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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.

Body parts found in French family murder case

Pont-de-buis - Investigators on Wednesday found body parts at the home in northwest France of the man who has confessed to killing four relatives with a crowbar, the prosecutor in the case said.

Colombia: 120 civil leaders killed in just over year

Estanzuela - A total of 120 civil leaders have been killed in Colombia in the past 14 months, the state human rights watchdog said Friday, fueling concerns for a delicate peace process.

Mexico finds 11 people dead, tortured in drug killings

Xalapa - Mexican police found 11 people dead, apparently tortured, on carnival night in an eastern tourist town, the latest victims of drug-related gang violence, an official said Wednesday.

France opens murder probe over missing family

Rennes - The disappearance of a family of four nearly two weeks ago, leaving behind a home "frozen in time", has prompted a murder probe in a case that has stumped the nation.

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.
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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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Bryan Cook, suspect in a homicide investigation
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Col. Russell Williams of CFB Trenton has been charged two counts of homicide
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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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Crime scene in Sonora, Ca.
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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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Josh Pimentel
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