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Mourners demand justice for NY man choked by police

New York - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.
In the Media by AFP

Italy arrests five over migrant 'massacre' at sea

Rome - Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Director of Mexican children's shelter skirts prosecution

- Mexico will not prosecute the elderly director of a shelter where abuses of children allegedly ran rampant, as she has dementia, Justice Minister Jesus Murillo Karam said.
In the Media by AFP

Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa

Johannesburg - A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

China shuts meat producer supplying McDonald's, KFC

Shanghai - Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China's latest food safety scandal.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

Taipei - Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.
In the Media by AFP

Florida widow wins $23.6 bn in RJ Reynolds tobacco payout

Miami - A Florida jury has ordered RJ Reynolds tobacco to pay $23.6 billion to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in a verdict seen as one of the largest for a single plaintiff in state history.
In the Media by AFP

Mexico begins moving children out of squalid shelter

Mexican authorities moved 161 children and six adults out of a shelter where investigators say hundreds of minors were kept in squalid conditions and subjected to abuse.
In the Media by Ulises Zamarroni (AFP)

Mexico starts moving children out of squalid shelter

Zamora - Mexican authorities began Saturday moving children out of a shelter where investigators say hundreds of minors were kept in squalid conditions and subjected to physical and sexual abuse.
In the Media by AFP

Shoot-out in Paris metro after robber targets gold coin shop

Paris - A robber smashed into a rare coin dealership in central Paris on Saturday, made off with two trays of gold pieces and then staged a shoot-out in a crowded metro station before being wounded and nabbed by police.
In the Media by AFP

Infidelity-related shooting caused by poor performance in bed

Oakland - Sadie Bell, 58, was recently convicted of shooting her lover due to an unsatisfactory performance in bed and now she is out on bail.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Inside Mexican shelter, a world of fear and abuse

Zamora - A nauseating smell of rotting food and excrement hangs in the air inside the Mexican shelter where authorities say hundreds of children lived in squalor and endured physical and sexual abuse.
In the Media by Carola Sole (AFP)

Sri Lanka jails killers of British tourist

Colombo - A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices were Friday sentenced to 20 years in jai for murdering a British holidaymaker on Christmas Eve and raping his Russian partner.
In the Media by AFP

Pennsylvania begins 'shaming' former lawmakers with plaques

Politicians convicted of corrupt practices in Pennsylvania now have special plaques in the State Capitol which note their crimes.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Poor Mexican parents rue handing children to shelter

Zamora - Overwhelmed and impoverished, Maria Evelia Zamora tried to give her son a better life at The Big Family, but now regrets sending him to the Mexican shelter accused of large-scale child abuse.
In the Media by Carola Sole (AFP)

Alleged prostitute denies role in Google exec drug death

Santa Cruz - An alleged high-priced call girl accused of killing a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin and then fleeing his yacht has pleaded not guilty.
In the Media by AFP

Parents tell horror stories of abuse at Mexico shelter

Zamora - Parents of some of the 458 children rescued from a squalid shelter in western Mexico told horror stories after authorities raided it over alleged sexual assaults and other abuses.
In the Media by Ulises Zamarroni (AFP)

Parents tell horror stories of abuse at Mexico shelter

Zamora - Parents of some of the 458 children rescued from a squalid shelter in western Mexico told horror stories Wednesday after authorities raided it over alleged sexual assaults and other abuses.
In the Media by Ulises Zamarroni (AFP)

British police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles

London - British police have arrested 660 suspected paedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in a six-month operation targeting people watching indecent images online, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday.
In the Media by James Pheby (AFP)

'Lonely' Pistorius 'unwise' over nightclub row

Johannesburg - Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius's visit to a nightclub while on a charge of murdering his girlfriend was "unwise", his family admitted after the sprinter was involved in a drunken brawl.
In the Media by AFP

Mexican police find hundreds, mainly children, living in squalor

- Mexican authorities Tuesday found nearly 600 people, most of them children, living in squalid conditions amid rats and insects in a residential facility.
In the Media by AFP

'Drunk' Pistorius in nightclub brawl: Report

Johannesburg - South Africa's Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius was thrown out of a nightclub over the weekend after being involved in a drunken brawl, the Star newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing witnesses.
In the Media by AFP

Canadian teacher arrested in Indonesian child sex scandal

Jakarta - A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country's most prestigious international schools.
In the Media by AFP

British World Cup ticket exec turns himself in: Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars turned himself in on Monday after a manhunt, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Father reportedly caught hiding heroin in child's diaper

New Castle - According to allegations in the media 25-year-old Michael N. Penn placed 16 bags of heroin in his child's diaper to hide it from police. Reports state that he was caught and is facing multiple charges related to drugs and child welfare.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

China indicts GSK-linked foreign investigators: Xinhua

Shanghai - Prosecutors in Shanghai have indicted two foreign investigators linked to drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which is at the centre of a bribery scandal in China, state media reported Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Three killed in U.S. shooting in southern California

Los Angeles - Three people were killed and two wounded in a late Saturday shooting in a working class neighborhood in Pasadena, California, local officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Gunmen attack diving resort on Malaysia's Borneo island

Kuala Lumpur - A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hotspot, a security official said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Missing World Cup ticket executive not 'fugitive' - Firm

Rio De Janeiro - A World Cup ticketing excutive who fled a Rio de Janeiro hotel just before police arrived to detain him is not "a fugitive," his company said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Police manhunt after FIFA partner exec flees arrest

Rio De Janeiro - An executive from the World Cup's hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, authorities said.
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)
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