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Tense Turkey femicide trial opens after viral video

Kirikkale - An emotional trial opened in Turkey on Wednesday over the murder of a woman stabbed to death by her ex-husband, with claims she sought police protection in vain.

German court jails trucker for life over hitchhiker murder

Bayreuth - A German court sentenced a Moroccan trucker Wednesday to life in jail after finding that he murdered a 28-year-old student hitchhiker last year in a case pounced on by the far right.

Hundreds protest against S.Africa gender violence at World Economic Forum

Cape Town - Scores of women demonstrated against South Africa's "femicide epidemic" as the World Economic Forum on Africa kicks off in Cape Town on Wednesday, amid growing alarm over gender violence in the country.

'Most wanted' millionaire on run since 2015 arrested for strangling wife

Los Angeles - A British-born millionaire who went on the run for more than four years has been arrested in Mexico and extradited to the US to face trial for the murder of his wife at their California home.

US teen in Italy cop murder 'didn't know friend was armed'

Rome - The father of a US teen arrested in Rome over the killing of an Italian police officer said Thursday his son didn't know his friend was carrying a knife.

US teens cried in Italy cop murder interrogation

Rome - Two American teens arrested after an Italian police officer was stabbed to death in Rome during a botched drug bust broke down into tears during their interrogation, police said TuesdayFinnegan Elder, 19, and Gabriel Natale Hjorth, 18, have been charge...

Funeral held for Italian officer allegedly stabbed by US teenagers

Somma Vesuviana - Hundreds of people gathered Monday for the funeral of an Italian police officer stabbed to death in an alleged confrontation with two American teenagers that has sent shockwaves through the country.

Two US teenagers arrested over killing of Italian police officer

Rome - Two US teenagers appeared in court in Rome on Saturday after they were arrested over the murder of an Italian police officer whose death has sparked a national outcry.

Three charged over Maltese anti-corruption journalist's murder

Valletta - Three suspects were formally charged on Tuesday over the 2017 murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Three charged over Maltese anti-corruption journalist's murder

Valletta - Three suspects were formally charged on Tuesday over the 2017 murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Iraqi gets life in jail for teen rape-murder in Germany

Wiesbaden - An Iraqi man was sentenced to life in jail by a German court on Wednesday for the rape and murder of a teenage girl that fuelled far-right protests against a mass influx of mostly Muslim migrants.

Iraqi faces verdict in Germany's 'Susanna' rape-murder trial

Wiesbaden - An Iraqi man faces his verdict in Germany Wednesday over the rape and murder of a teenage girl that fuelled far-right protests against a mass influx of mostly Muslim migrants.

Cyprus court hands 7 life terms to 'first serial killer'

Nicosia - A Greek Cypriot army captain who murdered five women and two girls was handed seven life sentences Monday in an unprecedented serial killing case that has shocked the Mediterranean island.

Cyprus serial killer pleads guilty to 7 murders

Nicosia - A Greek Cypriot army officer pleaded guilty on Monday to seven counts of premeditated murder in a serial killing case that has shocked the Mediterranean island.

German serial killer nurse appeals life term for 85 murders

Berlin - Germany's most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history has appealed his life sentence for 85 murders, a district court said Tuesday.

The German killer nurse who took himself for God

Berlin - The man believed to be post-war Germany's worst serial killer was known to colleagues as a "nice guy" who did little to arouse suspicion until well into his murder spree.

German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

Oldenburg - A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care.Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel's killing spree "incomprehensible".

German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

Oldenburg - A German court Thursday handed a life sentence to a nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history, for the "unfathomable" crime of murdering 85 patients in his care.

World's worst serial killers

Paris - Former German hospital nurse Niels Hoegel, who was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care, is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history.

Cyprus finds suspected remains of sixth 'serial killer' victim

Nicosia - Cypriot authorities on Tuesday recovered the remains of a body stuffed in a suitcase at the bottom of a lake believed to be the sixth victim of a suspected serial killer.

