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Wind blew cocaine into my handbag, woman tells police

An American woman has blamed a powerful wind for the illicit drugs found in her possession. Police arrested Kennecia Posey following a stop in Fort Pierce, Florida, on March 21, according to a news report by ABC local affiliate. The report cited police extract of the case as stating that an officer approached Ms Posey’s car and smelled an odor …

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Court Jails Woman For Killing Babies

A woman was jailed in Germany on Thursday for killing two of her newborn babies and keeping them in a freezer for 10 and 14 years. The 46-year-old, known as Steffi S., was sentenced to nine and a half years by the court in Halle in central-eastern Germany for the wilful homicide of the children, a judiciary spokeswoman said. The …

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Police Nabs Father For Putting Son In Cage For 20 Years

A father who allegedly confined his mentally ill son in a small cage for more than two decades has been arrested on Saturday in western Japan, police and news reports said. Police arrested 73-year-old Yoshitane Yamasaki on suspicion of imprisoning his son, now aged 42, at their house in the city of Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, a local police spokesman …

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Brothers Beat Uncle To Death For Making Bad Coffin For Their Dad

It was a double tragedy for a family after a man was beaten to death by his nephews who were angered by his refusal to destroy a coffin he had made for their father who died on Sunday. The 60-year-old man of Kaburetwa village, Trans Nzoia in Kenya who was a carpenter, had made the coffin without the consent of …

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Ex-UN Staff Jailed For Robbery

  A Court in Manhattan on Thursday sentenced Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, who worked at the UN in 2013, to two years in prison after an exhaustive plea agreement with the court.  It was a stunning defeat for the prosecutor who had asked that Shuaibu be sentenced to five years under the indictment. Shuaibu pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Robbery in …

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Pakistani Woman Acquitted After 20 Years On Death Row

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. Asma Nawab was just 16 when her parents and brother were murdered in 1998, apparently during an attempted robbery in the southern port megacity Karachi.

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