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The whole police force in a Mexican town of Ocampo where a mayoral candidate was slain this week has been detained for an internal investigation, authorities said Sunday.

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 IS-claimed terror attack

A radical Indonesian cleric was sentenced to death Friday for masterminding a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Starbucks cafe.

Protests in Spain as Pamplona sexual abuse gang released on bail

Protesters took to the streets in Spain Thursday after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival.

Rights court dismisses Breivik's complaint about jail conditions

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday dismissed a complaint by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik over his prison conditions, ending a long-running saga that kept him in the public eye, tormenting his victims.

Woman charged over boxcutter attack in southern France

A young woman was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and advocating terrorism, after she injured two people with a boxcutter in a supermarket in southeast France at the weekend.

Malaysia murder case linked to Najib 'may be re-opened'

A probe into the sensational murder of a young woman linked to Malaysia's ousted leader could be re-opened, a lawyer said Tuesday, after a meeting between the victim's father and the attorney-general.

Argentina marks first hate crime conviction involving trans woman

A court in Argentina sentenced a man Monday to life imprisonment for killing a transsexual leader, the first hate crime conviction for targeting a trans woman.

Two Mexican soldiers jailed for 19 years for rape

A Mexican court has sentenced two soldiers to 19 years in prison for raping and torturing an indigenous woman in 2002, the United Nations and local rights groups said Monday.

Mass killer Breivik appeal ruling due at European rights court

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will learn Thursday the result of his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against his prison conditions in Norway.

Woman yelling 'Allahu akbar' slashes two with blade in France

Two people were hurt in a town in southern France on Sunday when a woman shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife, prosecutors said.

Finland jails asylum seeker for life over first terror attack

A Finnish court on Friday sentenced a Moroccan asylum seeker to life in prison over what was described as the nation's first terror attack after he killed two women and injured eight others in a stabbing spree last year.

DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case

Police investigating a three-decade-old murder that mystified France said Thursday they had finally identified the four-year-old victim whose mutilated body was found by a motorway and arrested her parents on suspicion of killing her.

Australian gets life in Philippine child sex abuse case

An Australian man has been sentenced to life in a Philippine prison as part of a notorious child sexual abuse case in which prosecutors say he chained the victims like dogs.

Japan court reverses ruling that freed 'longest-serving' death row inmate

A Japanese court has overturned a lower court ruling that freed a man described as the world's longest-serving death row inmate, raising the prospect that the 82-year-old could eventually be imprisoned again.

Swede charged with complicity in 2015 Paris attacks

French anti-terror judges charged a Swedish man Monday with complicity in the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead, over allegations he played a key role in the jihadist cell behind the carnage.

Italian court finds man guilty of kidnapping British model

An Italian court on Monday found a Polish man guilty of kidnapping young British model Chloe Ayling in an elaborate plot which gained worldwide attention.

Iraqi flown back to Germany after 'confessing' teen's murder: reports

A failed Iraqi asylum seeker arrived by plane back in Germany on Saturday after admitting raping and murdering a teenage girl, Iraqi Kurdish officials and German media reports said.

Suspect 'confesses' to Germany murder after Iraq arrest

A failed Iraqi asylum seeker has admitted murdering a teenage girl in Germany after being arrested back in his homeland, authorities in Iraq's Kurdistan region said Saturday.

Iraqi murder suspect's escape sparks outrage in Germany

The escape of a failed Iraqi asylum seeker suspected of raping and murdering a teenage girl sparked outrage in Germany on Friday, raising questions over immigration and police failings.

Son who slaughtered rich S.African family with axe handed 3 life terms

A young South African man convicted of slaying his wealthy parents and brother and maiming his sister in a frenzied axe attack was handed three life sentences on Thursday.

French rocker-turned-robber avoids jail after 28 years on the run

Thirty years ago a pioneer of the French punk scene helped rob an armoured truck depot in Toulouse, making off with the equivalent of nearly three million euros before dropping out of sight and eventually being declared dead.

Police shoot knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral, 'terror' ruled out

Police shot and wounded a man brandishing a knife inside Berlin's main cathedral on Sunday but said there was no indication the assailant had a "terrorist" motive.

Mexican city council candidate slain

A woman running for a city council position in southern Mexico was shot dead early Saturday, less than a month before elections, authorities said.

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

Nikolas Cruz, the now infamous shooter behind February's Parkland school massacre, filmed his disturbing plans to attack his former school in footage released by Florida prosecutors Wednesday. "It's going to be a big event.

Leading Muslim fashion designer jailed in Indonesia fraud

An Indonesian fashion designer who shot to global fame with her Muslim-themed collection was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for a multi-million dollar fraud and money-laundering.

Journalist murdered in northern Mexico, at least 5th of 2018

A Mexican journalist was found beaten to death Tuesday in the northern state of Tamaulipas, on the US border, prosecutors said, at least the fifth reporter murdered in the country this year.

Canada hunts two suspects in restaurant blast that left 15 hurt

Police in Canada on Friday hunted for two men believed to have detonated explosives at an Indian restaurant near Toronto, wounding 15 people, but police said there was no indication the blast was an act of terror.

From Hollywood 'God' to #MeToo pariah: the disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called "God." But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.

Weinstein arraigned in New York for rape, criminal sex act

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in a New York court Friday, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.

France upholds landmark Rwandan genocide conviction

France's highest court on Thursday upheld a landmark conviction against a former Rwandan intelligence agent for his role in the country's 1994 genocide.

French couple guilty of murdering au-pair in London

A French couple was on Thursday found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old au-pair and then burning her body on a bonfire in their London garden in September last year.

Ukraine court jails Frenchman over Euro 2016 attack plot

A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman to six years in jail after finding him guilty of planning a terror attack in France during the Euro 2016 football championship.

Son guilty of murdering rich S.African family in axe frenzy

A South African man was found guilty Monday of killing his wealthy parents and brother and severely injuring his sister in a frenzied axe attack at their home on an exclusive golf estate.

Four charged over attack on Greek mayor

Four men have been charged after the mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was beaten up by suspected far-right supporters, a judicial source said Monday.

French police arrest 3 after teens beat man to death

French police have arrested three people after a man was beaten to death in broad daylight by a gang of teenagers in Pau, a town in southern France.

Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report

A Malaysian former police officer convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-leader offered Saturday to reveal who ordered the grisly slaying in exchange for a full pardon, a media report said.

Brazen drug trafficking alarms southern Spain

Drug gangs are becoming increasingly bold in southern Spain, unloading hashish on beaches in broad daylight and clashing with police, alarming police unions who warn the groups could join forces to form a powerful cartel.

Friend of Paris knife attacker charged, two women held

A friend of the man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris was charged Thursday with "associating with criminal terrorists" while two women were detained for questioning as the investigation gathers speed.

Mexico arrests fourth suspect in film students' killing

Mexican authorities said they arrested a fourth suspect Thursday in the killing of three film students who were abducted, tortured and dissolved in acid, an episode that triggered outrage in a crime-weary nation.

'I'm not a monster': California man accused of torturing kids

A 29-year-old California man charged with multiple counts of torture and child abuse -- some allegedly committed against his own kids -- has denied the claims in a jailhouse interview, saying "I'm not a monster.

California couple waterboarded kids, authorities say

Ten children found living in squalid conditions in a California home were waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and had scalding water poured over them by their mother and her partner, authorities said Wednesday.