Foreign Crimes

Mar 18, 2013
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"I am the bullet in the chamber.  Just do it".-- Nike sports advertisement featuring Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius’s rise to world fame was as unlikely as his arrest for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. By Binoy Kampmark It remains to be seen...
Feb 27, 2013
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Updated May 8, 2013 Helvetic Airways aircraft at the Brussels international airport (Photo: Associated Press) In a daring, commado-style operation, eight masked, heavily armed gunmen pulled off a lightening quick heist of more than $50 million worth of diamonds.  ...
Feb 20, 2013
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Lyndsay van Blanken  Eighteen-year-old Lyndsay van Blanken, a promising cartoonist for Walt Disney Animation in Sydney, Australia, was strangled to death by her former boyfriend. by Marie Kusters-McCarthy It was the second marriage for Lyndsay van Blanken’s mother,...
Feb 18, 2013
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To avoid race riots and the resulting negative impact on tourism, a succession of Bermudian government administrations has whitewashed the assassinations of Bermuda’s governor and police chief in the early 1970s by a radical black-power group known as the Black Beret Cadre....
Feb 7, 2013
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Over a 10-year-year period, from 1972 to 1982, the Shankill Butchers gang, led by psychopath Lenny Murphy, terrorized Northern Ireland Catholics, becoming the most prolific group of serial killers in British history. by Robert Walsh “A lasting monument to blind sectarian...
Dec 3, 2012
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Rachel Nickell, Andre Hanscombe and their son Alex in the park Not even Scotland Yard’s famed Murder Squad is immune from locking in on one suspect to the exclusion of all others and allowing its conceit to permit a serial rapist and murderer to stay at large for years after...
Nov 19, 2012
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Stephen Farrow In early 2012 two sadistic, purposeless murders shocked Great Britain like few others have in terms of public revulsion. by Ben Johnson The sentencing of a British man who perpetrated two of the most sadistic murders the UK has ever seen took place in...
Nov 13, 2012
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 Joyce "Winsie" Hau  In January of 2012, a 14-year-old “hit man” stabbed to death a 15-year-old girl in her home in Arnhem, Holland for comments she made about her best friend and her boyfriend on Facebook. by Marie Kusters-McCarthy The Netherlands, also called...
Nov 12, 2012
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George Kaufman The first criminal investigation in Australia – and one of the first in the world – to use DNA to solve a case. by Liz Porter The affluent middle-class suburb of North Caulfield, in the southern Australian city of Melbourne, is the kind of area that sends...
Nov 5, 2012
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In 1983, over 100 antique clocks – worth millions of dollars – were stolen from the L.A.MayerMuseum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem. It took 25 years for the clocks to find their way back home. Sometimes it just takes time to solve a crime. by Deborah Rubin Fields Have you ever...

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