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After Swede killer's pardon, Sri Lanka frees 267 more prisoners

Colombo - More than 250 Sri Lankan convicts aged over 65 have been given amnesty just days after the president sparked outrage by pardoning the well-connected killer of a Swedish teen, officials said Thursday.

Sri Lanka prisoners demand freedom after Swede's killer pardoned

Colombo - Hundreds of inmates at Sri Lanka's biggest high-security prison staged a second day of protests Tuesday, demanding their freedom after the president pardoned a well-connected man convicted of brutally murdering a Swedish teenager.

Body of missing Salvadoran trans activist found

Sansalvador - The body of a Salvadoran trans activist missing since Tuesday has been found in the northeast of the country, authorities confirmed.

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.

UK police say 39 found dead in truck were Chinese

Grays - British police said Thursday that 39 people found dead in a truck near London are believed to be Chinese nationals, in a case that has triggered national outrage over the people trafficking business.

South Africa struggles with surge of sexist violence

Cape Town - Broken, cream-coloured tiles form a mosaic of a woman's face in the entrance hall of a South African shelter for abused women. Branches extending from her head are painted across the wall, decorated with colourful leaves.

French woman 'killed by partner in front of their three children'

Caen - A French woman was killed by her partner in front of their three children, prosecutors in northern France said, prompting hundreds of protesters to gather nearby calling for an end to deadly domestic violence.

Missing Maldives journalist killed by Islamic radicals: report

Male - A local extremist group linked to Al-Qaeda was responsible for the murder of three prominent Maldivians, including a journalist missing for more than five years, an independent commission in the Indian Ocean island republic has found.

German media, lawmakers point finger at Moscow over executed Georgian

Berlin - Despite Russian denials, German politicians and media are blaming Moscow for the Berlin assassination of a Georgian who once fought Russian forces in Chechnya, an affair that could spark a diplomatic crisis.

Canada manhunt suspects left final video message: report

Ottawa - Two teen murder suspects who led police on a manhunt through the Canadian wilds this summer recorded a video message before apparently taking their own lives, local media said Tuesday.Federal police would not confirm the video's existence.

Frenchman arrested after wife's body found in suitcase in car boot

Lyon - A man was on Sunday arrested in the French Alps after his wife's body was discovered in a suitcase in the boot of his car as his two young children sat in the back seat, a source close to the case said.

Widower of US shooting victim invites whole town to funeral

El Paso - A large crowd of mourners was expected to attend the funeral late Friday of a woman whose death in the El Paso mass shooting left her husband with no other family.

France mourns mayor killed 'for a pile of stones'

Signes - Residents of the southern French town of Signes paid an emotional farewell Friday to their longtime mayor, who was killed trying to prevent construction workers dumping rubble on the side of a road.

Canada deploys divers in search for fugitive teen murder suspects

Montr - Canadian police said Sunday they sent a team of divers to a river in Manitoba, to join the weeks-long hunt for two teenage triple-murder suspects.

Three journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Mexico - Two journalists were shot dead in Mexico Friday, bringing to three the number of journalists killed in the country this week, officials say.

Croatian commits suicide after shooting six dead: police

Zagreb - A man suspected of shooting six people dead in Zagreb took his own life Friday after police tried to arrest him, Croatian authorities said.

Teen fugitives 'unlikely' to survive in Canadian wilderness

Montr - Hunted by police, low on supplies and running the gauntlet of bear and wolf attacks in the mosquito-infested forests of central Canada, two teen triple murder suspects are unlikely to survive much longer, say experts.

Italians pay homage to slain police officer

Rome - Thousands of people paid homage Sunday to an Italian police officer whose stabbing death sparked a national outcry, while the leaked photo of a blindfolded US suspect raised protests.

Canadian air force joins hunt for teen murder suspects

Montr - The Royal Canadian Air Force has joined the hunt for two fugitive teens suspected of triple murder, officials said Saturday, backing up a vast search operation unfolding in Manitoba's remote northeast.

Massive manhunt in Canadian wilderness for teen murder suspects

Montr - Two teen triple murder suspects on the run in the central Canadian wilderness -- perhaps holed up in thick, insect-infested forest inhabited by wolves and bears -- were staying one step ahead of a massive police manhunt Friday.

Canadian police deploy dogs, air surveillance in hunt for murder suspects

Montr - Heavily armed police with tracker dogs were searching a remote and densely forested area of northern Canada where a pair of teens wanted in three murders are thought to be holed up.

Two teen suspects sought in Canada murders of US-Australian couple

Montr - Canadian police on Tuesday named two suspects wanted in connection with three murders, including the killings of an American woman and Australian man whose bodies were found in rural British Columbia.

Indian bartender jailed for decade over killing of British girl in Goa

Panaji - An Indian court on Friday sent a bartender to jail for 10 years over the sexual assault and killing of British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling on a Goa beach in 2008.

First US murder conviction overturned using DNA, family tree evidence

Washington - An American man was exonerated Wednesday for a decades-old murder he did not commit, using evidence based on DNA and a genetic family tree, the first such result using a revolutionary investigative technique.

In France, a woman is killed by partner or ex-partner every three days

Paris - A total of 121 women were killed by their partner or former partner in France last year, equating to one death every three days, government figures showed on Wednesday.

France open debate on femicide, domestic violence in September

Paris - The French government will in September begin a major consultation on domestic violence in order to stamp out gender-based murder and violence against women, a minister said on Sunday.

Notorious French 'doctor' who killed family released to abbey

Fontgombault - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending to be a successful doctor for two decades in a case that inspired a book and films was released Friday after 26 years in jail and immediately moved into a monastery.

Notorious French fake doctor and killer freed: lawyer

Tours - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending for two decades to be a successful doctor in a case that inspired a book and films, has been released on parole after 26 years in jail, his lawyer said Friday.

More arrests as Germany widens probe of pro-migrant official's murder

Berlin - German police have made two more arrests related to the assassination-style murder of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly by a far-right assailant, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Two more arrests over German pro-migrant official's murder: prosecutors

Berlin - German police have made two more arrests related to the killing of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly by a far-right sympathiser, federal prosecutors said Thursday."We confirm two arrests," a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office told AFP.
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