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The case of an Austrian suspected of holding a Dutch family captive for nearly a decade has sparked memories of two other high-profile kidnappings in the Alpine country.Following the detention earlier this week of Josef B.

Supreme Court to hear sentencing case for 'Washington sniper'

He has described himself as a "monster" and confessed to his crimes. Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 years old when he and an accomplice carried out a deadly three-week shooting spree that terrorized the Washington area in 2002.

14 police killed in attack in western Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an ambush in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and vigilantes.

Scotland releases man mistaken for French murder suspect

Scotland's police on Saturday released a man after he was mistaken for a French fugitive wanted for killing his wife and four children eight years ago.

Halle gunman's fumbling, furious assault caught on camera

After minutes of stillness punctuated by clicks and muttering, the camera pitches up and shows the close-shaved, youthful face of a man looking into the lens.

Tense Turkey femicide trial opens after viral video

An emotional trial opened in Turkey on Wednesday over the murder of a woman stabbed to death by her ex-husband, with claims she sought police protection in vain.

Stolen truck slams into cars in Germany, several injured: police

A stolen truck ploughed into cars in the centre of the German city of Limburg on Monday leaving several people injured, police said, adding that the driver had been detained.

US's most prolific serial killer has murdered at least 50: FBI

A 79-year-old man murdered at least 50 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in US history, the FBI said Sunday.Samuel Little confessed to 93 homicides -- mostly of women -- between 1970 and 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez took millions of dollars in bribes from drug lords including jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a US prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his brother's trial.

Mexican ex-prosecutor handed two decades in prison in drug case

A US court on Thursday sentenced a former Mexican state attorney general to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in an international drug trafficking ring.

Venezuelans accused of smuggling $5 mn in gold into US

Two Venezuelans have been charged in US federal court with allegedly smuggling $5 million worth of gold bars into the United States in a private airplane.

Trial opens for five women over 'plot' to bomb Notre-Dame

Five women went on trial Monday over an alleged plot to detonate a car bomb in front of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris three years ago, when France was battling a wave of Islamist attacks that since 2015 have killed over 250 people.

South Korea serial killer suspect identified after 33 years

South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country's most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the 10 killings, they said Thursday.

French woman 'killed by partner in front of their three children'

A French woman was killed by her partner in front of their three children, prosecutors in northern France said, prompting hundreds of protesters to gather nearby calling for an end to deadly domestic violence.

German court jails trucker for life over hitchhiker murder

A German court sentenced a Moroccan trucker Wednesday to life in jail after finding that he murdered a 28-year-old student hitchhiker last year in a case pounced on by the far right.

Screams in the night in Indian Kashmir

The soldiers came after midnight, Abid Khan says, his hands trembling, one of around two dozen young men in just one part of Kashmir who say they have been tortured by the Indian army.

Fourth death after Dutch policeman shoots family

A woman has died of her wounds in hospital after her estranged Dutch policeman husband shot her and his two young daughters before turning the gun on himself, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Murder victim's plight prompts EU order on emergency calls

A horrific rape and murder of a kidnapped teen in Lithuania prompted the European Court of Justice on Thursday to order mobile phone operators to hand over data enabling the localisation of calls made to the international emergency number 112.

Eight schoolchildren killed in China, suspect arrested: official

Eight schoolchildren have died and two others were injured in a "school-related criminal case" in central China, with a 40-year-old suspect arrested, local authorities said Tuesday, the latest attack targeting an educational institution in the country....

5,000 bodies found in unmarked graves in Mexico since 2006

Nearly 5,000 bodies have been found in more than 3,000 unmarked graves since Mexico deployed the army to fight drug trafficking in 2006, the government said Friday in its first comprehensive report on the carnage.

German nurse under investigation for murdering patients

German prosecutors are investigating a male nurse suspected of murdering numerous patients in a case reminiscent of one of the country's worst serial killers, it emerged Friday.

Convicts appeal in Morocco case of slain Scandinavian hikers

An appeal opens Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Mexico arrests six police over 2015 Michoacan massacre

Mexican authorities Wednesday arrested six federal police officers over their alleged involvement in a 2015 massacre in which 16 people were killed in the western state of Michoacan.
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