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Does US need a new crime crackdown? Prosecutors see generational divide
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Does US need a new crime crackdown? Prosecutors see generational divide

Yahoo News At the core of the debate over the role of prosecutors in keeping America safe, some experts and prosecutors believe, is a generational divide. Attorney General Jeff Sessions represents

Mekong Delta launches crackdown on businesses injecting shrimp with agar
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Mekong Delta launches crackdown on businesses injecting shrimp with agar

Vietnamnet - Following Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s order to stop the illegal use of injected substances in shrimp exports, authorities in the Mekong Delta have begun several measures to end

Shop rentals fall in Hanoi following pavement crackdown
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Shop rentals fall in Hanoi following pavement crackdown

Vietnamnet - Rental prices for many shops in Hanoi have started to fall following the city’s fight against pavement encroachment.

El Salvador extends crackdown on jailed gang members
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El Salvador extends crackdown on jailed gang members

Yahoo News SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Lawmakers in El Salvador have extended for another year a series of extraordinary prison measures aimed at cracking down on criminal gangs.

Philippine anti-drug crackdown suffers legal setback
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Philippine anti-drug crackdown suffers legal setback

Yahoo News MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited a group of police officers from entering a slum community to prevent them from threatening villagers who have

Indonesia arrests 8 Vietnamese women in prostitution crackdown: report
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Indonesia arrests 8 Vietnamese women in prostitution crackdown: report

Officials said the women entered Indonesia as tourists but then worked illegally as sex workers.

Fearing Trump crackdown,
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Fearing Trump crackdown, "dreamers" advised to end travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barrack Obama, are being warned by some advocates to make sure they are

US warns crackdown in Myanmar could radicalize Rohingya
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US warns crackdown in Myanmar could radicalize Rohingya

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a scene straight out of Myanmar's dark past: a military offensive waged beyond world view that forces ethnic minority villagers from the smoldering ruins of their homes.

China 'concerned' over Philippines' detention of Chinese in gambling crackdown
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China 'concerned' over Philippines' detention of Chinese in gambling crackdown

China is concerned over the Philippines' detention of more than a thousand Chinese nationals during a crackdown on online gambling, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, in what could be a strain for

Sudan arrests dozens in foreign exchange crackdown
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Sudan arrests dozens in foreign exchange crackdown

Sudanese security agents have detained dozens of foreign exchange dealers for black market trading, as the authorities struggle to curb speculation against the pound, brokers said on Thursday. An

Sudan students march defying crackdown
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Sudan students march defying crackdown

Around 300 Sudanese students and schoolchildren marched in the capital Khartoum on Thursday, defying government efforts to quell persistent protests against fuel subsidy cuts that have led to

Vietnam orders police to step up crackdown on wildlife smuggling
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Vietnam orders police to step up crackdown on wildlife smuggling

The government has promised to expand efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade.

Police arrest 178 in Europe-wide money laundering crackdown
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Police arrest 178 in Europe-wide money laundering crackdown

Police forces across Europe and the United States arrested 178 people as part of a crackdown on money laundering last week and identified some 23 million euros ($24.46 million) in stolen funds, the

Malaysian reform group slams crackdown to silence dissent
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Malaysian reform group slams crackdown to silence dissent

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after a mass anti-government rally it organized, the Malaysian electoral reform group Bersih voiced concern Sunday over the arrest of its chairwoman under a

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish mayor as crackdown widens
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Turkey detains pro-Kurdish mayor as crackdown widens

Turkish police on Thursday detained the pro-Kurdish co-mayor of the southeastern city of Van in the latest raids targeting municipal chiefs, expanding a widespread crackdown that has sparked

Bahrain opposition leader fears 'whitewash' of crackdown
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Bahrain opposition leader fears 'whitewash' of crackdown

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A leader in Bahrain's secular opposition tells The Associated Press he fears a royal visit by Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla could "whitewash" an ongoing

China police official to head Interpol amid graft crackdown
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China police official to head Interpol amid graft crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese police official has been elected head of Interpol as Beijing pushes for former officials and other corruption suspects to be returned from abroad.

Toasters escape new EU appliance crackdown
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Toasters escape new EU appliance crackdown

The EU will target more household appliances under energy consumption rules but will grant a reprieve to toasters after the plan was ridiculed during the Brexit campaign, a senior official said

Turkey blasts EU over crackdown criticism
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Turkey blasts EU over crackdown criticism

Turkey on Monday slammed EU criticism of its crackdown following the July 15 coup bid and warned relations were increasingly fragile as the bloc crafts a report on its stalled membership bid. The

Luxembourg FM: Turkish crackdown reminiscent of Nazi methods
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Luxembourg FM: Turkish crackdown reminiscent of Nazi methods

BERLIN (AP) — Luxembourg's foreign minister accused Turkish authorities on Monday of using methods reminiscent of those employed by Nazis in a crackdown following July's coup attempt.

Hong Kong police, protesters clash over Beijing crackdown
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Hong Kong police, protesters clash over Beijing crackdown

By Venus Wu and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray in running battles with thousands of demonstrators on the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday as they tried to encircle

Thousands in Paris protest Turkey's Kurdish crackdown
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Thousands in Paris protest Turkey's Kurdish crackdown

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters have marched in Paris to protest Turkey's detention of a pro-Kurdish party's leaders amid a widening crackdown on opposition figures by the government of Turkish

Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown
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Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown

Internet users in Turkey were on Friday experiencing severe difficulties accessing social media after the country was plunged into new turbulence by the detention of its main pro-Kurdish leaders,

Thousands in Kashmir hide from crackdown, some in orchards
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Thousands in Kashmir hide from crackdown, some in orchards

KULGAM, India (AP) — Deep within a vast orchard, dozens of young Kashmiris laze in the shade of apple trees. Surrounded by boxes of fruit, they chat and crack jokes. Some play video games on their

Vietnam arrests blogger in latest crackdown on dissent
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Vietnam arrests blogger in latest crackdown on dissent

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger for allegedly posting anti-state comments in the communist country's latest crackdown on dissent.