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Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil sexual predator' jailed for life for 136 rapes. Image copyright Police handout A man convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, will "never be safe to be released", a judge has said.
Reynhard Sinaga was found guilty of luring 48 men from outside Manchester clubs to his flat, where he drugged and assaulted them - filming the attacks. Police say they have evidence Sinaga, 36, who is being named for the first time, targeted at least 190 victims. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Sinaga was "the most prolific rapist in British legal history". The judge ruled his life sentence must include a minimum of 30 years in jail. Utah family terrorised by Hawaii 'extreme stalker' Image copyright Getty Images A Hawaii man accused of terrorising a family with threats and unsolicited deliveries to their home in Utah has appeared in court in Honolulu.
Prosecutors say Loren Okamura, 44, sent hundreds of people - from locksmiths to drug dealers to sex workers - to the family's home over more than a year. The victims were "tormented" by "extreme cyberstalking", federal prosecutor John Huber said. Mexico ambush: How a US Mormon family ended up dead. Image copyright Getty Images Nine members of a Mormon community in northern Mexico died in an ambush by gunmen while travelling from their home on the La Mora ranch to a nearby settlement.
But how did the victims, all US-Mexican citizens, come to be in the line of fire? The dirt road that runs through the Sierra Madre mountains is no place for children to die. Remote, rocky and cold, it is controlled by men financed by Mexico's illegal drug trade and armed by America's guns. Russia internet: Law introducing new controls comes into force. Image copyright Getty Images A law introducing new controls on the internet has come into force in Russia amid concerns it may be used by the government to silence its critics.
In theory, the "sovereign internet" law gives officials wide-ranging powers to restrict traffic on the Russian web. The Kremlin has said the law will improve cyber security. A spokesman said users would not notice any change. Critics fear the Kremlin will try to create an internet firewall similar to that in China. Experts say it is unclear how the powers of the controversial law might be used, or how effectively they can be implemented given the technology challenges and high costs. What's the law about? It gives the Kremlin the possibility to switch off connections within Russia or completely to the worldwide web "in an emergency". The law requires internet service providers to install network equipment - known as deep packet inspection (DPI) - capable of identifying the source of traffic and filter content.
Michael Drejka: 'Wannabe' cop jailed for parking spot murder. Media playback is unsupported on your device A "wannabe" police officer who shot dead an unarmed man in a row over a disabled parking space in Florida has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Michael Drejka, 49, fatally shot Markeis McGlockton outside a convenience store in July 2018. Capital - The jobs where liars excel. I have a confession: I lie.
A lot. I lie to stop or start conversations, to spare others’ feelings, or my own, and to simplify social or professional life in a million little ways. To some extent we know that the people we work with are lying to us. They can’t always be having a good day, be excited about work or be completely happy for a colleague who’s been promoted instead of them. But what about when deception isn’t just about mood, but is baked into the content of a job? Keith Raniere Nxivm trial: Why it's so hard to stop a cult. Image copyright Getty Images Sex cult leader Keith Raniere, has been convicted in New York of charges including racketeering and sex trafficking.
For 20 years, Raniere was the leader of Nxivm (pronounced nexium), which claimed to be a self-help group and to have thousands of followers. But during his trial, former members gave an insight into the reality of how the group was run. They described being forced to break off previous relationships and of suffering physical and sexual abuse.
Morocco suspect admits killing Scandinavian hiker. Image copyright AFP / Facebook The suspected leader of a jihadist cell has told a Moroccan court that he beheaded one of two Scandinavian hikers murdered in the High Atlas mountains.
Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were found beheaded in an isolated area in December. Abdessamad Ejjoud, a 25-year-old street vendor, told the court: "I beheaded one of them... I regret it. " He and 23 other alleged Islamists are on trial in Salé, near Rabat. Three of them - Ejjoud, Younes Ouaziyad, 27, and Rachid Afatti, 33 - are accused of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group and carrying out the killings. The identity of Ejjoud's victim was not made clear. Nxivm trial: Six shocking things we've learned.
