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Two Thanabalans shot in separate incidents

PETALING JAYA: Two drive-by shootings – one in Kajang and another in Sungai Petani – have raised fears of renewed gangland violence, which had been on the wane since Ops Cantas was launched in 2013. Ironically, both victims were called Thanabalan.

Turkish special forces enter courthouse as prosecutor held at gunpoint

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building.

Prosecutor dies of wounds after Istanbul hostage shootout

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-left Turkish group took him hostage on Thursday, killing his two captors.

Venezuela to charge 8 police in young men's disappearance, death

CARACAS (Reuters) - Eight policemen in Venezuela are to be charged after two young men were taken into custody then found shot dead in bushes, the country's public prosecutor's office said on Monday.

Debt collector makes his final collection

BUTTERWORTH: A 31-year-old debt collector was gunned down while riding his motorcycle in Taman Carissa Villa, Mak Mandin, near here.

Turkey ruling party loses majority in blow for Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s Islamic-rooted ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday’s legislative elections, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to expand his powers.

Sabah cops in shootout with suspected intruders

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian security forces were involved in a shootout with a group of suspected intruders near Pom-Pom island on the east coast of Semporna.

Special Report - Bedouins drawn into Egypt's Islamist fight

EL-ARISH/CAIRO (Reuters) - One afternoon in mid-April, a Bedouin woman screamed inside her single-storey, stone house in the Egyptian village of al-Taweela. The screams were so loud that neighbours took notice, said Ali Abu-Freij, a resident in the northern Sinai village. He and other locals saw four men in masks speed away from the house in a Toyota Land Cruiser.

AFP photographer wounded in Charlie Hebdo clashes in Karachi - police

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A photographer with French news agency AFP was wounded in Pakistan on Friday after being shot during clashes against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo outside the French consulate in the port city of Karachi, police said.

Nine killed in gun battle among Texas biker gangs

(Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 18 were injured on Sunday when a simmering feud among rival biker gangs boiled over at a sports bar in Waco, Texas, leading to a gun battle in the parking lot, police said.