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A terror suspect accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament appeared in court Monday charged with attempted murder.

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting "Allahu akbar", police said.

UK parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder

A man accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said.

Prosecutor in Chilean sex abuse scandal targets bishops

The prosecutor in charge of investigating a massive sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile said several bishops could face charges after he questions the Cardinal Archbishop of Santiago, Ricardo Ezzati, for the first time next week.

Exiled Venezuelan supreme court 'sentences' Maduro over corruption

Venezuela's opposition-run supreme court in exile has sentenced President Nicolas Maduro to 18 years in prison over the infamous Odebrecht corruption scandal, a move dismissed by the regime.

Malaysia court to deliver key ruling in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

A Malaysian judge will Thursday deliver a key ruling in the trial of two women accused of the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, with their families optimistic they will be cleared.

Four killed in shooting in Canada, including 2 police

Two police officers were among four people killed Friday in a shooting that sparked panic and a police lockdown in a sleepy eastern Canadian city, as the nation grapples with rising gun violence.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's trial on corruption charges related to a massive financial scandal that led to his shock election defeat will start in February, a court said Friday.

Drill music deaths reveal hard truths of London streets

The sparse beats and raw lyrics of drill music have served as the soundtrack to an unprecedented surge in knife crime on the streets of London this year -- and police are accusing the genre of fuelling the violence.

Stokes 'could have killed me': cleared defendant

Ryan Hale, a former soldier allegedly knocked out by Ben Stokes, said the England cricketer "could have killed me", their trial heard Thursday, as the ex-serviceman was formally cleared of affray.

Thai court sentences disgraced 'jet-set monk' to 114 years

A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison on Thursday, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States.

US police find body of boy at raided camp

The body of a four-year-old boy has been found in a dilapidated camp in the US state of New Mexico where 11 children were rescued in appalling conditions, police said.

Germany jails couple for pimping young son online

A German court handed down lengthy jail sentences Tuesday to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to paedophiles online, in a shocking case that raised pointed questions about the competence of child protection servi...

Five killed, dozens shot in Chicago 'violent night'

Forty-four people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence police branded "totally unacceptable.

Chile's Catholic bishops apologize for failing abuse victims

Chilean Catholic bishops apologized on Friday for having "failed" victims of sexual abuse and promised to work with prosecutors to prevent a repeat of the crimes dating back five decades.

Weinstein seeks to toss sex crimes case over 'warm' emails

Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer on Friday demanded that a New York court dismiss the sex crimes charges against him, explosively disclosing "warm" emails between the disgraced Hollywood tycoon and his alleged rape victim, in which she said "I love yo...

Spain police arrest 'Pack' sexual abuser over theft

One of five men convicted of sexually abusing a young woman in Spain in a case that sparked nationwide protests was arrested Wednesday for shoplifting and ramming security guards with his car, local police said.

Spain anti-corruption crusader to stand trial for extortion

In a major role reversal, the head of a Spanish anti-corruption group that championed several cases including one against Princess Cristina will stand trial for extortion along with the head of a consumer group, a court said Wednesday.

Afghan child bride killed by husband in revenge: officials

An Afghan child forced to marry a man at least twice her age in a traditional bridal exchange has been tortured to death by her husband in a revenge killing, officials said Tuesday.

Outrage as German man acquitted over 'racist' bombing 18 years on

An alleged neo-Nazi was acquitted by a German court Tuesday for a bombing 18 years ago targeting Jewish immigrants, in what angry victims' advocates called a historic "legal mistake".

At least five killed in shootout near Mexico's Cancun

At least five people were killed and three others wounded in a late Friday shootout between police and criminals near the resort town of Cancun, a magnet for tourists on Mexico's Caribbean coast, local officials said.

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

Japan on Thursday executed the last members of the cult sentenced to death for their role in the fatal 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway, weeks after the group's leader was hanged.

Germany jails Vietnam man who aided Cold War-style abduction

A German court on Wednesday sentenced a Vietnamese man to nearly four years in jail for taking part in a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping ordered by Hanoi of an oil executive from a Berlin park.

French police spot helicopter jailbreak gangster 'in car with explosives'

A French gangster on the run for weeks after a dramatic helicopter jailbreak has narrowly avoided capture by a police patrol and had to abandon a car containing explosives, officials said Wednesday.

Brazilian ex-policeman, ex-fireman detained over activist's murder

Authorities have arrested two people suspected of involvement in the murder of a high-profile Brazilian politician and black rights activist, Rio de Janeiro police said Tuesday.

Germany arrests wife in foiled 'biological attack' plot

German police on Tuesday arrested the wife of a Tunisian suspected jihadist already in custody over a foiled biological attack with the deadly poison ricin, prosecutors said.

Algerian-Irish man makes terror plea in Pennsylvania

An Algerian-Irish man, who last year became the first foreigner extradited to the United States on terror charges under President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy.

UK expects US trial for Syria 'Beatles' fighters

Britain said Monday it was sharing intelligence to help the United States bring to trial two British fighters captured in Syria, known as the "Beatles," and sparked outrage by saying it would not block the death penalty.

Police seek motive after gunman kills two in Toronto

Toronto police were seeking to determine a motive on Monday after a 29-year-old man opened fire with a handgun on restaurant goers and pedestrians in a busy neighborhood of Canada's largest city overnight, killing two people and wounding 13.

Dutch pair charged in Britain after cocaine haul seized from boat

A pair of Dutch nationals appeared in a British court on Saturday after authorities seized one of their largest-ever hauls of cocaine, aboard a yacht off the south-west coast.

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, several injured

Several people were injured Friday in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said Friday, although his motive remained unclear.

S. Korea's ex-president Park given eight more years in prison

Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term.

Brazil's fugitive 'Dr. Bumbum' plastic surgeon arrested over patient death

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as Dr. Bumbum was arrested Thursday over the death of a patient in a botched operation after spending four days on the run.

Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are calling on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Ashley Judd -- who accuses the disgraced mogul of torpedoing her career -- on the grounds that she had made a sexual "deal" with him.

French fans sentenced for World Cup robberies, violence

A French court gave two men suspended sentences Wednesday and fined a third for robbery and violence on the sidelines of France's World Cup victory celebrations.

France expels 'mentor' of 2015 jihadist attackers to Algeria

France on Monday expelled a radical Islamic preacher to Algeria after his release from prison, where he became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, officials ...

Arrests after India mob kills man over WhatsApp child kidnap rumour

Indian police said Sunday they have arrested 32 people after a man was killed by a mob in the country's latest lynching over suspicion of child kidnapping sparked by rumours on WhatsApp.

Home arrest for Israeli accused of arson that killed Palestinian family

An Israeli court on Thursday ordered a suspect in a firebombing that killed a Palestinian family to be released from prison to house arrest after throwing out parts of his confession.

Grenade-loaded drone lands at Mexico official's house

A drone with two grenades duct-taped to it landed at a house owned by the top security official for Mexico's Baja California state, but did not detonate, officials said Wednesday.

Suspect in 'plot' to bomb Iran opposition in Paris handed to Belgium

A French court on Wednesday gave the green light for a suspect in an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping a mammoth trial that began in May 2013.