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  • Fatal police shooting in Utah fuels racial controversy

    (Reuters) - A private autopsy has found a 22-year-old black man shot dead by police in Utah was fired at from behind six times, said a lawyer for the man's family. Authorities say the man was shot dead when he lunged at officers with a sword.
  • Turkish football fans accused of plotting coup

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A group of Turkish football fans have been charged with trying to overthrow their government during mass street protests in 2013, in a case dismissed as a farce by opposition MPs and defence lawyers. Prosecutors said they were...

    Yemeni riot police force Houthi protesters off airport road

    SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni riot police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse Shi'ite Muslim Houthi protesters blocking the road between the capital and Yemen's main airport on Sunday, in an escalation of weeks of protests. Warplanes also bombed...

    U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police after teen shooting

    U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police after teen shooting
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday it will launch a civil investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white policeman last month....

    Diverse police forces are not a panacea for fatal police shootings, research suggests

    FERGUSON, Mo. Amid the firestorm of protests following the shooting of Michael Brown an unarmed black teen who was killed by a white police officer have come repeated calls for hiring a more diverse police force. But a growing body of research suggests...