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Fact stranger than fiction: Chinese crime novelist exposed as murderous robber

A famous crime fiction writer in China’s Zhejiang Province has turned out to be a robber with four deaths on his conscience. He and his accomplice were exposed two decades after the crime thanks to new DNA testing technology. The writer, Liu Mouyi, and a second man, Wang Mouming, were convicted by a court in the city of Huzhou on ...

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‘Collusion is not a crime,’ says Trump, as Mueller-Manafort trial begins

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say that collusion isn’t a crime, and that he never colluded with anyone. His tweet came as the first trial from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ probe begins. “Collusion is not a crime,” he tweeted Tuesday. “But that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!” ...

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Nazi symbols near synagogue in Indiana spark outrage, highlighting lack of a state hate crime law

Social media users have called on state legislators to pass a hate crime law in Indiana, after Nazi symbols were discovered on a wall at the refuse disposal shed wall of a synagogue in Hamilton County, Indiana. Sometime before Saturday morning, unknown individual(s) spray-painted a pair of Nazi flags and iron cross graffiti on two walls of a brick shed ...

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High crime: Georgia cops inadvertently find grow house with $1.2mn-worth of marijuana

Georgia deputies got a lucky break when they stumbled upon a massive, $ 1.2 million marijuana grow house, while making a house call on an unrelated matter in Cherokee County. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office paid a visit to the home of Carlos Suarez-Diaz Canton on Friday, looking for a suspect to serve a felony arrest warrant. They found a ...

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‘Germany crime up due to immigration,’ Trump tweets, and media go into frenzy

Donald Trump’s opponents and the media have lambasted the president and accused him of lying, after he made a series of tweets savaging German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy and calling for tougher laws at home. “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. ...

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Israeli banks ‘pillage’ Palestine through settlement program and may be guilty of war crime – HRW

Deep involvement of Israeli banks in the building of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank may amount to the war crime of pillage, HRW has said. While the settlements are condemned worldwide, Israel keeps building more. “Israeli banks are facilitating their expansion and thus bankrolling these abuses,” said the Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Sari Bashi, ...

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Philippines plans to give free guns to ‘clean’ community leaders willing to fight drugs & crime

The Philippines’ Interior Ministry has announced plans to provide some 42,000 community leaders with free handguns to ramp up the statewide battle against drugs and crime, which continues to draw the ire of human rights defenders. The decision to give state-issued handguns to the community leaders – known locally as barangay captains – was announced by the ministry on Wednesday. ...

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49 years in prison, $192m fine: Life of crime catches up on El Chapo’s former ally, La Barbie

Texas-born crime boss Edgar Valdez Villareal has been sentenced to 49 years in prison over cocaine trafficking and links to El Chapo’s violent drug cartel. The cartel mobster, who is known as La Barbie due to his light-skinned complexion, pleaded guilty to charges related to running operations for the Mexico-based Sinaloa and Arturo Beltran-Leyva gangs. He was arrested in 2010 ...

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‘Deliberate war crime’: Palestinians decry murder of 21yo female paramedic at Gaza border

The killing of a 21-year-old female medical worker during the Great March of Return at the Gaza border is nothing short of a war crime, Palestinian officials said, calling on the international community to hold Israel responsible. The murder of 21-year-old medical volunteer, Razan Al-Najar, is a direct violation of all “international treaties and conventions” that ensure the protection of ...

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Moscow authorities plan dedicated law for homeless to protect tourists from crime

The council of political parties with the Moscow City Government is developing a law on the status and rights of homeless people. One of the main goals of the bill is to protect tourists from potential crime by the homeless. The head of the council, Yelena Morozova, told the Moskva agency that the work on the bill had been restarted ...

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