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Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China November 27, 2015.

China uses threats about relatives at home to control and silence expats and exiles abroad

The family of former beauty queen Anastasia Lin has been continually threatened and prevented from travelling abroad because of Lin's decision to discuss Chinese human-rights issues. Police also take fruit and flower baskets to visit Lin's grandparents regularly in hopes of persuading them.
A woman is taken away by the police after the explosion near the US embassy on July 26, 2018 in Beijing, China.

‘I do not know that man. I didn’t do anything!’: A woman who tried to share footage of the explosion near Beijing’s US Embassy...

The woman was dragged away by plainclothes men who said they were dealing with a "family matter," but the woman yelled, "I do not know that man. I didn’t do anything! I was just a bystander!" Censorship of controversial thoughts and political incidents is common in China
Two CVS employees have been fired after a manager of one of the pharmacy’s Chicago stores called the police on an black woman, Camilla Hudson, after accusing her of using a counterfeit coupon.

CVS fired two employees who were filmed calling 911 on a black woman they accused of using a counterfeit coupon

Two CVS employees have been fired after a manager of one of the pharmacy’s Chicago stores called the police on an black woman after accusing her of using a counterfeit coupon. CVS Health "sincerely apologized" to the customer, 53-year-old Camilla Hudson, in a statement released on Monday.
The Id Kah Mosque, China's largest mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Police are reportedly cutting too-long dresses off ethnic minority women in the middle of streets in China

Photos show women having their dresses cut off to their hips while they're in the middle of the street. China subjects Uighurs to extreme rules in an effort to crack down on religious extremism.

Scottish police are still looking for the protester who paraglided stunningly close to Trump, then escaped

Scottish police said they still haven't found the Greenpeace protester who paraglided over President Donald Trump's golf resort in Scotland on Friday. The protester wielded a large banner reading, "TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST."
Sarah Webb was arrested after officers flipped a coin.

2 Georgia police officers used a coin flip app to decide whether to arrest a woman

Two Georgia police officers were put on administrative leave after video emerged showing they used a coin flip app to decide whether to arrest a woman they charged with speeding and reckless driving. The driver didn't know about the coin toss and said the charges were tossed.

Police busted the dark web’s $1.5 billion cryptocurrency World Cup gambling ring

Chinese officials shut down an online gambling ring that had accumulated $1.5 billion in bets made on World Cup matches using cryptocurrencies like ethereum, bitcoin, and litecoin.

How a small error by a pilot caused armed police to raid a JetBlue flight thinking it was being hijacked

JetBlue Flight 1623 suffered from a malfunctioning radio on Tuesday. Its pilots accidentally sent air traffic control the emergency code that made authorities believe that the Airbus jet was being hijacked.
A view shows a damaged taxi, which ran into a crowd of people, in central Moscow, Russia June 16, 2018.

The taxi driver who drove into a crowd of football fans in Moscow says he feared a mob lynching

The taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow yesterday said he fled because he feared the crowd would kill him. The 28-year-old Kyrgyzstan national injured eight people, some Mexican football fans, after mounting a crowded pavement.

Apple is reportedly closing a security loophole that will prevent police from accessing iPhones

Apple is launching a software update to change the default settings of iPhones, stopping people from exploiting a security loophole to gain access to devices using the USB port. Police sometimes use this loophole to gain access to devices, and the update will prevent them from doing so.