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Israel reopens holy site after police killings

Israel reopens holy site after police killings

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Israel has reopened a holy mosque compound after it was closed on Friday when two policemen were shot dead.The site is known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and is an area of huge religious importance to both faiths.The compound was closed for the first time in decades after three Arab citizens of Israel fled to the site after killing two police officers.The gunmen fled to the holy site where they were shot dead by security forces.Image:Metal detectors were installed at an entrance to the compound The reopening was met with resistance from Muslims who refused to enter due to the installation of metal detectors outside.Sheikh Omar Kiswani, director of the Al-Aqsa mosque that sits within the compound, said: "We reject the changes imposed by the Israeli government - ...
At least 76 police officers injured in G-20 protests in Germany

At least 76 police officers injured in G-20 protests in Germany

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At least 76 police officers were injured when violent protesters clashed with police on Thursday in the streets of Hamburg, Germany, where this week's G-20 summit is set to take place, police said. Three of the officers are being treated at the hospital, police said. One of the injured officers suffered an eye wound after a firecracker exploded in their face. In addition, a police officer and one official were attacked near a fish market in the St. Pauli neighborhood, Hamburg police said in a press release. The two were able to escape in a rescue vehicle and were not injured, according to police. Emergency personnel and their vehicles were also attacked, and the identities of the assailants are not known, police said. A portion of the crowd acted in a hostile manner toward officers on...
G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

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Media playback is unsupported on your devicePolice and protesters have clashed in the German city of Hamburg where the G20 is due to start on Friday.The violence began when police charged masked demonstrators at a "Welcome to hell" march attended by 12,000 people.At least 15 police were hurt and three were being treated in hospital, police said. There were no figures for the number of demonstrators injured.World leaders including US President Donald Trump are in Hamburg for talks on a wide range of issues.Police fired water cannon and pepper spray at masked protesters, who hurled bottles, stones and flares.Decoding Trump's off-script remarksOrganisers cancelled the march where the first clashes took place, but protesters remained on the streets and police said violence spread to other area...
19 killed in shootout between Mexican police, rival gangs

19 killed in shootout between Mexican police, rival gangs

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July 1 (UPI) -- At least 19 members of rival gangs died in a shootout with police in Mexico's western Sinaloa state, state prosecutors said.The clashes resulted in injuries to five police officers Friday night.The confrontation started around 8:15 p.m., when members of one gang allegedly killed two people from a rival gang in Villa Union. Police then chased the gunmen and engaged in a shootout in Aguaje, where 17 gang members were killed.Police seized some two dozen weapons and three vans from the gang members.Both local and state police investigated the shootout.Violence in Sinaloa state has surged in the past several months after the extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. His transfer to the United States has created a leadership vacuum.There w...
Australian drug gang suspected of using drone to monitor police

Australian drug gang suspected of using drone to monitor police

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June 30 (UPI) -- Police are increasingly using drones to monitor criminal suspects, but in Australia, the criminals are suspected of using drones to monitor the police.An international drug gang consisting of four Australians, one Briton and two Canadians were arrested by Australian police for smuggling in three large bags of cocaine from Panama with a estimated street value of $ 30 million, police said.The men were arrested in different locations during the course of several police raids around Melbourne and were subsequently charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.In addition to the $ 30 million in cocaine, police found cash worth approximately $ 446,000 in U.S. dollars.The suspected drug traffickers appeared to have worked hard to avoid getting caught and went so far as to us...