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- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
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- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
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19 December 2012
POLAND / UK : Krakow Bus Driver Gets 15 Years For Brutal Zaks Murder.
A Krakow bus driver...identified only as Miroslaw, 45...was sentenced to 15 years for the brutal murder of UK exchange student Catherine Zaks, 21...in July 2011.
Zaks...a Kent University student...was returning home late at night from an internship at an art gallery...when the bus driver lost his temper...and bludgeoned her to death with a rubber pipe...dumping her body near railroad tracks.
Miroslaw's lawyers will appeal the conviction...seeking a lesser charge of manslaughter.