Woman arrested over strawberry needle scare

Woman arrested over strawberry needle scare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The strawberry scare spread across Australia, where supermarkets soon pulled the fruit off shelves A woman has been arrested in Queensland in connection with the „strawberry scare” where sewing needles were found hidden inside fruit. Police said the 50-year-old was arrested on Sunday „following a complex… and extensive investigation”. The…

Arrested, beaten and seen as a martyr

Arrested, beaten and seen as a martyr

Pro-democracy activist Luc Nkulula, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, died in a fire at his home in June. Nkulula, a fearless campaigner, had to put up with regular beatings and arrests, and his friends suspect the fire was started deliberately – an investigation blamed a faulty solar panel. He helped found La Lucha, a…

Person arrested over US mail-bombings

Person arrested over US mail-bombings

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan of mail bomb suspectA 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of US President Donald Trump. US officials named the man as Cesar Sayoc. He faces five charges including mailing explosives and threatening ex-presidents. Mr Trump said…

Teen arrested in German tourist shooting

Teen arrested in German tourist shooting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested the suspects A 16-year-old teenager is facing a slew of charges in the shooting of a German tourist in Canada earlier this month. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the teenager was arrested last Friday on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Alberta.…

Suspect arrested in California wildfires

Suspect arrested in California wildfires

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Evacuations continued as the Holy Fire approached within a half mile of homes on Wednesday Authorities have arrested a man for starting the so-called Holy Fire, which has burned over 9,600 acres through the mountains of Southern California. Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, had emailed the local volunteer fire chief…

Four arrested in Portland rival protests

Four arrested in Portland rival protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police maintained a strong presence in the city Four people have been arrested following rallies by right-wing groups and counter-protesters in the US city of Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. Police used stun grenades to disperse demonstrators after stones and bottles were thrown at them. At least three people required medical…

Suspect arrested over XXXTentacion killing

Suspect arrested over XXXTentacion killing

Image copyright Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Twitter Image caption Dedrick Williams has also been charged with theft and driving without a licence Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of US rapper XXXTentacion. The suspect, named as Dedrick Devonshay Williams, aged 22, is facing a charge of first-degree murder. The 20-year-old musician, real…