs in opening election rally

* She plans 50 campaign rallies ahead of Sept. 24 election (Recasts with fresh quotes, background)


Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.


Merkel rejects electric car quota pushed by German election rival

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected a proposal made by her Social Democrat rivals to introduce quotas for electric cars in Europe, arguing the implementation of such targets would prove too complicated.


Kenyan girl shot dead as post-election anger boils

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's main monitoring group backed the official result of this week's ballot on Saturday as opposition anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, leading to two deaths.


Elephant blamed for 15 deaths in eastern India shot dead

SAHIBGANJ, India (Reuters) - An elephant blamed for killing more than a dozen people in the eastern Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar was shot dead on Friday, after an elaborate hunt that involved dozens of forest officials and a sharpshooter.

One shot dead in Kenya election protests, police say

One person was shot dead after protests broke out in Kisumu following the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, police said Saturday.


Deadly tornado hits northern China, killing five

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tornado struck northern China, lashing it with rain, killing five people, injuring more than 50 and destroying homes in a major city in Inner Mongolia, state media said on Saturday.


One dead after 5.6 magnitude quake causes Peru landslides

LIMA (Reuters) - A 5.6-magnitude undersea earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean off of Peru's southern coast on Friday, triggering landslides on local roads that killed one person and wounded two, a regional governor said.


U.S. Marines pause flights for 24 hours after two deadly crashes

Aug 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday ordered its aircraft squadrons to suspend flight operations for 24 hours sometime during the next two weeks to review procedures after two of its planes crashed, killing dozens.


President Uhuru Kenyatta Is Declared Victor of Kenyan Election

Mr. Kenyatta won a contest marred by allegations of vote-rigging and the killing of a top election official.

Man found dead after weeks trapped in elevator

An elderly man's decomposing body was found in an inoperable elevator at an apartment complex in Denver. CNN affiliate KMGH has more.

Man found dead in elevator a month after he called for help

Isaak Komisarchik, 82, was last seen alive on July 5.

Shot cop: Tell my family I love them

An officer wearing camera glasses captured video of the moment he was shot four times at close-range by a robbery suspect.

Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott Suspended 6 Games for Personal Conduct

The N.F.L. made its ruling after an independent investigation into allegations of domestic violence. The Dallas running back has not been charged.

The email Hillary Clinton's pastor sent her after the election

This is the email Hillary Clinton's pastor, the Rev. Bill Shillady, sent her on the morning of November 9, 2016, the day after she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump.


Golf: Kisner takes two-shot lead with early second-round birdies

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner birdied two of his first three holes to reach six under par, snapping a tie with overnight co-leader Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark as the second round of the PGA Championship got underway on Friday.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher after weak inflation data

Aug 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened slightly higher on Friday after data showed tepid inflation that could lead the Federal Reserve to hold off from raising rates this year, even as investors remained cautious over heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea.


One injured after blast destroys house in northern England, police say

LONDON (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a house in northern England and injured one person, police said on Friday, adding that the blast was not caused by militant activity.


Kenyan police prepare for protests before election announcement

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police beefed up security on Friday ahead of an expected announcement that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election, despite allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga of vote-rigging.


Suicide bomber kills soldier in central Mogadishu: police

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew up himself in front of a mosque in the center of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing a soldier, police said.


Kenyan police prepare for protests ahead of election announcement

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police took security precautions on Friday ahead of an expected announcement that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election despite allegations of vote rigging by opposition leader Raila Odinga.


British police say fire at Oxford Circus station not being treated as suspicious

LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating reports of a fire at London's Oxford Circus underground station on Friday said that the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

Bodies of missing students may be in this car, police say

A car which plunged 500 feet (152 meters) off a cliff into a raging river may contain the bodies of two missing Thai students.


BRIEF-Victory Square acquires 33 pct share of Personalized Biomarkers

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Prison fight leaves nine dead in Mexico's border city

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fight in the Mexican prison of Reynosa has left at least nine inmates dead and 11 injured in the country's latest outbreak of violence, the government of Tamaulipas border state said in a statement on Thursday.


