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Activists: Chinese Police Arrest 7 Near Buddhist Protest Site

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetan activists say Chinese police arrested seven Tibetans Sunday near a monastery in Sichuan province where a monk set himself on fire a day earlier to protest Chinese rule. The Tibet Express publication says the arrests occurred as protesters shouted slogans demanding greater freedom for Tibet and the unconditional return of the Dalai Lama, who […]

Paper: Nigerian Police Arrest Five Journalists Over Controversial Report

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian newspaper says police have arrested five of its journalists after the paper published a controversial story on its front page last week. The Nation newspaper says that Nigerian police on late Tuesday arrested five senior journalists and two other employees from its Lagos and Abuja offices. The paper said it believes the arrests […]

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Four Arrested Ahead of German Reunification Celebrations

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested four alleged Islamists on suspicion of illegally obtaining weapons, ahead of ceremonies Monday marking the 21st anniversary of German reunification. But authorities later said they found no evidence of plans for an attack. Prosecutors said no weapons or other dangerous items were discovered during apartment searches in the Bonn […]

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Four Arrested Ahead of German Reunification Celebrations

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested four alleged Islamists on suspicion of illegally obtaining weapons, ahead of ceremonies Monday marking the 21th anniversary of German reunification. But authorities later said they found no evidence of plans for an attack. Prosecutors said no weapons or other dangerous items were discovered during apartment searches in the Bonn […]

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Dozens Arrested at US Military Aircraft Factory

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says three dozen current and former workers at a Boeing factory in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania have been arrested for illegally selling or buying prescription drugs. Agents from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration raided a plant Thursday owned by U.S. aviation giant Boeing that builds aircraft for the U.S. […]

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Burmese Activists Demand Details of 2007 Government Crackdown

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Burmese exile group is demanding a full government accounting for more than 1,600 pro-democracy demonstrators — many of them Buddhist monks — who were arrested four years ago in a violent crackdown on public dissent. The demand came Monday from the Thai-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. The group says it obtained a […]

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Burmese Activists Demand Details of 2007 Government Crackdown

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Burmese exile group is demanding a full government accounting for more than 1,600 pro-democracy demonstrators — many of them Buddhist monks — who were arrested four years ago in a violent crackdown on public dissent. The demand came Monday from the Thai-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. The group says it obtained a […]

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Eighth Suspect Arrested in Alleged British Terror Plot

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have made an eighth arrest in Birmingham as part of what officials are describing as a major counter-terrorism operation targeting Islamic extremists. West Midlands police said a 20-year-old suspect from the Yardley area was detained Thursday night “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.” Six men arrested […]

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British Police Arrest 7 Suspected Islamic Extremists in Counter-Terrorism Operation

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have arrested seven suspects in Birmingham, in what officials are describing as a major counter-terrorism operation targeting Islamic extremists. A police statement Monday said six men and a woman were taken into custody. The men were held on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism, while the woman was arrested for failing to […]

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British Police Arrest Seven In Counter-Terrorism Operation

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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British police arrested seven suspects late Sunday in Birmingham in a counter-terrorism operation. Police say the arrests had no connection to a Liberal Democrat party conference taking place in Birmingham. A police statement said six men ranging between 25- and 32-years of age were held on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. A 22-year […]

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