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Bulgarians jailed for baby sale in Greece

Sofia - Two Bulgarian men were jailed on Friday for 10 years and a woman for six years for trafficking two pregnant women to sell their babies in neighbouring Greece.

Briton gets 30 years for French jogger's murder

N - A British man was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a French court on Friday for the horrific 2013 murder of a young mother out jogging.

Girl snatched in Cyprus, sparking manhunt

Nicosia - Masked men abducted a four-year-old girl outside a nursery in the Cypriot capital on Thursday, sparking a search by police who issued an arrest warrant for her Norwegian father.

Rome court urged to jail Mafia Capitale boss

Rome - Prosecutors on Thursday requested a 28-year prison term for a one-eyed, far-right extremist who was the alleged kingpin of a mafia gang that preyed on Rome's City Hall.

Thai mother saw daughter's Facebook Live murder

Phuket - The distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he broadcast on Facebook Live has described the harrowing moment she stumbled across the video and rushed to alert police.

Nicaragua exorcism victim starved, beaten before killing: witnesses

Managua - A Nicaraguan woman who was burned to death in an exorcism that caused worldwide shock was starved and beaten in the week before her killing, witnesses told a court Wednesday.

Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

Washington - The southern state of Arkansas has carried out the first double execution in the United States in nearly 17 years, forging on with a controversial push to execute a string of inmates before a lethal drug expires at the end of the month.

Toxic stew: Police seize millions of euros in fake food, drink

Den Haag - Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10,000 tonnes of fake and harmful food and drink, from caviar to cashews, booze to bubbly water and even unassuming stock cubes.

Lawyer tells jury women are 'especially good liars'

Memphis - A Tennessee lawyer is under fire after he told a jury during his client’s rape trial that women are “especially good” at lying because they are “the weaker sex.” The jury, composed mainly of women, acquitted the affluent businessman of rape.

Henri van Breda pleads not guilty to slaying his S. African family

Cape Town - In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old son of a wealthy family pleaded not guilty Monday to slaughtering his parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack.

Man arrested after setting stranger on fire at Denny's

Happy Valley - Police in Oregon arrested a man they say walked in Denny's, poured gasoline on a 69-year-old stranger and then lit him on fire.

S.African faces trial over axe slaying of his wealthy family

Cape Town - In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old scion of a wealthy family goes on trial in Cape Town on Monday, accused of slaughtering his family in a frenzied axe attack.

Over 100 men arrested in Ontario child prostitution sting

Aurora - Police in York Region, just north of Toronto, announced 104 men have been arrested for attempting to purchase the services of underage prostitutes. Police also managed to rescue young victims who were forced into the sex trade and arrest their pimps.

Despite murder conviction, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man

Shirley - Due to a common law principle incorporated into Massachusetts state law, Aaron Hernandez will be considered an innocent man despite being convicted of murder in 2015. The law will have repercussions for the victim's family, the NFL and the Patriots.

Man on trial for Miss Honduras murder claims mental illness

Tegucigalpa - A man suspected of the 2014 murder of Miss Honduras and her sister -- his girlfriend at the time -- declined to testify in a Tegucigalpa court on Friday on grounds of mental illness.

As numbers rise, Canadian woman charged with human smuggling

A Saskatchewan woman is facing two human smuggling charges after it was alleged she smuggled nine West Africans into Canada so they could claim asylum. Since January, illegal border crossings into Canada from the U.S. have increased dramatically.

Prosecutor urges Brazil 'murder' goalkeeper back to prison

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's top prosecutor on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to re-incarcerate a star goalkeeper recently released after partially serving a sentence for the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Italy's top court reviews Concordia captain's case

Rome - Italy's highest court on Thursday began reviewing the case of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

Man arrested for California shooting spree spoke of race 'battle'

Los Angeles - A man arrested for a shooting spree in the central California city of Fresno in which three white men were killed saw himself as part of an ongoing race war, according to family and police.
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