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A German court on Tuesday sentenced three teenage boys to up to seven years in juvenile detention over a jihadist attack on an Indian wedding that badly wounded a Sikh priest.

Man who posed as Justin Bieber faces over 900 child sex charges

A 42-year-old Australian man who was already facing child sex charges was charged with an additional 931 counts this week. He is alleged to have posed as singer Justin Bieber in order to extort sexually explicit images and sex from children.

Man faces court for slashing Gainsborough painting at London museum

A man suspected of slashing an 18th century painting at Britain's National Gallery which featured in a James Bond film is due to appear in court on Monday.

Do US self-defense laws trigger more crime?

When Curtis Reeves shot to death a fellow movie spectator who threw popcorn at him, the police veteran reignited a heated debate in the United States over when self-protection is a legitimate defense.

Man accused of cyberbullying Amanda Todd sentenced in Holland

A 38-year-old Dutch man facing charges in Canada in relation to cyberbullying Amanda Todd was sentenced to 11 years by a court in the Netherlands for similar crimes. He is awaiting extradition to Canada to face charges in relation to Todd.

Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan

The trial in absentia of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive banker and Kazakh opposition figure wanted on embezzlement charges by Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine began Friday, a court in the Central Asian country said."The process began on March 17 at 10.

Indian police say murdered Irish woman also raped

A young Irish woman who was murdered in the popular Indian tourist destination of Goa was also raped, police said Thursday.

Bald New Zealand killer wins toupee lawsuit

A convicted murderer and child molester in New Zealand won a lawsuit Thursday arguing prison authorities breached his rights by confiscating a toupee he used to disguise himself when fleeing the country.

Interpol warrant issued for four N. Koreans: Malaysia

Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for four North Koreans wanted by Malaysian investigators in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the country's police chief said Thursday.

Self-proclaimed 'King of Germany' jailed for fraud

A German court on Wednesday sentenced Peter Fitzek, the self-declared "King of Germany", to jail for setting up an illegal bank and embezzling up 1.3 million euros of deposits.

Facebook gang rape suspects to face trial in Sweden

Three young men suspected of gang raping a woman in Sweden and livestreaming the attack on Facebook are to face trial, Swedish prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Kim's identity confirmed using child's DNA: Malaysia

Malaysia used a DNA sample from one of Kim Jong-Nam's children to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Wednesday.

Canada sex toy maker to pay $3.75M in 'spying vibrator' lawsuit

Two women who filed a lawsuit against a Canadian sex toy company alleging its popular Internet-connected vibrator was spying on them have won a $3.75 million ($5 million Canadian) settlement in an Illinois court.

Suspect in killing of US woman in Spain refuses to defend himself

A Spanish man charged with killing an American woman on a pilgrims' hiking trail and then cutting off her hands refused Tuesday to answer questions at his trial."I will not make a statement.

Dubai arrests man behind video of cat fed alive to dogs

Police in Dubai have arrested a man who was behind a gruesome video showing a cat being fed alive to dogs as a punishment for eating birds, local press said Tuesday.

British ranch owner murder suspect held in Kenya

A Kenyan court on Tuesday remanded a suspect in custody over the murder of a British man who was shot dead on his ranch earlier this month.Samson Lokayi, 25, was detained on Sunday.

Israeli patient 'burns nurse alive' at clinic

An elderly man burnt a nurse alive at a clinic in central Israel on Tuesday after apparently being dissatisfied by the treatment he had received, police said.

'El Chapo' health deteriorating in US custody: lawyers

The health of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is deteriorating in US custody, his lawyers complained Monday, challenging the conditions of his detention.

Australian, Briton jailed over brutal Bali policeman killing

An Australian woman and her British DJ boyfriend were jailed Monday over the killing of a policeman who was beaten to death on a beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Man attempts to smuggle 59 heroin wraps and phones up his butt

Recently, a court in England heard about man attempting to smuggle 59 heroin wraps and six cellphones into prison. He thought a good way of doing this was by placing them up his butt.

