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Three people were arrested in France on Tuesday for alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, the Spanish interior ministry said Tuesday.

Germany seeks to fine scientists over monkey experiments

German prosecutors said Tuesday they have asked judges to fine three scientists at the prestigious Max Planck Institutes for animal cruelty over experiments on monkeys' brains.

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial

The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing.

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing: official

A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime.

'Evil' UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years

Former British football trainer Barry Bennell was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for abusing 12 boys he coached between 1979 and 1991, with the judge branding him "sheer evil".

'No idea we had a monster under our roof' say couple who took in Florida gunman

The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death have described him as quirky but pleasant and seemingly on the right track, saying they had no idea they had a "monster living under our roof.

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district.

Indian investigators arrest three over bank fraud

Indian investigators have arrested three people who allegedly helped a billionaire jeweller obtain fake documents for overseas loans in one of the country's biggest bank scams, an official said Saturday.

French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

Serial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday.

French musician robbed of million-euro cello at knifepoint

An award-winning French musician was robbed at knifepoint of her 18th-century cello, worth more than a million euros, outside her home in a Paris suburb on Thursday evening."Help!

Bank robber shot during hold-up off Paris Champs-Elysees

French police shot and injured a robber who held up a bank just off the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Friday.

'El Chapo' gripes about cash flow ahead of Sept 5 trial

Accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is struggling to pay his legal fees, his lawyer said Thursday as a US judge set his trial for September 5.

Murdered French girl Maelys will 'haunt' killer, says mother

The mother of a murdered French girl whose remains were found this week said her child would "haunt" the ex-soldier who has finally confessed to killing her after months of interrogation.

Football: Justice at last for Bennell's victims

Shaking with emotion, the victims of Barry Bennell told of their decades of trauma inflicted by the paedophile football coach who destroyed their lives.

Israel sentences Palestinian to life for triple murder

An Israeli military court on Thursday handed four life sentences to a Palestinian convicted of murdering three Israelis at a West Bank settlement during heightened tensions in July, the defence minister said.

Remains found of French girl Maelys who vanished at wedding

French police have found the remains of an eight-year-old French schoolgirl who vanished from a wedding in the Alps last August in a case that gripped the country, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Netanyahu rejects calls to resign after police seek indictment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls to step down Wednesday after police recommended his indictment for corruption, the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing premier's long tenure in power.

Verdict due in first Paris attacks trial

A man who rented his flat to Islamic State jihadists will be sentenced Wednesday in the first trial stemming from 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead.

Israel police say recommend Netanyahu indictments for bribery, fraud

Israeli police said Tuesday they were recommending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of public trust following long-running investigations into two cases of alleged corruption.

Fake French terror victim arrested for claiming compensation

French police on Tuesday arrested a woman who claimed 25,000 euros in compensation after posing as a victim of the 2015 Paris terror attacks.

Driver, daughter in French cash van kidnap 'heist' arrested

French police have arrested a cash van driver and his daughter, who claimed she was held to ransom while a gang robbed millions from her father's vehicle in Switzerland, police sources said Tuesday.

Stockholm truck attacker pleads guilty as terrorism trial opens

An Uzbek asylum seeker who confessed to wanting to mow down "infidels" in an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people pleaded guilty to terrorism charges on Tuesday as his trial opened.

Pakistan officials arrest gang in spinal fluid scam

Pakistan police have arrested a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from swindled victims, officials said Tuesday, the latest case involving the country's notorious medical black market.

Choi Soon-sil: friend and downfall of a president

The daughter of a shadowy religious figure, Choi Soon-sil has been at the side of now-ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye for decades, bound to the politician by her father.

Secret confidante of S.Korea's Park jailed for 20 years over scandal

The secret confidante of ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted Tuesday and jailed for 20 years for her key role in the scandal that brought down the former head of state.

Tell-all writer on trial over France's 'heist of the century'

The suspected mastermind of France's "heist of the century" went on trial Monday nearly half a century after robbers tunnelled through sewers to snatch the equivalent of 29 million euros from a bank vault.

US ballplayer's kidnapped mother is released

The mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz was released Sunday, three days after being kidnapped in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, authorities said.

French mum, ex-partner get 20 years for 5-year-old's murder

A French appeal court on Sunday sentenced a mother and her ex-partner to 20 years for the brutal murder of her five-year-old daughter whose disappearance in 2013 shocked the country.

Radicalised Uzbek on trial for Stockholm truck attack

An Uzbek asylum seeker who confessed to wanting to mow down "infidels" in an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people goes on trial Tuesday accused of terrorism.

Spain accuses major drug baron of planning comeback

Since his conditional release from prison in 2016, Sito Minanco had reportedly ditched his past as one of Spain's most powerful drug barons to work as a parking attendant.

Mexico arrests Zetas drug cartel boss wanted in US

Mexican marines have captured a kingpin in the violent Zetas drug cartel who had a $5-million reward on his head in the United States, authorities said Friday.

'Millions' robbed in French cash van kidnap and heist

Robbers posing as plumbers kidnapped the daughter of a cash van driver and demanded the vehicle's contents as ransom in a heist that could have netted them over 20 million euros, investigators said Friday.

Afghan gets life term in Germany for killing Christian mother

A German court on Friday handed a life term to an Afghan asylum seeker who stabbed to death a compatriot mother-of-four because she had converted to Christianity.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect 'hired for multiple pranks': lawyer

An Indonesian woman charged with the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother was paid by a suspected Pyongyang agent to take part in multiple "pranks" just weeks before the murder, a court heard Friday.

British double murderer loses Hong Kong appeal bid

A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage has had his appeal rejected, a court ruled Friday.

Top cops accused in Mexico disappearances

Authorities in the violent Mexican state of Veracruz accused two former state police chiefs and other top cops Thursday of running a hit squad that abducted and presumably killed at least 15 people.

LA police send Weinstein sex assault cases to prosecutors

Police in Los Angeles have submitted three sexual assault cases against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein to prosecutors, the District Attorney's Office said on Thursday.

Convictions upheld for Israelis in murder of Palestinian teen

Israel's supreme court on Thursday rejected an appeal by three members of a Jewish gang convicted of kidnapping, beating and burning alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

April verdict in Belgian trial of Paris attacks suspect: court

A Belgian court will hand down its judgement by the end of April in the trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, who is accused of trying to kill police officers in a bloody Brussels shootout, officials said Thursday.

Pakistan court hands out death sentence over blasphemy lynching

A Pakistani court sentenced one person to death and five others to life imprisonment on Wednesday for lynching a student accused of blasphemy, a crime which sent shockwaves through the conservative Muslim country.

'Fake' doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV

India is investigating claims an unlicensed doctor infected at least 46 people with HIV by re-using syringes, the latest case to expose the paucity of healthcare in the country of 1.25 billion.
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