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Murder accused ex-first lady leaves Lesotho as bail revoked

Maseru - Police in Lesotho on Saturday said former first lady Maesaiah Thabane had left the country, a day after her bail was revoked on murder charges over the 2017 killing of her husband's estranged wife.

US indicts NKoreans, Chinese over $2.5 bn network to dodge sanctions

Washington - The US Justice Department indicted 28 North Koreans and five Chinese on Thursday for operating a money laundering ring that moved billions of dollars through global banks to avoid nuclear sanctions on Pyongyang.The network processed more than $2.

Australian jailed for murder in Bulgaria free to go home

Sofia - An Australian man who was jailed in Bulgaria for a 2007 murder is free to go home after serving 11 years of his sentence, the supreme court ruled Thursday.

Gunmen kill dozens in northwest Nigeria attacks

Kano - Gunmen on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, as the authorities struggle to curb the violence.

Gunmen kill dozens in northwest Nigeria attacks

Kano - Armed criminals on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, medics and residents said.

Twenty-six held over migrant lorry tragedy in Britain

Apo - Police in Belgium and France have arrested 26 suspected people smugglers over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year.

Man arrested over deadly arson at Japanese animation studio

Apo - Japanese police on Wednesday formally arrested a man on suspicion of an arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto last year that killed 36 people, a police spokesman said.

Man arrested after swimming moat to enter Japan palace grounds

Apo - A Japanese man was arrested in Tokyo on Monday after swimming across the Imperial Palace's moat to scale an outer wall, entering off-limits parts of the grounds, police said.

Canadian preacher arrested in Myanmar for breaking coronavirus ban

Yangon - Myanmar police arrested a Canadian pastor Wednesday for allegedly holding a service in defiance of a coronavirus ban on mass gatherings -- after which he and dozens of his followers and their families became infected.

Singapore slammed for 'cruel' Zoom death sentence

Fpo - Singapore was criticised for being "cruel and inhumane" Wednesday after a death sentence was handed down via video-conferencing platform Zoom.

Lives not lost: Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Pathum Thani - Emergency workers usually busy attending accidents on Thailand's roads mill around ambulances parked at a service station -- fewer crashes and crimes a welcome outcome for several Asian countries during coronavirus lockdowns.

Lives not lost: Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Pathum Thani - Emergency workers usually busy attending accidents on Thailand's roads mill around ambulances parked at a service station -- fewer crashes and crimes a welcome outcome for several Asian countries during coronavirus lockdowns.

Facial Recognition: Man abducted as child in China reunited with parents after 32 years

Bejing - A Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago has been reunited with his biological parents, after police used facial recognition technology to help track him down.

Israel court convicts settler of Palestinian arson murders

Lod - An Israeli court Monday found a Jewish settler guilty of three murders in an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents -- a verdict that did little to ease the bereaved family's pain.

Australian prison drug intercepts spike during virus lockdown

Sydney - Prisons in Australia have seen a spike in drugs intercepted in mail since the coronavirus outbreak saw visits suspended, with substances concealed in letters, cards and even a child's painting, officials said Sunday.

Spanish police say drug ring smuggled cocaine-laced cardboard

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday that a former Real Madrid player was among those arrested when they busted a suspected international smuggling ring which infused cocaine into cardboard boxes.

Spanish police say drug ring smuggled cocaine-laced cardboard

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday that a former Real Madrid player was among those arrested when they busted a suspected international smuggling ring which infused cocaine into cardboard boxes.

Hong Kong police seek gang-rape accuser's arrest

Fpo - Hong Kong police are looking to arrest a teenager for allegedly giving false testimony after she accused officers of gang-raping her in custody, a move the woman described Wednesday as an attempt to discredit her.

Cold case arrest spurs hope for Sydney 'gay beat' victims

Sydney - A breakthrough arrest in the alleged murder of a gay American man in Sydney three decades ago has raised hopes of solving other violent homophobic attacks from that era, Australian police said Wednesday.

Australian charged over 80s alleged hate crime murder of gay American

Sydney - More than 30 years after American Scott Johnson was killed in a suspected gay hate crime in Australia, police said Tuesday they had arrested and charged a man with his murder.

Despite lockdown, no letup in Chicago's murder rate

Chicago - The streets of Chicago may be largely empty as residents hunker down from coronavirus but some of the city's most deprived neighborhoods are still echoing to the sound of deadly gunfire and raucous partying.

Coronavirus researcher shot dead in US murder-suicide

Washington - An ethnic Chinese scientist working on the novel coronavirus in the United States has been shot dead in what police said was a murder-suicide over an "intimate partner".

Notorious Indian bandit dies at 92, after stints in Bollywood, politics

Mumbai - A notorious bandit who spent years rampaging across central India's impoverished badlands before trying his luck as a Bollywood actor and politician has died aged 92, police said Wednesday.

Cyprus to prosecute 15 police in serial killing blunder

Nicosia - Fifteen Cyprus police officers face criminal prosecution for botching any search for seven missing foreign women and children who were victims of a serial killer, officials said Tuesday.

Cuban embassy in Washington struck by gunfire, suspect arrested

Washington - A man armed with a high-powered assault rifle fired multiple rounds at the Cuban embassy in Washington early Thursday, authorities said, damaging the building but without causing any injuries.

Police seize cocaine haul off Spain coast, arrest 28

Madrid - Spanish police said Tuesday they had broken up an international drug-smuggling ring, seizing four tonnes of cocaine and arresting 28 people.

Canada shooter's rampage began with assault on girlfriend: RCMP

Ottawa - The worst mass shooting in Canada's history started with the suspect assaulting his girlfriend, and this may have been the "catalyst" for the 22 grisly slayings that followed, police said Friday.

Police communications reveal Canada killing spree chaos

Ottawa - Police radio dispatches aired Thursday reveal the chaos of a 14-hour manhunt for a killer impersonating a policeman in Canada's worst ever mass shooting.

Witness led police to gunman in Canada mass shooting

Ottawa - Police said Wednesday they caught a break several hours into a manhunt for the perpetrator of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history when they learned he was wearing a patrolman's uniform and driving a mock squad car.

Former Baidu executive suspected of corruption

Bejing - A former executive at China's internet search giant Baidu is being investigated for corruption, the company said Wednesday.
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