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venezuelan officials bury rebel policeman killed in shootout


caracas, venezuela — a rebel police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack on government buildings in venezuela last year was buried sunday by the military nearly a week after being killed in a shootout with security forces, relatives said.just two of oscar perez's relatives were allowed to attend the early morning burial at a caracas cemetery surrounded by national guard officers. authorities denied relatives' demands that they hand over the body of perez and six others killed."they arbitrarily decided to carry out the controlled burial without granting permission to observe him, much less allow him to be moved with his family," perez's widow, danahis vivas, said on twitter.vivas is out of the country with the couple's children. perez's aunt, aura perez, confirmed that the military al






opposition: venezuelan officials bury 2 killed in clash


caracas, venezuela — two people killed alongside a rebel police officer in a violent shootout with venezuelan security forces have been buried by government officials despite protests from relatives, an opposition lawmaker said saturday.the body of former officer oscar perez and four others remained in government control as family members pushed to take custody of the corpses and conduct their own investigation, politician delsa solorzano said.all seven died monday fighting against police and soldiers in a small mountain community outside of caracas, ending a manhunt for perez that began after he led a helicopter attack on government buildings in june and called for an uprising against the government of president nicolas maduro.solorzano says perez was shot to the head, suggesting an execu






venezuelan forces kill rebel ex-actor who urged rebellion


venezuelan special forces killed a former b-movie actor and members of his dissident group in a shootout after they called for armed uprising, officials said on tuesday, as rights groups called the confrontation an execution. oscar pérez, who rose to fame in june after the government said he hijacked a helicopter and lobbed grenades over two caracas government buildings in an act of rebellion, was one of seven militants killed monday, interior minister nëstor reverol said in a televised speech. the deaths weren’t confirmed...






policeman dances with pakistan cricket fans after cup win


a policeman has been filmed dancing with jubilant cricket fans in luton.it came after pakistan beat india in the icc champions trophy on sunday.the video, shot in the bury park area of the town, shows a crowd of fans with flags celebrating in the street.






gunbattle on philippine resort island leaves at least eight dead


at least eight people were killed on a popular tourist island in the philippines during a gunbattle between suspected militants and government forces, far from territory where insurgent groups normally operate.two soldiers, a policeman and at least five suspected abu sayyaf militants were killed in the shootout on the central philippine island...






gunbattle on philippine resort island leaves at least six dead


at least eight people were killed on a popular tourist island in the philippines during a gunbattle between suspected militants and government forces, far from territory where insurgent groups normally operate.two soldiers, a policeman and at least five suspected abu sayyaf militants were killed in the shootout on the central philippine island...






venezuela says rogue pilot and rebel known as 'rambo' is dead


venezuelan authorities on tuesday announced the death of a rebel group leader, a pilot known as “rambo” and the subject of an intense manhunt since june when he hijacked a government helicopter and hurled grenades at the supreme court.the announcement came the day after president nicolas maduro accused neighboring colombia of financing terrorism in venezuela, calling colombian president juan manuel santos an “offender” and a “thief.”nestor reverol, minister of the interior, justice and peace, did not provide details on the death of perez, who last year said he belonged to a coalition of military, police and civil officials “who oppose this criminal government.”no one was killed or injured when perez flew the stolen helicopter over caracas, but it was a brazen demonstration of discontent ag






afghan officials: taliban attacks kill 8 soldiers, policeman


kabul, afghanistan — afghan officials say taliban attacks in the southern province of kandahar and the western province of badghis have killed at least eight soldiers and a policeman.defense ministry spokesman daulat waziri says the attack on a military outpost in kandahar's shaha wali kot district late on monday night killed eight troops and wounded seven. waziri says at least 10 taliban fighters died in the attack, with their bodies left lying on the ground.in baghdis, provincial governor anwar ishaqzai says the taliban assault took place early on tuesday in muqur district, killing one policeman and triggering a gunbattle that also left 11 insurgents dead.a taliban statement claims they captured the district's army and police headquarters.the taliban have stepped up their attacks since a






