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Missing Maldives journalist killed by Islamic radicals: report

Male - A local extremist group linked to Al-Qaeda was responsible for the murder of three prominent Maldivians, including a journalist missing for more than five years, an independent commission in the Indian Ocean island republic has found.

German media, lawmakers point finger at Moscow over executed Georgian

Berlin - Despite Russian denials, German politicians and media are blaming Moscow for the Berlin assassination of a Georgian who once fought Russian forces in Chechnya, an affair that could spark a diplomatic crisis.

Canada manhunt suspects left final video message: report

Ottawa - Two teen murder suspects who led police on a manhunt through the Canadian wilds this summer recorded a video message before apparently taking their own lives, local media said Tuesday.Federal police would not confirm the video's existence.

Frenchman arrested after wife's body found in suitcase in car boot

Lyon - A man was on Sunday arrested in the French Alps after his wife's body was discovered in a suitcase in the boot of his car as his two young children sat in the back seat, a source close to the case said.

Widower of US shooting victim invites whole town to funeral

El Paso - A large crowd of mourners was expected to attend the funeral late Friday of a woman whose death in the El Paso mass shooting left her husband with no other family.

France mourns mayor killed 'for a pile of stones'

Signes - Residents of the southern French town of Signes paid an emotional farewell Friday to their longtime mayor, who was killed trying to prevent construction workers dumping rubble on the side of a road.

Canada deploys divers in search for fugitive teen murder suspects

Montr - Canadian police said Sunday they sent a team of divers to a river in Manitoba, to join the weeks-long hunt for two teenage triple-murder suspects.

Three journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Mexico - Two journalists were shot dead in Mexico Friday, bringing to three the number of journalists killed in the country this week, officials say.

Croatian commits suicide after shooting six dead: police

Zagreb - A man suspected of shooting six people dead in Zagreb took his own life Friday after police tried to arrest him, Croatian authorities said.

Teen fugitives 'unlikely' to survive in Canadian wilderness

Montr - Hunted by police, low on supplies and running the gauntlet of bear and wolf attacks in the mosquito-infested forests of central Canada, two teen triple murder suspects are unlikely to survive much longer, say experts.

Italians pay homage to slain police officer

Rome - Thousands of people paid homage Sunday to an Italian police officer whose stabbing death sparked a national outcry, while the leaked photo of a blindfolded US suspect raised protests.

Canadian air force joins hunt for teen murder suspects

Montr - The Royal Canadian Air Force has joined the hunt for two fugitive teens suspected of triple murder, officials said Saturday, backing up a vast search operation unfolding in Manitoba's remote northeast.

Massive manhunt in Canadian wilderness for teen murder suspects

Montr - Two teen triple murder suspects on the run in the central Canadian wilderness -- perhaps holed up in thick, insect-infested forest inhabited by wolves and bears -- were staying one step ahead of a massive police manhunt Friday.

Canadian police deploy dogs, air surveillance in hunt for murder suspects

Montr - Heavily armed police with tracker dogs were searching a remote and densely forested area of northern Canada where a pair of teens wanted in three murders are thought to be holed up.

Two teen suspects sought in Canada murders of US-Australian couple

Montr - Canadian police on Tuesday named two suspects wanted in connection with three murders, including the killings of an American woman and Australian man whose bodies were found in rural British Columbia.

Indian bartender jailed for decade over killing of British girl in Goa

Panaji - An Indian court on Friday sent a bartender to jail for 10 years over the sexual assault and killing of British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling on a Goa beach in 2008.

First US murder conviction overturned using DNA, family tree evidence

Washington - An American man was exonerated Wednesday for a decades-old murder he did not commit, using evidence based on DNA and a genetic family tree, the first such result using a revolutionary investigative technique.

In France, a woman is killed by partner or ex-partner every three days

Paris - A total of 121 women were killed by their partner or former partner in France last year, equating to one death every three days, government figures showed on Wednesday.

France open debate on femicide, domestic violence in September

Paris - The French government will in September begin a major consultation on domestic violence in order to stamp out gender-based murder and violence against women, a minister said on Sunday.

Notorious French 'doctor' who killed family released to abbey

Fontgombault - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending to be a successful doctor for two decades in a case that inspired a book and films was released Friday after 26 years in jail and immediately moved into a monastery.

Notorious French fake doctor and killer freed: lawyer

Tours - A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending for two decades to be a successful doctor in a case that inspired a book and films, has been released on parole after 26 years in jail, his lawyer said Friday.

More arrests as Germany widens probe of pro-migrant official's murder

Berlin - German police have made two more arrests related to the assassination-style murder of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly by a far-right assailant, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Two more arrests over German pro-migrant official's murder: prosecutors

Berlin - German police have made two more arrests related to the killing of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly by a far-right sympathiser, federal prosecutors said Thursday."We confirm two arrests," a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office told AFP.

Neo-Nazi suspect admits to German politician murder: minister

Berlin - The key suspect in the killing of a pro-migrant politician has admitted to the gun murder, Germany's interior minister said Wednesday after a special parliamentary commission hearing.

French mother gets 20 years jail for murdering 5 of her children

Colmar - A French court on Thursday jailed for 20 years a woman who killed five of her children right after they were born, a crime that was only solved over a decade after the corpses were discovered.

Pro-migrant German mayors receive death threats

Berlin - At least three prominent German pro-migrant mayors have received death threats, it emerged Thursday, days after police arrested a suspected far-right extremist over the assassination-style gun murder of a local politician.

Alarm at far-right threat after killing of German politician

Berlin - Germans have voiced shock at the suspected far-right murder of a pro-migrant official, fuelling debate on Tuesday on whether the country has failed to take seriously a rising threat from neo-Nazis.

Far-right motive mooted in German pro-migrant official's murder

Berlin - German federal prosecutors said Monday they had taken over the murder case of a pro-migrant local city official, suggesting they suspect a far-right political motive.

First US murder trial using DNA, family tree evidence

Washington - A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a revolutionary investigative technique.

Defendants at Morocco trial deny involvement in hiker killings

Tabriquet - The trial of 24 men charged over the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers resumed Thursday in Morocco, with several defendants denying their involvement in the killings.
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