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'Blood diamond' suspect dies in Belgian prison

Brussels - A US-Belgian businessman accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war has died in a Brussels prison, officials said on Thursday.

Drug lords killed, injured in Philippine jail

Manila - A man accused by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of being the nation's top drug trafficker was injured and a gang member killed during jailhouse knife attacks on Wednesday, authorities said.

Live stream child sex abuse among rising cybercrime: Europol

Den Haag - Live streaming of child sexual abuse and so-called "revenge porn" is on the rise on the internet, Europe's police agency warned Wednesday, saying vulnerable children are increasingly falling victim to sexual predators."Live distant child abuse is...

New York bomb suspect apparently acted alone: FBI

Washington - The suspect in the bombing this month in New York's Chelsea neighborhood appears to have acted on his own, with no connection to an extremist movement, the FBI said Tuesday.

Spain court jails five over deadly Halloween stampede

Madrid - A Spanish court on Tuesday jailed five men over the stampede deaths of five young women at an overcrowded Halloween event they organised in 2012.

Japan police on the hunt for hospital poisoner

Toukyo - Japanese police are hunting for a killer after two elderly men were poisoned at a hospital near Tokyo, local media reported Tuesday.

Sri Lankan police exhume body of prominent slain editor

Colombo - Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor as part of an investigation into his murder, widely blamed on the regime of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse.

Thousands march in Mexico for 43 missing students

Mexico - Thousands of people marched with the parents of 43 missing students in Mexico City, demanding that they be found alive on the second anniversary of their disappearance.The protesters chanted "we want them alive!

Man in 60s wounds two in France supermarket shooting

Versailles - A man in his sixties opened fire on shoppers outside a supermarket near Paris on Monday, severely injuring two people before fleeing the scene, police sources said.

Nine injured in Houston shooting, suspect killed

Washington - A gunman opened fire in Houston on Monday just before daybreak, wounding nine people before police shot and killed him, police said. The shooter was a Houston-area lawyer, the Texas city's police chief Martha Montalvo told a news conference.

Low-caste pregnant woman attacked in India over dead cow

Ahmedabad - An angry mob in India attacked a low-caste pregnant woman and her family for refusing to clear away a cow carcass because of a weeks-long strike against such work, police said Monday.

Drug lord Guzman 'serene' as extradition ruling looms

Mexico - A Mexican judge held a hearing on Monday on whether Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, although the drug kingpin could have to wait anything from a day to weeks to know his fate.

Drug lord Guzman 'serene' as extradition ruling looms

Mexico - A Mexican judge held a hearing on Monday on whether Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, although the drug kingpin could have to wait anything from a day to weeks to know his fate.

Drug lord Guzman 'serene' as extradition ruling looms

Mexico - A Mexican judge held a hearing on Monday on whether Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, although the drug kingpin could have to wait anything from a day to weeks to know his fate.

UN rights expert plans to probe Philippine killings

Manila - A United Nations rights rapporteur told AFP on Monday she intended to visit the Philippines to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on crime, but was seeking security guarantees for people she planned to speak with.

Parents of Mexico's missing students live in classrooms

Apango - They turned classrooms at their children's college into dormitories, sleeping on the floor, but parents of 43 Mexican students missing since 2014 won't rest until they find them.

Four men injured in shooting in Sweden

V - Four men were injured, one critically, in the centre of Sweden's southern city of Malmo, in what police said appeared to be a targeted attack by gunmen riding scooters.

Suspected gunman arrested in US mall shooting that killed five

Los Angeles - Authorities have arrested a Turkish-born man suspected of shooting five people dead, including a teenaged cancer survivor, at a shopping mall in the US state of Washington.

Philippines at UN tells world not to interfere

New York - The Philippines' foreign secretary on Saturday pushed back against criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, telling the United Nations not to interfere.

Sharp rise in attacks on refugee shelters in Austria

Vienna - Attacks on centres for asylum seekers in Austria are on course to double this year, according to government figures released on Saturday.

Foreign passport forgers charged with hiding body in Bangkok: police

Bangkok - Three foreign men belonging to a suspected passport forgery ring were charged Saturday after police found them with drugs, guns and a dismembered body stashed in the freezer of a Bangkok building.

People shot dead in US shopping mall, gunman on the run

Los Angeles - A manhunt was underway after a gunman killed at least three people and wounded an unknown number during a shooting at a mall in the US state of Washington.

Italy orders man to buy feminist books for underage prostitute: reports

Rome - A court in Rome has handed down an unusual penalty to the client of an underage prostitute, ordering him to buy her 30 books on the theme of women's dignity, Italian media reported Friday.

Sniper kills prisoner in high-security Montenegro jail

Podgorica - A sniper has shot dead a prisoner in broad daylight in a yard at Montenegro's highest security jail, officials in the Balkan country said Friday.The victim, named only by the initials D.

2,000 protest in Romania over minister's immunity

Bucharest - Around 2,000 people protested in Romanian capital Bucharest late Thursday over the Senate's refusal to lift the immunity from prosecution of a former interior minister for "involuntary homicide".

Mexican priest disappears after two others killed

Morelia - A priest has disappeared in Mexico's troubled western state of Michoacan along with a teenage boy, officials said, the same week two more clerics were killed in another region.

Philippines' Duterte invites UN chief to probe killings

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday invited the United Nations' chief and international human rights experts to investigate allegations of widespread extrajudicial killings, but insisted they also face him in a public debate.

'Positive' steps in Mexico missing student case: UN

Apango - A UN human rights official met Wednesday with parents of 43 Mexican students missing since 2014 and praised the much-criticized authorities for looking into new lines of investigation in the unsolved case.

Philippines' Duterte gives middle finger to EU

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising death toll in his brutal crackdown on crime.

Philippines' Duterte gives middle finger to EU

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising death toll in his brutal crackdown on crime.
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