Charlotte board split over police chief's finding in killing of black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - A civilian review board in Charlotte, North Carolina, handed down a split decision on Thursday over a finding by the city's police chief that an officer acted properly in killing a black man in 2016.


British armed police raid hotel in Manchester: The Sun newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police raided a hotel in the northern English city of Manchester on Thursday, The Sun newspaper said.


Kenyan Election Tensions Rise as Opposition Claims Fraud

Raila Odinga, the opposition leader, accused election officials of handing a re-election victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta.


Hate crimes soared after UK attacks, but fell soon after: police

LONDON (Reuters) - Hate crimes in Britain spiked in the aftermath of three attacks blamed on Islamist militants earlier this year but the number quickly dropped in the following days, police said on Thursday.


British police arrest 41-year-old jogger suspected of knocking woman in front of bus

LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Thursday said they had arrested a 41-year-old jogger on suspicion of knocking a woman into the path of a bus on a busy west London street earlier this year.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as N.Korea tensions escalate

Aug 10 (Reuters) - U.S. indexes opened lower for the third straight day on Thursday as North Korea's threat to land a missile just short of the U.S. territory of Guam added fuel to simmering tensions with the United States.


Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.


Denmark reports Maersk Oil to police for discharging chemicals into North Sea

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish environmental protection agency (DEPA) said on Thursday it had reported Maersk Oil, the oil unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, to the police for discharging chemicals into the North Sea in connection with oil production.


Observers give Kenya vote thumbs up amid pockets of protests

NAIROBI (Reuters) - International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya's presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests.


Fifty-five African migrants feared dead in second drowning incident off Yemen: U.N. agency

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 180 Ethiopian and Somali migrants were forced into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers early on Thursday and 55 of them are presumed to have drowned, the U.N. migration agency said.


Merkel support slides six weeks before election, SPD rival even weaker

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, about to return from holiday, has seen her popularity fall by 10 points just six weeks before an election in which she hopes to win a fourth term.


Shotputter Walsh won world title with groin tear

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Newly crowned world shotput champion Tom Walsh won the title in London despite a large tear in his groin that will limit his outings for the rest of the season.

Day care shut down after child found dead in van

The Florida day care where a child was found dead in a parked van has officially been shut down.

Intimate shots of Japan's geisha apprentices

Gaining access into the enigmatic world of Japan's modern-day geishas is no easy task, but award-winning French photographer Philippe Marinig has managed to pull off just that.


No charges in fatal Washington police shooting of black man

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington police officer will face no charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorcyclist who rammed his cruiser after a high-speed chase, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.


EPA headquarters in Washington secure after 'unfounded' report of gunshots

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities responded to the reported sound of gunshots at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington on Wednesday but police did not find any sign of a shooting, officials said.


Goldman to use 'personality test' for hiring decisions

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to begin using a "personality test" as part of the hiring process for positions in its banking, trading and finance and risk divisions, a senior Goldman executive said on Wednesday.


Senegal's main opposition to boycott future elections after 'masquerade'

DAKAR (Reuters) - The leader of Senegal's main opposition group said on Wednesday it would not participate in any future elections because the parliamentary polls that delivered a large majority to the ruling coalition were a "masquerade".

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Baltimore Slow to Pick Up Pieces Amid Police Scandals and Surging Violence

City officials have made vow after vow to change since a Justice Department report documented a pattern of abuse and racial bias by the police, but mistrust lingers.


Transgender military personnel sue Trump over service ban

(Reuters) - Five transgender members of the U.S. military including Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans sued President Donald Trump on Wednesday, challenging his ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.


Book first if you're going over the sea to Skye, UK police say

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Police on the Isle of Skye have warned tourists to respect the area and ensure they have a prior booking for an overnight visit after the Scottish island known for its natural...


German police find migrants hiding on train near Austrian border

RAUBLING, Germany (Reuters) - German police found a group of 12 shivering migrants hiding on a freight train near the Austrian border on Wednesday and an officer said the number caught trying to enter Germany illegally was on the rise in the region.


