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The deadlock in Italian politics for the past two-and-a-half months shows little sign of loosening after a court ruled that former government officials colluded with Sicily's Mafia in the early 1990s.

UN judges to hear Karadzic appeal against 40-year jail term

Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, on Monday launches his appeal before UN judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s conflict.

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources said Wednesday.

Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guilty

Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India's streets in protest.

New charge in Canada serial killer probe, cold cases reopened

A Canadian landscape gardener accused of serial killings targeting Toronto's gay community was charged Wednesday with a seventh murder, as police reopened 15 cold homicide cases dating back decades in search of links.

US prosecutors request to detail 'El Chapo' alleged brutal crimes in court

When Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman learned in 2006 his men had captured two suspected members of the rival Las Zetas cartel, he first wanted to have lunch.

France arrests 14 over vicious New Year's attack on police

Twelve men and two women were arrested Tuesday over a brutal attack on two officers called to a New Year's Eve party in a Paris suburb, an assault that shocked France after a video of the female officer's beating circulated on social media.

Indonesia suicide bomb mastermind jailed for nine years

The convicted mastermind of a deadly twin bombing in Jakarta last year claimed by the Islamic State group was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday.

Police 'closing in' on Grace Mugabe in ivory probe: state media

Zimbabwean police investigating an ivory-smuggling racket will soon question former ruler Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, who is accused of arranging shipments abroad, a government-owned newspaper reported Friday.

Op-Ed: Everything under wraps as police publish quotes by Yulia Skripal

Finally there is a statement from Yulia Skripal but it comes not direct from her but the police on her behalf. Of course no reporters are allowed to speak to her or Russian officials who have asked to speak to her since she is a Russian citizen.

Danish inventor viewed murder video before journalist's death: prosecutor

A Danish inventor on trial for killing a journalist aboard his self-built submarine watched a video in which a woman was decapitated hours before the alleged murder, a court heard Wednesday.

France detains Belgian imam suspected of Syria fighting

French authorities have detained and charged a Belgian-based radical imam suspected of fighting with jihadists in Syria, sources said Wednesday.

Timbuktu Malian jihadist faces war crimes court

A Malian jihadist appeared for the first time before an international war crimes judge on Wednesday, accused of demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, as well as rape, torture and sex slavery.

Expert challenges Denmark submarine murder suspect's defence

A leading submarine expert on Tuesday challenged Danish inventor Peter Madsen's claim that Swedish journalist Kim Wall was killed by toxic fumes in his homemade vessel last year, as he faces trial for her murder.

New Orleans ends computer-led crime predictions pilot

The predictive policing initiative in use in New Orleans has been cancelled. The scheme ran for six-years and was operated in secret. The controversial scheme used network-analysis software to identify potential aggressors.

Azerbaijani exile shot, wife murdered in France: police

An Azerbaijani claiming to be an exiled journalist in France was seriously wounded and his wife was killed on Friday in a gun attack near the southern city of Toulouse, police said.

China's 'Jack the Ripper' sentenced to death

A serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was sentenced to death on Friday, three decades after the first murder.

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Trainee footballers at Argentinian giants Independiente were coaxed into underage prostitution with offers of football boots or even just underwear, a Buenos Aires public prosecutor has said.

Paris suspect Abdeslam to get Belgian trial verdict in April

Belgian judges will hand down their verdict in April in the trial of Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris Islamist attacks, over a shootout in Brussels that led to his capture.

Italy arrests five in German Christmas market attack probe

Italian police Thursday arrested five people as part of an anti-terror raid linked to a Tunisian who staged a deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016, Italian media reported.

Canadian man pleads guilty to Quebec mosque murders

A Canadian man known for his far-right, nationalist sympathies pleaded guilty Wednesday to the killing last year of six worshippers at a Quebec mosque -- a surprising turn of events in a case that shocked the nation.

Jewish grandmother murdered in Paris flat: 'She didn't believe in evil'

A Jewish grandmother found murdered in her Paris apartment was an "admirable woman" who had escaped the Nazi round-up of Jews in the city more than 70 years ago, her family said.

Greek bishop to be retried under homophobia law

A Greek bishop will be retried after being controversially acquitted on charges of inciting violence against homosexuals, a judicial source said Tuesday.

France gunman 'summoned by anti-terror police before attack'

The Islamist gunman who killed four people in southern France last week had been summoned by anti-terror police for questioning shortly before his shooting rampage, a police source told AFP on Tuesday.

Two charged with anti-Semitic murder of elderly French Jewish woman

Two people have been charged with the murder of an 85-year-old French Jewish woman, who was stabbed and whose body was then set alight in a crime being treated as anti-Semitic, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Trial starts in Quebec City mosque shooting case

A Canadian man went on trial Monday for an attack on a Quebec City mosque last year, pleading not guilty to charges of shooting to death six worshippers and wounding many others.

Finnish police seek Puigdemont's arrest under European warrant

Finnish police said Saturday they were seeking to arrest Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain, but did not know his whereabouts.

Dane accused of brutal submarine murder was 'loving psychopath'

Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who is accused of brutally killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine, described himself as a "loving psychopath," a former associate told a court Friday.

Fake French terror attacks victim handed four-year prison term

A woman who claimed 25,000 euros in compensation after posing as a victim of the 2015 Paris terror attacks was sentenced Thursday to four and a half years in prison.

Ex-South Korean President Lee arrested over corruption

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was on Thursday arrested over corruption, the last of the country's four living ex-leaders to be embroiled in a criminal inquiry.

Ukraine detains MP over parliament attack plot: prosecutor

Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko, once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia, was detained on Thursday over accusations she plotted a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said.

Ukraine allows arrest of MP over parliament attack plot

A Ukrainian MP who was once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia but now stands accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Kiev was stripped of her immunity by parliament on Thursday.

Danish coroner says journalist likely strangled on submarine

A coroner testified Thursday that Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died on Danish inventor Peter Madsen's submarine, was probably strangled or had her throat cut, and did not die in an accident as Madsen claims.

Asylum seeker faces verdict for rape, murder of German student

An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan faces his verdict in Germany on Thursday for the rape and murder of a student that fuelled a backlash against a mass migrant influx.

Firefighter tells court of finding French nanny's remains on bonfire

A British firefighter has described discovering the charred remnants of a young French nanny, during the trial of a couple accused of killing her and disposing of the body in a bonfire in their garden.

Court views beheading videos in Danish submariner's trial

Danish inventor Peter Madsen, accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his homemade submarine, insisted Wednesday her death was accidental while prosecutors argued his fascination for beheadings and impalings suggested otherwise.

Suspect in Austin bombings has blown himself up: police

A man being sought over the Austin parcel bombings blew himself up early Wednesday inside his car as police moved in to arrest him, police said."The suspect is deceased," Austin police chief Brian Manley told a news conference.

US officer charged with murder of unarmed Australian woman

A police officer in the US state of Minnesota who shot dead an unarmed Australian woman last July was charged Tuesday with murder, in a case that sparked an international outcry.

Couple tortured French nanny before killing her, court hears

A couple living in London tortured their young French au pair and subjected her to hours of interrogation before later killing her and burning her body, the prosecution told a court Tuesday.

London couple stand trial for murder of French nanny

A French couple living in London went on trial Monday accused of murdering their compatriot nanny and burning her body in a bonfire after starving and mistreating her.

Fake Prince Albert 'cons Monte Carlo high-flyers'

Crooks are impersonating top personalities in Monaco, including even Prince Albert II, to scam money from high-flying victims, according to reports Saturday in the Mediterranean principality.
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