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Gay date-rape serial killer Stephen Port jailed for life in UK

London - A serial killer who murdered four young men he met on gay networking sites in Britain was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of release.

Verdict in Harris case reached: Kid's death was not accidental

Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty of murder in the death of his 22-month-old son Cooper who died after the former Home Depot web developer left him locked in a hot car back in 2014.

UK far-right extremist jailed for life for killing MP Jo Cox

London - A far-right extremist was Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of release for murdering British MP Jo Cox a week before the European Union referendum in a "politically motivated" attack.

London chef Stephen Port found guilty of gay date-rape murders

London - A British chef was found guilty Wednesday of murdering three men he met on gay networking sites after plying them with a date-rape drug.

Frenchman gets life for rape, murder of British pensioner

Agen - A 32-year-old Frenchman was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the brutal rape and murder of an 80-year-old British woman in southwestern France.

Tough prosecutor takes over Swedish PM murder probe

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday announced that tough prosecutor Krister Petersson will relaunch the probe into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme, still a mystery three decades on despite countless leads.

UK banker murder victim 'felt haunted' days before death

Cilacap - An Indonesian woman brutally murdered by a British banker in his upmarket Hong Kong apartment told her family days before her death she felt haunted and threatened, her father said Tuesday.

British banker Jutting guilty of 'sickening' Hong Kong murders

Hong Kong - A British banker was jailed for life Tuesday for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment, in a cocaine-fuelled rampage the judge called "sickening in the extreme".

Brazil sees more murders in 4 years than Syrian war: study

S - More people have been murdered over the past four years in Brazil than have been killed in more than five years of war in Syria, a Brazilian group said Friday.

'House of horrors' murder trial opens in Germany

Berlin - A German couple accused of luring women to their village home with personal ads went on trial Wednesday over charges they tortured and killed two of them.

Hong Kong murder accused Jutting 'deeply addicted to cocaine'

Hong Kong - British banker Rurik Jutting who is accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his upscale Hong Kong apartment was a cocaine addict who had developed drug-induced fantasies, a court heard on Wednesday.

One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

Port-au-prince - A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission here said.

Hong Kong jury views 'torture' video in Jutting murder trial

Hong Kong - Jurors in the murder trial of British banker Rurik Jutting viewed harrowing iPhone footage on Tuesday showing him torture an Indonesian woman whose decaying body was later found dead in a suitcase in his Hong Kong flat.

Victim 'tortured for days' by British murder accused in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong court Monday heard how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment.

Five go on trial in Russia court over Nemtsov murder

Moscow - Five men accused of the shock murder of top Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow faced the jury on Monday as their trial opened at a Russian military court.

Suspected gunman arrested in US mall shooting that killed five

Los Angeles - Authorities have arrested a Turkish-born man suspected of shooting five people dead, including a teenaged cancer survivor, at a shopping mall in the US state of Washington.

People shot dead in US shopping mall, gunman on the run

Los Angeles - A manhunt was underway after a gunman killed at least three people and wounded an unknown number during a shooting at a mall in the US state of Washington.

US man confesses to assaulting, killing boy 27 years ago

Washington - A US man admitted to killing an 11-year-old boy in 1989 in a case that shocked Americans and prompted a law requiring states to establish sex-offender registries.

Narcan ineffective against powerful new opioids being used

Cincinnati - The potent animal tranquilizer carfentanil has been confirmed as being the "unknown" opioid responsible for the latest Midwest OD deaths. Worse still, officials have discovered that Narcan isn't as effective against this powerful sedative.

Morales sees 'conspiracy' in Bolivia minister's murder

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that his government is the victim of a "political conspiracy" after protesting miners allegedly kidnapped and beat to death a minister who tried to negotiate with them.

Bolivian deputy minister killed by miners

La Paz - Bolivian miners kidnapped, tortured and beat to death a deputy minister who tried to negotiate with protesting workers on Thursday, in what the government condemned as a brutal murder.

Suspected New York imam killer charged with murder

New York - New York police charged a suspect with the double murder of a New York imam and his friend, in a brutal slaying that sent shock waves through US Muslim communities.

New York police seeking killer of imam, assistant

New York - A New York neighborhood teetered on edge as it struggled to pinpoint the motives behind a gunman's fatal daytime attack on an imam and his assistant near their mosque.

Imam, assistant gunned down near New York mosque

New York - A gunman shot and killed a New York imam and his assistant near their mosque in the borough of Queens during a brazen attack in broad daylight Saturday.

British banker back in court over Hong Kong double murder

Hong Kong - A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women who were found mutilated in his upscale Hong Kong apartment appeared at the High Court Thursday, ahead of his October trial.

Meredith Kercher 'killer' seeks new trial in Italy murder saga

Rome - Rudy Guede, the Ivorian jailed for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, on Tuesday began a bid to have his conviction quashed in the wake of Amanda Knox's acquittal over the 2007 killing.

Child killer gets life for murdering migrant boy, German

Potsdam - A former German security guard was handed a life sentence Tuesday for murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

Family say final farewell to murdered British MP

Batley - A private funeral was held Friday in northern England for Jo Cox, the MP whose murder halted Britain's EU referendum campaign and sparked an outpouring of sympathy from around the world.

Paraguay farmers' leader gets 35 years for massacre

Asunci - The man behind the 2012 massacre of 17 police and farmers in Paraguay, in a crisis that helped bring down a president, was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Irish republican to stand trial over 1972 McConville killing

London - A prominent Irish republican will stand trial over the IRA murder of a Belfast mother more than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious incidents in Northern Ireland's "Troubles", a judge ruled Thursday.
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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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The moment that the court found José Bretón guilty of the murder of his two children.
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CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia, Italy, during her murder trial in 2011. Knox was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday.
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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Rosario Porto detained by police in the murder of her adopted daughter Asunta.
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Neville Lawrence leaving the Central Criminal Court during the trial of Gary Dobson and David Norris.
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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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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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The house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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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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Brook Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppeneer, 25, were found murdered.
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Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
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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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Arguably the most odious femme fatale in the history of UK soaps, Janine has at last come unstuck by foolishly confessing to murder on tape.
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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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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.