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'Unemotional' mom admits killing 6 babies

'Unemotional' mom admits strangling, suffocating her 6 babies
Brady McCombs, The Associated Press

PROVO, Utah - Authorities say a U.S. woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in the garage of her home in the western state of Utah.

According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said that between 1996 and 2006, she gave birth to at least seven babies and that all but one of them were born alive.

French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

French school carries out DNA dragnet of 527 potential rape suspects:
Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press

PARIS - French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

Testing began Monday at Fenelon-Notre Dame high school in western France. All those who received summonses last week were warned that any refusal could land them in police custody, and no one rejected the sweeping request to test the high school's male population.

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Authorities: Utah woman admitted strangling, suffocating her 6 newborn babies
Brady McCombs, The Associated Press

PROVO, Utah - Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said that between 1996 and 2006, she gave birth to at least seven babies at her home and that all but one of them were born alive.

Vietnam police probe soccer match-fixing

Vietnam police probe soccer match-fixing after players admit to betting
The Associated Press

HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese police are investigating an alleged match-fixing incident involving 11 professional soccer players.

Hoang Manh Truong, the owner of the top-flight V-League side the Vissai Ninh Binh, said Monday the players had admitted to police they conspired to fix the result of an Asian Football Confederation Cup match against Malaysian club Kelantan last month after placing bets with a bookmaker.

He said police are widening their investigation into other domestic and international matches played by his club.

Pakistan judge dismisses 9 month old's murder case

Pakistani judge dismisses attempted murder case against 9-month-old boy after public outcry
Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country's troubled criminal justice system.

Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

US assures Afghans of full probe of Marines video amid condemnation and fear of strained ties
Pauline Jelinek,Robert Burns, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video that purports to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses, an act that would appear to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations.

UK spies will face criminal inquiry over Libya

UK spies will face criminal inquiry into claims that intelligence shared with Gadhafi regime
Paisley Dodds, The Associated Press

LONDON - Britain's spy agencies will face a criminal investigation into claims that intelligence shared with Moammar Gadhafi's regime led to the torture or rendition of two Libyan men and their families, authorities announced Thursday.

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