Referrals to UK counter-terrorism scheme double after recent attacks: police

LONDON (Reuters) - Referrals by members of the public to the British government's counter-terrorism scheme have doubled since militants launched deadly attacks earlier this year in London and Manchester, a senior police official said on Wednesday.


Kenya Election Returns Were Hacked, Opposition Leader Says

Raila Odinga denounced as a fraud preliminary results that put him a long way behind the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, renewing fears of violence.


Four policemen killed in attack in Egypt's North Sinai: state newspaper

CAIRO (Reuters) - Four Egyptian policeman were killed on Wednesday when gunmen fired at a patrol car in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.


Kenyan police tear-gas chanting Odinga supporters

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired tear-gas on Wednesday at a group of 100 chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, shortly after their political leader claimed "massive" fraud in this week's elections, a Reuters witness said.


New Zealand Labour's new leader makes significant gains in election race

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The race for New Zealand's September election has tightened significantly only days after the appointment of New Zealand's new opposition Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, a poll said on Wednesday.


French police seek vehicle after soldiers hit and injured in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, Paris police authorities said on Wednesday, adding that a security operation was underway in the area.


Four Pakistani army personnel killed in suicide attack

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani military personnel in the troubled northwest, near the border with Afghanistan, the army said on Wednesday.


U.N. decries excessive force in Venezuela's crackdown on protests

CARACAS/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations slammed Venezuela on Tuesday for the use of excessive force against anti-government protesters and said security forces and pro-government groups were believed responsible for the deaths of at least 73 demonstrators since April.


Kenyatta maintains strong lead in Kenya vote: election commission

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta maintained his strong lead in the presidential election count on Wednesday with 85 percent of polling stations reporting, the election commission said.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Missouri Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Police Officer

The suspect, Ian McCarthy, was taken into custody on Tuesday night after the authorities received a call about a man walking down a rural road in Urich, Mo.

Elections, Mayors

Mike Duggan and Coleman Young Will Face Off in Detroit’s Mayoral Election

Mr. Duggan, the incumbent mayor, was far ahead among eight candidates, and Mr. Young, the son of Detroit’s longest serving mayor, was a distant second.

Trump's staff regularly present him with screen shots of his TV coverage

In the course of any given day, President Trump finds time to tweet his thoughts, to watch cable news and to tweet his thoughts about cable news. He also finds time to review a packet prepared by his staff showing how he is being covered by those same cable networks.

Child found dead in van used by day care center

A Florida day care center employee is expected to face charges after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in a parked van, police in Orlando said Tuesday.


Nine dead, 164 injured in China Sichuan quake

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed, including six tourists, and 164 injured in an earthquake that struck a remote and mountainous part of southwest China's Sichuan province, the local government and official media said on Wednesday.


Country singer Glen Campbell dead at age 81: publicist

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. country singer Glen Campbell died on Tuesday at the age of 81, his publicist said.


Belgian police shoot at car, call in bomb squad to Brussels' Molenbeek

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian bomb squad was called in after police halted a man who claimed to have explosives in his car in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, city prosecutors and police said on Tuesday.


Policeman killed in clash in southern Egypt: security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman was killed on Tuesday in a clash with suspected Islamist gunmen in the southern province of Qena, security sources said.


Four dead as quake strikes in remote part of China's Sichuan province

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.5 in magnitude struck China's remote and mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing four deaths and some damage to buildings in a tourist resort.

Defense and Military Forces

North Korea’s Alarmed Neighbors Consider Deploying Deadlier Weapons

In Japan and South Korea, politicians are calling for new military capabilities, in what could become a regional arms race.

Military Aircraft

Missing Marines Declared Dead and Identities Released Days After Aircraft is Found

Officials suspended the search for the missing Marines early Sunday morning, about 11 hours after their hybrid aircraft, an MV-22 Osprey, entered the water.


