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Carlos the Jackal fined for anti-Semitic taunts

Carlos the Jackal, one of the world's most wanted militants serving two life sentences in France, was ordered Monday to pay out 2,500 euros ($3,500) over anti-Semitic taunts targeting a female prison official. The eccentric Venezuelan, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, has admitted to calling the official an "Israeli" and a "Zionist" but denied calling her a "dirty Jew." The insults occurred during his trial on appeal in May last year over a series of deadly bombings in France more than 30 years ago.

Ex-beauty queen killed in crime that shocks violent Venezuela

Gunmen killed a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their young daughter in an attack that shocked the crime-plagued nation, authorities said Tuesday. Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed in what appears to have been a botched robbery after their car broke down on a highway in northwestern Venezuela late Monday, police and prosecutors said.

Ex-beauty queen killed in crime that shocks violent Venezuela

Gunmen killed a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their young daughter in an attack that shocked the crime-plagued nation, authorities said Tuesday. Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed in what appears to have been a botched robbery after their car broke down on a highway in northwestern Venezuela late Monday, police and prosecutors said.

Former Miss Venezuela shot dead in front of daughter

Gunmen shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their five-year-old daughter, who was wounded in an attack that dismayed the crime-plagued nation, authorities said Tuesday. Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed in what appears to have been a botched robbery after their car broke down on a highway in northwestern Venezuela late Monday, police and prosecutors said.

Former Miss Venezuela, partner shot dead, child hurt

A former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner were shot dead while their five-year-old daughter was wounded during a suspected roadside robbery that shocked the nation, authorities said Tuesday. Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed after their car broke down on a highway in northwestern Venezuela late Monday, prosecutors said in statement. Their daughter, Maya Berry Spear, was wounded in the right leg but stable after receiving medical treatment in an assault that put a spotlight on the country's soaring murder rate.

Former Miss Venezuela, partner shot dead, child wounded

A former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner were shot dead while their five-year-old daughter was wounded during a suspected roadside robbery that shocked the nation, authorities said Tuesday. Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed after their car broke down on a highway in northwestern Venezuela late Monday, prosecutors said in statement. Their daughter, Maya Berry Spear, was wounded in the right leg but stable after receiving medical treatment in an assault that put a spotlight on the country's soaring murder rate.

Former Miss Venezuela, husband killed by would-be robbers

Caracas, Jan 7 (EFE).- Actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear Mootz and her husband were killed and their 5-year-old daughter was wounded in an armed robbery, authorities said Tuesday. Spear, 29, and Irish spouse Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were found dead Monday night on a highway in the central state of Carabobo, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said. The injured girl, the AG's office added, was taken to a hospital "where she received medical attention and remains in stable condition."

New reality show to focus on Miss Venezuela contest

Caracas, Jul 14 (EFE).- The strict diets, the physical exercise regimen, the speech classes and the discussions among the participants of the Miss Venezuela contest are the things that the public will be able to view starting this week on a new reality show where the 24 candidates for this year's celebrated beauty pageant will be selected and prepared.

French court upholds Carlos the Jackal life sentence

A French court has upheld a life sentence handed to Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most-wanted militants, who had appealed against his conviction for a series of deadly bombings in France 30 years ago. The eccentric 63-year-old Venezuelan, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, addressed the court for four hours at the end of the six-week trial Wednesday, before a panel of judges went into chambers for deliberations.

French court upholds Carlos the Jackal life sentence

A French court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence handed to Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most-wanted militants, who had appealed against his conviction for a series of deadly bombings in France 30 years ago. The eccentric 63-year-old Venezuelan, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, addressed the court for four hours at the end of the six-week trial Wednesday, before a panel of judges went into chambers for deliberations.
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