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US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.

Mexican cartel leader sentenced to 55 years for kidnapping

A judge in Mexico sentenced drug kingpin Servando Gomez to 55 years in prison on Monday following his conviction for kidnapping, authorities said.

Frenchman 'admits burning body' of murdered jogger wife

A Frenchman charged with murdering his wife in a case that gripped France on Monday admitted to partially burning her body after brutally beating her, following a meticulous police reconstruction of the events, the prosecutor said.

Bangladesh officer held for failing to probe teenager's harassment claims

A senior Bangladesh police officer has been arrested for failing to properly investigate allegations made by a teenage girl, who was later burned to death, that she had been sexually harassed by a teacher, officials said.

Italian 'Bonnie and Clyde' arrested in Thailand for Clooney fraud

An Italian who allegedly posed as Hollywood superstar George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run, police said Sunday.

Sudan's Bashir to appear in court on graft charge: prosecutor

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is to appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general announced Saturday.

Man who stabbed Brazil's Bolsonaro jailed indefinitely

A Brazilian judge on Friday acquitted a mentally ill man of attacking far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on last year's campaign trail, but jailed him for an "indefinite period.

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to multiple murder and terrorism charges.

Australian pleads guilty to rape, murder of Arab-Israeli student

A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping and killing a young Arab-Israeli student in Melbourne, one of a spate of attacks that sparked fears about women's safety in Australia's second biggest city.

German serial killer nurse appeals life term for 85 murders

Germany's most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history has appealed his life sentence for 85 murders, a district court said Tuesday.

Indian town on edge after murder of two-year-old girl

Indian authorities Tuesday deployed hundreds of police and suspended the internet in a northern town following the brutal murder of a two-year-old girl over a $144 loan owed by her family.

New Zealand quashes China extradition over torture fears

A New Zealand court on Tuesday stopped a murder suspect from being extradited to China, saying it could not send him to a country where torture was "widespread" and "systemic".

Six escape death sentence for rape, murder of eight-year-old Indian girl

Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.

Ex-cop sentenced to 12.5 years for killing of Australian woman

A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday to 12 years and six months in prison for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had been trying to report a crime.

Tunisian-German couple in court over 'ricin attack plot'

A Tunisian man and his German wife went on trial Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin.Sief Allah H.

German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care.Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel's killing spree "incomprehensible".

German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

A German court Thursday handed a life sentence to a nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history, for the "unfathomable" crime of murdering 85 patients in his care.

World's worst serial killers

Former German hospital nurse Niels Hoegel, who was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care, is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history.

Ukraine cops arrested over drunken shooting of 5-year-old boy

Ukraine on Tuesday arrested two policemen on suspicion of shooting dead a five-year-old boy while drunk in a case that has sparked outrage over lingering corruption and impunity in the force.

Cyprus finds suspected remains of sixth 'serial killer' victim

Cypriot authorities on Tuesday recovered the remains of a body stuffed in a suitcase at the bottom of a lake believed to be the sixth victim of a suspected serial killer.

Ice, ice maybe? Myanmar cop held for crystal meth switch

A Myanmar policeman has been arrested after switching 64 kilograms (140 pounds) of seized crystal meth with salts loosely resembling the party drug known as "ice", officials said Tuesday.

Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

A German court on Thursday will deliver its verdict in the case of nurse Niels Hoegel, suspected of killing around 100 patients in his care.

Briton says innocent of Frenchwoman's Ireland murder

A British man convicted in his absence in Paris of the 1996 killing of a French woman in Ireland repeated Saturday that he was innocent.

Police search for motive in US shooting that killed 12

Police in Virginia searched Saturday for the reason why a city engineer fired indiscriminately on his workplace colleagues, turning a municipal building into a war zone as he killed at least 12 people and wounded four before being fatally shot himself....

Briton accused of Frenchwoman's Irish murder risks 30 years jail

French prosecutors on Friday asked a Paris court to jail for 30 years a British man accused of the 1996 killing of a French woman in Ireland, though it is uncertain he will serve any time if convicted.

Two Israelis wounded in Jerusalem stabbings, attacker killed: police

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two Israelis across the Old City of annexed east Jerusalem on Friday before being shot dead, police said, in an uptick in violence despite tight security for Ramadan.

French parcel bomb suspect pledged allegiance to IS: source

An Algerian suspected of setting off a package bomb in southeast France last week has told investigators that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said Thursday.

Japan police search home of stabbing attacker

Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the man behind a stabbing rampage in the town of Kawasaki a day earlier that killed two people, including a child.

French police arrest four over Lyon package bomb blast

French police arrested four people Monday over a package bomb explosion in the heart of the southeastern city of Lyon last week which injured 13 people, authorities said.

British suspect absent for Paris trial over 1996 murder in Ireland

A trial got underway in Paris Monday of a British man accused of murdering the wife of a celebrated French film producer in Ireland over two decades ago but, as expected, the suspect failed to show up in court.

Virtual reality headsets help police with autistic people

Technology firm Axon has developed new virtual reality headsets to be used by police forces in the U.S., designed to assist law enforcement officers with dealing with people with autism and schizophrenia.

French boat seller jailed for helping migrants cross Channel

A French boss of a second-hand boat firm was sentenced to prison Friday for selling dozens of vessels to desperate migrants who used them to cross the English Channel.

Japan appeals court upholds 'Black Widow' death sentence

A Japanese court on Friday upheld the death sentence for a woman dubbed the "Black Widow", who used cyanide to kill a string of elderly and rich lovers and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance.

50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol

International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online paedophilia ring.

French transgender assault leads to 10-month sentence

A young man who was filmed assaulting a transgender woman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison, four of them on parole, by a Paris court.Seddik A.

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism: police

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said.

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.

South Korean megachurch leader's rape term extended

A Seoul appeals court on Friday extended the jail term imposed on a South Korea cult leader for raping female followers, sentencing him to 16 years behind bars.Pastor Lee Jaerock was convicted last year of raping eight women more than 40 times.

French doctor suspected in 17 more poisoning cases

A French doctor already under investigation for poisoning seven patients has been charged with poisoning 17 more people at a clinic in eastern France, one of his lawyers said.

German prosecutors seek life in jail for serial killer nurse

German prosecutors on Thursday sought life in prison for a male nurse accused of murdering almost 100 hospital patients, which would make him the country's worst peacetime serial killer.

Suspected jihadists back in dock over murder of two Scandinavian women

A street vendor, a plumber and a carpenter are among two dozen jihadist suspects who return to a Moroccan court Thursday, charged in connection with the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers.
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