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Two police, family of six killed in latest Mexico violence

Campeche - Two federal police officers were mowed down Saturday in Mexico's Veracruz state, where gunman also killed a family of six, in the latest spasm of violence linked to criminal gangs.

Brains behind Russian reporter's murder dies in jail

Moscow - The man found guilty of organising the 2006 murder of Russian investigative reporter and human rights campaigner Anna Politkovskaya has died in jail, his lawyer said Tuesday.

US urges UN to investigate DRCongo murders

New York - The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to establish a special investigation into the murder of two UN experts who had been gathering evidence of mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ghana president vows justice after mob kills soldier

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said Tuesday the killers of a soldier who was lynched by a mob while out running would be brought to justice for this "heinous crime".

Vietnam man kills wedding guest after karaoke row

Hanoi - A man at a wedding in southern Vietnam murdered a fellow guest and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke performance, state-run media reported.

Mafia boss executed in Cosa Nostra show of power

Palermo - Killers gunned down a Mafia boss in Sicily on Monday as the Cosa Nostra flexed its muscles on the eve of the 25th anniversary of one of its most notorious murders.

Weekly vows to keep probing Mexico cartels even after reporter's death

Culiac - Despite the threats and the murder of colleague Javier Valdez, the weekly Riodoce plans to continue its role as a leader in investigating drug trafficking in Mexico.

Funeral for slain Mexican reporter amid demands for justice

Culiac - Friends and family have paid their final respects to slain journalist Javier Valdez, who apparently paid with his life for his award-winning reporting on the country's violent drug gangs.

Man helped girl kill herself and filmed it, faces murder charge

Spanish Fork - An 18-year-old Utah man faces a murder charge after it was alleged he helped a 16-year-old girl commit suicide. He allegedly filmed the girl’s suicide-by-hanging and told police he always wanted to see someone die.

Suspects in Uganda police murder claim they were tortured

Kanpala - Thirteen men accused of involvement in the murder of high-ranking police officer Andrew Kaweesi and two aides appeared in court Friday, with some claiming they had been tortured while in detention.

Man convicted of 2014 slaying of Miss Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A man who murdered Miss Honduras and her sister in a jealous rage will be given a prison sentence in June after a court on Thursday found him guilty of the 2014 double slaying.

Man on trial for Miss Honduras murder claims mental illness

Tegucigalpa - A man suspected of the 2014 murder of Miss Honduras and her sister -- his girlfriend at the time -- declined to testify in a Tegucigalpa court on Friday on grounds of mental illness.

Despite murder conviction, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man

Shirley - Due to a common law principle incorporated into Massachusetts state law, Aaron Hernandez will be considered an innocent man despite being convicted of murder in 2015. The law will have repercussions for the victim's family, the NFL and the Patriots.

US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase

New York - A US hunt for the gunman accused of murdering a grandfather and posting the crime on Facebook ended Tuesday with the suspect killing himself after a brief pursuit with police in Pennsylvania.

Five state manhunt for suspected Facebook killer

Chicago - US police widened a manhunt on Monday for a gunman who shot and killed an elderly man on Facebook Live in a seemingly random Easter Sunday attack, and then vowed to continue killing.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - Twenty people were murdered and four others wounded at a Pakistani Sufi shrine early Sunday by men wielding batons and knives, police said.

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - Twenty people were murdered and four others wounded at a Pakistani Sufi shrine early Sunday by men wielding batons and knives, police said.

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - Twenty people were murdered and four others wounded at a Pakistani Sufi shrine early Sunday by men wielding batons and knives, police said.

US veteran gets terror, racism charges over black man's murder

New York - A white US Army veteran faced terror and racism charges as he was indicted for fatally stabbing a 66-year-old black man.

Indian police say murdered Irish woman also raped

Mumbai - A young Irish woman who was murdered in the popular Indian tourist destination of Goa was also raped, police said Thursday.

Police DNA error linked German neo-Nazi killer, child murder

Berlin - German police admitted Wednesday they had falsely linked two high-profile crimes -- an unsolved child murder and a neo-Nazi cell's killing spree -- because investigators accidentally contaminated DNA evidence.

Germany hunts man who bragged of child murder in online video

Berlin - German police launched a manhunt Tuesday for a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video.

US city holds vigil after shooting death of Indian engineer

Washington - Hundreds of people marched and prayed in the Midwestern US city where an Indian expatriate was killed and another wounded in a suspected hate crime that has prompted calls for action.

Indigenous leader killed by gunmen in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - An indigenous leader in Honduras was killed Friday by five armed men who burst into his home, fellow activists and officials said.

US tycoon Robert Durst admitted murdering friend, witness says

Los Angeles - New York property tycoon Robert Durst confessed to carrying out the murder of close friend Susan Berman, a witness testified in a Los Angeles court Thursday.

Funeral held for Quebec City mosque shooting victims

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined fellow Canadians Thursday to mourn three of six men killed in a mosque shooting, seeking to pull together a nation shaken by the hate crime.

Student charged with murder in Quebec mosque attack

Quebec City - A Canadian political science student known to have nationalist sympathies was charged Monday with six counts of murder over a shooting spree at a Quebec mosque -- one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country.
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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.
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A scene from next week's 'EastEnders', late August 2012. Jay is ostracised by all and sundry after backing up Ben's murder confession.
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A screengrab from a forthcoming episode.
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Elevator murder experiment
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Police comfort a distressed woman at the scene where eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years were found dead at a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns, police said on December 19, 2014
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Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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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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The Palace of Justice in Lima  Peru where Van der Sloot was charged with murder.
The Palace of Justice in Lima, Peru where Van der Sloot was charged with murder.
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7 James Street, Butetown, Cardiff, where 20 year old prostitute Lynette White was murdered on February 14, 1988.
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Philip Chism, 14, stands during his arraignment for the death of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in Salem District Court in Boston, Massachusetts
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Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
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Jenni-Lyn Watson flyer
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Daron Dylon Wint  34  the suspect for the quadruple murder of a wealthy Washington D.C. family  has ...
Daron Dylon Wint, 34, the suspect for the quadruple murder of a wealthy Washington D.C. family, has been caught in D.C., May 21, 2015.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Nathaniel Brown  who was convicted of stabbing to death his ex-wife  Zandra Maxwell-Nelson.
Nathaniel Brown, who was convicted of stabbing to death his ex-wife, Zandra Maxwell-Nelson.
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The alleged perpetrators of the crime are Zakieya Latrice Denise Avery and Monifa Sanford
The alleged perpetrators of the crime are Zakieya Latrice Denise Avery and Monifa Sanford
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Convicted murderer Lerone Michael Boye is currently unlawfully at large.
Convicted murderer Lerone Michael Boye is currently unlawfully at large.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell

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