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Mystery as police investigate abandoned SOS

Police are trying to solve the mystery of who made an SOS out of rocks in a remote part of Western Australia. The message was recently spotted by a pilot flying over the Kimberley area of Swift Bay. Police searched the area – which could only be reached by air...
Philippines police chief beheaded by militants

Philippines police chief beheaded by militants

A police chief has been beheaded and at least 20 other people have been killed by Islamic militants who rampaged through a city in the southern Philippines. Around 100 heavily armed gunmen linked to Islamic State swept into Marawi City, on the island of Mindanao,...
Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing

Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing

Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing 24 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place near a bus station in the Kampung Melayu area A suspected suicide bomb attack in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has left at...
Twenty Afghan police killed in Taliban attacks

Twenty Afghan police killed in Taliban attacks

At least 20 Afghan policemen have been killed after being ambushed by the Taliban. The officers were targeted in the Shah Joi district of Zabul province. Provincial governor Bismullah Afghanmal said the Taliban had attacked police in the areas of Chino and Ghulam...
Police officer overdoses on drug call

Police officer overdoses on drug call

A police officer has ended up in hospital after overdosing by accidentally touching a highly potent drug. Chris Green, an officer from East Liverpool in Ohio, US, collapsed after he handled what was suspected to be Fentanyl. The substance, a painkiller also used as a...
'Jihad pills' found by Dutch and Italian police

'Jihad pills' found by Dutch and Italian police

‘Jihad pills’ found by Dutch and Italian police 10 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Dutch police Image caption Police found the fake Captagon drug in a shed in the southern Dutch province of Limburg Dutch police are searching for two...
Terror police in pre-dawn raids across Germany

Terror police in pre-dawn raids across Germany

Terror police have carried out a series of raids in search of Islamic State members in four federal states across Germany. Officers raided homes in pre-dawn operations in the eastern city of Leipzig in Saxony on Wednesday. Similar raids were carried out in...
German police carry out anti-terror raids

German police carry out anti-terror raids

German police carry out anti-terror raids 10 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police targeted a number of homes and properties during the raids German police have carried out anti-terrorism raids in four states, targeting...
Irish police drop Stephen Fry blasphemy probe

Irish police drop Stephen Fry blasphemy probe

Irish police drop Stephen Fry blasphemy probe 9 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright PA Police in the Republic of Ireland are no longer investigating a claim that British comedian Stephen Fry uttered blasphemous remarks on a TV show. Irish media say the...

Chicago police outgunned by gangs with AK-47s

The Chicago Police Department has issued a warning to its officers after three fatal street killings using high-powered military-style weapons. Officers are finding themselves outgunned by gang members equipped with powerful assault rifles such as AR-15s and AK-47s....
'Darth Vader' sparks armed police alert at school

'Darth Vader' sparks armed police alert at school

Armed police evacuated a school after a student wearing a Darth Vader costume was mistaken for a potential attacker in a bullet-proof vest. Officers arrived at Ashwaubenon High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, after a parent called to say they had seen someone walking...

Facebook hiring 3,000 staff to police content

Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to hire an extra 3,000 staff worldwide to police content on Facebook. The social network’s founder published – on his Facebook page – what amounted to a greater commitment to users’ safety following several...
Police officers shot arresting terror suspect

Police officers shot arresting terror suspect

Two police officers have been shot and wounded during the arrest of a suspected radical Islamist on the French island of Reunion. The gunman, in his 20s, was described as a “dangerous individual” and detained with his mother. A recent convert to Islam, he...
US police killer Eric Frein is sentenced to death

US police killer Eric Frein is sentenced to death

US police killer Eric Frein is sentenced to death 27 April 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Frein was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal injection A man who eluded capture in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks...
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