afghan official: policeman turns gun on colleagues, kills 11


kandahar, afghanistan — afghan officials say at least 11 police officers have been shot and killed by a fellow policeman at a checkpoint in the southern helmand province.omer zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues and killed them late monday night in lashkar gah, the provincial capital.zwak says the attacker collected all the firearms and ammunition from his colleagues, then fled the scene in a police vehicle — presumably to join the taliban. he says an investigation is underway.dr. din mohammad at the lashkar gah hospital confirmed the death toll. he says they received 11 bodies, all with gunshot wounds.the taliban made no official statement or claim about the attack but afghanistan has seen several such incidents over the past y






top ukraine rebel commander killed in blast


kiev, ukraine—a notorious commander of russian-backed rebels was killed in an explosion in his office early wednesday, rebel officials said, the latest insurgent leader to mysteriously perish far from the front lines of the simmering conflict. mikhail tolstykh, more widely known by his nickname givi, was killed in a “terrorist act” shortly after 6 a.m. in the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk, the de facto separatist capital near...






top ukraine rebel commander killed in blast


kiev, ukraine—a notorious commander of russian-backed rebels was killed in an explosion in his office early wednesday, rebel officials said, the latest insurgent leader to mysteriously perish far from the front lines of the simmering conflict. mikhail tolstykh, more widely known by his nickname givi, was killed shortly after 6 a.m. in the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk, the de facto separatist capital near russia’s border with...






suspected saudi-led airstrikes kill 4 in yemen


sanaa, yemen — yemeni rebel officials say saudi-led airstrikes outside a rebel-run tv station in the capital killed at least four people.the officials said saturday that the airstrikes the day before targeted the gate of the facility.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. witnesses confirmed the strikes. the coalition could not immediately be reached for comment.the saudi-led coalition has been at war with the shiite rebels known as houthis, who control yemen's capital and much of the north, since 2015. the stalemated war has killed 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the country to the brink of famine.






egypt says 10 killed in attack outside cairo church


cairo — at least 10 people, including eight coptic christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south cairo suburb, egypt's health ministry spokesman said friday. it was the latest attack targeting the mostly muslim country's embattled minority.health ministry spokesman khaled megahed said the attack outside the coptic church of mar mina left at least one policeman dead and eight others wounded, including two critically. the attack took place when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire outside the church, he said.egyptian security officials said earlier that two policemen were killed in the shootout and the discrepancy was not immediately clear. the officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.a video circulated on






suspected saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill 15 in yemen


sanaa, yemen — yemeni rebel officials say suspected saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30 others in the rebel-held capital, sanaa.the officials said wednesday the airstrikes, which took place late tuesday and wednesday morning, were targeting a rebel military camp.they said several buildings were damaged and dozens remain trapped under the rubble. they spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.the saudi-led coalition has been fighting the iran-backed shiite rebels known as houthis since 2015. it couldn't be immediately reached for comment.yemen's civil war has killed 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the country to the brink of famine. tensions have escalated recently after houthis killed






pakistan shootout leaves 3 soldiers, 10 militants dead


islamabad — pakistan's military says security forces have raided a militant hideout in central pakistan, triggering an intense shootout in which three soldiers and 10 militants were killed.in a statement, it said two soldiers were also wounded in friday's raid in the dera ghazi khan district.local militant commanders were among the 10 insurgents who were killed, the statement said.the paramilitary rangers were still carrying out a search operation in the region to arrest more suspects, according to the military.the shootout comes days after pakistani police killed a key facilitator of a recent suicide attack in which 13 people were killed in the eastern city of lahore.pakistan has carried out scores of operations against militants, killing thousands of them.






u.s. treasury levies further sanctions against venezuelan officials


washington—the u.s. treasury department sanctioned 10 current and former venezuelan government officials thursday as part of the trump administration’s broader crackdown on the troubled latin american country.the treasury accused the officials of subverting democracy and said the individuals are “associated with undermining electoral processes, media censorship, or corruption in government-administered food programs in venezuela.”...






