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Six police officers killed in central Mexico

Amozoc De Mota - Six Mexican police officers were murdered on Friday in the central state of Puebla which is ravaged by gangs active in drug trafficking, fuel theft and kidnapping, local officials said.

DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case

Blois - Police investigating a three-decade-old murder that mystified France said Thursday they had finally identified the four-year-old victim whose mutilated body was found by a motorway and arrested her parents on suspicion of killing her.

DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case

Blois - Police investigating a three-decade-old murder that mystified France said Thursday they had finally identified a four-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found by a motorway and arrested her parents on suspicion of killing her.

French couple guilty of murdering au-pair in London

London - A French couple was on Thursday found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old au-pair and then burning her body on a bonfire in their London garden in September last year.

French couple found guilty of murdering au-pair in London

London - A French couple was on Thursday found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old au-pair, whose burnt body was found in their London garden in September last year.

Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice in Pakistan

Karachi - Asma Nawab spent two decades in jail, wrongfully accused of murdering her family. Finally acquitted, she is seeking a new life, free from whispers and memories, as her plight draws fresh questions over Pakistan's woeful justice system.

US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

Chicago - A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting "get out of my country" was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

Chicago - A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting "get out of my country," was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

Indian gangster sentenced to life in prison for journalist murder

Mumbai - An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced notorious gangster Chhota Rajan and eight others to life in prison for murdering a journalist in a drive-by shooting in Mumbai seven years ago.

'Golden State Killer,' an ex-cop, US Navy vet, warehouse worker

Washington - It was one of the most notorious unsolved crime sprees in US history -- a decade-long series of sadistic rapes and murders that terrorized tranquil California neighborhoods.

Ex-cop arrested for 'Golden State Killer' murders, rapes after 40-year chase

Los Angeles - California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and ...

Mexico says journalist Valdez murdered for stories on cartels

Mexico - Award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez was murdered for his investigative reporting on drug trafficking, the national security commissioner said Tuesday after a suspect was arrested in the high-profile case.

Mexican journalist Valdez's alleged killer arrested: official

Mexico - The alleged perpetrator behind the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez -- a long-time AFP collaborator killed in May 2017 -- is in police custody, Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said Monday.

Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists.

Rio criminal gangs may have slain black activist: minister

Bras - Shadowy criminal gangs operating in Rio de Janeiro are the chief suspects in last month's murder of Marielle Franco, a prominent black rights activist and city councilor, a government minister said Monday.

Pakistani woman acquitted after 20 years on death row

Karachi - A Pakistani woman infamously put on death row for killing her family in 1998 has been acquitted and walked free after 20 years in prison, her lawyer said Friday.

ABC's 'The Last Defense' shines light on death row

Los Angeles - Julius Jones, an African American former high school honor student and star college athlete, was 21 when he was convicted of murder by a predominantly white jury and sentenced to death.

London looks for answers as murder rate soars

London - Another deadly night in London is putting pressure on political leaders, as a surge in violence on the streets of the British capital pushes its murder rate higher than New York's.

China's 'Jack the Ripper' sentenced to death

Bejing - A serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was sentenced to death on Friday, three decades after the first murder.

Frenchwoman on trial over au-pair death demands freedom

London - The Frenchwoman accused with her partner of murdering their au-pair in London demanded on Thursday to be released, claiming in her trial that she had been drugged by the victim.

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

Freiburg - An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan was Thursday sentenced to life in jail in Germany for the rape and murder of a student that stoked a public backlash against a mass influx of migrants.

Asylum seeker faces verdict for rape, murder of German student

Freiburg - An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan faces his verdict in Germany on Thursday for the rape and murder of a student that fuelled a backlash against a mass migrant influx.

US officer charged with murder of unarmed Australian woman

Chicago - A police officer in the US state of Minnesota who shot dead an unarmed Australian woman last July was charged Tuesday with murder, in a case that sparked an international outcry.

US officer charged with murder of unarmed Australian woman

Chicago - A police officer in the US state of Minnesota who shot dead an unarmed Australian woman last July was charged on Tuesday with murder, in a case that sparked an international outcry.

Couple tortured French nanny before killing her, court hears

London - A couple living in London tortured their young French au pair and subjected her to hours of interrogation before later killing her and burning her body, the prosecution told a court Tuesday.

Couple interrogated French nanny before killing her, court hears

London - A couple living in London interrogated their young French au-pair relentlessly for hours before murdering her and burning her body to cover up the crime, prosecutors told a court Tuesday.

London couple stand trial for murder of French nanny

London - A French couple living in London went on trial Monday accused of murdering their compatriot nanny and burning her body in a bonfire after starving and mistreating her.

US finds North Korea killed Kim brother with VX agent

Washington - The United States formally concluded Tuesday that North Korea murdered Kim Jong Un's half-brother with the banned VX nerve agent, blasting Pyongyang for deploying a chemical weapon in a packed international airport.

Slovak PM, minister under pressure to quit over journalist murder

Bratislava - Pressure mounted Monday for Slovakia's prime minister and interior minister to resign, after the murder of a journalist who had been probing alleged corruption linked to the governing SMER-SD party.

Slovak leader urges govt change or new election after killing

Bratislava - Slovakian President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for sweeping changes to the government or snap elections, following the murder of an investigative journalist that shocked the country, a call swiftly rejected by the prime minister.
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Convicted murderess Hannah Bonser.
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