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Motorcycle gunmen kill journalist in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran journalist who was a sharp government critic has been killed in a drive-by shooting, police said Monday, bringing the number of reporters killed in the country to 85 in two decades.

Elite Models ex-boss probed for alleged child rape in France

Paris - A former top boss of one of the world's biggest model agencies is to be investigated for rape and abusing an under-age girl as well as other women, French prosecutors announced on Monday.

American sued in Thailand over negative Tripadvisor review

Bangkok - An American has been sued by an island resort in Thailand over a negative TripAdvisor review, authorities said Saturday, and could face up to two years in prison if found guilty.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone questioned in drugs probe

Mumbai - Indian police hauled in Bollywood megastar Deepika Padukone for questioning on Saturday in an escalating drugs probe following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Witness arrests in gang rape case jolt Egypt's #MeToo

Apo - A climate of fear has gripped Egypt's #MeToo movement as the arrests of witnesses in a high-profile rape case threaten to derail efforts to curb male sexual violence in the Arab country.

VW pay-out to Brazil regime victims reopens debate on justice

Rio De Janeiro - Thirty-five years after the end of Brazil's military dictatorship, there has been little justice for the killing and torture committed by the regime -- but an unprecedented deal for carmaker Volkswagen to pay damages for collaborating with the secret p...

Maddie suspect loses bid for prison release

Luxembourg - The prime suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann on Thursday lost his bid to be freed from jail, with the European Court of Justice rejecting his appeal against a separate rape conviction.

Australia's Westpac bank agrees record fine for money-laundering

Sydney - Australia's Westpac bank has agreed to pay a record AU$1.3 billion (US$923 million) fine for more than 23 million breaches of money-laundering laws, the bank and regulators announced Thursday.

Millions raised to allow Florida felons to pay debts and vote

Miami - Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, singer John Legend and basketball star LeBron James are among donors who have raised $20 million to pay the debts of thousands of Florida felons so they can vote -- a move that could affect the outcome of November's US pr...

Criminal 'clans' challenge Sweden's law enforcement

Stockholm - Police in Sweden say they're struggling to control criminal "clans" exercising their own form of justice, amid an escalation of violent crime in what has long been a tranquil and safe country.

Global police sting against dark net drug sales nets 179

Den Haag - A global police sting has netted 179 vendors involved in selling opioids, methamphetamine and other illegal goods on the internet underground, in what officials of Europol said Tuesday put an end to the "golden age" of dark web markets.

Navalny says Novichok found 'in and on' his body

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that Western laboratories had found traces of a Novichok nerve agent in and on his body and demanded that Moscow return his clothes.

Navalny posts photo of himself walking, describes recovery

Moscow - Russia's leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny announced on Saturday he could now walk with a "tremble", and gave the first detailed account of his recovery nearly a month after being poisoned with Novichok nerve agent.

Navalny posts photo of him walking, describes recovery

Moscow - Russia's leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny announced Saturday that he could now walk with a "tremble", and gave the first detailed account of his recovery nearly a month after being poisoned.

Red Bull heir to be prosecuted for hit-and-run: Thai AG

Bangkok - The heir to the Red Bull billions will be indicted for reckless driving and cocaine use in a fatal hit-and-run, Thailand's attorney general said Friday, following public outrage after his charges were dropped in July.

Man 'asleep' in speeding self-driving car charged in Canada

Ottawa - A driver who allegedly set his car to autopilot and then took a nap as it broke the speed limit on a rural Canadian highway has been charged with dangerous driving, police said.

Op-Ed: ‘Apocalyptic’ 2020 election – America’s ghosts are raised

Washington - How the United States got itself into the insane situation in which it finds itself for the 2020 election is all too obvious. Decades of deliberate polarization. Why America wants to raise its ugliest ghosts, however, is much less clear.

$500 million burglary nets stamps and calligraphy in Hong Kong

Fpo - A brazen Hong Kong burglar made off with a collection of stamps and calligraphy worth a reported $500 million in a daylight heist, a police source said Wednesday.

Wrongful convictions: US police withhold evidence in many cases

Washington - Around 2,500 people have been exonerated of serious crimes after being falsely convicted over the past 30 years in the United States.

Italian prosecutor set for 'historic' anti-mafia court battle

Rome - After years of investigation, mountains of evidence and hundreds of suspects, Italy's plucky anti-mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri is gearing up for a "historic" court battle against the country's powerful 'Ndrangheta clan.

Belgian Congo's 'children of sin' demand justice

Apo - Torn from their parents, brought up in a convent then abandoned when the Belgian Congo gained independence.

New York to mark 9/11 anniversary amid virus gloom

New York - With crime on the rise, shops and apartments increasingly vacant and homeless people on the sidewalks, New York on Friday will mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and a bitter fight with...

Journalist found decapitated in eastern Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - A journalist was found decapitated Wednesday in a violence-plagued area of eastern Mexico, police said, the latest in a string of killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

Journalist found decapitated in eastern Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - A journalist was found decapitated Wednesday in a violence-plagued area of eastern Mexico, police said, the latest in a string of killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

Salvador government probed over 'negotiations' with crime gang

Sansalvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador are investigating alleged secret negotiations between government officials and a prominent organized crime gang that has long terrorized the Central American nation.

Grisly series of horse mutilations mystifies France

L'isle-adam - Didier Fruchet, owner of a horse club with some 80 animals outside Paris, looks with concern at his stables. "It's stressful to be thinking, 'what happened tonight?' When we arrive in the morning we don't know what we are going to find.

Mother suspected as five children found dead in German flat

Solingen - A mother is suspected of killing five of her children in Germany before attempting suicide by jumping in front of a train on Thursday, police said after the bodies were found in an apartment.

Philippines delays release of US marine in transgender killing

Manila - A US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman will stay in detention in the Philippines while a court reviews its earlier ruling to free him halfway into his 10-year jail term, officials said Thursday.

Shock as Slovak court acquits businessman of journalist murder

Pezinok - The case of a murdered investigative journalist delivered a new shock in Slovakia Thursday, as a high-profile businessman was acquitted of ordering the killing that ultimately exposed high-level political corruption and toppled the governing party.

Philippines court orders US marine who killed transgender woman to be freed

Manila - A US Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines has been ordered freed on the grounds of good conduct after serving half his maximum 10-year sentence, his lawyer said Wednesday.
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