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Four people, including child, shot and killed in California

Orange - Four people, including a child, were shot and killed Wednesday evening at an office building in Southern California, police said.

Biden visits Atlanta, condemns violence against Asian-Americans

Atlanta - US President Joe Biden on Friday denounced the upsurge of violence against Asian-Americans, telling a community plunged into grief after this week's Atlanta murders that the nation must not be complicit in the face of racism and xenophobia.

Atlanta shootings expose fear in Asian-American community

Atlanta - Asian-American communities were on alert Thursday after a shooting rampage that left six women of Asian origin dead and stoked fears in a population already alarmed by a surge in hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Toronto van attacker found guilty of killing 10, injuring 16

Toronto - A 28-year-old Canadian who plowed a van into pedestrians in a deadly attack three years ago in Toronto was found guilty Wednesday of murdering 10 people and trying to kill 16 others.

Toronto van attacker faces verdict in killing of 10 bystanders

Toronto - A Canadian man who killed 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto will learn whether his actions were criminal or owed to an autism spectrum disorder when a judge delivers her verdict on Wednesday.

Activist Malcolm X's family calls to reopen investigation into his murder

New York - The daughters of prominent Black activist Malcolm X have called to reopen the investigation into his murder in light of new testimony implicating the New York police and the FBI.

German neo-Nazi gets life in jail for murdering politician

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for murdering pro-migration politician Walter Luebcke, a killing that shocked the country and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

Russian historian sentenced to 12.5 years for butchering lover

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian historian and Napoleon enthusiast was sentenced to 12-and-a-half-years in prison for murdering and dismembering his young lover last year.

Lives cut short: the American children lost to stray bullets

Washington - Carmelo Duncan was strapped into his car seat when he was hit by multiple stray bullets, becoming at just 15 months old one of the youngest shooting victims in the US this year -- and a symbol of powerlessness in the face of gun violence.

Toronto 'incel' van attack not due to ASD: prosecutor

Toronto - A Canadian man inspired by the misogynist "incel" movement to kill 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto was aware of his actions and cannot claim criminal irresponsibility, prosecutors said.

Saudi prince asks US court to dismiss 'assassination' lawsuit

Washington - Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has asked a US federal court to throw out a lawsuit which accused him of trying to have an ex-intelligence official assassinated.

Man accused in Toronto 'incel' van attack pleads not criminally responsible

Toronto - A Canadian man inspired by the misogynist "incel" movement to kill 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto pleaded "not criminally responsible" due to mental illness at the start of his trial Tuesday.

'Incel-linked' accused in Toronto van attack goes on trial

Toronto - The trial of a Canadian man linked to the misogynist "incel" movement and accused of killing 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto begins Tuesday.

The rise and fall of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party

Athens - Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn on Wednesday faces a verdict in a landmark five-year murder trial involving its top leaders and other members.

Moment of truth in trial of Greece's neo-Nazis

Athens - An Athens criminal court is set to hand down verdicts Wednesday on the top leaders and dozens of members of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn group after one of the country's biggest trials in decades.

Family of US police shooting victim settles civil case for $12mn

Washington - Relatives of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed in a police shooting in her own home, announced Tuesday they have settled their wrongful death suit with the US city of Louisville for $12 million, as well as promises of local law enforcement reforms.

At least 11 dead in massacres in Colombia

Apo - At least 11 people were killed in three separate group killings in Colombia, police said Monday, one of the deadliest days since FARC guerrillas signed a peace accord with the government in 2016.

Charges dropped against US black man tried six times for one crime

Washington - US prosecutors dropped charges Friday against a black man who was tried six times and spent more than 20 years in prison for the same murders.Curtis Flowers served 23 years for a quadruple murder committed in Mississippi in 1996.

Suspect in killing of Portland protester shot dead by police

Washington - A far-left activist suspected of killing a right-wing protester in Portland was shot dead by police in Washington state as they tried to arrest him, local law officials said.

US prosecutors seek tough sentences for George Floyd cops

Minneapolis - Prosecutors are seeking stiffer-than-usual sentences for four former US police officers charged over the killing of George Floyd, arguing that they showed "particular cruelty" to the handcuffed African American.

French passengers sue Costa Cruises over virus ship ordeal

Paris - Around 850 French passengers who were onboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship that was turned away from numerous ports in March have filed a collective suit in Paris with 180 complaints, including manslaughter, against Costa Cruises, their lawyer sai...

German neo-Nazi on trial over politician murder admits to killing

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi on trial over the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke admitted Wednesday to the killing that has shocked the nation and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

German neo-Nazi on trial over politician murder admits to killing

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi on trial over the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke admitted Wednesday to the killing that has shocked the nation and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

Ukrainians demand fair probe into slain journalist four years on

Kiev - Friends and colleagues of murdered journalist Pavel Sheremet demanded a proper investigation into his murder during the unveiling of a memorial in Kiev on Monday.

Australian woman freed from jail for Bali police killing

Denpasar - An Australian woman jailed with her British DJ boyfriend for beating a Bali policeman to death was freed Thursday after nearly four years in prison on the Indonesian holiday island.

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.
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