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Toxic alcohol kills 93 in India, hundreds hospitalised

Guwahati - Ninety-three workers have died and at least 200 others have been hospitalised in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor, officials said Saturday, in the latest case of alcohol poisoning in the country.

El Chapo to seek new trial over jury misconduct, lawyer says

New York - Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- convicted earlier this month of trafficking crimes spanning a quarter-century -- plans to request a new trial following media reports of jury misconduct, his lawyer announced Friday.

Madrid man held as mum's dismembered remains 'found in Tupperware'

Madrid - A 26-year-old man from Madrid has been arrested on suspicion of killing his mother then cutting up her remains and storing them in Tupperware containers, Spanish police said on Friday.

US 'House of Horrors' couple pleads guilty to torturing kids

Los Angeles - A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children in a grisly "house of horrors" case that gained international attention.

India rape victims demand dignity at first public rally

New Delhi - Teju Bai walked for a month to join a rally in India's capital by thousands of sexual assault survivors who came together in public for the first time to demand justice.Bai's daughter-in-law was raped last year.

Frenchman arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist facing up to three years in prison for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament was remanded in custody Friday after a first court appearance.

Frenchman arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist facing up to three years in prison for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament was remanded in custody Friday after a first court appearance.

Frenchman arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist facing up to three years in prison for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament was remanded in custody Friday after a first court appearance.

Protests mark a year since Slovak journalist's murder

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied Thursday to mark a year since the gangland-style murder of a journalist probing corruption sparked a crisis that forced the prime minister to quit.

Police slam US actor, say he staged racist attack to boost career

Chicago - An American TV actor was criminally charged Thursday for allegedly masterminding an elaborate "publicity stunt" that sought to exploit the "pain and anger of racism" with a staged assault on the streets of Chicago.

British PR guru to ex-Malaysia leader wanted for money-laundering

Kuala Lumpur - A controversial British former media adviser to Malaysia's toppled leader is being sought by authorities for allegedly laundering $3.4 million, officials said Thursday, nine months after his boss was ejected from office.

US Coast Guard officer arrested for mass murder plot

Washington - A US Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and drafted a target list of Democratic politicians and prominent media figures has been arrested on firearms and drug charges.

Polish mother superior speaks out about priests sexually abusing nuns

Warsaw - A senior nun has spoken out for the first time about priests sexually abusing nuns in staunchly Catholic Poland following an an unprecedented public admission by Pope Francis.

Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked

Ruili - Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar's northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save their communities from a meth-induced health crisis sweeping the country.

Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked

Ruili - Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar's northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save their communities from a meth-induced health crisis sweeping the country.

Slovak farmers clog capital protesting alleged EU subsidy fraud

Bratislava - Farmers clogged Slovakia's capital Bratislava with around 100 tractors on Tuesday in protest against alleged fraud in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by journalist Jan Kuciak who was murdered a year ago.

Netanyahu slams 'shocking' anti-Semitic vandalism in France

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed the "shocking" anti-Semitic vandalism of a French cemetery, which prompted a cabinet colleague to urge French Jews to "come home" to Israel."Today something shocking happened in France.

'Frozen woman' murder shocks Croatian village

Palovec - Shock and bewilderment have seized a small Croatian village where the body of a missing woman was found inside her sister's freezer at the weekend, a macabre discovery that has cracked open a 20-year-old cold case.

Israeli minister tells French Jews to 'come home' after vandalism

Jerusalem - Israeli Immigration Minister Yoav Gallant called Tuesday on French Jews to "come home" to Israel following the anti-Semitic vandalism of a cemetery in eastern France.

80 graves vandalised at Jewish cemetery in France

Strasbourg - Around 80 graves have been daubed with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said, hours ahead of nationwide marches on Tuesday against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

'Monster' husband gets 25 years in Singapore for sex abuse

Fpo - A Singaporean man described as a "monster" by prosecutors was sentenced to 25-and-a-half years in jail Tuesday for forcing his wife into prostitution and sexually abusing their six-year-old daughter and a niece.

Vietnam police seize nearly 300 kilograms of meth

Hanoi - A massive haul of nearly 300 kilograms of methamphetamine pills was seized in central Vietnam on Sunday, police said, the latest major drug bust in a country where the use of synthetic narcotics is on the rise.

Karl Marx memorial vandalised in London for second time

London - The memorial of German philosopher Karl Marx has been vandalised in London for the second time in two weeks, the cemetery that manages the site said on Saturday.

Sacked US man kills five co-workers, wounds five police

Chicago - A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers before being gunned down himself, in the country's latest mass shooting.

S. Korea TV station apologises over 'spycam' controversy

Seoul - A major South Korean TV station was forced to apologise after airing a performance by a well-known rapper in which he appeared to endorse secretly-filmed pornography, as the country battles a growing epidemic of so-called spycam videos.

Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul

Fpo - Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns were arrested in Hong Kong airport by customs officers who said it was their largest ever seizure of rhino contraband smuggled by air passengers.

Website names GRU suspect in Skripal, Bulgaria poisonings

London - Investigative website Bellingcat on Thursday identified a suspected Russian military intelligence officer who was in Britain during the Salisbury chemical attack and might also be linked to a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria.

Brussels proposes adding Saudi Arabia to EU money-laundering blacklist

Apo - Saudi Arabia expressed "regret" on Thursday over EU proposals to add it and six other countries to a money-laundering blacklist of governments that do too little to thwart the financing of terrorism and organised crime.

Papua New Guinea recovers 'APEC Maseratis', other cars still missing

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea has recovered 40 Maserati cars that vanished after being controversially purchased for a recent APEC summit in the impoverished nation, but other vehicles bought for the event remain missing.

El Chapo likely headed to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

Los Angeles - He has already managed to escape twice from high-security prisons in Mexico.But this time, crime lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may find it more difficult to slip away from the "Supermax" prison in Colorado where he is likely headed.
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