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Malaysia court to deliver key ruling on N. Korea assassination

Shah Alam - A Malaysian judge will Thursday deliver a key ruling in the trial of two women accused of the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, with their families insisting they are innocent and should be set free.

Malaysia court to deliver key ruling in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian judge will Thursday deliver a key ruling in the trial of two women accused of the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, with their families optimistic they will be cleared.

Hundreds rally in Moscow to demand release of 'extremist' teens

Moscow - Hundreds of people, many clutching stuffed toys, rallied in Moscow on Wednesday to demand the release of two teenagers accused of "extremism" in a case they say is part of a growing Kremlin crackdown on Russian youth.

Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling

Kuala Lumpur - Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader in a brazen hit that shocked the world face a key court ruling Thursday, with their families hopeful they will be acquitted and return home.

Lawyers to begin closing arguments in explosive Manafort trial

Alexandria - Lawyers will begin closing arguments Wednesday in the explosive trial of former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, after which the veteran political operative's fate will rest with the jury.

US defense chief hears shots during visit to Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got some alarmingly direct insight into Rio de Janeiro's violent crime wave when gunfire burst out close to his hotel during an official visit to the Brazilian city.

German tourist wounded in Canada shooting returning home

Ottawa - A German tourist shot on a highway in western Canada while driving with his family is flying home Tuesday for treatment of his brain injury, a consular official said.

Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden

Stockholm - Up to 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals, police said Tuesday, in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election.

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female aide several times, prompting immediate controversy.

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female aide several times, prompting immediate controversy.

Rio's poorest teens caught between traffickers and the law

Rio De Janeiro - Antonio's story began one sunny afternoon in a favela near Copacabana beach when he picked up a 9mm pistol. It ended with his 10-year-old friend dead on the ground.

Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

Sydney - A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home.

Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next month

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to make an official visit to Israel next month, his government said Monday, nearly two years after he sparked outrage by likening his deadly drug war to the Holocaust.

Ten people hurt in 'shooting' in UK's Manchester

Manchester - Ten people, including two children, were taken to hospital on Sunday with pellet-type wounds after reports of a shooting in Manchester in northern England, police said.

Brazilians mourn woman seen as symbol of femicide

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marched Saturday to mourn a female attorney allegedly thrown to her death from a fourth-floor window by her husband in an incident that drew more concern over rising violence against women.

Canada shooter charged with four counts of homicide

Montr - The man behind a fatal shooting in an eastern Canada city has been charged with four counts of first degree murder, police said Saturday.

Stray bullet hits woman in Rio de Janeiro hospital

Rio De Janeiro - A stray bullet in one of Rio de Janeiro's crime-ravaged suburbs tore into a hospital Saturday and hit a woman being treated there, police said.

Pay up or else: Spain warns of online 'sextorsion'

Madrid - Spanish police warned Saturday of a massive blackmail campaign to expose web users' supposed visits to porn sites unless they pay up -- a technique police calls 'sextorsion'.

Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist: govt

Rio De Janeiro - Politicians and public servants have been linked to the murder of high-profile Brazilian lawmaker and black rights activist Marielle Franco, Brazil's security minister Raul Jungmann said late Friday.

Bolivian soldier discharged over presidential medal theft

La Paz - A Bolivian soldier who was robbed of a jewel-encrusted presidential medal in his care while visiting a brothel has been discharged, the Armed Services said on Friday.

Protests after seven-year-old raped in Delhi

New Delhi - Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an electrician on its premises, police said.

Drill music deaths reveal hard truths of London streets

London - The sparse beats and raw lyrics of drill music have served as the soundtrack to an unprecedented surge in knife crime on the streets of London this year -- and police are accusing the genre of fuelling the violence.

Russia jails IS-linked teen for St Petersburg cathedral bomb plot

Moscow - A Russian court on Thursday jailed a teenaged supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group over a plot to carry out a suicide attack at Saint Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, a key tourist attraction.

Thai court sentences disgraced 'jet-set monk' to 114 years

Bangkok - A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison on Thursday, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States.

US camp raid suspect trained children for school shootings: prosecutors

Los Angeles - A man arrested in a raid on a squalid compound in New Mexico was training children living there to carry out school shootings, prosecutors said Wednesday.

German drug maker sues to halt US execution

Chicago - German drug maker Fresenius Kabi is suing to halt a planned execution in Nebraska, claiming the US state illegally obtained the company's drugs to use for the lethal injection procedure.

Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief

Alexandria - Defense attorneys for Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort, on trial for tax and bank fraud, attacked the credibility of the key prosecution witness as he wrapped up three days of grueling testimony on Wednesday.

India orders children's home checks after sex abuse scandals

New Delhi - India has ordered the inspection of at least 9,000 shelters for abandoned and orphaned children after a wave of sex abuse scandals shocked the country, a minister reportedly said.

Taiwan targets former gang leader over 'China funding'

Taipei - Investigators in Taiwan have searched the home and party offices of a pro-China former gang leader known as "White Wolf" in a probe over donations ahead of key elections.

Manafort defense attorneys rip into star prosecution witness

Alexandria - Defense attorneys for Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort, on trial for tax and bank fraud, sought to shred the credibility of the prosecution's key witness on Tuesday, forcing him to reveal that he had an extramarital affair and stole m...
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Gregory Brooks was sentenced to 120 years in prison for murdering two people.
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Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
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