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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.

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.
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