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A man was on Sunday arrested in the French Alps after his wife's body was discovered in a suitcase in the boot of his car as his two young children sat in the back seat, a source close to the case said.

Family spares ex-Tehran mayor facing death over wife's murder

A former mayor of Tehran sentenced to death over the murder of his wife has been spared by her family in a post shared on Instagram on Wednesday.

Mexico City suspends six police in rape investigation

Mexico City's mayor said on Tuesday that six police officers were suspended as part of an investigation into the rape of two teenage girls, after demonstrations by hundreds of women demanding justice.

Body of Franco-Irish teen found in Malaysia jungle

The naked body of a vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort was found in a jungle ravine Tuesday after a 10-day search involving a hundreds-strong team.

'Most wanted' millionaire on run since 2015 arrested for strangling wife

A British-born millionaire who went on the run for more than four years has been arrested in Mexico and extradited to the US to face trial for the murder of his wife at their California home.

French drug smuggler's death sentence commuted in Indonesia

A French drug smuggler's death sentence has been commuted by an Indonesian court to 19 years in prison, less than three months after the surprise ruling put in him line for execution by firing squad.

Croatian commits suicide after shooting six dead: police

A man suspected of shooting six people dead in Zagreb took his own life Friday after police tried to arrest him, Croatian authorities said.

US teen in Italy cop murder 'didn't know friend was armed'

The father of a US teen arrested in Rome over the killing of an Italian police officer said Thursday his son didn't know his friend was carrying a knife.

US teens cried in Italy cop murder interrogation

Two American teens arrested after an Italian police officer was stabbed to death in Rome during a botched drug bust broke down into tears during their interrogation, police said TuesdayFinnegan Elder, 19, and Gabriel Natale Hjorth, 18, have been charge...

Eritrean accused of pushing boy under train is father-of-three

An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train is a Swiss-based father-of-three who will be examined for a psychiatric disorder, authorities said Tuesday.

Ex-Tehran mayor sentenced to death over wife's murder

Former Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi was sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering his wife, the judiciary said Tuesday, after a high-profile case that received extensive media coverage.

Boy, 8, dies after being pushed in front of German train

An eight-year-old boy died Monday when a man pushed him and his mother in front of a train in Germany's Frankfurt railway station, police said.

Two suspected Israeli mafiosi murdered in Mexico

Two Israelis suspected of mafia links were shot dead in a luxury Mexico City mall in what could have been a settling of scores, Mexico's attorney general's office said on Thursday.

Drug kingpin 'El Chapo' appeals life sentence

Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, has appealed his life sentence, court documents published on Monday showed.

Indian bartender jailed for decade over killing of British girl in Goa

An Indian court on Friday sent a bartender to jail for 10 years over the sexual assault and killing of British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling on a Goa beach in 2008.

Rapper's killer in Greek Golden Dawn trial claims self defence

A supporter of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn who fatally stabbed an anti-fascist rapper nearly six years ago took the stand on Thursday in the final stretch of a major trial Thursday to claim he acted in self defence.

Norway jails controversial Iraqi preacher

Norway on Wednesday provisionally jailed controversial Iraqi Kurdish fundamentalist preacher Mullah Krekar, following a conviction in Italy for "terrorist conspiracy," his lawyer told AFP.

Man found guilty over car attack outside UK parliament

A London jury on Wednesday convicted a man of attempted murder after he tried to mow down cyclists, pedestrians and police with his car outside the British parliament last year, in an attack prosecutors said had a terrorist motive.

El Chapo expected to get life sentence from US judge

After a dramatic decades-long run as one of the world's most notorious druglords, there is little suspense about what will happen in a New York courtroom on Wednesday: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be sentenced to life in prison.

Iraqi faces verdict in Germany's 'Susanna' rape-murder trial

An Iraqi man faces his verdict in Germany Wednesday over the rape and murder of a teenage girl that fuelled far-right protests against a mass influx of mostly Muslim migrants.

Ex-UN official jailed for child abuse in Nepal

A former UN official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said Tuesday, following a trial underscoring the country's growing appeal for foreign paedophiles.

Dutch crime boss 'the Nose' gets life for five murders

The Netherlands' most notorious gangster was jailed for life on Thursday for ordering the murders of five people, including his best friend who was an accomplice in the famed 1980s kidnapping of a Heineken beer tycoon.

Norwegian man sentenced to 16 years for abusing hundreds of boys

A Norwegian man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday for the sexual abuse, including rape, of several hundred underage boys in what was described as the largest such case in the country's history.

Notorious French fake doctor and killer freed: lawyer

A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending for two decades to be a successful doctor in a case that inspired a book and films, has been released on parole after 26 years in jail, his lawyer said Friday.

Italy arrests 18 for allegedly brainwashing and selling children

Italian police have arrested 18 people including a mayor, doctors and social workers for allegedly brainwashing vulnerable children into thinking their parents had abused them so they could then be sold to foster parents.

Campsite child sexual abuse suspects confess in German trial

Two of three men charged with hundreds of counts of child sexual abuse over decades at a German campsite pleaded guilty as their trial opened Thursday.The defendants, who were identified by the court only as Andreas V. and Mario S.

Frenchman jailed for five years in Brussels diamond heist

A Frenchman was sentenced Thursday in Belgium to five years in prison for his role in a spectacular $50 million diamond heist at Brussels airport in 2013.

Jailed daughter of late Uzbek leader says gave state $1.2 bn

The jailed daughter of Uzbekistan's former leader has begged his successor to release her after claiming she gave more than $1.0 billion to the state, while an anti-fraud ruling in her former home of Switzerland deepened her troubles.

Italian mafia boss Morabito flees Uruguayan prison

Italian mafia boss Rocco Morabito on Monday led a brazen jailbreak in the center of Uruguay's capital, setting off a giant manhunt and infuriating the Italian government, which was awaiting his extradition.

Cyprus serial killer pleads guilty to 7 murders

A Greek Cypriot army officer pleaded guilty on Monday to seven counts of premeditated murder in a serial killing case that has shocked the Mediterranean island.

Brazilian lawmaker's sons detained in dad's killing

Police in Brazil suspect an evangelical pastor, the husband of a prominent federal lawmaker, was shot dead this week by two of their 55 children following an extramarital "betrayal," according to news reports Friday.
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