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Baseline Killer is found guilty

A former construction worker has been found guilty of killing nine people in the so-called Baseline Killer case that terrorised Phoenix, Arizona.

Mark Goudeau (47) was accused of attacking his victims as they went about daily activities, such as leaving work or washing their car , during the summer of 2006.

The victims -- eight of them women -- ranged from 19 to 39 years old. Police named the series of killings and other crimes after Baseline Road where many of the earliest attacks happened.

In all, Goudeau faced 72 counts, including the nine murders and various counts of kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery. He was found guilty of all but four counts.



Three killed as



plane hits shop

A light airplane taking off from the border Mexican city of Tijuana crashed into a car repair shop near a street market, killing three people and setting fire to several cars.

The 62-year-old pilot and his 17-year-old daughter died when the plane smashed into repair shop near the airport.

An explosion killed a 40-year-old man who had taken his car in for repairs.



Warning over fake iPad sales

The success of Apple's iPad is attracting thousands of counterfeit and knockoff products.

On a single day in July, almost 18,000 fakes and clones resembling the iPad and Android devices were available for sale on 23 e-commerce sites, according to MarkMonitor Inc, a US firm that helps companies protect their brands.

The copycat products and suspected counterfeits found in MarkMonitor's survey were offered by more than 5,000 sellers, many of them located in China.



Generals held



in drugs case

Police in Cambodia have detained two army generals suspected of trafficking methamphetamine.

Lay Virak and Khun Rouen had been under surveillance for months and were detained yesterday.

In January, three senior police officers, including a head of the country's anti-drug trafficking agency were charged with drug-related corruption.


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