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Manitoba man wrongly charged by RCMP in child abuse case speaks out

A Manitoba man wants an apology from police after the RCMP wrongly named and charged him in connection with an alleged teenage sexual exploitation case in Portage la Prairie. Scott Joseph Taylor, 34, was one of seven people named in an RCMP news release following an investigation that found teenagers were lured into sex acts with men in exchange for …

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Australian soldier and her husband accused of spying for Russia

An Australian soldier and her husband accused of spying for Russia were denied bail on Friday, the first charges against suspected agents under Australia’s sweeping 2018 espionage laws. Kira Korolev, 40, and her husband, Igor Korolev, 62, are Russian-born Australian citizens and hold Russian passports. They did not appear in person and were represented by lawyers in the Brisbane Magistrates …

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Verdict in unusual trial of confessed Winnipeg serial killer to be delivered Thursday

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details. The fate of a Winnipeg man who confessed to killing four women but denies criminal responsibility will be decided Thursday after an unusual trial for the confessed serial killer. Jeremy Skibicki’s lawyers argued that he was driven by delusions related to schizophrenia and hearing voices that made him believe he was on a mission …

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Investigation into man killed over bag of chips in Don Jail begins

An inquest opened Monday into the death of a man who was murdered in a Toronto jail over a bag of chips, with the jury hearing that protections for prisoners may have been inadequate. It’s been nearly 15 years since Jeffrey Munro, 32, a man who struggled with mental illness and addiction, died in the Don Jail. He was attacked …

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Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting at Oslo 2SLGBTQ+ festival in 2022

An Iranian-born Norwegian man was found guilty on Thursday of terrorism charges in connection with a 2022 attack on a 2SLGBTQ+ festival in Oslo and sentenced to 30 years in prison. The shooting at three locations, mainly outside the London Pub, a popular gay bar, on June 25, 2022, left two people dead and nine seriously injured. The Oslo District …

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Israel releases Gaza hospital director who alleges abuse while in custody

Israel released the director of Gaza’s main hospital on Monday after detaining him without charge or trial for seven months over allegations that the facility had been used as a Hamas command center. He said he and other prisoners were held and tortured under harsh conditions. The decision to release Mohammed Abu Salmiya, apparently taken to free up space in …

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pleads guilty to spying charges as part of deal with US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a deal with the US Department of Justice that will resolve a long-running legal saga that spanned multiple continents and centered on the publication of a trove of secret documents , according to court documents filed late Monday. WikiLeaks said in a statement Monday that Assange had left …

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