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Australian police locked down the centre of the country’s biggest city yesterday after an armed man walked into a downtown Sydney cafe

Terror strikes heart of Sydney

Australian police locked down the centre of the country’s biggest city yesterday  after an armed man walked into a downtown Sydney cafe, took hostages and forced them to display an Islamic flag, igniting fears of a jihadist attack.

GHOSTLY REMINDER: A protester is interviewed by the media at the main pro-democracy Umbrella Movement site in
Admiralty, Hong Kong, China, yesterday Picture: EPA

Hong Kong cops move in

Hong Kong police began dismantling the city’s main pro-democracy site yesterday,  clearing away tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies, and hauling off a hard core of protesters who  vow that their struggle lives on.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega

Popcru supports Phiyega

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega waged a lengthy battle to fight for transformation in the police, Popcru said on Thursday.

HAVE YOU SEEN INGA? Police have
appealed for information to help in
their search for the little boy
missing since Friday

Kind nurse posts reward for missing boy

A mother desperately seeking her eight-year-old son who went missing while playing outside his Duncan Village home on Friday has touched the heart of a woman at her work.

Mary Adidi

Mom distraught after son’s mystery assault and arrest

THE mother of a Ghanaian national  doesn’t know if her son is alive or not after Butterworth police allegedly burst into her shop to arrest him this afternoon.

QUIET AFTER THE STORM: Demonstrators lie in the street near the Berkeley Police HQ during a march against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict a police officer in the death of local resident Eric Garner after a night of clashes in Berkeley, California, while other West coast cities braced for more trouble Picture: REUTERS

Another night of racial protest

Angry crowds hurled objects at police who retaliated in a second night of clashes in northern California following the death of a black man who was put in a chokehold by a New York police officer.

Former police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli

Mdluli to face murder charge in 2015

Suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli has until June next year to answer to charges related to the murder of his ex-lover’s husband 15 years ago.

Police are confronted in Times Square during protest against the decision of a grand jury not to indict a police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner in midtown New York, New York, USA, 03 December 2014. A grand jury in Staten Island, New York voted today that there was not enough evident to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was administering a chokehold to Garner in July when he died. US Attorney General Eric Holder asked protesters to be peaceful and launched a federal probe into the choking death of an unarmed African American who was being restrained by police. Holder said that Eric Garner, who was 43, 'died tragically' at the hands of police, and that federal investigators would conduct an 'independent, thorough and fair' investigation to see if his civil rights had been violated. The federal probe will follow the refusal of a grand jury to indict the police officer who restrained Garner. Holder said that Garner's death in July, along with the shooting death of an unarmed African American Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 'have tested the sense of trust between law enforcement and the community they are charged to protect.'  EPA/PORTER BINKS

Jury decision sparks New York protests

THOUSANDS of protesters hit the streets of New York after a grand jury declined on Wednesday to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked unrest in US cities.

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