prosecutors: woman asked boyfriend 30 times to kill her ex


cook county prosecutors on saturday accused a hoffman estates woman of trying to convince her boyfriend and his friend to kill her ex-husband.krystyna bury didn't appear to react when judge laura m. sullivan ordered her held on home electronic monitoring if she was unable to come up with $250,000 bail. bury, 36, of the 100 block of hawthorne lane in the western suburb, was charged with one count of solicitation of murder.in court, prosecutors said the divorced mother had received the home she once shared with her former husband and custody of their child following the couple’s divorce, but still harbored resentment toward her ex.bury often asked her boyfriend to kill her ex-husband when she was drinking alcohol, but the requests had increased recently, according to assistant state's attorn






suspected saudi-led airstrikes kill 4 in yemen


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemeni rebel officials say saudi-led airstrikes outside a rebel-run tv station in the capital killed at least four people.the officials said saturday that the airstrikes the day before targeted the gate of the facility.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. witnesses confirmed the strikes. the coalition could not immediately be reached for comment.the saudi-led coalition has been at war with the shiite rebels known as houthis, who control yemen’s capital and much of the north, since 2015. the stalemated war has killed 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the country to the brink of famine.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






venezuelan helicopter pilot killed in police raid | news


venezuelan police have killed a former police officer who had been on the run after stealing a helicopter and attacking government buildings six months ago, according to officials.interior minister nestor reverol confirmed on twitter on tuesday that oscar perez was killed with six accomplices in a gun battle near the capital, caracas, on monday.six members of perez's group, who reverol called members of a "terrorist cell", were arrested by police.two police officers were also killed in the operation.{articleguid}in june 2017, perez and several unidentified accomplices used a stolen helicopter to launch four grenades at the supreme tribunal in caracas, before shooting at the interior ministry with firearms.on monday, an elite venezuelan police force located perez and his allies in el junqui






suspected saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill 15 in yemen


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemeni rebel officials say suspected saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30 others in the rebel-held capital, sanaa.the officials said wednesday the airstrikes, which took place late tuesday and wednesday morning, were targeting a rebel military camp.they said several buildings were damaged and dozens remain trapped under the rubble. they spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.the saudi-led coalition has been fighting the iran-backed shiite rebels known as houthis since 2015. it couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.yemen’s civil war has killed 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the country to the brink o






fierce gunbattle in indian kashmir kills 3 combatants


srinagar, india — anti-india protests erupted in indian-controlled kashmir following a fierce gunbattle in which two rebels and a counterinsurgency policeman were killed, police said sunday.government forces, acting on a tip, encircled a civilian home in the southern tral area overnight, said police chief s.p. vaid. he said fighting erupted after militants hurled grenades and fired automatic rifles to break a security cordon.two militants and a policeman working with a counterinsurgency unit were killed, he said. at least three other security officials, including an army officer, were wounded.no rebel group immediately issued any statement.as the fighting raged, clashes erupted between government forces and villagers who tried to march to the site of the fighting in solidarity with the mil






fierce gunbattle in indian kashmir kills 3 combatants


srinagar, india — anti-india protests erupted in indian-controlled kashmir following a fierce gunbattle in which two rebels and a counterinsurgency policeman have been killed, police said sunday.government forces, acting on a tip, encircled a civilian home in southern tral area overnight, said police chief s.p. vaid. he said fighting erupted after militants hurled grenades and fired automatic rifles to break the security cordon.two militants and a policeman working with counterinsurgency unit were killed, he said. at least three other security officials, including an army officer, were wounded.no rebel group immediately issued any statement.as the fighting raged, clashes erupted between government forces and villagers who tried to march to the site of the fighting in solidarity with milita






fierce gunbattle in indian kashmir kills 3 combatants


srinagar, india (ap) — anti-india protests erupted in indian-controlled kashmir following a fierce gunbattle in which two rebels and a counterinsurgency policeman have been killed, police said sunday.government forces, acting on a tip, encircled a civilian home in southern tral area overnight, said police chief s.p. vaid. he said fighting erupted after militants hurled grenades and fired automatic rifles to break the security cordon.two militants and a policeman working with counterinsurgency unit were killed, he said. at least three other security officials, including an army officer, were wounded.no rebel group immediately issued any statement.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.as the fighting raged, clashes erupted between government forces and villagers who tried






