In this photo released by the Immigration Police, Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right talks to Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun,second left, before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia has sent out desperate pleas for help over social media. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late Saturday after her passport was taken away when she arrived on a flight from Kuwait. (Immigration police via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 9:21 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials from the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, as Saudi Arabia tried to distance itself from accusations that it attempted to block a young woman's effort to flee from her family and seek asylum abroad. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun arrived...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 photo, police form a security cordon after a policeman was killed trying to defuse an explosive device near a church, in a residential district of Cairo, Egypt. The blast came just two days before the Orthodox Coptic Church, the dominant denomination among Egypt's estimated 10 million Christians, celebrates Christmas. (AP Photo/Sayed Hasan)
January 06, 2019 - 8:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry said a policeman was killed as he was trying to defuse an explosive device near a church in a residential Cairo district. The ministry said the blast late on Saturday also wounded the commander of the bomb squad and another policeman. The device was in a...
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Newman police officers carry the body of their slain colleague Cpl. Ronil "Ron" Singh during his funeral on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Modesto, Calif. According to authorities, prosecutors have charged Gustavo Perez Arriaga, who was in the United States illegally, with Singh's killing. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
January 05, 2019 - 5:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a "Fiji-born American hero" who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country. At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil (row-neel) Singh, mourners remembered the 33-year-old as a hard-working...
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Police officers attend the scene in the city of Coventry, central England, Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, after British police say a 31-year-old man was shot dead by armed officers, and two others were detained at the scene following an "intelligence-led" operation. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British police say a 31-year-old man has been shot dead by armed officers in central England, and two others were detained at the scene following an "intelligence-led" operation. Police say officers were acting on a warrant at a residence in the city of Coventry, about 20 miles (32...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Newman Police Department shows Officer Ronil Singh. The Northern California police officer was gunned down during a traffic stop the day after Christmas 2018. (Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department via AP,File)
January 04, 2019 - 6:57 pm
NEWMAN, Calif. (AP) — The flag-draped casket of a California police officer who authorities say was shot to death by a man in the country illegally was carried in a procession Friday through the streets he once patrolled to a public viewing in a community theater. The killing of Cpl. Ronil Singh...
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People gather outside a women's shelter to check on their relatives after a fire in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. The fire killed several lodgers, according to police, who gave conflicting accounts of the tragedy. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
January 04, 2019 - 10:10 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — A fire at a women's shelter in Baghdad killed several lodgers on Friday, according to police, who gave conflicting accounts of the tragedy. Baghdad Police Lt. Col. Mohammed Jihad, briefing reporters outside the shelter, called it a "group suicide" caused by women rioting in the...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:45 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company and a police escort delivered dozens of doughnuts to the city police department Wednesday afternoon. Officer...
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January 01, 2019 - 4:29 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan special forces launched a new offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Nangarhar province, killing 27 militants, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan killed 15 members of the country's security forces. According to...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 11, 2016 filer, Pope Francis greets Paloma Garcia Ovejero, right, and Greg Burke at the Vatican. The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resigned suddenly Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 amid an overhaul of the Vatican's communications operations that coincides with a troubled period in Pope Francis' papacy. In a tweet, Burke said he and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, had resigned effective Jan. 1. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
December 31, 2018 - 2:29 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resigned abruptly Monday amid an overhaul of the Vatican's communications operations and a crisis period in Pope Francis' papacy. The departures of Burke and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, signaled that the problems...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016 file photo, Andrew Dickens, 21, of Toledo, Ohio, stands with other revelers during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square. Year after year, people watching New York City's New Year's Eve celebration are told by city dignitaries and TV personalities that they are watching a million people gathered in Times Square. The AP asks experts whether it is actually possible to fit that many people into the viewing areas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 31, 2018 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York's Times Square for New Year's Eve? As Snoop would say, you must be sippin' on gin and juice. Crowd-size experts scoff at those mammoth figures — floated annually by city officials...
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