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Mystery beheadings stir fear in remote Mali town

Fana - Boubou Sangare, his face blank, points at a patch of ground beneath the entrance to an adobe house. It was here that he discovered his brother Bakary's severed head, on the morning of June 10, lying next to his body.

Germany accuses Russia over 'contract killing' of Georgian man

Berlin - German prosecutors on Thursday accused Russia of ordering the murder of a Georgian man in a central Berlin park, as they charged a suspected contract killer over the crime that has frayed ties.

German neo-Nazi planned politician's murder 'for years'

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi went on trial Tuesday for the 2019 murder of a pro-refugee politician, with the court hearing that he allegedly began plotting the killing after the 2016 Islamist truck attack in Nice fuelled his hatred of foreigners.

German neo-Nazi on trial for politician's murder

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi went on trial Tuesday for the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke, a killing that shocked the country and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

Please bring supplies: How US protests are coordinated online

Washington - Dinanda Pramesti, a 26-year-old communications worker, dropped off bags of food and supplies for protestors at a demonstration in Washington this week, heeding an urgent call made through a social media group.

Four cops charged in Floyd death, one with 2nd-degree murder

Minneapolis - The white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of a black man who later died will now be charged with second-degree murder, and his three colleagues will also face charges, court documents revealed Wednesday.

Canada lays first ever terror charges in a murder linked to misogynist movement

Toronto - A 17-year-old accused of murdering a woman at a Toronto massage parlour has become the first person in Canada to be charged with terrorism over his suspected ties to the misogynist "incel" movement.

Police communications reveal Canada killing spree chaos

Ottawa - Police radio dispatches aired Thursday reveal the chaos of a 14-hour manhunt for a killer impersonating a policeman in Canada's worst ever mass shooting.

Witness led police to gunman in Canada mass shooting

Ottawa - Police said Wednesday they caught a break several hours into a manhunt for the perpetrator of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history when they learned he was wearing a patrolman's uniform and driving a mock squad car.

Tributes pour in for Canada shooting victims as death toll rise

Ottawa - A message of condolence from Queen Elizabeth II and musical tributes for the victims of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history poured in on Tuesday as the death toll rose to 23.

Chilean man accused in Japanese student murder appeals French extradition

Santiago - A Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in a French city in 2016 has appealed a court decision to extradite him to face trial in France, his lawyer said.

Japanese man sentenced to death for murder of 19 at care home

Kitakata - A Japanese man was sentenced to death on Monday for the stabbing murder of 19 disabled people at a care home, in one of the country's worst mass killings.

Japan man faces verdict in murder of 19 at disabled care home

Kitakata - A Japanese court hands down its verdict Monday in the case of a man accused of murdering 19 disabled people at a care home in 2016, in one of the country's worst mass killings.

US lawmakers seek to force intelligence release on Khashoggi death

Washington - US lawmakers vowed Tuesday to force the release of an intelligence report on the killing of Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking it to protect the kingdom.

Emboldened by 'heroes' and hate music, white extremists on the rise

Paris - They may lack centralised organisation or even a common goal, but white supremacists encouraged by the exploits of extremist "heroes" canonised on social media pose an ever-growing security threat, analysts say.

Brazil to extradite 'massacre' suspect to Spain: lawyer

Bras - A Spaniard linked to the far-right 1977 slayings of five people in Madrid will be extradited from Brazil this Thursday, his lawyer told AFP.

Double-murderer deported to Germany after decades in US jail

Frankfurt Am Main - A German man who has served 33 years in a US prison for a double murder arrived back in Germany on Tuesday, after receiving parole.Officials in the state of Virginia allowed 53-year-old Jens Soering, the son of a diplomat, to be released on parole.

EU urges Malta to reform judiciary after botched murder probe

Apo - The new European Commissioner for Justice told AFP Friday he wants to ensure Malta implements the EU's recommendations for judicial reforms following the murder of an investigative journalist, which has rocked the tiny island nation's government.

Abused Russian sisters who killed father face murder trial

Moscow - Investigators said Tuesday that two sisters who killed their father after years of abuse should face murder charges, in a case highlighting Russia's dire record on domestic violence.

Abused Russian sisters who killed father face murder charge

Moscow - Investigators said Tuesday that two sisters who killed their father after years of abuse should face murder charges in a case highlighting Russia's dire record on domestic violence.

Four get 50-year terms in Honduras for activist murder

Tegucigalpa - A court in Honduras on Monday sentenced four men to 50 years in prison for the 2016 murder of high-profile environmental activist Berta Caceres -- a slaying that sparked international outrage.

Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Paris - Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence.

France unveils plan to halt violence against women

Paris - France on Monday announced new measures to combat violence against women by their partners or ex-partners, seeking to toughen up the law as concern grows over the number of femicide murders in the country.

Thousands in Brussels protest violence against women

Apo - Around 10,000 people took part in a protest march in Brussels on Sunday calling for an end to violence against women, police said, a day after similar demonstrations in France and Italy.

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.
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Russell Williams is serving two life sentences for the murders of two women in Ontario  as well as s...
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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suspects vehicle in Markham home invasion
suspects vehicle in Markham home invasion
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Bryan Cook  suspect in a homicide investigation
Bryan Cook, suspect in a homicide investigation
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From Auburndalefl.com/police
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Crime scene in Sonora, Ca.
The brother of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius  Carl  shown here with his sister is also facin...
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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Josh Pimentel
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Robert Dziekanski was filmed by Paul Pritchard at the Vancouver airport holding a small table before...
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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GRAY PROTEST: Demonstrators gather outside the Baltimore Police Dept. s Western District on April 25...
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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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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