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Danish sub killer gives up fight over life term

Copenhagen - Danish submariner Peter Madsen, jailed for life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will not appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court, his lawyer said on Monday.

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

Aix-en-provence - The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the hallmarks of a sordid crime thriller.

Thousands pack huge anti-racism gig as Merkel urges Germans to speak out

Chemnitz - Tens of thousands of people thronged an anti-racism concert Monday in protest against xenophobic mobs that ran rampage in the city of Chemnitz, as Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up against the far right's message of hate and division.

In Colombia, human rights activists live in constant fear

Caloto - One day after Luis Dagua last left his farm in Colombia's southwest his body was found, his head shattered with a rock.He was a 64-year-old farmer and rights activist and left behind four children.

Brazil's fugitive 'Dr. Bumbum' plastic surgeon arrested over patient death

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as Dr. Bumbum was arrested Thursday over the death of a patient in a botched operation after spending four days on the run.

More human remains linked to alleged Canada serial killer found

Montr - Canadian police Thursday announced the discovery of more human remains buried at a Toronto property where body parts of the victims of an suspected serial killer were previously found.

Half million killed in Brazil's deadly decade: study

Rio De Janeiro - More than half a million people were killed in homicides between 2006 and 2016 in Brazil, according to the latest statistics on violence in Latin America's biggest country Tuesday.

Two killed in Marseille shooting

Marseille - Two more violent deaths occurred overnight in the southern French city of Marseille, known for its turf wars for control of the drug trade, officials said Saturday.

Driver found dead after passenger murder in China carpool case

Bejing - The suspect in the murder of a passenger in a case involving Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has been found dead, state media reported Saturday, after the killing of the flight attendant transfixed the nation.

China's Didi suspends car-pool service after passenger murder

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Friday it would suspend its car-pool service for a week as it deals with an outcry over the murder of a flight attendant found dead after ordering a ride home.

Two wanted in Peru over lynching of Canadian for shaman murder

- Peruvian police hunted Tuesday for two men wanted in connection with the lynching of a Canadian man suspected of killing an elderly female shaman in a remote part of the country's Amazon rainforest.

Peru hunts 2 over lynching of Canadian for shaman murder

- Peruvian police searched Tuesday for two men over the lynching of a Canadian suspected of killing an elderly shaman in the Amazon, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Canadian found dead after murder of Peru indigenous leader

- Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the apparent lynching of a Canadian national thought to have shot dead an indigenous leader in a remote area of the Amazon.

New charge in Canada serial killer probe, cold cases reopened

Ottawa - A Canadian landscape gardener accused of serial killings targeting Toronto's gay community was charged Wednesday with a seventh murder, as police reopened 15 cold homicide cases dating back decades in search of links.

Expert challenges Denmark submarine murder suspect's defence

Copenhagen - A leading submarine expert on Tuesday challenged Danish inventor Peter Madsen's claim that Swedish journalist Kim Wall was killed by toxic fumes in his homemade vessel last year, as he faces trial for her murder.

Grief and rage at funeral for police shooting victim in Sacramento

Sacramento - Hundreds of mourners joined an outpouring of grief and rage Thursday at the funeral of an unarmed black man shot dead by police in California's capital Sacramento.

Canadian man pleads guilty to Quebec mosque murders

Quebec City - A Canadian man known for his far-right, nationalist sympathies pleaded guilty Wednesday to the killing last year of six worshippers at a Quebec mosque -- a surprising turn of events in a case that shocked the nation.

Jewish grandmother murdered in Paris flat: 'She didn't believe in evil'

Paris - A Jewish grandmother found murdered in her Paris apartment was an "admirable woman" who had escaped the Nazi round-up of Jews in the city more than 70 years ago, her family said.

Trial starts in Quebec City mosque shooting case

Quebec City - A Canadian man went on trial Monday for an attack on a Quebec City mosque last year, pleading not guilty to charges of shooting to death six worshippers and wounding many others.

Family and friends celebrate the life of slain journalist Wall

New York - Parents and friends of Kim Wall honored her memory in New York Friday on what would have been the slain Swedish journalist's 31st birthday.

Court views beheading videos in Danish submariner's trial

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his homemade submarine, insisted Wednesday her death was accidental while prosecutors argued his fascination for beheadings and impalings suggested otherwise.

Boy, 9, shoots dead sister over video game controller

Washington - A nine-year-old boy shot dead his sister, 13, in the southern US state of Mississippi following an argument about a video game controller, local media reported Monday.

Bone discovery revives century-old French murder mystery

Morlaix - For nearly a century the case of Guillaume Seznec, accused of killing his business partner even though no body or weapon was ever found, has fascinated France as one of the country's most notorious legal mysteries.

French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

Paris - Serial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday.

Beirut protest after spate of violent deaths of women

Beirut - Dozens of people protested on Saturday outside the Lebanese parliament against violence against women, denouncing inaction by the authorities after eight women have been killed since early December.

German police arrest 15-year-old for killing classmate

Berlin - German police have arrested a 15-year-old schoolboy suspected of killing a classmate on Tuesday by stabbing him in the neck, authorities and media reports said.

Pro-Maduro lawmaker shot dead in Venezuela

Caracas - A lawmaker with Venezuela's ruling Constituent Assembly was shot dead Wednesday by unidentified attackers, officials and local media said.

Three dead in samurai sword attack at Tokyo shrine

Toukyo - A former priest wielding a samurai sword killed his Shinto priestess sister and another woman in an apparent family vendetta at a historic Tokyo shrine, before turning the blade on himself, police told AFP Friday.

Journalist Kim Wall's right arm may have been found

Stockholm - Danish police on Wednesday said divers have found a second arm in the area where the rest of Swedish journalist Kim Wall's body parts were discovered after she was killed onboard an inventor's submarine.

Maltese demand justice for murdered reporter

Valletta - Thousands of people flocked to a rally Sunday to demand justice for murdered Maltese journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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