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Prosecutors on Thursday requested a 28-year prison term for a one-eyed, far-right extremist who was the alleged kingpin of a mafia gang that preyed on Rome's City Hall.

Girl snatched in Cyprus, sparking manhunt

Masked men abducted a four-year-old girl outside a nursery in the Cypriot capital on Thursday, sparking a search by police who issued an arrest warrant for her Norwegian father.

Thai mother saw daughter's Facebook Live murder

The distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he broadcast on Facebook Live has described the harrowing moment she stumbled across the video and rushed to alert police.

Nicaragua exorcism victim starved, beaten before killing: witnesses

A Nicaraguan woman who was burned to death in an exorcism that caused worldwide shock was starved and beaten in the week before her killing, witnesses told a court Wednesday.

Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

The southern state of Arkansas has carried out the first double execution in the United States in nearly 17 years, forging on with a controversial push to execute a string of inmates before a lethal drug expires at the end of the month.

Toxic stew: Police seize millions of euros in fake food, drink

Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10,000 tonnes of fake and harmful food and drink, from caviar to cashews, booze to bubbly water and even unassuming stock cubes.

Henri van Breda pleads not guilty to slaying his S. African family

In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old son of a wealthy family pleaded not guilty Monday to slaughtering his parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack.

Lawyer tells jury women are 'especially good liars'

A Tennessee lawyer is under fire after he told a jury during his client’s rape trial that women are “especially good” at lying because they are “the weaker sex.” The jury, composed mainly of women, acquitted the affluent businessman of rape.

Man arrested after setting stranger on fire at Denny's

Police in Oregon arrested a man they say walked in Denny's, poured gasoline on a 69-year-old stranger and then lit him on fire.

S.African faces trial over axe slaying of his wealthy family

In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old scion of a wealthy family goes on trial in Cape Town on Monday, accused of slaughtering his family in a frenzied axe attack.

Over 100 men arrested in Ontario child prostitution sting

Police in York Region, just north of Toronto, announced 104 men have been arrested for attempting to purchase the services of underage prostitutes. Police also managed to rescue young victims who were forced into the sex trade and arrest their pimps.

Man on trial for Miss Honduras murder claims mental illness

A man suspected of the 2014 murder of Miss Honduras and her sister -- his girlfriend at the time -- declined to testify in a Tegucigalpa court on Friday on grounds of mental illness.

Despite murder conviction, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man

Due to a common law principle incorporated into Massachusetts state law, Aaron Hernandez will be considered an innocent man despite being convicted of murder in 2015. The law will have repercussions for the victim's family, the NFL and the Patriots.

Prosecutor urges Brazil 'murder' goalkeeper back to prison

Brazil's top prosecutor on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to re-incarcerate a star goalkeeper recently released after partially serving a sentence for the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend.

As numbers rise, Canadian woman charged with human smuggling

A Saskatchewan woman is facing two human smuggling charges after it was alleged she smuggled nine West Africans into Canada so they could claim asylum. Since January, illegal border crossings into Canada from the U.S. have increased dramatically.

Italy's top court reviews Concordia captain's case

Italy's highest court on Thursday began reviewing the case of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

Man arrested for California shooting spree spoke of race 'battle'

A man arrested for a shooting spree in the central California city of Fresno in which three white men were killed saw himself as part of an ongoing race war, according to family and police.

US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase

A US hunt for the gunman accused of murdering a grandfather and posting the crime on Facebook ended Tuesday with the suspect killing himself after a brief pursuit with police in Pennsylvania.

South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was on Monday charged with bribery involving millions of dollars over the massive corruption and influence-peddling scandal that brought her down.

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Guatemala

A fugitive former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars has been detained in Guatemala after six months on the run, officials said Saturday.

Outrage: Judge calls rapist he's sentencing 'a good man'

A Utah judge has angered a victim and others after he referred to the former Mormon bishop he was sentencing for rape and sexual abuse as “an extraordinarily good man.” This was not the first time Judge Thomas Low angered people during the trial.

DRCongo detains suspect in killing of two UN experts

A suspect has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the kidnap and killing last month of two UN experts, an American and a dual Swedish-Chilean woman, military authorities said Friday.

US doctor charged with genital mutilation on girls

A US doctor in Detroit has been arrested and charged with carrying out female genital mutilation on girls aged six to eight, prosecutors said.

Mexico arrests suspected killer of US border guard

Mexican authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting dead a US border guard in 2010 and aim to extradite him to the United States, prosecutors said Thursday.

Kim murder suspects appear in Malaysian court

Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader appeared in a Malaysian court on Thursday ahead of a murder trial that could see them hanged.

Women brawl over parking space, fight ends with double stabbing

Police in Detroit are looking over Facebook videos that show a fight between two women that ended with a double stabbing.

78 arrested in human trafficking probe in Ontario

In southwestern Ontario, 78 people were arrested in connection with a human trafficking investigation, which started in October 2016.

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and jihadist sympathiser, admitted Tuesday to committing a "terrorist crime" by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

Stockholm attack suspect 'confesses to terrorist crime': lawyer

A 39-year-old Uzbek national suspected of mowing down a crowd of people on a busy Stockholm street in a stolen truck on Tuesday admitted committing "a terrorist crime," his lawyer said.

Amnesty report shows global decline in capital punishment

The 2016 review of capital punishment globally by Amnesty International found that worldwide executions had dropped by 37 percent compared to 2015.

Sweden attack suspect demands Sunni lawyer

The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.

Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns at airport

Enforcement officials in Malaysia have seized 18 rhinoceros horns imported from Mozambique, weighing 51.4 kg and worth 13.7 million ringgit ($3.1 million), a senior customs official said Monday.

US Marine's conviction for killing transgender Filipina upheld

The conviction of a US Marine for killing a transgender Filipina in a case that reignited long-simmering anti-American sentiment in the Philippines was upheld by a court Monday.

US manhunt underway for alleged gun thief who wrote manifesto to Trump

A massive manhunt was underway in search of a "highly-dangerous" Wisconsin man who US authorities said robbed a gun shop and sent a lengthy manifesto to President Donald Trump.

Op-Ed: Trump's Syrian missile attack was against international law

Very few commentators seem concerned about whether the actions of Trump in attacking an Assad regime air base in Syria were against international law. Most consideration of the legality of the action has to do with its constitutionality under U.S. law.

Uzbek, known to police, is suspect in Stockholm truck attack

Swedish police on Saturday identified the suspected truck driver who killed four people in Stockholm as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, a day after Europe's latest terror attack.

Swedish police suspect arrested man was driver in truck attack

Swedish police said Saturday that a man arrested on "suspicion of terrorist crime" was likely to be the driver of a truck that ploughed into a crowd of people in central Stockholm a day earlier.

Russia charges 8 over metro bombing

The Russian authorities on Friday charged eight people with terrorism offences following the bomb attack on the Saint Petersburg metro which killed 13 people on Monday.

Using vehicles as weapons

A truck was rammed into a crowd in central Stockholm on Friday, the Swedish intelligence agency Sapo said, killing and injuring an unknown number of people.

Samsung heir accused of bribery, perjury as trial opens

South Korean prosecutors Friday accused the heir to the Samsung business empire of embezzling funds, committing perjury and playing a key role in a corruption scandal that led to the ouster of former President Park Geun-Hye.

Judge rejects Roman Polanski bid to draw line under child sex case

A US judge on Monday rejected a motion by fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski seeking assurances that he can return to the United States without fear of being jailed for having sex with a minor four decades ago.
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