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Frenchman cleared of charges for aiding migrants

Frenchman cleared of charges for aiding migrants

A French court on Wednesday scrapped all charges against a man who helped migrants enter the country illegally, the final chapter in a groundbreaking case that defined so-called "crimes of solidarity".Cedric Herrou, an olive farmer in southern France who hel

South Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

South Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak.Under the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecu

New York's Guardian Angels zero in on coronavirus crisis

New York's Guardian Angels zero in on coronavirus crisis

Wearing a military-style red beret with matching sateen bomber jacket, volunteer crime fighter Arnaldo Salinas patrols a New York neighborhood experiencing a spike in burglaries during the coronavirus shutdown.Salinas is a member of the Guardian Angels, an una

Former I.Coast PM faces war crimes lawsuit in France

Former I.Coast PM faces war crimes lawsuit in France

Ivory Coast's former prime minister Guillaume Soro, a rebel leader before he entered politics, is facing a lawsuit in France for war crimes, torture and murder, lawyers told AFP.The plaintiffs say the case is being filed in France because Soro has been living

Despite lockdown, no letup in Chicago's murder rate

Despite lockdown, no letup in Chicago's murder rate

The streets of Chicago may be largely empty as residents hunker down from coronavirus but some of the city's most deprived neighborhoods are still echoing to the sound of deadly gunfire and raucous partying.While significant falls in crime have been one of th