fierce gunbattle in indian kashmir kills 3 combatants


srinagar, india (ap) — anti-india protests erupted in indian-controlled kashmir following a fierce gunbattle in which two rebels and a counterinsurgency policeman were killed, police said sunday.government forces, acting on a tip, encircled a civilian home in the southern tral area overnight, said police chief s.p. vaid. he said fighting erupted after militants hurled grenades and fired automatic rifles to break a security cordon.two militants and a policeman working with a counterinsurgency unit were killed, he said. at least three other security officials, including an army officer, were wounded.no rebel group immediately issued any statement.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.as the fighting raged, clashes erupted between government forces and villagers who tried






like the cubans before them, venezuelan exiles are transforming florida politics


doral, fla.—one august day, hundreds of venezuelans packed the pews at a local church to hear vice president mike pence and sen. marco rubio preach against venezuelan president nicolás maduro and pledge to help restore democracy in the oil-rich nation.“we will not stand by as venezuela crumbles,” said mr. pence. “libertad! libertad!” many in the crowd shouted, waving tricolor venezuelan yellow, blue and red flags, and giving the republican officials standing ovations....






idlib: who controls what | syria


idlib province, in northwestern syria, is mostly controlled by several rebel groups.it was the scene of protests and heavy clashes during the early phase of the country's civil war and eventually became almost fully controlled by rebel groups.rebel fighters and civilians evacuated from the last rebel-held area in homs have been moved to several parts of idlib province, including idlib city.last week, a suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of khan sheikhoun killed at least 87 civilians.






egypt says 13 militants killed in western desert


cairo — egyptian security forces killed 13 militants in a shootout on friday in the country's western desert, the interior ministry said in a statement, a week after a deadly shootout between policemen and militants southwest of the capital cairo.the ministry said the exchange of fire took place in a raid on a militant hideout, southwest of cairo, based on information it received from the national security apparatus on their location. the state-run mena news agency earlier quoted an unnamed interior ministry official as saying the shootout was in the new valley province.the ministry said 13 unidentified bodies were found as security forces combed the area following the shootout. they were found with firearms and ammunition in their possession, the ministry said. the statement did not say w






rio slum residents bury teen, protest police-gang shootouts


rio de janeiro — dozens of slum residents in rio de janeiro gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old boy killed during a gunbattle between brazilian police and drug traffickers in their shantytown.friends and relatives put paulo henrique oliveira to rest wednesday while also demanding justice and calling for an end to violence in the city.the boy lived with his family in the alemao slum complex and was walking to visit a neighbor early this week when he was mortally wounded by a stray bullet from a shootout.hundreds of people demonstrated in the tuesday to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others in recent days.






the latest: us imposes sanctions on venezuela supreme court


bogota, colombia — the latest on the political crisis in venezuela (all times local):4:35 p.m.the trump administration is imposing sanctions on members of venezuela's supreme court following a series of rulings that the u.s. says has usurped power from the nation's opposition-controlled congress and sparked a deadly wave of unrest.the u.s. department of treasury announced thursday it is freezing the assets of eight venezuelan government officials on the supreme court in an effort to support the venezuelan people "in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance."a ruling issued in late march that stripped venezuela's congress of its last powers was later reversed amid a storm of international criticism. but near-daily anti-government protests were triggered by the ruling and h






venezuela leader: officials treated like jews under nazis


caracas, venezuela — venezuela's president is comparing treatment of his government's officials abroad to that of jews in nazi germany.president nicolas maduro on tuesday night criticized venezuelan expatriates who have been harassing or yelling at venezuelan officials abroad, or who use social media to post photos of the socialist officials living it up overseas while the country's people are struggling with economic crisis.the venezuelan leader declared, "we are the jews of the 21st century."maduro also suggested that the huge protests that have convulsed the nation for six weeks are similar to the rallies nazi leader adolf hitler presided over in the 1930s.the south american country's socialist administration often characterizes the organized opposition as "fascist," and has recently be






louisiana police identify veteran officer killed in shootout


lafayette, la. — police in louisiana say an officer killed in a shootout was a nine-year patrol veteran who was married and had a wife, two stepdaughters and a 3-year-old daughter.lafayette police identified him monday as cpl. michael paul middlebrook.louisiana state police say he was killed late sunday after responding to a call about a shooting at a big boy convenience store.master trooper brooks david (dah-veed) says the suspect started a shootout, then ran, but was quickly arrested by lafayette police.he says two other people were also shot, but are expected to survive.investigators have not released the suspect's name.gov. john bel edwards says he has ordered flags at state public buildings at half-staff through friday for middlebrook and the victims of a gunman in las vegas.