Image copyright Reuters The trial of Nxivm leader Keith Raniere has begun.
Mr Raniere, prosecutors say, billed himself as the "smartest, most ethical person in the world", comparing himself to Einstein and Gandhi as he brainwashed and blackmailed women in his secret society. He now stands accused of running a sex cult pyramid scheme, recruiting women as slaves and forcing them to have sex with him. The cult membership reportedly included Hollywood actresses, heiresses and even the son of a former Mexican president - some of whom will testify against Mr Raniere. Ugandan capital Kampala bans street children donations. Image copyright Getty Images Uganda's capital Kampala has passed a law to ban giving money or food to children living on the streets.
Kampala's Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, said the law aimed to curb the commercial and sexual exploitation of children. According to government estimates, as many as 15,000 children live on the streets in Kampala, aged from seven up to the age of 17. Wikipedia blocked in China in all languages. Image copyright PHILIPPE LOPEZ All language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in mainland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation has confirmed.
Internet censorship researchers found that Wikipedia had joined thousands of other websites which cannot be accessed in China. The country had previously banned the Chinese language version of the site, but the block has now been expanded. Wikimedia said it had received "no notice" of the move. In a statement, the foundation said: "In late April, the Wikimedia Foundation determined that Wikipedia was no longer accessible in China. The free community-edited encyclopaedia has been intermittently blocked by authorities around the world. Russian TV red-faced over interview with dead singer. Image copyright Getty Images The TV channel of the Russian defence ministry has been ridiculed online after it published an interview on its website with an opera singer who died several years ago. Zvezda claimed to have spoken to Elena Obraztsova as she attended the funeral of controversial journalist Sergei Dorenko over the weekend, the Russian independent media report.
Mr Dorenko, a supporter-turned-critic of President Putin, died last week while riding his motorcycle in Moscow. Keith Raniere: Trial begins for Nxivm 'sex cult' leader. Image copyright Reuters A Brooklyn courtroom has heard opening statements at the sex trafficking and conspiracy trial of Keith Raniere, the leader of a suspected sex cult. Speaking in court on Tuesday, Assistant US Attorney Tanya Hajjar called Mr Raniere a "predator" who exploited women, including a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors have alleged that Mr Raniere oversaw a "slave and master" system in his group, called Nxivm. Mr Raniere, 58, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. If convicted, he could face life in prison. "The defendant took advantage of them emotionally and sexually," Ms Hajjar said, according to local media.
Egypt Coptic monks sentenced to death for killing bishop. Image copyright Getty Images Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed. Bishop Epiphanius, 64, was found dead in a pool of blood in July 2018 at a desert monastery north-west of Cairo. Authorities blamed the killing on unspecified "differences" between the monks and the bishop.
The punishment was originally handed down in February, before being passed down to Egypt's grand mufti for review. On Wednesday, the Damanhur Criminal Court confirmed the men's death sentences. When you work for Trump, your highest loyalty is to him. Nxivm 'sex cult' case: Co-founder pleads guilty to racketeering. Image copyright Reuters The co-founder of a suspected US sex cult has pleaded guilty to committing racketeering offences. Nancy Salzman, 65, told a court in New York she had stolen email addresses of critics of Nxivm group and tampered with video evidence. Ms Salzman, known as Prefect in the group, is due to be sentenced in July. Olivia Jade Giannulli and sister in spotlight amid college bribery probe. ‘It's Inappropriate’: Fourth Grade Student in Utah Told to Wipe Off Ash Wednesday Cross.
A teacher could face disciplinary action after she reportedly instructed a fourth-grade student to wipe the Ash Wednesday cross off his forehead. Ash Wednesday is considered one of the biggest holy days for those who observe it and Catholics and certain Christian denominations often addend church services. During the service, attendees usually approach the altar and a church leader uses ashes to form a cross on their forehead.
India man to sue parents for giving birth to him. Image copyright Nihilanand. Virginia late-term abortion bill labelled 'infanticide'