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Australia police drop journalist probe over Afghan troops story

October 15, 2020 2:12 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian authorities on Thursday (Oct 15) dropped an investigation into a journalist accused of receiving classified information to produce a report on alleged troop misconduct in Afghanistan, the second media probe dismissed amid concerns over press freedom.

Journalists in jail? Australia weighs implications of police raids on media

June 06, 2019 2:09 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian journalists could face jail for holding classified information, authorities and lawmakers said on Thursday (June 6), as police appeared to broaden the scope of their investigation after raids on two media organisations.

Bangladesh kills two suspects linked to 2016 Dhaka cafe attack

April 29, 2019 4:01 PM

DHAKA (REUTERS, XINHUA) - Bangladesh security forces on Monday (April 29) killed at least two people suspected of belonging to an Islamist militant group behind a deadly cafe attack in Dhaka in 2016, police said after a raid at a tin-shed hideout in the capital.

Indian police raid houses in southern state a week after Sri Lanka bombings

April 29, 2019 2:03 PM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Indian police said on Sunday (April 28) they raided the houses of three suspects in connection with a case concerning 15 people who left India to join the militant the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, a week after bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250.

China police smash $30m fake Lego ring

April 27, 2019 5:01 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese police have dismantled a ring accused of manufacturing some US$30 million (S$40.86 million) worth of counterfeit Lego sold across the country, authorities said.

Vietnam police bust $1b illegal online gambling ring

April 27, 2019 2:29 PM

HANOI (AFP) - Police in Vietnam broke up an online gambling ring that had handled more than US$1 billion (S$1.36 billion) in bets and arrested 22 people, reports said Saturday (April 27), in what is believed to be the largest-ever internet betting operation in the communist country.

Rights groups dispute Philippine police account of clash that killed 14 suspected rebels

March 31, 2019 5:33 PM

MANILA (REUTERS) - Fourteen suspected communist rebels were killed in a clash with security forces in the central Philippines, police said on Sunday (March 31), but human rights activists said those who died were farmers.

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