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Japan 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for nine murders

Japan 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for nine murders

A Japanese man dubbed the ‘Twitter killer’ was sentenced to death by a Tokyo court on Tuesday for murdering and dismembering nine people he met on the social media platform.

Australian special forces 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan

Australian special forces 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan

Australia's elite special forces ‘unlawfully killed’ 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners, including summary executions as part of initiation rituals, according to evidence in a searing military inquiry now being referred to a special war crimes prosecutor.

Germany charges 12 in far-right 'terror' plot: sources

Germany charges 12 in far-right 'terror' plot: sources

German federal prosecutors have charged 12 alleged far-right conspirators suspected of planning ‘terrorist attacks’ on politicians, asylum-seekers and Muslims, security service sources told AFP Thursday.

Canada sword attacker kills two in Halloween rampage

Canada sword attacker kills two in Halloween rampage

The sword-wielding attacker dressed in medieval costume who killed two people and injured five others in a Halloween rampage in Quebec City was ‘not associated with a terrorist group,’ Canadian police said Sunday.

German police in 'Rambo'-style Black Forest manhunt

German police in 'Rambo'-style Black Forest manhunt

In scenes reminiscent of the film ‘Rambo’, police in Germany's Black Forest are hunting for a homeless man wearing combat gear and armed with a bow and arrow among other weapons.

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

A French bus driver who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died, his family said, sparking tributes from political leaders who condemned his ‘cowardly’ attackers.

One dead in shooting at US Black Lives Matter rally

One dead in shooting at US Black Lives Matter rally

One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter rally in the US state of Kentucky, police said.

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Australia's prime minister expressed concern Monday after an Australian man was sentenced to death, in a case that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Thirteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said Saturday.

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Turkish prosecutors have charged 20 suspects over the 2018 murder of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Nine killed in Mexico shootout with police

Nine killed in Mexico shootout with police

Nine people were killed in a bloody confrontation Friday in western Mexico between a criminal gang and agents investigating a suspected kidnapping, officials said.

Lesotho PM in court to be charged with murder of ex-wife

Lesotho PM in court to be charged with murder of ex-wife

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who at the weekend was receiving ‘emergency’ medical treatment in South Africa, on Monday appeared in court ...