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Top News: Crime

Boy from Toronto shot dead in Jamaica, suspect sought

A young male from Canada was shot dead in Jamaica early Sunday morning. While police there have not made an arrest they are asking a "person of interest" to turn himself in.

New York cops kill bystander after undercover gun buy goes bad

Mount Vernon - A bystander was shot and killed by a New York police officer after an undercover gun buy went wrong in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday. The bystander was shot while the officer was chasing a fleeing suspect.

Ex-cop arrested in Mexican journalist's slaying

- Mexican authorities on Sunday arrested a former police officer in connection with the brutal slaying of a prominent photojournalist and four others in a case that sparked international outrage.

Man convicted of third-degree murder in stabbing death Special

Pittsburgh - It took a jury took a little over five hours Friday to find a man guilty of third-degree murder, rejecting his claim he acted in self-defense when he stabbed a man to death last August outside a grocery store in Pittsburgh.

Online romance ends with man charged in girlfriend's murder Special

Pittsburgh - Police charged a man Saturday with beating his girlfriend to death who he met through an online dating site, storing her body in a freezer for three days, then burying her in his back yard.

Va. man jailed 4 months for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell

Portsmouth - A young Virginia man jailed since April without bail for allegedly shoplifting $5 worth of snacks and soda from a convenience store has been found dead in his cell.

Murder charge in 'cold-blooded assassination' of U.S. policeman

Washington - The prime suspect in the "cold-blooded assassination" of a Texas sheriff's deputy was charged with murder Saturday, a day after the officer was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range allegedly because he was a policeman.

Police in Thailand arrest Bangkok bombing suspect

Police in Thailand have arrested the man they believe responsible for the bomb that killed 20 people and injured over 120 on August 17. They said the man is a foreigner but did not give out his nationality.

Vatican paedophilia suspect died of heart problems: Autopsy

Vatican City - Initial autopsy results indicate that a former Polish archbishop who would have been the first high-ranking Catholic Church official to go on trial for paedophilia died of natural causes linked to heart problems, the Vatican said Saturday.

French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes

Paris - Two men have been arrested in France suspected of stealing safes out of a dozen hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists, armed with a chisel and a stethoscope, police said Saturday.

Hong Kong diamond thief swapped stone for fake: Police

Hong Kong - A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewellery store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an uptick in shop theft.The diamond, valued at around HK$1.

Split emerges in Japan's biggest 'yakuza' gang

Toukyo - A rift has emerged in Japan's largest "yakuza" organised crime syndicate, the government has said, with police warning that the split could lead to a wave of gang violence.

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

Paris - Two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros ($2.2 million) from the king of Morocco not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations about the monarch, legal sources said Saturday....

Student shot dead at U.S. university

Washington - A student died early Friday after being shot at a US university in the state of Georgia, in an altercation that triggered a temporary lockdown of the campus.

California neighbors wonder what could have happened to suspect

San Francisco - A Virginia man believed to have shot and killed two local journalists on live television before shooting himself grew up and went to college in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ex-archbishop dies ahead of paedophilia trial: Vatican

Vatican City - Josef Wesolowski, a former Polish archbishop who had been due to be the first cleric tried in the Vatican for child sex abuse, has been found dead in his apartment in the city state.

Vester Lee Flanigan, suspect in Virginia shooting, dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

According to reports, the alleged shooter in the killing of two Virginia TV reporters has shot himself and is now dead from the gunshot wound.

2 French journalists held for 'attempted blackmail of Morocco king'

Paris - Two French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said.

Man 'kills two in shooting, stabbing in Louisiana'

Los Angeles - A man shot and killed a police officer in Louisiana and stabbed three women, one of them fatally on Wednesday, local media reported.
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