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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.

Brazil's record murder rate in 2017 even higher than first thought

Rio De Janeiro - The record number of murders in Brazil in 2017 is even higher than previously thought, researchers said Wednesday, warning that President Jair Bolsonaro's order to ease gun laws could fuel the deadly violence.

Man in German crossbow deaths led 'medieval cult': media

Munich - The man killed in Germany's crossbow murder-suicide pact is thought to have led a cultish group devoted to medieval folklore and treated the women around him like slaves, witnesses said in media reports Wednesday.

Possible suicide pact in macabre German crossbow murders

Munich - Investigators were on Tuesday pursuing leads that five mysterious deaths, including three by crossbow bolts, may have been a murder-suicide pact among Germans with a reported passion for medieval folklore and weaponry.

German police find two more bodies linked to crossbow killings

Munich - German police said Monday two more female bodies had been found during investigations into the deaths of three people discovered in a Bavarian hotel room and killed by crossbow bolts.

Killer Italian nurse jailed for life

Rome - A serial killer Italian nurse was on Friday sentenced to life in prison for killing four patients although police suspect she could have been responsible for as many as 10 fatalities.

Fugitive UK speedboat killer starts jail stretch

London - A man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and then fled Britain started his six-year jail sentence on Thursday after being tracked down and extradited from ex-Soviet Georgia.

Trial to begin for ex-US cop who fatally shot Australian woman

Chicago - Jury selection begins Monday in the murder trial of a former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman in 2017, provoking outrage in the United States and in the victim's home country.

Alps murder mystery: French ex-spy suspected of Congo murder plot found dead

Lyon - A sleepy village in the Alps has reacted with shock after the bullet-riddled body of a former French spy who had been linked to a plot to kill a Congolese opposition leader was found on the side of a local road.

Brazilians mark Marielle Franco murder a year on

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marked the first anniversary of the murder of Rio councillor Marielle Franco on Thursday with flowers, candles and protest banners, just days after the arrest of two police officers suspected of killing her.

Mexico journalist murders 'crimes against humanity,' ICC told

Mexico - Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it had asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the murders of 102 journalists in Mexico from 2012 to 2018, calling the rash of killings a crime against humanity.

Bolsonaro links to Franco murder suspects coincidence, say police

Rio De Janeiro - Apparent links between Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro and two suspects arrested over the murder of rights activist Marielle Franco are believed to be a coincidence, police said Tuesday, as the president faced scrutiny over the connections.

Radio journalist shot dead in Mexico's latest media killing

Mexico - A Mexican radio journalist was shot dead Saturday in a restaurant in Tabasco state, east of the capital, the latest victim in what has become one of the world's deadliest countries for the press.

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

Quebec City - A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday.Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole.

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

Quebec City - A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday.Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole.

'Evil' Canadian jailed for life in gay village killings

Toronto - A Canadian landscaper was jailed for life Friday for the murder and sexual mutilation of eight men from Toronto's gay community whose bodies he dismembered and hid in planters.
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