Netherlands

Dutch crime boss sentenced to life over five murders

Willem Holleeder, a notorious figure in organised crime in the Netherlands, sentenced to life for ordering five murders.

Dutch crime boss Holleeder sentenced to life over 5 murders

Mexico

Mexico deploys National Guards. All you need to know

The controversial force is officially starting operations across the country on Sunday.

Mexico's National Guard: What, who and when

Health

Malaysia to decriminalise drug use, says health minister

Malaysia has some of the world's most punitive drug policies, but the new government is reviewing the approach.

Malaysia to decriminalise drug use, says health minister

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan strips ex-leader of immunity, paves way for charges

Almazbek Atambayev is accused of corruption and has vowed to 'stand to the end' against the charges.

Kyrgyzstan strips ex-leader of immunity, paves way for charges

Malaysia

Malaysia reopens probe into kidnapping of Shia activist, pastor

Move comes after public inquiry concludes police's intelligence officers were behind the religion-linked abductions.

Malaysia reopens probe into kidnapping of Shia activist, pastor

Risking it all

Seeking Riches Along Madagascar's Rosewood and Sapphire Trail

Out-of-work gamekeepers are turning to poaching the endangered rosewood tree - risking arrest, injury and even death.

Crime

Manhunt for Italian mafia boss who escaped Uruguayan prison

Morabito - dubbed 'the king of cocaine' - was one of Italy's most-wanted men and had been on the run for 23 years.

Manhunt for Italian mafia boss who escaped Uruguayan prison

AJ Impact

Venezuela's oil crisis destabilises Colombian black markets

The crash in illicit fuel trade left thousands of people unable to make a living, say Colombian police.

Venezuela's oil crisis destabilises Colombian black markets

AJ Impact

Global money laundering watchdog has crypto in its sights

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force will tell countries to tighten oversight of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Global money laundering watchdog has crypto in its sights

Middle East

Regeni's parents demand Italy again recall Cairo envoy: Report

Parents of murdered Italian doctoral student demand withdrawal of ambassador, accusing Egypt of intimidating legal team.

Regeni's parents demand Italy again recall Cairo envoy: Report

Canada

Canada: Two shot, two arrested at Raptors celebration rally

Police say 'no incidents' are currently under way as the celebrations continue for the NBA champion.

Canada: Two shot, two arrested at Raptors celebration rally

Philippines

UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs has seen thousands of alleged dealers killed by police.

UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

Asia Pacific

Australian police seize 1.6 tonnes of drug 'ice' in record bust

Officers discovered the drugs in vacuum-sealed packages hidden inside stereo speakers shipped from Thailand.

Australian police seize 1.6 tonnes of drug 'ice' in record bust

Witness

Patriotic Highway: A Tale of Justice and Corruption in Kosovo

A Swedish judge in Kosovo takes on EULEX's largest corruption case and fights to keep politics out of her courtroom.

Australia

At least 4 killed in gun rampage in northern Australia

Man fires pump-action shotgun at Palms Hotel in Darwin suburb going room to room 'looking for somebody', witness says.

At least 4 killed in gun rampage in northern Australia