venezuelan fugitive officer in shootout with special forces


caracas, venezuela (ap) — venezuelan officials say they’ve exchanged fire with fugitive police officer who led a high-profile attack in caracas last year from a stolen helicopter.socialist party leader diosdado cabello said monday that oscar perez fired on special forces, injuring two. the attempted capture is unfolding outside the capital.perez has posted images on social media showing him with a bloody face, saying that he was negotiating his surrender with the sound of bullets fired at him.cabello on twitter calls perez a terrorist and says he shot at forces surrounding him.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.perez led a july attack with a stolen police helicopter to fire on the supreme court and interior ministry in caracas.nobody was injured, and perez has remain






inmate escapes, kills resident for car, dies in shootout


san benito, texas (ap) — officials in south texas say an inmate disarmed a jail officer, escaped to a nearby house where he killed a resident and took his vehicle, then led authorities on a car chase that ended in a shootout that left the fugitive dead.brownsville police say the incident began shortly after 1 p.m. thursday as when the detention officer was taking inmate miguel garcia for medical attention. on the way, garcia attacked the detention officer, slashed his face and took his gun belt and assault-style rifle.police spokesman j.j. trevino (treh-veen’-yoh) says garcia then forced his way into a house, demanding the keys to a car. he shot and killed 56-year-old mario martinez when martinez tried to reason with him, then garcia took his car and led officers on a pursuit that ended 20






french policeman kills three and himself north of paris


image copyrightafpimage caption the unnamed police officer was reportedly stationed in paris a french policeman shot three people dead on a street near paris in an apparent domestic dispute, before killing himself, media reports say.his girlfriend, as well as her mother and her sister, were wounded in the incident, which occurred late on saturday in the town of sarcelles.those killed are said to be the girlfriend's father and two passers-by.the mayor of sarcelles, north of paris, said the woman had recently told the policeman she was breaking up with him.the officer first killed two people with his service weapon on the street, le monde newspaper says."they were local residents - i knew them well because i lived on this street for 10 years," sarcelles mayor françois pupponi told afp new ag






french policeman kills three and himself north of paris


image copyrightafpimage caption the unnamed police officer was reportedly stationed in paris a french policeman shot three people dead on a street near paris in an apparent domestic dispute, before killing himself, media reports say.his girlfriend, as well as her mother and her sister, were wounded in the incident, which occurred late on saturday in the town of sarcelles.those killed are said to be the girlfriend's father and two passers-by.the mayor of sarcelles, north of paris, said the woman had recently told the policeman she was breaking up with him.the officer first killed two people with his service weapon on the street, le monde newspaper says."they were local residents - i knew them well because i lived on this street for 10 years," sarcelles mayor françois pupponi told afp new ag






rogue police officer known as venezuelan rambo is cornered by government


venezuelan authorities said monday they had surrounded and captured members of a rebel group whose leader hijacked a helicopter in june and dropped grenades on the supreme court and interior ministry. his fate was unclear.according to an interior ministry press release, police surrounded a house in the impoverished el junquito area of western caracas and exchanged gunfire with the rebels, leaving two police dead and five wounded. an unspecified number of rebels were killed and five captured, according to the statement.mery mogollon and chris kraulmaduro says helicopter fired at venezuela's supreme court maduro says helicopter fired at venezuela's supreme court (mery mogollon and chris kraul)the group’s leader, oscar perez, 37, who formerly was a pilot and inspector with the police intellig






incumbent mayor of ferguson, missouri, who was in office when michael brown was


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressferguson, mo. (ap) — incumbent mayor of ferguson, missouri, who was in office when michael brown was killed by policeman, wins re-election.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!