New York police arrest man with petrol in St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
Peru's former president, Alan Garcia, kills himself before being arrested for corruption
Teenager found dead in Colorado after manhunt which closed schools for half a million students
Man killed by large flightless bird that he owned in Florida
Wife and son of man killed in 2016 'farm attack' in South Africa arrested
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The largest single mass lynching in US history was celebrated in newspapers
11 Italian Americans in New Orleans were lynched after the murder of a police chief despite being acquitted.
For years, police in England believed a serial cat murderer killed more than 400 cats
After spending more than £130,000 investigating, they concluded there was no such killer.
A meteorite landed in Peru and gave people nearby a mysterious illness
The loud noise and explosive impact originally led Peruvians to think that Chile had launched an attack.
In 1958, a US Air Force plane accidentally dropped a nuclear weapon
The bomb landed onto a children's playhouse in Mars Bluff, South Carolina.
The Tool Box Killers
Over five months in California in 1979, two men lured teenage girls into their van before torturing them with items from their "tool box".
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