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Mexico journalist murdered, as 2018 sets homicide record

Mexico - A Mexican journalist was found murdered in the first such case of 2019, authorities said Monday, as the country set a new homicide record for 2018 -- signs of the ongoing toll of Mexico's drug war.

Mexico murders set new record in 2018

Mexico - Mexico suffered a record 33,341 homicides in 2018, according to official statistics released Monday, breaking the record set in 2017, as violence fueled by a war on the country's powerful drug cartels plagues the country.

Rising French rap star MHD charged with murder over deadly gang brawl

Paris - French rapper MHD, who shot to fame with a catchy blend of west African music and southern US-style hip-hop, has been charged with murder over a brawl that led to a youth's death, in the latest case to rock the French rap scene.

French rapper MHD charged with murder over deadly fight in Paris

Paris - French rapper MHD was on Thursday charged with murder over a fight that led to the death of a young man in July, his lawyer said in a statement.

France's 'Black Widow' has prison term cut on appeal

Aix-en-provence - A French woman accused of seducing and then poisoning elderly wealthy men had her sentence reduced on appeal Tuesday, after a court overturned two murder convictions in the case.

Left-wing militant Battisti: four murders and a life sentence

Rome - Former left-wing militant Cesare Battisti, who was extradited to Italy on Monday, is to serve out the rest of his life sentence after being convicted in 1981 of two murders and involvement in two others.

Cesare Battisti, wanted for murder, a life on the run

Paris - Convicted as a murderer for bloodshed in the 1970s, former leftwing Italian activist Cesare Battisti, who was caught in Bolivia, has spent almost four decades on the run, detailing his experiences in a string of acclaimed thrillers.

US says Saudis still lack credible account of Khashoggi murder

Washington - Saudi Arabia's investigation and handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi still lacks full credibility and accountability, a senior US official said Friday.

El Salvador's murder rate decreases for third straight year

Sansalvador - El Salvador's murder rate, still one of the highest in the world, dropped for the third year in a row, authorities said on Wednesday.

Morocco arrests five more in hikers' murder probe

Sale - Moroccan authorities have made five new arrests linked to the murder a week ago of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas mountains, the country's counter-terror chief said Monday.

Fears tourists will stay away after hikers murdered in Morocco

Tafingoult - The murders of two young Scandinavian women trekking in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco have shaken the region and fuelled fears that tourists will stay away.

Slain Rio councilwoman killed by militia behind favela land grabs: official

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian councilwoman assassinated in Rio in March was killed by a militia looking to protect its interests controlling land in unregulated slums, or favelas, in a part of the city, the head of Rio de Janeiro state's public security secretariat said...

Some of the world's worst serial killers

Paris - Ex-Russian policeman Mikhail Popkov, found guilty Monday of 56 murders while already in jail for 22, is one of the most prolific serial killers of recent times.Here is a recap of some of the others, starting with two more serial killers from Russia.

Siberian serial killer cop convicted of dozens more murders

Irkutsk - A Siberian policeman who raped and killed women after offering them late-night rides was found guilty of dozens more murders on Monday, making him Russia's worst serial killer of recent times.

Siberian serial killer cop convicted of dozens more murders

Moscow - A Siberian policeman who raped and killed women after offering them late-night rides was found guilty of dozens more murders on Monday, making him Russia's most prolific serial killer of recent times.

Russian ex-policeman convicted over 56 murders

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday found a former policeman guilty of 56 murders, while he is already serving a life sentence for killing 22 women, making him one of Russia's most prolific serial killers.

Latin America and Caribbean is world's most violent region, study says

Santiago - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published on Thursday.That amounts to more than 2.

Latin America and Caribbean is world's most violent region, study says

Santiago - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published on Thursday.That amounts to more than 2.

Home 'most dangerous place' for women, UN study shows

Vienna - More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home "the most dangerous place for a woman," a new UN study said Sunday.

Iran's Rouhani: Khashoggi murder unthinkable 'without US backing'

Tehran - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's "heinous murder" would have been unthinkable "without US backing," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Danish sub killer gives up fight over life term

Copenhagen - Danish submariner Peter Madsen, jailed for life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will not appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court, his lawyer said on Monday.

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

Aix-en-provence - The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the hallmarks of a sordid crime thriller.

Thousands pack huge anti-racism gig as Merkel urges Germans to speak out

Chemnitz - Tens of thousands of people thronged an anti-racism concert Monday in protest against xenophobic mobs that ran rampage in the city of Chemnitz, as Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up against the far right's message of hate and division.

In Colombia, human rights activists live in constant fear

Caloto - One day after Luis Dagua last left his farm in Colombia's southwest his body was found, his head shattered with a rock.He was a 64-year-old farmer and rights activist and left behind four children.

Brazil's fugitive 'Dr. Bumbum' plastic surgeon arrested over patient death

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as Dr. Bumbum was arrested Thursday over the death of a patient in a botched operation after spending four days on the run.

More human remains linked to alleged Canada serial killer found

Montr - Canadian police Thursday announced the discovery of more human remains buried at a Toronto property where body parts of the victims of an suspected serial killer were previously found.

Half million killed in Brazil's deadly decade: study

Rio De Janeiro - More than half a million people were killed in homicides between 2006 and 2016 in Brazil, according to the latest statistics on violence in Latin America's biggest country Tuesday.

Two killed in Marseille shooting

Marseille - Two more violent deaths occurred overnight in the southern French city of Marseille, known for its turf wars for control of the drug trade, officials said Saturday.

Driver found dead after passenger murder in China carpool case

Bejing - The suspect in the murder of a passenger in a case involving Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has been found dead, state media reported Saturday, after the killing of the flight attendant transfixed the nation.

China's Didi suspends car-pool service after passenger murder

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Friday it would suspend its car-pool service for a week as it deals with an outcry over the murder of a flight attendant found dead after ordering a ride home.
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