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Police in Sweden on Sunday arrested three people over a failed arson attempt at a synagogue in the country's second largest city, Gothenburg.

Germany's Love Parade organisers on trial over deaths

Organisers of Germany's 2010 Love Parade went on trial on Friday for their alleged roles in the deaths of 21 young people during a catastrophic stampede at the popular street festival.

Turkish trader in US sanctions trial accused of sexual assault by inmate

Reza Zarrab -- the key witness in a New York trial over alleged skirting of US economic sanctions against Iran -- has been accused of sexually assaulting a cellmate, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Indian police arrest suspect in brutal video murder

Indian police on Thursday arrested a Hindu man over the murder of a Muslim labourer after identifying him from a video of the brutal killing that went viral and has sparked widespread outrage.

Euphoric Rio police celebrate capture of top gang suspect

Brazilian police expressed "euphoria" Wednesday after capturing one of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted alleged drug trafficking bosses in a rare high-profile success for the city's beleaguered security forces.

Man charged with plot to kill British PM

A 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack.

Germany parcel bomb blackmailer demands millions in bitcoins

A blackmailer whose parcel bomb sparked the evacuation of a German Christmas market last week demanded 10 million euros ($11.8 million) worth of bitcoins, a news report said Wednesday.

Philippines a global hotspot for environmental murders

Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around the world, with the corruption-plagued Philippines one of the most dangerous countries, according to watchdog Global Witness.

Corsican mobster gunned down at French airport

A notorious Corsican mobster was killed and two people were wounded on Tuesday in an suspected tit-for-tat shooting at an airport on the French island of Corsica.

Ten suspects arrested over Malta journalist slaying

Maltese authorities on Monday arrested 10 people in connection with the killing of a whistle-blowing journalist that turned an international spotlight onto crime and corruption on the Mediterranean island.

Fake Paris attacks victim jailed for six months

A man who claimed to have survived the 2015 massacre at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, describing his brush with death in vivid detail though he was nowhere near the scene, was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday.

Busted: The French tyre-slasher who hit 6,000 cars

After years of playing cat-and-mouse with police, a man who punctured the tyres of thousands of cars around the southwestern French city of Bordeaux has finally been apprehended.

Kim Jong-Nam was carrying VX 'antidote': lawyer

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was carrying a VX 'antidote' when he was assassinated with the deadly nerve agent in a stunning Cold War-style hit, a lawyer said Friday.

Man charged with murder of missing French girl

Prosecutors in eastern France on Thursday charged an ex-soldier with murdering a nine-year-old girl who went missing from a wedding party in the French Alps in August.

Argentine court sentences 48 in 'Dirty War' trial

An Argentine court sentenced 48 former military personnel to prison on Wednesday for involvement in so-called "death flights" and other crimes committed at a notorious torture center when a junta ruled the country.

Israel sentences 3 Palestinians to life over Tel Aviv attack

An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced three Palestinians to life in prison over a gun attack that left four people dead at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot in 2016.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, fit to serve jail term: German court

A former Nazi SS guard known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz", now 96, is fit to serve his four-year prison sentence, a German court ruled Wednesday.

Brand paedophiles with hot irons: Malaysian MP

A Malaysian lawmaker called Wednesday for child sex attackers to be branded with hot irons, sparking criticism and mockery online for suggesting the introduction of the gruesome punishment.

Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police

A Beijing kindergarten teacher used sewing needles to punish children for not sleeping, police said, but other abuse claims have been rejected by an investigation into a scandal that sparked national outrage.

Pakistani couple murdered in 'honour killing'

Pakistani police have exhumed the bodies of a couple believed to have been murdered and hastily buried by their families after they eloped, in the country's latest "honour killing" case.

Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

Another actress added her name Monday to the dozens accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of a litany of depraved sexual misconduct as he was forced to quit Hollywood's directing union.

Police foil Australia New Year's Eve 'terror plot'

An Islamic State sympathiser planned to buy a gun and kill as many revellers as possible on New Year's Eve in Melbourne, police alleged Tuesday after foiling the plot.

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for 139 soldiers over massacre

A Bangladesh court upheld the death penalty for 139 soldiers on Monday over their role in a "brutal and barbaric" mutiny in which dozens of top army officers were massacred.

Two detained in China kindergarten abuse scandal

Two women allegedly involved in a scandal at a Beijing kindergarten have been detained, police said Saturday, after outrage over the incident sparked a probe into schools nationwide.

France media attacker jailed for 25 years

A French court has sentenced a man who wounded a photographer in a shooting in 2013 to 25 years behind bars, in a case that predated the string of jihadist attacks that has since struck the country.

Pamplona festival gang rape case angers Spain

"I believe you": Spaniards have adopted the slogan to support the victim of an alleged gang rape at the Pamplona bull-running festival, a case that has shocked the country just as the world reels from major sexual harassment scandals.

S. African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

A South African appeals court increased Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering his girlfriend to 13 years and five months on Friday, marking a victory for prosecutors in a case that shocked the world.

Mladic: Ruthless Serb crusader dubbed the 'epitome of evil'

Ratko Mladic, who was convicted of genocide on Wednesday, believed himself to be a crusading defender of the Serbs but was dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia" for mass slaughter at the hands of his forces.

'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide, jailed for life

UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

NY attack suspect faces expanded 22-count indictment

The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York in the name of the Islamic State group has been slapped with murder charges, US prosecutors said Tuesday.

Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace

Endangered Amazon hardwood trafficked by a Brazilian exporter allegedly behind the massacre of nine farmers this year is being sold unimpeded around the world, according to environmental pressure group Greenpeace.

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood.

Honduras cops arrested for 'tampering' in activist's murder probe

Honduran authorities on Monday arrested two policemen who allegedly tried to cover up the trail to those behind the 2016 murder of prominent environmental campaigner Berta Caceres, prosecutors said.

US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead in jail at 83

Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States in the late 1960s that shocked the world, has died aged 83, California prison officials said.

Israel president denies pardon to manslaughter soldier: statement

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday formally rejected a request to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant, Rivlin's office said.

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.

Frail Mladic awaits fate in UN cell

For the past six years, home for the man who once commanded fear across a swathe of Bosnia has been a small, spartan cell in a UN prison, close to the dunes and the stormy North Sea.

Politicians, war criminals: figures in the Balkan wars

The UN court dealing with crimes committed during the wars that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia hands down its penultimate ruling on Wednesday, having delivered 83 convictions.

'Butcher of Bosnia' faces historic war crimes verdict

UN war crimes judges will on Wednesday hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic, blamed for steering Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

Shanghai police see no foul play in Russian teen model's death

Shanghai police have ruled out foul play and cast doubt on allegations that overwork contributed to the death of a 14-year-old Russian model after she took part in Shanghai Fashion Week last month.

Three men guilty in Hong Kong explosives plot

Three men were found guilty of possessing and conspiring to make explosives ahead of a contentious 2015 vote on political reform by a Hong Kong court Friday.
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