The German killer nurse who took himself for God

Berlin - The man accused of being post-war Germany's most prolific serial killer was known to colleagues as a "nice guy" who did little to arouse suspicion until well into his murder spree.

Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

Oldenburg - A German court on Thursday will deliver its verdict in the case of nurse Niels Hoegel, suspected of killing around 100 patients in his care.

German local politician killed with shot to the head

Berlin - A local politician from the German city of Kassel was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, police said Monday, adding that no weapon was found at the scene.

Briton says innocent of Frenchwoman's Ireland murder

Dublin - A British man convicted in his absence in Paris of the 1996 killing of a French woman in Ireland repeated Saturday that he was innocent.

Briton accused of Frenchwoman's Irish murder risks 30 years jail

Paris - French prosecutors on Friday asked a Paris court to jail for 30 years a British man accused of the 1996 killing of a French woman in Ireland, though it is uncertain he will serve any time if convicted.

Cyprus mulls draining lake in hunt for serial killings victim

Nicosia - Authorities in Cyprus said Thursday they may drain a lake in efforts to find the body of a six-year-old Filipina girl, believed to be the youngest victim of a serial killer.

Son of Frenchwoman killed in Ireland says suspect 'lacks courage' in skipping trial

Paris - The son of a Frenchwoman killed in Ireland in 1996 on Wednesday accused a British man accused of her murder of lacking courage in failing to show up for his trial in Paris.

British suspect absent for Paris trial over 1996 murder in Ireland

Paris - A trial got underway in Paris Monday of a British man accused of murdering the wife of a celebrated French film producer in Ireland over two decades ago but, as expected, the suspect failed to show up in court.

Costa Rica announces drop in murders, increase in gun seizures

San Jos - Costa Rica announced on Thursday a reduction in murders and an increase in the confiscation of illegal weapons as it put into force a law that tightens gun controls.

German prosecutors seek life in jail for serial killer nurse

Oldenburg - German prosecutors on Thursday sought life in prison for a male nurse accused of murdering almost 100 hospital patients, which would make him the country's worst peacetime serial killer.
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Rafal Nowak  Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn were all convicted at Bristol Crown Court of th...
Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn were all convicted at Bristol Crown Court of the murder of Catherine Wells-Burr.
Avon And Somerset Police
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.
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
The aftermath of the notorious 1929 St. Valentine s Day Massacre.
The aftermath of the notorious 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
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A screengrab from some CCTV footage released by the Metropolitan Police. The woman in the orange top...
A screengrab from some CCTV footage released by the Metropolitan Police. The woman in the orange top is the actress Gemma McCluskie. Hours after this was taken, she was dead.
Convicted murderess Hannah Bonser.
Convicted murderess Hannah Bonser.
South Yorkshire Police
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
PUBLIC: A Marin County sheriffs department spokesman announced the tragic deaths of two students at ...
PUBLIC: A Marin County sheriffs department spokesman announced the tragic deaths of two students at a press conference in front of Novato High School in Northern California.
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Nat Fraser  who has now been twice convicted  of the murder of his wife Arlene on what can only be d...
Nat Fraser, who has now been twice convicted of the murder of his wife Arlene on what can only be described as tenuous evidence.
A photograph released by Surrey Police of Elise and Harry Donnison  who were murdered by their mothe...
A photograph released by Surrey Police of Elise and Harry Donnison, who were murdered by their mother, Fiona. See http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/310163
Sussex Police
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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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 5 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 5 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
No  this guy is not a paedophile grooming his next victim  but a man who may well become a reluctant...
No, this guy is not a paedophile grooming his next victim, but a man who may well become a reluctant serial killer trying to convince a nescient witness to keep his mouth shut.
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Rapper Earl Hayes
Rapper Earl Hayes
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SIGHT: Visitors can be seen at Pier 14  a public walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront north ...
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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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.
Police investigate a home invasion shooting in Miami.
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.
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Donald Neilson  the notorious Black Panther. This photograph was taken shortly after his arrest. Don...
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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