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Suspected jihadist sympathisers will face trial on May 2 for the murder of two Scandinavian women in Morocco, a defence lawyer told AFP on Tuesday.

Unidentified gunmen kill 13 at Mexican party

Thirteen people, including a child, were killed Friday when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in the violence-wracked eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said.

US liquor heiress pleads guilty in sex cult case

Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a secretive society of women sex slaves.

Killer Italian nurse jailed for life

A serial killer Italian nurse was on Friday sentenced to life in prison for killing four patients although police suspect she could have been responsible for as many as 10 fatalities.

French court jails brother of jihadist killer for 30 years

A Paris appeal court on Thursday handed a 30-year jail term to Abdelkader Merah, brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people, finding him guilty of being an accomplice in the 2012 murders.

Helicopter pilot in French gangster's prison break released

The pilot of a helicopter used in the Hollywood-style prison break of a notorious French gangster last year was freed without charge Wednesday, along with his step-daughter and another person, a judicial source said in the latest twist in a sensational...

Ex-soldier confesses to shooting slain Slovak journalist: reports

A former soldier charged with killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak has confessed to his murder, three sources including the akutality.sk news website where the victim had worked, reported on Thursday quoting police sources.

Fugitive UK speedboat killer starts jail stretch

A man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and then fled Britain started his six-year jail sentence on Thursday after being tracked down and extradited from ex-Soviet Georgia.

Georgia extradites British speedboat killer Shepherd

Georgian authorities on Wednesday extradited a British man to serve out his six-year sentence in the UK over the death of his date in a speedboat, a justice ministry official said.

Salvador police strike blow against MS-13 gang

Salvadoran police said Monday they had struck a "heavy blow" against the Central American country's violent MS-13 gang, arresting 117 members for a raft of crimes from murder to extortion.

Seven convicted in French 'Air Cocaine' smuggling trial

A French court on Friday sentenced seven people implicated in a drug smuggling operation to up to 18 years in prison each with two ex-air force pilots getting six-year terms.

Belgium holds 60 in sweep against Albanian gangsters

Police have detained more than 60 suspects and seized thousands of cannabis plants in a major operation against Albanian gangsters spanning Belgium, France and the Netherlands, Belgian prosecutors said Friday.

Judge orders psychiatric test for Christchurch shooting suspect

The man accused of shooting dead 50 Muslim worshippers in a Christchurch mosque sat impassively Friday as a New Zealand judge ordered him to undergo tests to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial for murder.

Christchurch accused to face 50 murder charges

The man accused of attacking two mosques in Christchurch last month will face 50 murder charges when he appears in court on Friday, New Zealand police said.

UN judges deny last-ditch Karadzic life sentence appeal

A UN war crimes tribunal Wednesday slapped down former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's challenge to an increase in his sentence for war crimes to a life term, saying its ruling was final.

11 go on trial for Saint Petersburg metro bombing

Eleven people accused of helping organise a 2017 attack on the Saint Petersburg metro that left 15 dead went on trial Tuesday in a military court in the northwestern Russian city. A bomb went off on a train in the metro injuring almost 70 more people.

Murder of child maid forces Pakistan to soul search

The battered body of 16-year-old servant Uzma Bibi was found dumped in a canal and her wealthy employer charged with murder, the latest case highlighting the dangers domestic workers -- especially children -- face in Pakistan.

Vietnam stepmother of accused Kim assassin 'happy' over new sentence

The stepmother of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader said Monday she was delighted her stepdaughter escaped the death sentence, urging her to "hang on" until her expected release in May.

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case accepts new charge, likely to walk free

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

Trial to begin for ex-US cop who fatally shot Australian woman

Jury selection begins Monday in the murder trial of a former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman in 2017, provoking outrage in the United States and in the victim's home country.

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Police in Bangladesh said Sunday they had arrested the owners of an office tower in Dhaka that caught fire earlier this week, killing 26 people and renewing the country's debate over lax safety standards.