Merkel rival wants to stay SPD leader if loses election

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's rival Martin Schulz, has said he wants to stay on as leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) even if his party loses in a federal election next month.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as investors seek fresh catalysts

Aug 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Tuesday as investors looked for new catalysts as a largely positive earnings season, which helped power a recent record rally, draws to a close.

4-year-old shot in possible road rage incident

Cleveland police are looking for two men suspected of following a mother and her two kids and opening fire.

Police hunt man who knocked woman in front of London bus

British police released dramatic video footage Tuesday appearing to show a jogger pushing a woman into the path of an oncoming London bus.


Kenyans Vote in Presidential Election, Amid Fears of Violence

Concerns about vote-rigging are high, and there are worries that the country could see a repeat of the deadly clashes that followed previous elections.


Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces have wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April, including 1,000 still in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday.


UPDATE 1-Worldpay gets second deadline extension for Vantiv deal

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - British payments firm Worldpay said on Tuesday the deadline for its long-awaited deal with U.S. suitor Vantiv has been pushed back four days because the two companies need more time to reach a final agreement.


Police arrest 17 in Australia, Dubai, Netherlands drug raids

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Police in Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands have arrested 17 people and seized nearly two tonnes of narcotics in raids the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Tuesday had broken up two interlinked Middle Eastern crime syndicates.


Worldpay granted second deadline extension for Vantiv deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British payments firms Worldpay said on Tuesday that the deadline for its long-awaited deal with U.S. suitor Vantiv has been pushed back by yet another four days as the two companies need more time to reach a final agreement.

Kenyans vote in hotly contested presidential election

Kenyans head to the polls Tuesday in a hotly contested election that pits incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta against the nation's former prime minister.

New impersonators for the White House

New faces at the Trump White House have spawned fresh impersonators. Jeanne Moos has the latest imitators.

Swift's lawsuit moves to jury selection

Taylor Swift's star power took center stage Monday as jury selection began in a civil trial over a backstage encounter between the superstar and a Denver disc jockey.


Taylor Swift watches jury selection for trial against Denver DJ

DENVER (Reuters) - Taylor Swift sat next to her lawyers at a federal courthouse in Denver on Monday as jury selection began for a trial pitting the pop star against a Colorado radio personality over allegations the former disc jockey fondled her four years ago during a photo shoot.

Obama, Barack

Obama Weighs In on Kenyan Election, Urging Calm

The former president, who has largely stayed out of American politics, said there had been “too much incitement” in the election in his father’s home country.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Manhunt in Missouri for Driver Who Fatally Shot Police Officer

The authorities released a picture of Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton, Mo., who is suspected of killing Officer Gary Michael, 37, of the Clinton Police Department.

Model kidnapped, police say, to be auctioned on dark web

Italian police interrogate a suspect in the kidnapping of a British model that he allegedly told he was going to sell on the dark web.

Suspect named in fatal police stop

A manhunt is under way for a man accused of killing a small-town Missouri police officer during a routine traffic stop, police say.


German state of Lower Saxony sets Oct. 15 date for new election

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - The German state of Lower Saxony will hold new elections on Oct. 15, after a Greens party member defected to the conservatives on Friday, costing the current coalition government its one-seat majority, Premier Stephan Weil told reporters on Monday.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall opens slightly higher, Dow hits record

Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened slightly higher on Monday, with the Dow hitting yet another record high.


Kenyans stockpile food, police get first aid kits ahead of vote

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Nervous Kenyans stockpiled food and water on Monday and police prepared first emergency aid kits as families headed to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence.


Fire at German shelter for asylum seekers kills two: police

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two people were killed on Monday in a fire that engulfed a building housing the homeless and asylum seekers in southern Germany, police said.

ISIS and Taliban join forces in deadly attack

Taliban and ISIS forces launched a joint attack on a village in northern Afghanistan, killing 50 people including women and children, local officials claimed.

Manus Island (Papua New Guinea)

Asylum Seeker’s Body Is Found on Manus Island, and Police Suspect Suicide

The body of the man, who was said to have mental health issues, was discovered by schoolchildren near an Australian center for refugees awaiting resettlement.