'I don't like violence': Carlos the Jackal in Paris trial

Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted fugitive in the 1970s and early 1980s, declared his abhorrence of violence on Monday as he went on trial for a deadly bombing in Paris 40 years ago.

Jogger fends off sex-offender that tried to attack her

On Sunday, a female jogger found herself fighting for her life against a would-be rapist. She successfully fended off the attacker.

Carlos the Jackal faces trial again in France

Carlos the Jackal, the perpetrator of headline-grabbing attacks in the 1970s and early 1980s, goes on trial in France on Monday for the deadly bombing of a Paris shop more than 40 years ago.

Viral torture video of murdered transgender woman shocks Brazil

Smartphone video footage of a transgender woman being brutally assaulted before being carted off in a wheelbarrow and murdered has shocked Brazilians and drawn international attention to the dangers faced by trans people even in more permissive societies.

Italy row over self defence after burglar shot dead

An Italian restaurant owner who shot a burglar dead is being investigated for voluntary manslaughter, sparking calls Saturday for changes to the country's law covering self-defence killings.

At least 242 bodies found in hidden graves in Mexico

Mexican authorities have found at least 242 bodies in hidden graves in the eastern state of Veracruz that were discovered by mothers searching for their missing children, officials said Friday.

German child murderer confessed to second killing: police

A 19-year-old man who stabbed a nine-year-old boy to death and bragged about the murder in an online video has confessed to a second killing, German police said Friday.

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

A Swiss man will go on trial this month on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys -- some as young as nine -- in Thailand, Swiss authorities said Friday.

Spanish 'mini-Madoff' sentenced to 13 years

A Spanish man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in jail for running a pyramid scheme that swindled 350 million euros ($372 million) from over 180,000 investors in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

Three police found killed in Mexico

Three police investigators were found dead after being abducted in a region of Mexico plagued by drug violence, authorities said.

Judge Robin Camp, the 'knees together judge,' resigns from bench

Justice Robin Camp, known as the “knees together judge,” announced his resignation from the Federal Court of Canada. The resignation came after the Canadian Judicial Council recommended to Parliament he be removed from the bench.

German police arrest man who bragged of child murder online

German police arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video -- and discovered another body.

Was gold dispute behind gruesome French family murder?

Investigators Thursday voiced caution over claims that a dispute over family gold led to the gruesome murder of a couple and their two children in western France.

Six jailed for machete attack on French rugby stars

Six men who attacked a group of French rugby stars with knives and machetes outside a nightclub were Wednesday sentenced to between one and four years in prison.

Police DNA error linked German neo-Nazi killer, child murder

German police admitted Wednesday they had falsely linked two high-profile crimes -- an unsolved child murder and a neo-Nazi cell's killing spree -- because investigators accidentally contaminated DNA evidence.

Body parts found in French family murder case

Investigators on Wednesday found body parts at the home in northwest France of the man who has confessed to killing four relatives with a crowbar, the prosecutor in the case said.

Video: Watch daycare worker push little girl down stairs

A newly installed surveillance camera captured a Pennsylvania daycare worker allegedly pushing a four-year-old girl down a flight of stairs. The girl received only a minor injury and the worker was fired and faces several criminal charges.

900 mn in Asia had to pay bribes in last year: report

More than a quarter of people living in Asia had to pay a bribe while trying to access a public service in the past year, a watchdog said Tuesday, calling on governments to root out endemic graft in the region.

French anti-drug cop on trial over 50kg cocaine heist

A French drug squad officer goes on trial on Tuesday, accused of stealing around 50 kilograms of cocaine from police headquarters in Paris in a case that has shaken the high-profile force.

French family of four killed with crowbar: prosecutor

A crowbar was the murder weapon in a French family drama that left four people dead in an inheritance dispute over gold coins, the prosecutor of the western city of Nantes said Monday.

Brother-in-law admits killing French family of four: sources

The brother-in-law of a Frenchman missing along with his wife and two children for over a fortnight has admitted killing all four of the family, sources close to the probe said Monday.
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