Paris attacks 'landlord' sentenced to four years in jail

A French man who rented his flat to the ringleader of the 2015 Paris attacks during a massive police manhunt was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for "hiding terrorists".

'Texas Seven' convict to be executed 19 years after deadly rampage

One of the last members of the "Texas Seven," a group of escaped prisoners who killed a police officer during a high-profile crime spree in 2000, is due to be executed Thursday night by lethal injection.

Op-Ed: Attackers of Madrid North Korean embassy flee to the US

A Spanish judge plans to request the extradition from the United States of members of a group he suspects of forcing their way into the North Korean embassy in Madrid and trying to persuade an official there to defect, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

40 children killed in year of Gaza border protests: UN

Around 40 children have been killed and many injured in one year of demonstrations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, the UN said Thursday, calling for an "urgent de-escalation".

Manhunt after hit-and-run driver kills 18 Guatemalans

Guatemala launched a manhunt on Thursday after 18 indigenous Guatemalans were killed in a hit-and-run by a truck driver who fled the scene.

Peruvian ex-soldiers accused of 'systematic' rape

A Peruvian judge said Wednesday that soldiers had committed crimes against humanity by "systematically" raping nine female farmers between 1984 and 1995 during the conflict with the Shining Path guerrillas.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' seeks new trial

Lawyers for the convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman requested a new trial Tuesday, saying some jurors followed media coverage of the first one, violating the judge's orders.

Georgia court rules to extradite British speedboat killer Shepherd

A Georgian court on Tuesday ruled to extradite a British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash in London and gave himself up in the ex-Soviet republic after fleeing his country.

Recaptured Italian ex-militant Battisti admits 1970s murders

Former communist militant Cesare Battisti has admitted four murders carried out in the 1970s, weeks after being jailed in Italy for the killings that were part of a failed bid to spark a far-left revolution.

NZ mosque attacker may have ties to Ukrainian Azov Battalion

The are possible links between the New Zealand mosque attacker Brent Tarrant and a Ukrainian ultra-nationalist white supremacist paramilitary group called the Azov Battalion.

Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack: prosecutors

A Turkish-born suspect has confessed to terrorist charges over a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which killed three people, prosecutors said Friday.

Accomplice of Paris attacks mastermind sentenced in Poland

A Moroccan accomplice of the suspected mastermind of the deadly 2015 terror attacks in Paris was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Friday by a Polish court for belonging to the Islamic State group.Mourad T.

Bali police shoot dead Russian after violent robbery

Bali police have shot dead a Russian man after a violent robbery at a money exchange office, officials said Friday, with two more accomplices arrested and several others on the run.

Outrage in Vietnam over $8 fine for elevator sexual assault

Vietnamese citizens were outraged after a man was fined $8 for forcibly kissing a woman in an elevator, a rare public outburst in a country where sexual assault is scarcely spoken about openly.

Indian girl, 12, 'raped and killed' by brothers, uncle

Two brothers have been arrested in India for allegedly raping their 12-year-old sister who was later beheaded with a sickle, police said Wednesday.

Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tram

Dutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack.

US police expect to charge suspect in killing of New York mob boss

US police on Saturday arrested a man whom they expect to charge with the murder of reputed New York mafia boss Francesco "Frank" Cali.

Death toll rises to 50 as New Zealand mourns victims

The death toll from horrifying shootings at two mosques in New Zealand rose to 50, police said Sunday, as Christchurch residents flocked to memorial sites and churches across the city Sunday to lay flowers and mourn the victims.

Turkish court jails eight for 2016 suicide bombing on wedding

A Turkish court on Thursday jailed eight people for multiple life sentences for ties to a 2016 Islamic State-linked suicide bombing on a Kurdish wedding that killed 57 people, state media reported.

Hungary court confirms Football Leaks hacker extradition

A hacker linked to the Football Leaks website that has exposed alleged corruption in the sport will be extradited to Portugal from Hungary, his lawyer said Thursday.
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