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French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

Paris - Serial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday.

Beirut protest after spate of violent deaths of women

Beirut - Dozens of people protested on Saturday outside the Lebanese parliament against violence against women, denouncing inaction by the authorities after eight women have been killed since early December.

German police arrest 15-year-old for killing classmate

Berlin - German police have arrested a 15-year-old schoolboy suspected of killing a classmate on Tuesday by stabbing him in the neck, authorities and media reports said.

Pro-Maduro lawmaker shot dead in Venezuela

Caracas - A lawmaker with Venezuela's ruling Constituent Assembly was shot dead Wednesday by unidentified attackers, officials and local media said.

Three dead in samurai sword attack at Tokyo shrine

Toukyo - A former priest wielding a samurai sword killed his Shinto priestess sister and another woman in an apparent family vendetta at a historic Tokyo shrine, before turning the blade on himself, police told AFP Friday.

Journalist Kim Wall's right arm may have been found

Stockholm - Danish police on Wednesday said divers have found a second arm in the area where the rest of Swedish journalist Kim Wall's body parts were discovered after she was killed onboard an inventor's submarine.

Maltese demand justice for murdered reporter

Valletta - Thousands of people flocked to a rally Sunday to demand justice for murdered Maltese journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Quebec City mosque shooter formally charged

Quebec City - A man accused in a Quebec City mosque shooting that left six people dead was formally charged with murder and attempted murder during a brief court appearance Monday.

Danish sub inventor held over missing journalist

Stockholm - A Danish judge remanded into temporary custody Saturday a Danish inventor accused of manslaughter over a missing Swedish journalist, who was on board a submarine he built which sank.

Chinese pickaxe killer gets death sentence for massacre

Bejing - A Chinese man who massacred 19 people with a pickaxe including children and his parents was handed the death sentence Friday, a court in southwest Yunnan province said.

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.

Sri Lanka opens landmark inquiry into 2012 jail massacre

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Thursday a long-awaited investigation into the massacre of 27 prisoners that became a symbol of the rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the war-era regime.

Ex-judge in 1984 French child murder case found dead

Le Mans - The French magistrate who first investigated the still unsolved 1984 murder of a four-year old-boy has been found dead just weeks after a dramatic development in the case.

Life in jail for serial killer Canadian nurse

Ottawa - A former nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly residents who were under her care at retirement homes in eastern Canada was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

British-Norwegian ex-soldier freed from Congo jail

Oslo - A British-Norwegian dual citizen who was serving a life sentence for murder and espionage in a Congolose prison was released and returned to Norway on Wednesday, authorities said.

Australian's sentence for Bali cop killing raised to 5 years

Denpasar - An Indonesian court Monday increased the jail term of an Australian woman convicted of killing a policeman on the resort island of Bali to five years after prosecutors appealed her original sentence.

Mexico arrests suspected killer of US border guard

Mexico - Mexican authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting dead a US border guard in 2010 and aim to extradite him to the United States, prosecutors said Thursday.

Clashes after fifth person dies in Venezuela unrest

Caracas - More clashes erupted Thursday between police and protesters rallying against the Venezuelan government, after officials said a fifth person died from being shot during earlier unrest.

Boy among four killed in Venezuela riots: officials

Caracas - A teenage boy was shot dead in renewed protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, one of four people killed in a week of unrest, officials said Wednesday.State prosecutors said a 13-year-old boy was one of two new victims in recent clashes....

Student killed in Venezuela protests: prosecutors

Caracas - A 19-year-old student died on Tuesday after he was shot during clashes between Venezuelan police and demonstrators, prosecutors said, the second death in a week at violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro.

Student killed in Venezuela protests: prosecutors

Caracas - A 19-year-old student died Tuesday after being shot during clashes between Venezuelan police and demonstrators, prosecutors said, the second death in a week at violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro.

200 protest in Paris over police killing of Chinese man

Paris - More than 200 people in Paris joined a fresh protest Thursday over the killing by police of a Chinese father of five, an incident that has caused tensions with Beijing.

Third journalist killed in Mexico in month

Mexico - A reporter who investigated drug gangs was found murdered in northern Mexico near the US border on Thursday, police said, the third journalist killed in the country this month.

Police storm Guatemala juvenile center and free guards

San Jos - Guatemalan police stormed a juvenile detention center Monday and freed four guards taken hostage by inmates who killed two others during a riot over what they called harsh treatment.

Gang prisoners kill guards, take hostages in Guatemala

San Jos - Imprisoned young gang members killed two guards and held four others hostage in a riot in a juvenile detention center in Guatemala, police said Monday.

Australian, Briton jailed over brutal Bali policeman killing

Denpasar - An Australian woman and her British DJ boyfriend were jailed Monday over the killing of a policeman who was beaten to death on a beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

German child murderer confessed to second killing: police

Dortmund - A 19-year-old man who stabbed a nine-year-old boy to death and bragged about the murder in an online video has confessed to a second killing, German police said Friday.

German police arrest man who bragged of child murder online

Dortmund - German police arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video -- and discovered another body.

Was gold dispute behind gruesome French family murder?

Pont-de-buis - Investigators Thursday voiced caution over claims that a dispute over family gold led to the gruesome murder of a couple and their two children in western France.
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