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India frees Frenchwoman wanted for Chile assassination

New Delhi - India on Thursday freed Frenchwoman Marie-Emmanuelle Verhoeven, wanted in Chile in connection with the assassination of a senator, and put her on a plane to France, sources told AFP.

Another four arrested in Pakistan revenge rape

Multan - Pakistan police on Thursday arrested four more men involved in the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother.

Seven Mexicans among 10 migrants dead in Texas truck

Mexico - Seven Mexicans were among the 10 migrants who suffocated in an overcrowded, sweltering truck smuggling them into the United States, Mexico said Wednesday, up from an initial figure of four.

Woman held at S.Africa airport for rhino horn smuggling

Johanesburg - South African police Wednesday arrested a 24-year-old woman with 20 kilogrammes of rhino horn before boarding a flight bound for Hong Kong, a spokesman said.The woman whose nationality has not been revealed, was detained at Johannesburg's O.R.

Pakistan police arrest village council for ordering rape

Multan - Fourteen members of a Pakistani village council have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother, police said Wednesday.

Highly strung: woman held in Japan over claim she wrecked ex's 54 violins

Toukyo - A woman has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of destroying 54 violins and 70 bows worth around $950,000 that were owned by her ex-husband, police and media said Wednesday.

Cardinal Pell denies abuse charges in Australian court

Melbourne - Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, denied all charges of historical sexual abuse Wednesday at his first appearance in an Australian court over the allegations.

Cardinal Pell arrives for Australian sex abuse court hearing

Melbourne - Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell arrived for his first appearance in an Australian court on historical sex abuse charges Wednesday, facing a huge media scrum ahead of the largely administrative hearing.

Italian police capture escaped killer 'Johnny the Gypsy'

Rome - Italian police have recaptured the escaped killer known as "Johnny the Gypsy" after three weeks on the run.

India court to consider abortion plea from young rape victim

New Delhi - Doctors on Wednesday will examine a 10-year-old raped by her uncle as India's top court considers whether she should be allowed to have an abortion despite strict laws.

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

Jaipur - All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of silence around rape.

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

Jaipur - All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of silence around rape.

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

Jaipur - All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of silence around rape.

Driver charged as death toll climbs among Texas truck migrants

Chicago - A survivor of a horror truck journey in which 10 migrants suffocated to death has told how travelers took turns breathing through a tiny hole in a desperate bid to stay alive, US investigators said on Monday.

Swiss police hunt for chainsaw attacker

Ginebra - Swiss police were searching Monday for a man who went on a rampage while armed with a chainsaw in an attack police said was not "a terrorist act".

Philippines' Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to press on with his drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he urged lawmakers to endorse "eye-for-an-eye" death penalties.

Thai cops bust $3 million phone scam gang

Bangkok - A gang of 44 people from China and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned $3 million from scores of victims, police said Monday.

Nine suspected migrants found dead in overheated Texas truck

San Antonio - Nine suspected migrants were found dead Sunday after being packed inside an overheated truck discovered in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and 30 others were hospitalized in what police said appeared to be a "horrific" human trafficking crime.

Eight bodies found in truck in Texas parking lot

Washington - Eight people were found dead Sunday inside a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas in what police said appeared to be "human trafficking crime.

Rise and fall of General Manas: Thailand's top trafficker

Bangkok - An army 'Big Shot' whose influence seeped across the south, Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan sat at the apex of Thailand's grisly trade in humans, raking in an untold fortune to keep prying eyes off the trafficking route.

London hunts for ways to stop deadly youth stabbings

London - Nearly one young person a week has been stabbed to death in London so far this year, leaving British authorities hunting for ways to stop the increasing violence.

Mexico beats grim record for monthly murder tolls

Mexico - June was the most murderous month Mexico has seen in at least two decades, official statistics showed, underlining authorities' powerlessness to check a growing wave of violence.

US sailors likely at fault in cargo-ship collision: official

Washington - The crew of a Navy destroyer that collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship will "certainly" be held accountable for the crash that killed seven American sailors, a US defense official said Friday.

US sailors likely at fault in cargo-ship collision: official

Washington - The crew of a Navy destroyer that collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship will "certainly" be held accountable for the crash that killed seven American sailors, a US defense official said Friday.

Eight killed in rare Mexico City gun battle

Mexico - Marines killed eight alleged drug traffickers in a rare Mexico City gun battle on Thursday - and presumed gang members retaliated by burning vehicles in unprecedented unrest in the country's safest city.

Brazil sends 1,000 additional officers to combat Rio violence

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian government has deployed a thousand additional personnel to combat insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, which has seen a spike in violence in recent months, authorities said Thursday.

'I've done my time': O.J. Simpson asks for prison release

Los Angeles - Disgraced former American football star O.J. Simpson argued for his release from prison on Thursday after serving nearly nine years behind bars for armed robbery, saying, "I've done my time.

US, European police say 'dark web' markets shut down

Washington - US and European police on Thursday announced the shutdown of two huge "dark web" marketplaces that allowed the anonymous online trade of drugs, hacking software and guns.

OJ Simpson granted parole, could be freed in October

Los Angeles - Disgraced American football legend O.J. Simpson, whose 1995 acquittal for double murder polarized the nation, was granted his release from prison Thursday after serving nearly nine years behind bars for armed robbery.

Italy convicts 'Mafia Capitale' leader to 20 years in prison

Rome - The ringleader of a gang whose criminal tentacles reached into almost every department of Rome's City Hall was sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Italian court on Thursday.
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