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U.S. couple found guilty of 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder

American Tommy Schaefer cries inside a Denpasar court on the Indonesian resort island of BaliBy Trisha Sertori DENPASAR (Reuters) - An Indonesian court found a young U.S. couple guilty on Tuesday of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer, both from the Chicago area, were arrested last August after staff at a luxury hotel discovered the body of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, in an abandoned suitcase in a taxi. The pair were tried separately in Denpasar District Court and it was not immediately clear if they would appeal.


Love letters from abusive partners document crisis in Peru

A woman looks at the book “"No te mueras por mi" (Don't Die for Me), a collection of love letters, emails and text messages from abusive partners to their battered womenThe case is one of 25 published in a new book in Peru, "Don't Die for Me", a collection of love letters, emails and text messages from abusive partners to their battered women, accompanied by the story of what happened next. Peru is among the most violent countries in the world for women. A 2005 study by the World Health Organization found that in the country's interior, 61 percent of women had suffered physical violence by a male partner, the highest rate of the 10 countries studied (Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand, and Tanzania were also included). It found 49 percent of women in Peru's interior had suffered "severe physical violence" -- being punched, kicked, dragged, or threatened or attacked with a weapon.


Healthy eating sparks M&A on blurring frontier between food and drugs
By Ben Hirschler and Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - A boom in "nutraceuticals" - food and drinks with potential health benefits - is paving the way for a rush of deals, as food and drug companies compete to dominate a market expected to be worth $280 billion by 2018. "It's only a matter of time before the fight spills over into corporate takeover wars," consultancy KPMG predicted in a report released on Tuesday. Bankers said moving into nutraceuticals was an obvious move for both food and pharma companies given the blurring line between their sectors. "The space is ripe for M&A and I think you are going to see more," added Jeremy Johnson, managing director of North Carolina-based Bourne, which advises on deals.
Boston bomber's sentencing trial on death penalty begins Tuesday

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonProsecutors and defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday will begin making their cases on whether or not he should be sentenced to death for the 2013 attack and its aftermath. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty on April 8 of killing three people and injuring 264 at the marathon finish line and fatally shooting a police officer as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, prepared to flee three days later.


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