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Kosovo bans gambling after casino murders

Pristina - Kosovo has banned all gambling for the next decade in a bid to crack down on crime after two casino staff were murdered last week.

Life term sought for suspect in Germany neo-Nazi murders

Munich - German prosecutors Tuesday sought life in jail for the surviving female member of a neo-Nazi trio accused of a string of racist murders that targeted mainly Turkish immigrants.

Mexico beats grim record for monthly murder tolls

Mexico - June was the most murderous month Mexico has seen in at least two decades, official statistics showed, underlining authorities' powerlessness to check a growing wave of violence.

Remote Amazon tribe kills illegal gold miners: officials

Rio De Janeiro - Members of a remote Amazon rainforest indigenous tribe have shot dead six illegal gold miners with arrows, Brazilian officials said Friday.

Press groups urge probe into Indian journalist killings

New Delhi - A coalition of press freedom groups Sunday urged a swift investigation into the murder of two Indian journalists in 24 hours, crimes that heightened fears about media safety and freedom in the country.

TV series maker says neo-Nazi killers are 'Germany's IS'

Paris - The maker of a hard-hitting television drama about a notorious wave of racist murders across Germany has compared the neo-Nazi group behind them to a homegrown Islamic State who are far from defeated.

Black Lives Matter shuts down 6 cities

Minneapolis - This afternoon, the Black Lives Matter movement staged protests across six cities to call attention to police killings of African Americans in the United States.

California teen accused of killing own family appears in court

Placerville - A 16-year-old Benicia, Calif., teen accused of killing three family members made a brief court appearance Monday before being returned to jail for another month to await further proceedings in his case.

At least 160 people die violently each day in Brazil: Report

S - A total of 58,559 people died violent deaths in Brazil in 2014, or about 160 every day -- and police actions were the second-biggest cause, new statistics said Thursday.

Authorities charge teen in arson, slaying of family in California

Greenwood - A Bay Area teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with killing three members of his own family, whose bodies were found in the burned-out remains of their vacation home in the Sierra foothills.

Bodies discovered after fire could be missing Benicia family

Garden Valley - Discovery of a third body in the gutted wreckage of a Northern California vacation home appears to solve the mystery of what happened to three missing members of a Benicia family, but doesn't answer the bigger question — why.

South Korea removes statute of limitations on murder

Seoul - South Korea has removed the time limit on prosecuting murderers, paving the way for further investigation of infamous cold cases, reports said Saturday.

New York goes a record 11 days without a murder

New York - New York had gone a record-settling 11 straight days without a murder as of midnight, police said Friday.The mid-winter lull broke a record set last year when the city went 10 days from February 13 to 22 without a homicide."No murder yesterday.

Spain's 'angel of death' receives 127 year sentence

Girona - Joan Vila Dilmé, the security guard who was tried for killing eleven elderly residents in a nursing home, has received a sentence of 127 years for his crimes. He had told the court that he was "ending their suffering."

Female neo-Nazi murder trial begins in Germany

Germany is engrossed today in the opening of the trial of the woman dubbed the "Nazi bride,” who has been charged with complicity in multiple, racist murders.

Emile Dubois — A serial murderer or a miraculous soul? Special

Santiago - On March 26, precisely 106 years ago today, Emile Dubois, a Frenchman found guilty of killing four people in Chile, faced the firing squad. His memory has endured in the faith of the people who consider Dubois a martyr of injustice, a hero and a saint.

Was Jack the Ripper actually a woman?

Has the 124-year-old cold case been solved by a British author and his historian father who not only claim that a woman committed the grisly 1888 murders in Whitechapel, but also name the suspect?

Are US food aid politics starving North Korean children?

A vital weapon in the U.S.'s arsenal enduring stockpile is food, a peace will offering of food aid combined with sanction suspensions to North Korea. Meanwhile, children of all ages are dying of starvation as both countries battle over political rhetoric.

FBI reports US violent crime fell in 2011, fewer murders, rapes

Washington - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation reports murders, rapes and other violent crimes declined sharply in the first six months of 2011. And that's a continuation of a trend over the past 4.5 years.

Op-Ed: Looking into the eyes of evil

In a few days, exactly one week as I write this, our family will look once more into the eyes of evil and hope that our long journey for justice will be ended.

Levi Bellfield's murder trial begins

A report on the opening day of the trial of convicted murderer Levi Bellfield and the background to the case including the legal aspect.

Mexican resort town Acapulco scene of deadly attacks

Acapulco - An evening of deadly attacks in Acapulco, Mexico resulted in at least 15 people being killed on Saturday. With the increase of violence Americans are being asked to bypass the resort as a vacation spot.

Police in Edinburgh try to quell gay connection fear in 3 deaths

Edinburgh - Police in Edinburgh are trying to quell fears that three recent deaths in the city are linked because the victims were all gay men.

Col. Russell Williams facing additional charges

Belleville - Col. Russell Williams, the former base commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton alleged to have murdered two women late last year, is now facing 82 additional charges.

UN reports that five journalists killed in Honduras in March

An ambush of two radio journalists last week in Honduras raised the monthly death toll to five for the month of March in the South American country.

Ugandan rebel group rejects massacre accusation

Nairobi - The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has rejected a report that its members had massacred more than 300 villagers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Sheriff kills self and three others in Oregon

Gresham - On Friday February 12 Clackamas County Sheriffs responded to a shooting call at M & M Restaurant in Gresham, Oregon. They found four victims, including one of their own, an off duty sergeant.

Third gun murder in five days in Toronto

Guns have become the weapon of choice in Toronto Street murders. The third shooting victim in five days was named by police on Wednesday. A total of four people have been shot since Oct. 30, with three fatalities.

Police investigating Phillip Garrido in death of 10 prostitutes

Police are investigating the home of a man accused of holding a kidnapped girl captive as a sex slave for 18 years, looking for evidence to connect him to the unsolved murders of 10 prostitutes. A search warrant has now been executed on his home.

Mexican radio newscaster's body found in shallow grave

The body of Juan Daniel Martinez was found in a shallow grave in Acapulco Tuesday night. Martinez was the lead newscaster for W Radio covering local issues including crime. He had been reported missing on Monday.
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VEGAS: The casino-lined Las Vegas strip.
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Undated photo obtained on May 21, 2015 courtesy of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department shows suspect Daron Dylon Wint.
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VICTIMS: From left to right  8-year-old Gavin Buchanan  Molly McAfee and Adam Buchanan  all of Benic...
VICTIMS: From left to right, 8-year-old Gavin Buchanan, Molly McAfee and Adam Buchanan, all of Benicia.
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