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Victim 'tortured for days' by British murder accused in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong court Monday heard how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment.

Mexican judge backs drug lord Guzman's US extradition

Mexico - Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to its goal of extraditing notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States by February, after a judge rejected an appeal.

Robbers wield tear gas in Paris luxury watch raid

Paris - Two men made off with half a million euros' worth of luxury watches after threatening staff at the central Paris offices of Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux with tear gas, police said.

French trio jailed for Serbia toddler kidnap

Belgrade - Serbia jailed three French nationals Thursday for kidnapping a toddler from a Belgrade street in a bizarre bid to use her DNA in a family dispute.

Indonesian militants jailed over deadly Jakarta attack

Jakarta - An Indonesian Islamic State group supporter was jailed for 10 years on Thursday for helping make a bomb used in a deadly attack in Jakarta, as the country faces an increase in IS-linked assaults.

Watch woman slap police horse, then get kicked

Kingston - Last weekend, in the university town of Kingston, Ontario, two men and a woman were charged after it was alleged they slapped a police horse in three separate incidents. The incident involving the woman was caught on video and went viral.

Mexican airport agents seize $450 million in bonds from US

Mexico - The Mexican authorities have seized $450 million worth of debt securities at an airport near the capital that were sent from the United States to a Mexican company, an official said.

Ex-Congo VP and aides face verdict in bribery trial

Den Haag - Judges will Wednesday deliver their verdict against former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close aides accused of bribing witnesses in a bid to derail his landmark war crimes trial.

Op-Ed: UK admits it spied illegally for 17 years but seeks new powers

London - The U.K. Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled that the U.K.'s secret bulk collection by the GCHQ between 1998 and near the end of 2015 violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and was never approved as legal by the U.K. parliament.

The Guptas: three brothers at heart of S. Africa's graft scandal

Johanesburg - Political drama, corruption allegations and even wedding party controversies -- the Gupta family, one of South Africa's wealthiest, has been accused of wielding undue influence behind the scenes.

Belgium charges four after terror raids

Brussels - Belgium on Tuesday charged four people with involvement in terrorism after 15 early morning raids in the northern cities of Ghent, Antwerp and Deinze, the federal prosecutor's office said.

Six people found alive with severed hands in Mexico

Guadalajara - Five men and a woman have been found alive on a road in western Mexico with their hands amputated and their foreheads marked with the word "I'm a thief.

RCMP uses social media in unusual way to solve 30-year-old murder

Thompson - Yesterday, on the 30th anniversary of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown, the Manitoba RCMP devoted their social media accounts in an attempt to find the teen's killer. Many of the post were done in Kellie's voice.

Missing UK toddler Ben Needham 'likely killed' in 1991 accident

Kos - A UK police team probing the more than two-decade old disappearance of a British toddler on the Greek island of Kos said Monday the boy was likely killed in an accident.

Chicago police release video of female officer brutally beaten

Chicago - The Chicago Police Department released dashcam and bodycam video of the brutal beating of a female police officer by a suspect resisting arrest. The officer refused to use her gun because of the repercussions that result from police shootings.

Woman fears dead Mom's stolen ashes may be used by drug addict

A woman who had the ashes of her deceased mother in a baggie in her car and had those ashes stolen from the vehicle — nothing else was taken — fears the thief likely thought they were drugs. She's worried a drug addict will ingest her Mom.

Two Poles charged after huge Australia drugs haul

Sydney - Two Polish nationals have been charged after Australian police seized more than 1.2 tonnes of ecstasy in the country's biggest drugs haul of the year, officials said Saturday.

Watch judge leave bench and struggle with unruly defendant

A video has just been released showing a Michigan judge removing his robe and helping the lone court officer restrain a struggling defendant. The judge was angry at the man's attitude and the fact he breached an order of protection the judge made.

Attacker in clown mask stabs man in Sweden

Stockholm - An attacker wearing a clown mask stabbed a man in Sweden, police said Friday, as a wave of hysteria about sightings of "creepy" or "killer" clowns sweeps the United States and European nations.
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