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Slain Danish student's mother urges death sentences in Morocco trial

Slain Danish student's mother urges death sentences in Morocco trialSalé (Morocco) (AFP) – The mother of a Danish student beheaded along with another Scandinavian woman while hiking in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains called Thursday for the suspected jihadist killers to face the death penalty as their trial neared its end. “The most just thing would be to give these beasts the death penalty they deserve, I ask that of you,” said Helle Petersen in a letter read by her lawyer in an anti-terrorist court in Sale, near the capital Rabat. “My life was destroyed the moment that two policemen came to my door on December 17 to announce my daughter’s death,” the mother of 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen wrote in the letter, read out in total silence and with the defendants’ faces impassive.



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Danish billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka blasts

Danish billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka blastsDanish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen lost three of his four children in the Easter day attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for his clothing retail group Bestseller said on Monday. Danish media have reported that Holch Povlsen, his wife Anne and their four children were in Sri Lanka on vacation at the moment of the attacks, which struck churches and luxury hotels killing nearly 300 people. “I can confirm that three children have been killed,” Jesper Stubkier, the communications manager for Bestseller, said in a statement.



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Danish train crash toll up to 8 after more bodies found

Danish train crash toll up to 8 after more bodies foundCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a crashed train on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday.



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Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accidentThe death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday. Investigators said Wednesday the passenger train appeared to have struck an empty truck trailer that had blown off a cargo train travelling in the opposite direction on a different track. Debris could be seen lying across the front of the passenger train.



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Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrants

Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrantsDenmark’s ruling coalition has approved a controversial plan to put some 125 “unwanted” migrants on Lindholm, an uninhabited island, sparking outrage at home and abroad. To get that message across, the government has multiplied the obstacles for would-be immigrants and introduced almost 100 amendments restricting the rights of migrants. The island exile idea was proposed by the populist, anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP), which is not part of the government but the idea was snapped up by the ruling centre-right coalition.



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Convicted Danish submarine killer loses appeal

Convicted Danish submarine killer loses appealCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, lost his appeal against his life sentence Wednesday, shortly after he apologized to the victim's family.



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Danish ban on Islamic full-face veil takes effect

Danish ban on Islamic full-face veil takes effectDenmark’s ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force on Wednesday, with anyone wearing a garment that hides the face in public risking a fine. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women’s rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society. It is not known how many women wear the niqab or burqa in Denmark.



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Danish Muslim Women Protest As Ban On Face Veils Enters Full Force

Danish Muslim Women Protest As Ban On Face Veils Enters Full ForceMuslim women and their allies organized protests in two Danish cities on



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Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murder

Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murderA Danish inventor found guilty of the murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine has appealed his life sentence but is not contesting the verdict, prosecutors said Monday. Peter Madsen “is found guilty in the murder of Kim Wall and has only appealed the length” of his life sentence, Simon Gosvig, spokesman for the Danish prosecutor’s office, told AFP. A Copenhagen district court on April 25 sentenced the 47-year-old to life for murdering the 30-year-old journalist, chopping up her corpse and throwing her body parts into the sea in August last year.



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Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news law

Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news lawKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Monday sentenced a Danish citizen to a week in jail after he pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing false information, the first person to be punished under a controversial anti-fake news law.



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