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A South Carolina woman was Thursday sentenced to 25 years in jail after she admitted poisoning her husband by putting eye drops in his drinking water.

Italy arrests dozens over Mafia scam of EU farm funds

Italian police said on Wednesday they had dismantled a massive Mafia operation in Sicily which had been defrauding the European Union of millions of euros in funds destined to farmers.

Indonesia rights body slams LGBT raids after UK rapist case

Indonesia's human rights body on Tuesday slammed a crackdown on the LGBT community in a city that was once home to a man described as Britain's most prolific rapist.

Suspect admits killing Slovak journalist as trial opens

One of four suspects charged in the 2018 murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak pleaded guilty in dramatic testimony on Monday, in a case that has rocked the nation.

Child dead after killing one in Mexico school shooting: police

A student at an elementary school in the northern Mexican city of Torreon shot and killed a teacher Friday and wounded five other pupils, and then apparently killed himself, authorities said.

Malaysia ex-PM 'sought Abu Dhabi royal's help over scandal'

Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak allegedly sought help from Abu Dhabi's crown prince to conceal wrongdoing linked to a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal, recordings released Wednesday by investigators showed.

Prolific UK rapist sparks shock, disgust in native Indonesia

The father of an Indonesian student described as Britain's most prolific rapist said his son's life sentence "fits the crimes", as the lurid case sparked shock and disgust in his native country.

Trial opens in Japan for grisly murder of 19 at disabled home

The man accused of the 2016 murder of 19 disabled people at a Japanese care home goes on trial Wednesday in a case that ranks among the country's worst mass killings.

Indian court orders bus rapists hanged on January 22

An Indian court Tuesday ordered the execution on January 22 of four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi university student.

Ex-Mexican minister pleads not guilty in US to taking drug bribes

Former Mexican public security minister Genaro Garcia Luna, accused of taking huge bribes to allow the notorious Sinaloa cartel to ship drugs into the US, pleaded not guilty Friday in a New York court.

Suspect in court after five stabbed at New York rabbi's home

A 37-year-old suspect appeared in a New York court on Sunday charged with five counts of attempted murder over a stabbing spree at a rabbi's suburban house -- the latest in a spate of attacks on Jewish targets.

Japan hangs Chinese man over murder of family of four

Japan on Thursday hanged a Chinese man convicted of the murder of a family of four whose bodies were found handcuffed and weighted down with dumbbells in a bay, the justice minister said.

Op-Ed: New York’s 'open discovery' laws ignore witness safety, rights

In New York, as of 1 January 2020, victims and witnesses must by law supply their contact details and evidence to the accused’s lawyers within 2 weeks. This requirement is called “open discovery”, and it’s very unpopular with some people.

Jersey City shooters driven by anti-Semitism, officals say

A shooting at a kosher deli in a New York suburb was fueled by anti-Semitism and hatred of police, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a rash of attacks against Jewish targets in recent years.

Teens arrested as Spain police smash global paedophile ring

Seventeen people, most of them teenage boys, have been arrested in Spain for sharing images of "extremely violent" child pornography on Whatsapp, police said Tuesday following a two-year investigation spanning three continents.

Russian court sentences 11 for Saint Petersburg bombing

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced 11 people to terms including life in prison after finding them guilty of a deadly bomb attack on the Saint Petersburg metro in 2017.

Indian Bishop goes on trial for raping nun

A Roman Catholic bishop went on trial in southern India on Saturday accused of repeatedly raping a nun. Franco Mulakkal arrived in court in Kottayam, Kerala state, with a group of supporters after attending morning prayers.

French jihadist gets 28 years for prison attack

A Paris court on Friday sentenced a jailed Islamist radical to 28 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of two prison wardens in September 2016, the first jihadist attack in a French prison.

Sister of French IS brothers jailed for terrorist association

A French court on Wednesday jailed Anne Diana Clain, whose two brothers were notorious propagandists for Islamic State, for nine years for terrorist association.
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