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German police detain four over alleged plot to kidnap health minister

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The German health minister, Karl Lauterbach, said a foiled plot to kidnap him showed that there were forces at play that were using protests over Covid-19 restrictions to destabilise the state and the country’s democr...

Kentucky police detain suspect after ‘assassination attempt’ of candidate

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Police in Kentucky have detained a person suspected of a Monday morning “assassination attempt” on a Democratic party candidate for Louisville city mayor. The Louisville Metro police chief Erika Shields said at a lunc...

Taliban detain British journalist Andrew North in Kabul

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The Taliban have detained a British journalist, a second foreigner and some of their Afghan colleagues in Kabul while they were on assignment for the UN refugee agency, their employer and the family of one of those de...

Scheme not to detain women seeking asylum leads to only one staying in UK

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A groundbreaking scheme overseen by UNHCR to process women’s asylum claims in the community rather than by locking up the applicants in detention has led to only one being granted leave to remain in the UK, according ...

EU executive: let Belarus border nations detain asylum seekers for 16 weeks

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Poland, Lithuania and Latvia should be allowed to hold people in special asylum processing centres at the border with Belarus for up to 16 weeks, the EU executive has said, in an emergency loosening of standards to he...

Nicaragua police detain opposition leader and expected Ortega challenger

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Police in Nicaragua have stormed into the house of a prominent opposition leader, one day after formally filing money laundering charges against her in what was seen as an attempt to stop an electoral challenge to the...

California can no longer detain people because they can’t pay bail

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California’s highest court has ruled that judges in the state will have to consider a suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail, a major decision that essentially requires that those who can’t afford bail be freed u...