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Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi prince in US over murder

Washington - The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia's crown prince and other officials Tuesday in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal murder in Istanbul two years ago.

US student charged with murder of Italian policeman apologises in court

Rome - A US student on trial for killing an Italian policeman during a failed drug bust last year tearfully apologised on Wednesday, saying he would never forgive himself.

Swede on trial for murder after DNA hit on genealogy site

Stockholm - A 37-year-old man went on trial Tuesday for a double murder that went unsolved and gripped Sweden for more than 15 years until police matched his DNA on a popular genealogy website.

'May you rot in prison': US 'Golden State Killer' victims speak out

Los Angeles - Dozens of women and men who were terrorized by California's 'Golden State Killer' during a sadistic decade-long crime spree finally got their day in court Tuesday as they spoke emotionally of their trauma.The victims of Joseph DeAngelo Jr.

Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

Paris - At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global Witness reported Wednesday.

Italian cop recounts partner's stabbing to trial of US students

Rome - An Italian policeman whose partner was fatally stabbed during a failed drug bust last year described Wednesday the moment the knife was pulled by one of two US students standing trial for murder.

US student accused of Rome policeman's murder 'beaten' in custody

Rome - An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman says he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, a leaked official transcript showed.

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.
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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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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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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Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
An official police photograph of Raoul Moat  who committed suicide during a stand off.
An official police photograph of Raoul Moat, who committed suicide during a stand off.
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Regina and Rolls say  murdered by their own father out of spite.
Regina and Rolls say, murdered by their own father out of spite.
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An official three-in-one photograph of the three men murdered in Birmingham during the August 2011 r...
An official three-in-one photograph of the three men murdered in Birmingham during the August 2011 riots.
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A vacant commercial structure and church, side by side. While many may see nothing other than grit in these pictures, they really show the potential this corridor has for a grassroots revival.
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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.
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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The Blackstone  horror house  has been demolished.
The Blackstone "horror house" has been demolished.
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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.
Donna Anne Progan was murdered in 1981. A suspect was arrested for her murder today in Toronto.
Donna Anne Progan was murdered in 1981. A suspect was arrested for her murder today in Toronto.
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The above is a screengrab of a CCTV film released by the Metropolitan Police. In the foreground is S...
The above is a screengrab of a CCTV film released by the Metropolitan Police. In the foreground is Stuart Hazell; looking on is 12 year old Tia Sharp. Hours after they returned home from shopping, Hazell murdered her.
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
Funeral march for Sgt. Ryan Russell
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
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An official photograph - full face and profile - of Hank Skinner.
An official photograph - full face and profile - of Hank Skinner.
An official photograph - full face and profile
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
Jahmeel Spence was killed a year ago in Toronto.
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