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Crime jumped 15% in biggest US cities last year: FBI

Washington - Violent crime jumped nearly 15 percent in America's biggest cities last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday, amid an increase in murders in large cities ravaged by gangs.

Miss Honduras World's killer sentenced to 45 years

Tegucigalpa - The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced a man convicted of killing Miss Honduras World and her sister to 45 years in prison.

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali

Denpasar - Indonesian police have arrested a man over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the holiday island of Bali.

Murdered UN experts 'deliberately misled' in DR Congo

Paris - Two UN experts who were killed six months ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo were deliberately misled about the safety of the place where they were shot dead, French radio said Wednesday.

German, 19, on trial for 'darknet' knife murders

Berlin - A teenager went on trial in Germany on Friday accused of two knife killings that shocked the country, including the murder of a child he allegedly bragged about on the internet.

German killer nurse murdered 'at least 90 patients': police

Berlin - A male nurse jailed for life two years ago for killing two patients with lethal drug overdoses murdered at least 90 patients in total, police said Monday, calling it post-war Germany's worst killing spree.

US wants 'full investigation' into DRCongo death of UN experts

New York - The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called for a "full investigation" into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe

New York - Two UN investigators killed in March likely died at the hands of Congolese militia members, a UN inquiry found, adding that further investigation will be required to "fully ascertain the identity" of those involved.

German couple jailed for rape-murder of Chinese student

Berlin - A German couple received lengthy jail sentences Friday for brutally raping and killing a Chinese student in eastern Germany, in a shocking crime that caused outrage in both countries.

Chinese villager pleads guilty to killing 19 people

Bejing - A man admitted killing 19 people, including his parents and three children, when he went on trial in southwest China on Wednesday, the court said.

DR Congo may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

New York - UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

Turkey's deepening tragedy of murdered women

Izmir - As she did most afternoons, Pinar Unluer was waiting to collect her six-year-old son from his school in Turkey's Aegean city of Izmir.

Chemist uses blow fly eggs as forensics tool

Something new for the world of forensic science: solving crime mysteries with the help of blow fly eggs. With this, experts can establish the body’s time-of-death to within a few hours.

Two police, family of six killed in latest Mexico violence

Campeche - Two federal police officers were mowed down Saturday in Mexico's Veracruz state, where gunman also killed a family of six, in the latest spasm of violence linked to criminal gangs.

Brains behind Russian reporter's murder dies in jail

Moscow - The man found guilty of organising the 2006 murder of Russian investigative reporter and human rights campaigner Anna Politkovskaya has died in jail, his lawyer said Tuesday.

US urges UN to investigate DRCongo murders

New York - The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to establish a special investigation into the murder of two UN experts who had been gathering evidence of mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ghana president vows justice after mob kills soldier

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said Tuesday the killers of a soldier who was lynched by a mob while out running would be brought to justice for this "heinous crime".

Vietnam man kills wedding guest after karaoke row

Hanoi - A man at a wedding in southern Vietnam murdered a fellow guest and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke performance, state-run media reported.

Mafia boss executed in Cosa Nostra show of power

Palermo - Killers gunned down a Mafia boss in Sicily on Monday as the Cosa Nostra flexed its muscles on the eve of the 25th anniversary of one of its most notorious murders.

Weekly vows to keep probing Mexico cartels even after reporter's death

Culiac - Despite the threats and the murder of colleague Javier Valdez, the weekly Riodoce plans to continue its role as a leader in investigating drug trafficking in Mexico.

Funeral for slain Mexican reporter amid demands for justice

Culiac - Friends and family have paid their final respects to slain journalist Javier Valdez, who apparently paid with his life for his award-winning reporting on the country's violent drug gangs.

Man helped girl kill herself and filmed it, faces murder charge

Spanish Fork - An 18-year-old Utah man faces a murder charge after it was alleged he helped a 16-year-old girl commit suicide. He allegedly filmed the girl’s suicide-by-hanging and told police he always wanted to see someone die.

Suspects in Uganda police murder claim they were tortured

Kanpala - Thirteen men accused of involvement in the murder of high-ranking police officer Andrew Kaweesi and two aides appeared in court Friday, with some claiming they had been tortured while in detention.

Man convicted of 2014 slaying of Miss Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A man who murdered Miss Honduras and her sister in a jealous rage will be given a prison sentence in June after a court on Thursday found him guilty of the 2014 double slaying.

Man on trial for Miss Honduras murder claims mental illness

Tegucigalpa - A man suspected of the 2014 murder of Miss Honduras and her sister -- his girlfriend at the time -- declined to testify in a Tegucigalpa court on Friday on grounds of mental illness.

Despite murder conviction, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man

Shirley - Due to a common law principle incorporated into Massachusetts state law, Aaron Hernandez will be considered an innocent man despite being convicted of murder in 2015. The law will have repercussions for the victim's family, the NFL and the Patriots.

US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase

New York - A US hunt for the gunman accused of murdering a grandfather and posting the crime on Facebook ended Tuesday with the suspect killing himself after a brief pursuit with police in Pennsylvania.

Five state manhunt for suspected Facebook killer

Chicago - US police widened a manhunt on Monday for a gunman who shot and killed an elderly man on Facebook Live in a seemingly random Easter Sunday attack, and then vowed to continue killing.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
The house in Pleasant Grove  Utah  where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
The house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
Double murderer Ahmad Otak.
Double murderer Ahmad Otak.
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Police investigate a home invasion shooting in Miami.
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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
The gravestone of Vera Page in Gunnersbury Cemetery  South West London.
The gravestone of Vera Page in Gunnersbury Cemetery, South West London.
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SIGHT: Visitors can be seen at Pier 14, a public walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront north of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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The Island of Grenada
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Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
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The double-DNA knife
The double-DNA knife
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Arguably the most odious femme fatale in the history of UK soaps, Janine has at last come unstuck by foolishly confessing to murder on tape.
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Donald Neilson, the notorious Black Panther. This photograph was taken shortly after his arrest. Don't feel too sorry for him; the cuts and bruises resulted from resisting arrest. By the time he received them, he had murdered four people. After kidnapping two police officers at gunpoint, Neilson was set about by members of the public who helped subdue him.
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Jenni-Lyn Watson flyer
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The above is a screengrab of a CCTV film released by the Metropolitan Police. In the foreground is Stuart Hazell; looking on is 12 year old Tia Sharp. Hours after they returned home from shopping, Hazell murdered her.
TESTIMONY: The wife of muder victim Steve Carter testified Monday in court proceedings against Sean ...
TESTIMONY: The wife of muder victim Steve Carter testified Monday in court proceedings against Sean Michael Angold, 24, Lila Scott Alligood, 18, and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23, in San Rafael, Calif.
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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
Aid workers and journalists found murdered in remote villages in Guinea.
Aid workers and journalists found murdered in remote villages in Guinea.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell