Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors appeal for longer sentence

They told the Supreme Court of Appeal the six-year sentence was "shockingly light" and he should get 15 years.

Defence lawyers say the sentence handed down by a lower court is appropriate.

Pistorius claimed he shot dead Ms Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013 after mistaking her for a burglar at his home in the capital Pretoria.

The lower court justified deviating from the prescribed 15-year sentence by saying mitigating circumstances such as rehabilitation and remorse outweighed aggravating factors such as his failure to fire a warning shot.

Ex-Davao Death Squad leader: Duterte ordered bombings

In a news briefing Monday morning, retired policeman Arturo Lascanas backed up 2016 allegations made by former hitman Edgar Matobato, including claims of a 300-member execution squad run out of the southern city of Davao.

"I was one of those who started it," he said. "We implemented the personal instructions of (then-Mayor) Duterte to us. All of the killings we did in Davao city, whether we buried or threw them out to sea."

Suspect in former Miss PNG’s death will be charged

NCD metropolitan police commander, Ben Turi, told Loop PNG last night that the charges will be laid against the suspect following an autopsy on Laufa’s body, which is set to take place today.

The suspect, from East New Britain Province, is currently in custody, being questioned by Criminal Investigation Division (CID) officers.

Turi says the suspect was picked up after the incident Saturday that led to Laufa’s death.

Ruby-Anne Shantelle Kila Laufa, born on February 13, 1992, in Port Moresby, was the Miss South Pacific PNG 2012-2013.

Man found dead in family car, brother-in-law in custody

The victim, aged 33, was found dead in the backseat of the family car by his brother in the early hours of Saturday.

Police spokesman Su’a Le Mamea Tiumalu says the car was parked outside the family home at Faatoi’a.

“It was around three in the morning when the deceased’s brother came to wind up the windows of the car because it was raining that he found his brother lifeless in the backseat. It was then they alerted authorities and his family about what had happened,” said Su’a.

Moscow unlicensed cabbie 'gave victims spiked oranges'

The driver, 51, is accused of knocking his passengers out with a sleeping drug, then driving to a cemetery where he would rob and abandon them.

Two victims subsequently died, Russia's interior ministry said.

Gold jewellery, mink fur coats, laptops, mobile phones and bank cards were recovered from the suspect's flat.

Police video shows the suspect being arrested and interrogated on a snowy road by armed police.

Youth allegedly murdered during drinking party

Police spokesperson Inspector Maotaoalii Kaioneta Aliisolia says the incident occurred during a drinking party involving a group of men at Faleata.

Reports indicate the accused and the 20 year old victim had an argument and the accused went to his car.

“The accused turned on the car and he ran over the deceased killing him,” said Maota.

“We have yet to discover why the dispute happened in the first place. But it is obvious that most of the murder cases we have piling up are related to alcohol or a person under its influence,” he said.

'Shield' actor Michael Jace convicted of wife's murder

A jury of six women and six men deliberated about two hours before finding Jace, 53, guilty of second-degree murder in the May 19, 2014, death of April Jace, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Jurors also found true the special allegation that Jace used a firearm.

Jace faces up to 40 years to life in prison at his sentencing, scheduled for June 10.

Las Vegas crash driver Lakeisha Holloway faces murder charge

People jumped on the car and banged on its windows, but Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, would not stop driving on the sidewalk, Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters.

Video appeared to show the crash in front of the Paris and Planet Hollywood casino-hotels was intentional, he said.

Family of Kiwi killed in Samoa 'brokenhearted' his killer has walked free

Aucklander Christopher Limu was walking down the road with his young cousins in his family's village of Falefa, east of Apia, on August 12 when he was struck by a car.

Balibo widow angry over implicated Indonesian spy chief

Almost 40 years since the killing of the five journalists in Timor-Leste, Shirley Shackleton fears the appointment of retired lieutenant-general Sutiyoso has dashed hopes of her husband's remains ever being returned.

The 70-year-old Sutiyoso, who President Joko Widodo named in June as the new chief of the Indonesian Intelligence Agency (BIN), was an army captain in charge of a special forces unit in East Timor when the newsmen were killed on October 16, 1975.