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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.

Who killed the Swedish PM? Suspense as probe nears end

Stockholm - In a highly anticipated announcement, Swedish prosecutors will reveal Wednesday whether they are pressing charges or closing the investigation into the unsolved 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme.

Sweden to announce landmark decision on 1986 Palme murder

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors will announce on Wednesday whether they plan to press charges or close the investigation into the unsolved 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme.

Suspect in DR Congo murder of UN experts arrested

Kananga - One of the main suspects in the murder of two UN experts probing mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested after a three-year manhunt for the militia chief, officials said Sunday.

Australian jailed for murder in Bulgaria free to go home

Sofia - An Australian man who was jailed in Bulgaria for a 2007 murder is free to go home after serving 11 years of his sentence, the supreme court ruled Thursday.

Trial opens of US students accused over Italy police death

Rome - Two US students appeared in an Italian court on Wednesday on the first day of their trial over the fatal stabbing last year of a policeman during a botched drugs bust.

Trial opens for US students over Italy police death

Rome - Two US students appeared in an Italian court on Wednesday on the first day of their trial over the fatal stabbing last year of a policeman during a botched drugs bust.

US students accused of Italy cop murder brace for trial

Rome - Two US students go on trial in Italy on Wednesday over the fatal stabbing last year of a policeman in Rome during a botched drug bust.

Probe into 1986 Swedish PM murder nearing its end: prosecutor

Stockholm - The investigation into the unsolved 1986 murder of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme will wrap up within months, the prosecutor in charge said Wednesday, signalling the last phase of a mystery that has gripped the country for decades.

Russia gave 'essential support' in Chechen's Berlin murder: reports

Berlin - Russian security services provided "essential support" in the killing of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park, media have reported.

Ex-police says he helped kill Belarus leader's critics

Minsk - A man who claims to have served in an elite Belarusian police unit says he helped murder key opposition figures 20 years ago, leading to calls Tuesday for President Alexander Lukashenko to be investigated.

Suspect arrested in Ireland over 1996 French murder case

Dublin - A British man convicted in France of killing a French woman in Ireland nearly 25 years ago has been arrested in Dublin, pending his possible extradition, his lawyer said Monday.

Russia to expel two German diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Moscow - Russia said Thursday it was expelling two German diplomats, in a tit-for-tat move after Berlin ejected two Russians over the killing of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park.

Germany kicks out Russian diplomats over Berlin murder

Berlin - Germany expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday after prosecutors said Moscow could be behind the killing of a former Chechen rebel commander in a Berlin park.

Germany kicks out Russian diplomats over Berlin murder

Berlin - Germany expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday after prosecutors said Moscow could be behind the killing of a former Chechen rebel commander in a Berlin park.

Supreme Court rejects new trial for 'Serial' podcast inmate

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request for a new trial for a man convicted of his ex-girlfriend's 1999 murder -- a case that received worldwide attention thanks to the hit podcast "Serial.

Son of former German president stabbed to death

Frankfurt Am Main - An assailant has stabbed to death the son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker in an attack at a Berlin hospital that left one other person seriously injured, police said Wednesday.

Lebanon sentences UK diplomat's murderer to death

Beirut - A Lebanese court on Friday sentenced a taxi driver to death for the 2017 murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, the national news agency reported.

Illegal Chinese migration to Europe 'commonplace' despite risks

Bejing - The discovery of 39 bodies believed to be Chinese nationals in a truck in Britain is a stark reminder that many in the world's second biggest economy will still take perilous journeys to build a life elsewhere.

China embassy staff heading to UK site where 39 found dead in truck

Bejing - Chinese embassy staff are heading to Essex in Britain to verify reports that 39 people found dead in a truck were its nationals, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

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...
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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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Police investigate the murder of Brandon Woodard
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Photo of the University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing who fatally shot Samuel DuBose on July 19 ...
Photo of the University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing who fatally shot Samuel DuBose on July 19, 2015, during a traffic stop. — Photo: provided: University of Cincinnati.
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The listings of number 2 court at the Old Bailey for the pleas and directions hearing of Joanna Denn...
The listings of number 2 court at the Old Bailey for the pleas and directions hearing of Joanna Dennehy. She has three co-defendants.
Genene Jones: a photograph released by the legal authorities at the time she was facing trial for th...
Genene Jones: a photograph released by the legal authorities at the time she was facing trial for the murder of baby Chelsea Ann McClellan.
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The line up of suspects as rapist Frank Foster becomes the fourth person and the second murder victi...
The line up of suspects as rapist Frank Foster becomes the fourth person and the second murder victim to be carried out of Carla's knicker factory in a body bag.
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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 ice-cream vendor and a man talk while looking at the vehicles of forensic technicians who are wor...
An ice-cream vendor and a man talk while looking at the vehicles of forensic technicians who are working to unearth bodies in La Barca, Mexico, November 27, 2013.
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Rosario Porto detained by police in the murder of her adopted daughter Asunta.
Rosario Porto detained by police in the murder of her adopted daughter Asunta.
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Paramedics perform CPR on Maurice Harris after he was shot by armed intruders.
Paramedics perform CPR on Maurice Harris after he was shot by armed intruders.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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.
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Forensic technicians carry a body bag as colleagues search for human remains in a mass grave on the ...
Forensic technicians carry a body bag as colleagues search for human remains in a mass grave on the banks of the Lerma river in La Barca, Mexico, November 21, 2013
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Rebecca Douglas stabbed another teenage girl to death with this steel handled comb.
Rebecca Douglas stabbed another teenage girl to death with this steel handled comb.
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The moment that the court found José Bretón guilty of the murder of his two children.
The moment that the court found José Bretón guilty of the murder of his two children.
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