Man charged with murder after mother found dead in Airdrie home

Melanie Lowen and Alexander James Thorpe are shown together in a photo. (Photo via Facebook / Melanie Lowen) Melanie Lowen and Alexander James Thorpe are shown together in a photo. (Photo via Facebook / Melanie Lowen)

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Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

A Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a Ukrainian civilian was sentenced to life in prison on Monday in the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded three months ago, unleashing a brutal conflict that has led to accusations of atrocities, left thousands dead, driven millions from their homes and flattened whole swaths of cities.