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Post-mortem inconclusive into high-profile death of woman in UK

London - A post-mortem examination on a woman who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a police officer proved inconclusive, a British coroner said on Thursday, in the case that has sparked national outrage.

UK police officer in court on kidnap, murder charges

London - A British police officer was remanded in custody when he appeared in court Tuesday charged with the kidnap and murder of a woman who vanished as she walked home in London.

UK police under fire after crackdown on vigil for murdered woman

London - Police in London drew widespread criticism on Saturday after handcuffing mourners at a vigil for a woman who was murdered after setting out to walk home, in a case that has sparked a national debate about violence against women.

UK police under fire after crackdown on vigil for murdered woman

London - Police in London drew widespread criticism on Saturday after handcuffing protesters at a vigil for a woman who was murdered after setting out to walk home, in a case that has sparked a national debate about violence against women.

UK policeman in elite unit charged with murder of woman

London - London police on Friday charged a fellow officer with kidnap and murder, hours after confirming a body discovered in woodland was that of a missing woman in a high-profile case that has shocked Britain.

Elite London police officer arrested on suspicion of murder

London - An officer in London's diplomatic protection branch was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder, police said, as investigators searching for a missing 33-year-old woman discovered human remains.

Press watchdog files suit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi

Paris - Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday that it has asked a German court to investigate "crimes against humanity" by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the grisly killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing amid calls to punish prince

Washington - The United States on Monday pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing criticism that it did not directly target Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi murder but spares him sanctions

Washington - The United States on Friday for the first time publicly accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving the gruesome murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but stopped short of targeting the powerful heir apparent.

US to release report fingering Saudi prince in Khashoggi murder

Washington - The US director of national intelligence is expected to release a damning report Friday that fingers Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal murder and dismemberment of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018.

Five Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for writer's murder

Dhaka - Five Islamist extremists were sentenced to death on Tuesday over the brutal murder of a Bangladeshi-American writer and rights activist six years ago.

US teen in Italy murder trial says cops didn't show badges

Rome - A US teen charged with the murder of an Italian police officer in 2019 told a court on Wednesday the victim and his partner never showed their badges.

Mexico sees slight decrease in murders in 2020

Mexico - Mexico recorded 34,523 murders in 2020 -- a slight decrease compared to 2019 in a country that has been wracked by drug cartel violence, official preliminary figures showed Thursday.

Myanmar rebel group sentences child murderer to death

Yangon - A rebel ethnic minority group that unofficially controls a swathe of eastern Myanmar has sentenced a man to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.

Japan's 'Twitter killer' drops death sentence appeal

Apo - A Japanese man dubbed the "Twitter killer" has withdrawn an appeal of his guilty verdict and death sentence over the murder of nine people, a court official said Wednesday.

Australian counter-terrorism police probe Brisbane murders

Sydney - Australian police said Friday they were treating the murder of an elderly couple in their Brisbane home as a terrorism incident.

'They're telling me I killed a cop,' US student in Rome told mother

Rome - The US student who admitted stabbing a policeman in Rome last year was shaking and crying inside a police station after learning the attack was fatal, his mother testified Thursday at his trial.

US Army sacks commanders over Texas base crime wave

Washington - The US Army announce Tuesday it was removing or suspending 14 commanders and unit leaders at Fort Hood after a slate of murders and sex crimes at the Texas base.

Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi prince in US over murder

Washington - The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia's crown prince and other officials Tuesday in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal murder in Istanbul two years ago.

US student charged with murder of Italian policeman apologises in court

Rome - A US student on trial for killing an Italian policeman during a failed drug bust last year tearfully apologised on Wednesday, saying he would never forgive himself.

Swede on trial for murder after DNA hit on genealogy site

Stockholm - A 37-year-old man went on trial Tuesday for a double murder that went unsolved and gripped Sweden for more than 15 years until police matched his DNA on a popular genealogy website.

'May you rot in prison': US 'Golden State Killer' victims speak out

Los Angeles - Dozens of women and men who were terrorized by California's 'Golden State Killer' during a sadistic decade-long crime spree finally got their day in court Tuesday as they spoke emotionally of their trauma.The victims of Joseph DeAngelo Jr.

Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

Paris - At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global Witness reported Wednesday.

Italian cop recounts partner's stabbing to trial of US students

Rome - An Italian policeman whose partner was fatally stabbed during a failed drug bust last year described Wednesday the moment the knife was pulled by one of two US students standing trial for murder.

US student accused of Rome policeman's murder 'beaten' in custody

Rome - An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman says he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, a leaked official transcript showed.

US 'Golden State Killer' pleads guilty to 13 murders

Los Angeles - A US former policeman dubbed the "Golden State Killer" pleaded guilty to 13 murders Monday, as well as confessing to dozens of rapes, robberies and kidnappings, drawing a line under a sadistic crime spree that terrorized California for two decades.

Prosecutors hid evidence in Italy cop's murder case: defence

Rome - Italian prosecutors hid evidence that a key figure in the murder of a Rome cop by two US students was a police informer, a defence lawyer told AFP Saturday.

Belgium revives hunt for 1980s supermarket killers

Apo - Belgian police on Tuesday released an old photo of a man carrying a military assault weapon, to try to solve the decades-old mystery of the country's bloodiest series of murders.

Sweden names chief suspect in PM murder, closes probe

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday named their main suspect in the 1986 killing of prime minister Olof Palme, closing the murder case that has gripped the Scandinavian country for more than three decades.

Prosecutors close probe into Swedish PM murder, suspect dead

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday they had closed their investigation into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme as their main suspect, a Swede known for his opposition to Palme's leftwing policies, was now dead.
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