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IS claims killing of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh: SITE

Tangail - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the murder of a Hindu tailor in central Bangladesh on Saturday, according to a US-based monitoring group, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Toddlers chained, bound, ignored in Texas home; police rescue 8

A mother in San Antonio, Texas has been charged after police discovered eight ignored and suffering children as young as 10 months old in her home. The children were found late Thursday night without adult supervision; two were restrained.

U.S. woman sentenced to 100 years for cutting baby from stranger's womb

Washington - A judge in Colorado has sentenced a woman to 100 years in prison for cutting an eight-month-old baby from a stranger's womb with kitchen knives, local media reported.

Toronto Police release video of shootout that lead to kidnapping

Toronto Police have released a dramatic video that shows a shootout that took place in a downtown apartment building. Multiple shots were fired by numerous gunman and at least one man was wounded and two were kidnapped.

Ex-SS Auschwitz guard, 94 tells court, 'I am truly sorry'

Berlin - A 94-year-old former SS guard on trial for complicity in 170,000 murders at Auschwitz broke his silence Friday for the first time since the war, telling victims: "I am truly sorry.

UK pair accused of giving cash to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

London - Two people appeared in court in London on Friday accused of giving thousands of pounds to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini when he was in Britain last summer.

Three linked to California terror attack arrested

Los Angeles - The FBI arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, on charges of marriage fraud and lying to investigators, authorities said.

Mexican journalist dies from two gunshot wounds

Taxco - In the latest attack on Mexican journalists, Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, correspondent for the daily Sol de Acapulco, was found dead of gunshot wounds outside his home in Guerrero State.

SF cop's racist texts released by public defender's office

San Francisco - On Tuesday, the San Francisco public defender released several racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by a San Francisco Police officer embroiled in a scandal that has shaken the San Francisco Police Department.

Russian artist on trial for torching security service HQ door

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky went on trial Thursday for setting fire to the door of the country's security service headquarters, a charge that risks three years in prison.

Sweden cuts sentence for doctor who held woman in bunker

Stockholm - A Swedish doctor who drugged and kidnapped a woman he planned to keep in a soundproof bunker for years had his prison sentence reduced on appeal Thursday, from 10 to eight years.

Costa Concordia captain shirks blame at Italy shipwreck appeal

Florence - Disgraced skipper Francesco Schettino Thursday began his battle to avoid prison for the 2012 cruise ship disaster off Italy in which 32 people died, his lawyers arguing that others should shoulder the blame.

Ex-US House speaker gets 15 months, admits sex abuse

Washington - Former US House speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison Wednesday for paying hush money related to the sexual abuse of a teen boy he coached in high school.

Neo-Nazis on trial for plotting attack on refugee shelter

Munich - A group of neo-Nazis calling itself the "Old School Society" went on trial Wednesday in Germany charged with forming a terror group that planned attacks against an asylum seeker home.

Alberta couple guilty after son died from meningitis

Lethbridge - The parents were convicted of failing to provide the necessities of life for their 19-month-old son Ezekiel who died in March 2012. The toddler became ill and was treated with natural remedies and medical help was sought only after he stopped breathing.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam hands new lawyer 'challenge of career'

Lille - Salah Abdeslam's last lawyer described him as a "little moron" who brought him nothing but trouble.Now French lawyer Frank Berton is taking up the baton, by agreeing to take on the daunting task of defending the Paris attacks suspect.

Germany opens files on Nazi paedophile sect in Chile

Berlin - Germany is declassifying its files on Colonia Dignidad, a sect in Chile run by a Nazi paedophile, Germany's foreign minister said Tuesday, admitting the diplomatic service's failure to stop the abuses.

French court jails 'dentist of horror' for eight years

Lyon - A French court on Tuesday sentenced a Dutch dentist to eight years in jail for deliberately mangling his patients' mouths in a case which saw him dubbed "the dentist of horror".

Taiwan party organiser jailed for fireball that killed 15

Taipei - The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark, leaving 15 dead and hundreds injured, was jailed for almost five years Tuesday as the court cited the "excruciating pain" of the bereaved.
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