World Briefs: Ex-cop jailed 263 years for rape, sexual abuse

Ex-cop jailed 263 years for rape, sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES • A former police officer from the state of Oklahoma was sentenced on Thursday to 263 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing African-American women while on duty.

Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty in December of rape and oral sodomy in 18 of the 36 counts that he faced.

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Left-wing coalition govt likely in Spain

MADRID • The leader of Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, Mr Pablo Iglesias, yesterday proposed forming a government with the Socialists, making a left-wing governing alliance more likely after last month's inconclusive election.

Mr Iglesias told a news conference he had informed King Felipe VI of "our desire to form a government of change with the Socialists and the United Left" and that he would seek the post of deputy prime minister. Podemos, which came in third in a general election on Dec 20, had until now not said if it would agree to forming a government with the Socialists.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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