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US-Venezuelan tourist killed in Costa Rica: police

San Jos - A fingerprint test has confirmed the murder of a Venezuelan-born American tourist who had been missing for over a week, police said Wednesday.

Germany's 'killer nurse' tells families of over 100 victims 'sorry'

Berlin - A German former hospital nurse who has admitted to killing more than 100 patients in his care apologised Thursday to victims' grieving relatives.

British woman charged with murdering husband in Malaysia

Langkawi - A British woman was Tuesday charged with murdering her husband on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi, with her lawyer saying that the suspect felt "overwhelmed".

Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

Oldenburg - German nurse Niels Hoegel, already serving a prison sentence over the deaths of six patients in his care, went on trial from Tuesday for killing another 100 people.Here's what you need to know about this extraordinary criminal case.

German nurse admits to killing 100 patients as trial opens

Oldenburg - Former nurse Niels Hoegel admitted Tuesday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany's post-war history.

Germany tries 'serial killer' nurse over worst post-war spree

Berlin - German nurse Niels Hoegel, already serving a lengthy term for previous killings, will go on trial before anguished relatives Tuesday over the murders of around 100 more people -- a spree prosecutors say is unprecedented in the post-war period.

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 raise suspicion until well into his murder spree.

S.African court finds white farmers guilty of murdering black teen

Johanesburg - A South African court on Wednesday convicted two white farmers of murdering a 16-year-old black boy suspected of stealing sunflowers in a remote northwestern farming community.

Prosecution calls for life sentence in Monaco heiress murder trial

Aix-en-provence - French prosecutors Monday called for the maximum life sentence for Poland's former consul in Monaco who is on trial for ordering the murder of a billionaire heiress over an inheritance dispute.

US needs answers on Saudi journalist: Washington Post

Washington - The United States should "demand answers" from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday -- and punish the kingdom if cooperation is lacking.

Turkey probes claims that Saudis killed journalist

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was awaiting the results of an investigation into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who a government source said was killed at Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul.

Turkey finds journalist was killed in Saudi consulate: source

Istanbul - Turkish police have concluded that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi mission in Istanbul after going missing Tuesday, an unnamed government official said Saturday.

Trial for Spaniard accused of triple murder opens in Florida

Miami - A third trial for a Spaniard accused of murdering three people during a home robbery in the 1990s opened in Florida on Monday.Pablo Ibar, 46, has already spent 16 years on death row, only to see the conviction overturned and remanded to retrial.

The coach, the consul and the heiress: murder trial grips Monaco

Aix-en-provence - A Polish man accused of murdering of his former partner's billionaire mother denied Thursday that he ordered the contract killing, in a trial that has gripped the French Riviera.

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018

Gutierrez - Gunmen on Friday killed a Mexican journalist who had received threats after reporting on corruption in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said, in what was at least the ninth murder of a reporter in the country this year.

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018: newspaper

Gutierrez - Gunmen shot and killed a Mexican journalist as he left his home in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said Friday, at least the ninth reporter murdered in the country this year.

Hong Kong court finds academic guilty in 'yoga-ball' murder case

Fpo - A Malaysian professor was jailed for life in Hong Kong Wednesday for murdering his wife and teenage daughter using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide which he had placed in their car.

Hong Kong professor charged with murder after wife's body found in suitcase

Fpo - A University of Hong Kong professor was on Wednesday charged with murder after police found his wife's decomposing body stuffed in a suitcase in his office, the latest grisly murder to transfix the crowded city.

Five charged with murdering transgender prostitute in Paris

Paris - Five people were charged Monday with murdering a transgender prostitute who was allegedly trying to stop them robbing her client in a Paris park, a case that has sparked fury amongst LGBT rights groups.

Daughter testifies in Hong Kong 'yoga ball' murder trial

Fpo - The daughter of an anaesthetist accused of gassing his wife and another daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide described her dead sister as her "soulmate" in a Hong Kong court Monday.

Anaesthetist killed wife, daughter 'with gas-filled yoga ball'

Fpo - An anaesthetist gassed his wife and daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide, a Hong Kong court has heard.

Bishop murder saga rattles Egypt's Copts

Apo - A scholarly bishop was found bludgeoned to death at the desert monastery he ran, and two monks are facing trial for killing him in an ambush on the way to Sunday mass.

Bush doctor's killer commits suicide: US police

Chicago - A Texas manhunt for a retired cop who killed the former doctor of ex-president George H.W. Bush in broad daylight ended on Friday with the suicide of the suspect.

Mexico hits back over Trump 'murder rate' jibe

Mexico - Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete hit back on Tuesday at Donald Trump's criticism of his country's murder rate by telling the US president to stop the flow of arms across the common border."If they safeguard the...

Journalist murdered in Mexico near tourist hotspot Cancun

Mexico - A journalist was murdered Tuesday in southeast Mexico, not far from tourist hotspot Cancun, the government said -- the seventh such killing this year in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

Journalist murdered in southeast Mexico near tourist hotspot

Mexico - A journalist has been murdered in southeast Mexico, not far from tourist hotspot Cancun, the government said on Tuesday -- the seventh such killing this year in the country.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a shocking series of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping one of the longest and politically charged trials of the post-war period.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping a mammoth trial that began in May 2013.

Verdicts due in Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi murder trial

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders faces a verdict on Wednesday at the end of one of the longest trials in Germany's post-war history.

Beate Zschaepe, woman in the dock in neo-Nazi terror trial

Berlin - For Beate Zschaepe, the woman at the heart of Germany's neo-Nazi terror and murder trial, the dark path began in the far-right skinhead subculture that flared after the Berlin Wall fell.
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