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Top News: Crime

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

New York - 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.

France upholds landmark Rwandan genocide conviction

Paris - 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.

Weinstein arraigned in New York for rape, criminal sex act

New York - 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.

French couple guilty of murdering au-pair in London

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.

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

Cape Town - 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.

Ukraine court jails Frenchman over Euro 2016 attack plot

Kiev - 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.

Four charged over attack on Greek mayor

Thessalon - 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

Pau - 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

Kuala Lumpur - 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

Madrid - 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

Paris - 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

Guadalajara - 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

Los Angeles - 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

Los Angeles - 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.

German court tries former H&K staff over Mexico gun exports

Berlin - A German court Tuesday put on trial six former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over thousands of assault rifles that were allegedly exported illegally to violence-torn Mexican states.

Last Paris attacks suspect not to appeal Belgium sentence

Apo - Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, will not appeal his 20-year prison term over a gun battle with police in Brussels that led to his capture, his lawyer says Monday.

Indian politician charged over wife's death

New Delhi - A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country's establishment.

Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide: father

Perth - The grieving father of four children who were killed in a family mass murder and suicide case that rocked Australia said Sunday their grandfather was to blame for what he called a planned shooting.

Australia shooting victims 3 generations of same family: police

Sydney - Three generations of a single family were identified Saturday as the victims of Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years, a murder-suicide which left seven people dead.
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