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Captain guilty in Nicaraguan shipwreck that killed 13

Managua - The captain of a tourist boat that overturned in bad weather off Nicaragua's Caribbean coast killing 13 was found guilty of manslaughter Friday, judicial sources said.

Dutch man killed ex-minister 'over euthanasia,' court told

Den Haag - A Dutch man accused of murdering a former health minister has admitted to the killing, saying he was on a "divine mission" because of her role in legalising euthanasia, Dutch media said Thursday.

Texas man arrested in fatal road rage shooting

Arlington - Police in Arlington, Texas have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of a 26-year-old woman who was shot while driving on Interstate 30.

U.S. double murder suspect held in Hong Kong says he is ill

Hong Kong - A Chinese national arrested in Hong Kong and accused of murdering his two teenage nephews in the United States was taken to hospital on Monday after complaining he is "muddle-headed".

S.F. waterfront slaying suspect claims 2015 killing was accident

San Francisco - The suspect in what seems to have been a random slaying on the San Francisco waterfront has asked for the most serious charge against him — second-degree murder — to be dismissed.

Teen arrested after 'confessing' boyfriend's murder on Facebook

Hemet - Nakasia James, the young woman who eluded sheriff's officials for over a week after allegedly confessing on Facebook to murdering her boyfriend was apprehended Sunday evening, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's booking records.

Making a Murderer: 5 important updates about Steven Avery case

You finished Netflix's hit documentary series Making a Murderer and are now hungry for the latest Steven Avery news. Below are five important updates, and note they may contain spoilers for those who haven't finished watching the doc.

Senegalese man arrested over American's death in Florence

Rome - Ashley Olsen, the American found strangled and naked in her Florence flat, was killed by an illegal immigrant from Senegal she met in a nightclub, the prosecutor in charge of the case said Thursday.

Italian police count on DNA to crack Florence murder mystery

Rome - Italian police are hoping DNA traces recovered from the Florence flat of slain American Ashley Olsen will help them find a killer she reportedly had sex with before her death.

Death in Florence: American woman was strangled

Rome - An American woman whose body was found in her Florence flat was strangled, the official in charge of the murder probe said Tuesday after a postmortem was carried out overnight.

American woman's slaying in Florence still a mystery

Rome - Italian police were Monday studying cc-tv footage and awaiting the result of an autopsy as they attempted to explain the mysterious slaying of an American woman in Florence.

Mexico mayor's killing a threat to others: Governor

Cuernavaca - A state in central Mexico took over police command in several towns after a mayor was assassinated, a crime described as a gang threat to other mayors.

Mexico mayor assassinated one day after taking office

Cuernavaca - Several gunmen burst into the home of a newly elected Mexican mayor and shot her dead on Saturday, just hours into her tenure, police said.

Chechen man sought in murder of Russian opposition chief Nemtsov

Moscow - A panel probing the murder in February of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday identified a Russian of Chechen origin, Ruslan Mukhudinov, as being a lead figure in the killing.

Syria anti-IS documentary maker 'assassinated' in Turkey

Birut - A Syrian activist who produced documentaries hostile to the Islamic State group was assassinated in Turkey Sunday, according to the group with which he worked, "Raqa is Being Slaughtered Silently".

Son 'chops up father's killer' in India revenge attack

New Delhi - The son of an Indian murder victim has confessed to stabbing his father's killer to death and chopping his body into 12 pieces, one for every year since his father was slain, media reported Tuesday.

Honduras IDs killers of football star Peralta

Tegucigalpa - The gunmen who murdered Honduras-born international football star Arnold Peralta in his hometown last week have been identified and are being sought, officials said on Wednesday.

Honduran international footballer Peralta shot dead

Tegucigalpa - International midfielder Arnold Peralta was killed in a drive-by shooting in a car park of a shopping mall in his native Honduras, police said.

Killer of British soldier Lee Rigby sues over prison struggle

London - One of two Muslim converts jailed for killing British soldier Lee Rigby in broad daylight on a London street in 2013 is seeking compensation after losing two front teeth in a struggle with prison guards, the government confirmed Thursday.

S.African authorities deny issuing Pistorius arrest warrant

Johanesburg - South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said Friday no arrest warrant had been issued for Oscar Pistorius, one day after appeal judges found the Paralympic sprinter guilty of murdering his girlfriend.

Drifters accused of two Bay Area murders plead innocent

San Rafael - Three young transients accused of robbing and killing two people in Northern California have pleaded innocent to murder charges.

11 bodies found in eastern Mexico in two days

Veracruz - Mexican authorities discovered six bodies in a community in the eastern state of Veracruz, a day after five other corpses were dumped elsewhere in the region.

Indonesian newlyweds ate alleged rapist's genitals: police

Menteng Dua - A newlywed Indonesian couple have been arrested over claims they dined on the genitals of the woman's suspected rapist after her husband allegedly murdered him and cut off his private parts, police said Tuesday.

Baltimore sees massive surge in murders in 2015

Baltimore - In a stunning crime wave, Baltimore tops 300 murders in 2015 with a month still left in the year. These high number of killings have not been seen in the city since 1999.

Shootings at Mexico cockfight, football field kill 14

Acapulco - A weekend of violence killed at least 14 people in Mexico's troubled southern state of Guerrero as shootings erupted at a cockfight and a football field, police said on Monday.

Drifters accused of two Bay Area murders win delay in proceedings

San Rafael - Court proceedings have been postponed in the case of three drifters accused of a pair of murders on the U.S. West Coast in October.

Three dead, including two teens, in France drugland shoot-out

Marseille - A young man and two teenagers were killed overnight on Sunday in a shoot-out in the southern French city of Marseille, known for its violent drug wars, a police source said.

Five arrested in lynching of two Mexican brothers

Puebla - Authorities have arrested five people suspected of being part of a mob that lynched and burned two brothers in central Mexico, officials said Thursday.

FBI says 51 police murdered in line of duty in 2014

Washington - Of the 96 US police officers killed in the line of duty last year, 51 were murdered in felonious acts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Prominent Argentine transgender woman murdered

Buenos Aires - A prominent leader for the struggle of Argentina's transgender community has been found murdered in her home, triggering demands for justice -- including from the president.
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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.
Ray Gosling  a filmmaker and BBC presenter  admits he killed his gay lover
Ray Gosling, a filmmaker and BBC presenter, admits he killed his gay lover
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Gregory Brooks was sentenced to 120 years in prison for murdering two people.
Gregory Brooks was sentenced to 120 years in prison for murdering two people.
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Susan Mellen cries after Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold overturned her conviction.
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Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
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Double murderer Ahmad Otak.
Double murderer Ahmad Otak.
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Leroy James, a 14 year old youth who died of a stab wound after a confrontation at Enfield, North London, in August 2011.
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Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
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A CCTV picture released by the police in the hunt for Stephen Farrow, who on November 2, 2012, was convicted of two sickening murders.
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Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
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An iconic CCTV still released by Merseyside Police. Two year old James Bulger is led away by ten year olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, shortly to be murdered.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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Regina and Rolls say, murdered by their own father out of spite.
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Edward Waters College - Lee Cousins Building (B.F. Lee Theological Seminary Building - yb. 1925)
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The alleged perpetrators of the crime are Zakieya Latrice Denise Avery and Monifa Sanford
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The aftermath of the notorious 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell