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El Salvador: Homicide rate up to civil war-era level

Sansalvador - Violence fueled mainly by street gangs left 907 people dead in El Salvador last month, a level of bloodshed unseen since the civil war of the 1980s, authorities said Tuesday.

Two stabbed to death at Ikea store in Sweden: Police

Stockholm - Two people were stabbed to death at an Ikea store in the central Swedish town of Vasteras and a third person was wounded, police said on Monday."Police received a call about wounded people at Ikea ... around 1:00 pm.

Radio journalist fatally shot in Brazil: police

Bras - A Brazilian radio journalist was shot and killed in his studio according to police, who say they suspect political motives for the murder.

US cinema shooter escapes death penalty

Centennial - The American gunman who stormed a Batman movie premiere and killed 12 cinemagoers escaped the death penalty but will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Two dead, three injured at Drake Toronto rap party

Ottawa - Two people were shot dead and three were injured at a party hosted by Grammy-winning rapper Drake at a downtown Toronto nightclub early Tuesday, police said.The shooting started in the Muzik Nightclub and spilled out onto the street.

Jury says Batman gunman mental illness no bar to execution

Centennial - The US jury deciding the fate of James Holmes, who gunned down 12 people at a "Batman" movie premiere, on Monday refused to take the death penalty off the table.

Thirty-seven killed in three days in Brazilian city

S - Thirty-seven people were killed in three days in the Brazilian city of Manaus, and one hypothesis being considered is a coordinated wave of attacks involving police, an official said.

Sheriff: Feds could have demanded arrest of S.F. slaying suspect

San Francisco - San Francisco would have kept an illegal Mexican immigrant locked up and unable to attack a young woman he is suspected of killing if federal authorities had demanded it, a top official said this week.

Canadian man claims triple homicide on Facebook

Montr - Canadian police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after a man announced on Facebook that he had killed his daughter, wife and sister, before burning himself to death.

Shooter kills cousins in Missouri murder spree

Washington - A gunman who killed seven people in rural Missouri before turning the gun on himself was related to at least four of his victims, police said Friday.

Headless corpses found in troubled southern Mexico

Acapulco - At least 10 decapitated bodies and 11 heads have been discovered in unmarked graves in violence-plagued Guerrero state in southern Mexico, authorities said.

Ex-porn actor in Canada found guilty in Chinese student's murder

Montreal - A jury in Montreal found a one-time porn actor guilty Tuesday in the murder of a Chinese engineering student with a screwdriver before sexually abusing him and dismembering his corpse.

Pakistan sentences four to death for honour killing of Farzana Parveen

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for bludgeoning to death a pregnant woman in the centre of the country's second-largest city for marrying against her family's wishes.

Family of Hong Kong murder victim calls for death penalty

Cilacap - The parents of a young Indonesian woman murdered in Hong Kong called Tuesday for her "sadistic" killer to be put to death, a day after a British banker appeared in court accused of killing her and a second woman.

3-year-old Montana boy killed during game of 'gun tag'

Charlo - A Montana man is behind bars, charged with negligent homicide after fatally shooting a three-year-old boy during a game of "gun tag."

US Marine accused of murder moved to Philippine military HQ

Manila - A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters Wednesday, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be taken off an American warship.

Victim's family demand jail for U.S. Marine in Philippines murder

Manila - Relatives of a transgender Filipino allegedly murdered by a U.S. Marine angrily demanded Thursday that the accused be thrown in a Philippine prison.

Police officers shot at in troubled Ferguson

Washington - Two police officers were shot at, leaving one wounded, in the city of Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen triggered race riots and national outrage.

Murder probe as bodies of two Britons found naked in Thai resort

Ko Samui - The naked bodies of two British tourists apparently beaten to death were found on a Thai beach Monday, police said, sparking a murder hunt with the suspect believed to still be on the small resort island of Koh Tao.

Elderly couple slain in northwest Iowa

Akron - Details remain scarce surrounding the grisly death of an elderly couple found inside their Akron, Iowa home Wednesday evening.

Husband of bludgeoned Pakistani woman murdered first wife

Lahore - The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse murdered his first wife, he told AFP on Thursday, in a twist to a story that has shocked rights activists.

Four arrested in Pakistani woman bludgeoning case

Lahore - Pakistani police investigating the murder of a pregnant woman bludgeoned to death outside a court have arrested four men including her uncle and two cousins, a senior officer said Friday.

Husband of bludgeoned Pakistani woman murdered first wife

Lahore - The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse murdered his first wife, he told AFP on Thursday, in a twist to a story that has shocked rights activists.

California gunman 'not a danger' pre-rampage

Santa Barbara - A 22-year-old man who murdered six people in a violent rampage in California had previously convinced police he was not a threat to others.

Mother arrested and charged with murder of her three children

Los Angeles - Carol Coronado, age 30, was arrested Tuesday evening after being discovered covered in blood and her three slain children surrounding her in a pool of blood.

Aaron Hernandez indicted for 2012 double homicide

Boston - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on murder charges in the killing of two Boston men in 2012.

Mother, daughter held after Spain politician shot dead

Le - Spanish police arrested a mother and daughter suspected of shooting dead a ruling party politician in broad daylight Monday in apparent revenge after the younger woman lost her job.

Murdered politician in Ukraine suffered 'many knife wounds': widow

Donetsk - A local politician whose mutilated body was found near a rebel-held town in east Ukraine suffered many knife wounds, his anguished widow said Wednesday after identifying his body.

French lawyer appeals conviction for 36-year-old murder

Rennes - A decades-old murder case in France took a new twist on Saturday when a former Riviera lawyer convicted of killing his casino heiress mistress 36 years ago said he would appeal the verdict.

French lawyer convicted of murdering heiress after 36 years

Rennes - A former Riviera lawyer was convicted on Friday of killing a glamorous casino heiress 36 years ago, after a legal battle that has gripped France.
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GRAY PROTEST: Demonstrators gather outside the Baltimore Police Dept.'s Western District on April 25 in a protest over the in-custody death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
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The brother of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, Carl, shown here with his sister is also facing trial over the death of a woman.
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Nancy Kerrigan, shown here, is an Olympic ice-skating champion who has been close to her father who supported her career.
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Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi of The Dead Files, The P-SB7 Spirit Box and Rem Pods.
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Robert Dziekanski was filmed by Paul Pritchard at the Vancouver airport holding a small table before he was stunned with a Taser by the RCMP. The B.C. Coroner's Service says the death of the Polish immigrant six years ago was a homicide.
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Bryan Cook, suspect in a homicide investigation
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Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi of The Dead Files, The P-SB7 Spirit Box and Rem Pods.
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Col. Russell Williams of CFB Trenton has been charged two counts of homicide
Col. Russell Williams of CFB Trenton has been charged two counts of homicide
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suspects vehicle in Markham home invasion
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Crime scene in Sonora, Ca.
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Russell Williams is serving two life sentences for the murders of two women in Ontario, as well as sexual assaults on at least two other women.
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