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Hundreds attend El Paso memorial for shooting victim with few family

El Paso - Hundreds of mourners attended the memorial Friday of a woman they had never met, a victim of the El Paso shooting earlier this month, after her husband opened the service to the public.

Mexico does not want El Paso shooter executed

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that Mexico does not want the El Paso shooter who killed 22 people, including eight Mexicans, to be executed, and may seek to extradite him from the United States.

Man stabbed outside UK interior ministry

London - A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed Thursday outside Britain's Home Office interior ministry in London.One man was arrested at the scene, the city's Metropolitan Police said.

Disgraced Cardinal Pell appeal verdict due next week

Sydney - Judges will rule next week on Australian Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his conviction on multiple child sex abuse charges, court officials announced Thursday.

Family spares ex-Tehran mayor facing death over wife's murder

Tehran - A former mayor of Tehran sentenced to death over the murder of his wife has been spared by her family in a post shared on Instagram on Wednesday.

Brits arrested in record Australia drug bust

Sydney - Four British men were arrested in Australia and New Zealand in an international drugs sting that netted a record haul of potent MDMA, Australian police said Wednesday.

Opera's Domingo faces sexual harassment probe, shows canceled

New York - Opera legend Placido Domingo faced a growing #MeToo storm Tuesday as the Los Angeles Opera opened an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him and two other major venues canceled his upcoming performances.

Opera legend Domingo defends himself against sexual harassment claims

New York - Opera great Placido Domingo defended himself against multiple allegations of sexual harassment Tuesday, insisting that he believed all interactions and relationships throughout his long career "were always welcomed and consensual.

Citizen 'heroes' stop deadly Australian knife rampage

Sydney - A knife-wielding man killed one person and attempted to stab several others in a central Sydney rampage Tuesday before being chased and pinned down by members of the public, witnesses told AFP.

New Zealand cocaine haul believed drifted 2,100 km from Australia

Wellington - A multi-million dollar haul of cocaine washed up on a New Zealand beach this week is believed to have drifted more than 2,100 kilometres (1,300 miles) across the Tasman Sea from Australia, police said Friday.

Brazil prosecutors ask judge to close Neymar rape case

S - Prosecutors in Brazil said Thursday they agree with a police finding that there is not enough evidence to prove rape allegations against Neymar and have asked a judge to close the case.

High tide: cocaine haul washes up on New Zealand beach

Wellington - Cocaine worth millions of dollars has washed up on a New Zealand beach with police urging the public Thursday to hand in any more packages that may turn up.

'Most wanted' millionaire on run since 2015 arrested for strangling wife

Los Angeles - A British-born millionaire who went on the run for more than four years has been arrested in Mexico and extradited to the US to face trial for the murder of his wife at their California home.

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian drug trafficker, who had attempted to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, officials said.

Murder, 'gay-hunters' strike terror in Russia's LGBT community

Sanktpeterburg - When LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva found her name on a hit list of a "gay-hunting" group, she did not appear to take the threat seriously.

Families' endless search for missing victims of Chile's dictatorship

Santiago - It has been 43 years since Cesar Cerda, a member of Chile's communist party, was dragged off by agents of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

Human remains found in Romania murder inquiry hunt for missing teen

Bucharest - Romanian prosecutors announced Monday they had found human remains that could belong to a second missing teenager, after a man confessed to abducting and killing two girls in a case that has sparked a public outcry.

Canada resident home after Iran jail escape: ministry, family

Ottawa - An Iranian serving a life sentence on a conviction of designing a pornographic website has fled the country while on short-term release from prison and has arrived in Canada, the foreign ministry and his family said.

Three journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Mexico - Two journalists were shot dead in Mexico Friday, bringing to three the number of journalists killed in the country this week, officials say.

DNA tests confirm death of missing Romanian teenager: prosecutors

Bucharest - The DNA of a missing Romanian teenage girl whose case has sparked massive protests has been found in calcinated human remains at the suspect's home, confirming her death, prosecutors said Saturday.

India deports Maldives ex-vice president caught on boat

New Delhi - India on Saturday deported former Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb, who faces attempted murder and corruption charges at home, after he tried to enter the country on a tugboat, officials said.

Colombian cocaine crops reduce but still world's largest: UN

Apo - Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reduced slightly in 2018 but the country remains the world's biggest producer of the primary ingredient in cocaine production, the United Nations said on Friday.

Taiwan president's bodyguard smuggling scam implicates 76: spy agency

Taipei - More than 70 members of Taiwan's presidential security detail have been swept up in a cigarette smuggling scandal, the island's spy agency announced Friday, as its chief took the unusual step of appearing in public to vow a crackdown.

French drug smuggler's death sentence commuted in Indonesia

Mataram - A French drug smuggler's death sentence has been commuted by an Indonesian court to 19 years in prison, less than three months after the surprise ruling put him in line for execution by firing squad.

German customs seize record 4.5 tonnes of cocaine

Berlin - Germany's customs service said Friday it had seized a 4.5 tonne cocaine shipment, the country's largest ever, with an estimated street value of one billion euros ($1.1 billion).

French drug smuggler's death sentence commuted in Indonesia

Jakarta - A French drug smuggler's death sentence has been commuted by an Indonesian court to 19 years in prison, less than three months after the surprise ruling put in him line for execution by firing squad.

Croatian commits suicide after shooting six dead: police

Zagreb - A man suspected of shooting six people dead in Zagreb took his own life Friday after police tried to arrest him, Croatian authorities said.

Six shot dead in Croatian capital: state media

Zagreb - Croatian police launched a manhunt Thursday night after six people were found dead with gunshot wounds in a house in the capital Zagreb, state media reported.

US urges Europe to repatriate, prosecute jihadist fighters from Syria

Washington - The United States called on European nations on Thursday to repatriate and put on trial their citizens who went to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria.

India's top court takes over contentious teen rape case

New Delhi - India's top court Thursday ordered a major state to pay compensation to a teenage girl accusing a prominent lawmaker of rape and moved the case to the capital, amid growing calls for authorities to properly address the long-running saga.
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