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Dominican radio murder suspect dies in police chase

Santo Domingo - A man accused of shooting dead two journalists live on air in the Dominican Republic died during a shootout with police, the authorities said Thursday, in what they called a suicide.

Chile summons for suspect in Japanese student's death

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court has issued a summons for a Chilean man suspected of killing a Japanese student in France in December, officials said Wednesday.

Murdered Iceland woman strangled, tossed into ocean: report

Reykjav - An Icelandic woman whose mysterious disappearance and death last month shocked the tranquil island nation was reportedly strangled before being thrown into the ocean where she drowned, media reported.

Chile rejects French request to arrest murder suspect

Santiago - A Chilean judge on Friday rejected a request from France to arrest a man suspected of killing a Japanese student in the French city of Besancon.

Accused Quebec mosque killer quietly embraced far-right ideology

Quebec City - Alexandre Bissonnette cut a low profile as a shy, withdrawn political science student, keen on far-right ideas.

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Estanzuela - Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Estanzuela - Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Estanzuela - Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

France seeks Chilean in Japanese student's death

Besan - France has asked Chile to extradite the man suspected of killing a Japanese student in the eastern French city of Besancon last month, officials said Monday.

Daylong spasm of violence leaves 27 dead in northern Brazil

S - A wave of violence has left 27 people dead in the Brazilian state of Para, a bloodletting authorities say might have been provoked by the murder of a police officer.

Swedish 'laserman' killer sent to Germany for murder trial

Stockholm - Sweden has sent one of its most notorious killers to Germany to stand trial for allegedly murdering a Jewish woman in 1992, a chief prosecutor said on Monday.

Brazil sees murders soar in Rio, drop in Sao Paulo

Rio De Janeiro - Homicides surged this year in Rio de Janeiro state despite increased security for the Olympics, but fell in Brazil's economic hub Sao Paulo, statistics showed Friday.

Italian tourist shot dead by drug traffickers in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Drug traffickers shot an Italian tourist in the head and killed him Thursday, after he and his companion strayed into a slum in Rio de Janeiro, police said.

Venezuela lawmakers condemn massacre in rare show of unity

Caracas - Venezuelan lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to issue a declaration condemning the massacre of 12 civilians by soldiers, a rare display of unity in a country torn by a political crisis.

Gay date-rape serial killer Stephen Port jailed for life in UK

London - A serial killer who murdered four young men he met on gay networking sites in Britain was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of release.

US man who kept woman chained confesses to seven killings

Miami - A man who was arrested in the US state of South Carolina for holding a woman hostage and "chained like a dog" has confessed to up to seven killings, a local sheriff said.

12 bodies found in western Mexican river

Guadalajara - Authorities have recovered 12 bodies in a western Mexican river near a lake popular among US tourists, as suspicion about the deaths turned toward two drug gangs.

Man arrested after 19 killed in China village: police

Chinese police on Thursday arrested a suspect in a killing spree that left 19 people dead in a village in the southwestern province of Yunnan, authorities said.

Police director, woman stabbed to death in Acapulco

Acapulco - A top police official in Mexico's southern Guerrero state and his female companion were found stabbed to death in their home in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, authorities said.

Two priests murdered in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - Two priests were found dead in eastern Mexico hours after they were kidnapped from their church, raising the number of Catholic clergymen killed in the country to 14 since 2012.

Mexico police chief fired over execution allegations

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto fired federal police chief Enrique Galindo on Monday over allegations police summarily executed at least 22 suspected members of a drugs cartel and killed eight others during a protest.

Violent weekend leaves more than 20 dead in Mexico

- More than 20 people were killed in three Mexican states plagued by drug violence over the weekend, with 11 found dead in a single day in Acapulco, authorities said.

After falling, homicides up again in Mexico in 2015

- More than 20,500 homicides were committed in Mexico in 2015, rising slightly from 2014 after murders had fallen for three consecutive years, official figures showed on Monday.

Mexican musician decapitated, wife and son killed

Oaxaca De Ju - Gunmen burst into a musician's home in southern Mexico before dawn on Thursday, decapitated him and killed his wife and son, police said.

Grenade attack kills policeman in Venezuela: officials

Caracas - Attackers killed an officer and injured 25 people by hurling grenades at a police station in Venezuela on Friday, authorities said.

Man takes hostages in Paris suburb after killing policeman: police sources

Paris - A man has taken the wife and son of a policeman hostage in the Paris suburbs after stabbing the officer to death, police sources said late Monday.

Chicago police use algorithm to combat gun violence

Washington - The Chicago police department is using a unique algorithm in its battle against armed violence, to figure out who is most likely to be involved in a shooting, either as a victim or perpetrator.

George Zimmerman to auction gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

Washington - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood-watch volunteer who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, said he would sell the gun he used in the shooting at auction on Thursday.Zimmerman listed the gun on GunBroker.

Nine men found beaten, hanged in northern Mexico home

Monterrey - Nine men were found beaten to death and hanged in a home in this northern Mexican city plagued by drug-related violence, prosecutors said Sunday.In a departure from the norm in such cases, guns were apparently not used in the killings.

As crime continues, El Salvador weighs limiting citizens' rights

San Salvador - Following the March killings of 11 people, including eight workers at an electric plant, the Salvadoran government is considering severe limits on the rights of the nation's six million citizens in an effort to get the country back under control.
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