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(UPDATED) The DNA test was conducted by the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory
Data from India's National Crime Bureau says there were more than 100 political murders in 2016 but political experts said the figure is much higher
The country has struggled to control a surge in yaba imports crossing the border from Myanmar, where the pills are manufactured by the millions
Defense lawyer Joseph Keating says Kasim Khuram is 'deeply sorry' for what he has done and that his actions are 'out of character'
Two assailants violently attacked openly-gay 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett while yelling 'racial and homophobic slurs' at him
The Commission on Human Rights reiterates it opposes the measure, saying crime syndicates and persons who exploit children should be the one punished instead
Prosecutors file a last-ditch challenge to keep Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Ble Goude behind bars while the ICC looks at an overall appeal against the decision to acquit them
'The public are safer if we have a good community sentence... and it will relieve a lot of pressure on prisons,' says British prisons minister Rory Stewart
The report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says people traffickers are getting away with a range of crimes, from sexual exploitation to organ removal
Police catch the suspects – a 17-year-old boy and his 20-year-old brother – in a follow-up operation
Japan is one of the few developed nations to retain the death penalty, and public support for it remains high despite international criticism
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AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is killed while waiting to be picked up by his vehicle after a gift-giving program in Daraga, Albay
This is higher than in June 2018, when 5.3% or around 1.2 million families reported their members were victims of common crimes
The New York Times says, Chinese-born mother Sandra Han and her children, Cynthia and Victor Liu, were prevented from leaving the country after they arrived in June
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calculates that of a total 87,000 female homicide cases worldwide in 2017, some 50,000 – or 58% – were committed by the victims' intimate partners or family members
Cagayan police say the group's leader is among those killed in the operation
Crimes of Grindenwald is a film that stumbles more than it flows.
Central African Republic lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom is the first to be extradited from the country to the International Criminal Court
(UPDATED) Two weeks after the reopening of Boracay Island, police receive reports of tourists falling victim to pickpockets
(UPDATED) Japanese media identify the 48-year-old victim as Rowena Haga, who was reportedly attacked by her former boyfriend. Japanese police have the suspect in custody, the Department of Foreign Affairs says.
Media from around the world take part in a global campaign calling for the end of impunity against journalist
The world marks November 2, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, at a time when threats to journalistic endeavor are more widespread than ever
Half a year before Rodrigo Duterte launched his drug war in 2016, killings in Cebu City totalled 32. In the same months in 2018, the police recorded 69.
Found guilty on April 26 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, Cosby is impassive as Judge Steven O'Neill hands down the sentence on Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania
Former president Noynoy Aquino still stands by his appointment of ousted Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
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A Social Weather Stations survey held in June also shows that the number of families with members hurt by physical violence fell to a 'record low' 45,000 in the second quarter of the year
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls it a 'sham proceeding' and 'propaganda by the Left'
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is charged under the Computer Crime Act alongside two other members of the "Future Forward" party over a weekly broadcast on Facebook in June
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton says the US is prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court if they proceed against any Americans
Senator Leila de Lima says Senate Bill 1949 seeks to protect the youth 'by all means and at all costs'
In its first report, a team of UN-mandated investigators said they had 'reasonable grounds to believe that the parties to the armed conflict in Yemen have committed a substantial number of violations of international humanitarian law'
How can Naga City be 16th in crime volume, but 1st in crime rate? We explain why the Philippine National Police thinks so.
Ormoc City in Leyte has the lowest crime rate among cities across the country, Philippine National Police data show
The Philippine National Police reads out their data sorted per region. Naga City is in Bicol, which is Region 5.
(UPDATED) PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says Naga has 5th highest crime volume among cities in the Philippines. He turns out to be reading the number based on the region Naga belongs to: Region 5.
Police have yet to identify the motive behind the killing of the Chinese nationals
United States President Donald Trump tweets a generic condemnation of racism a year after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia
The two suspects have just robbed a panel van of a cigarette firm in neighboring Bago City when police chanced upon them at the city boundary
(3rd UPDATE) 'Is he confirming that it is GMA who is behind the revival of the case?' asks the former lawmakers' counsel, referring to lawyer Ferdinand Topacio's involvement in the effort
(3RD UPDATE) The arrested includes 3 minors allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade
The magic returns to Philippine cinemas on November 15
The film wants to scream 'this is what really happened!' while also not obliging itself to do so through a disclaimer mostly used to stave off potential libel suits
The Philippine National Police finds enemies from within
The charges is the latest for the disgraced movie producer following two accusations from 2013 and 2014
President Rodrigo Duterte mentions the Social Weather Stations survey on crime victimization 3 times, saying it's proof that more needs to be done to fight criminality
The report says forces loyal to the Syrian government had deliberately starved civilians during the siege between February and April, among other crimes.
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