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Massachusetts mall stabbing spree leads to lockdown, evacuation

May 11, 2016

Massachusetts mall stabbing spree leads to lockdown, evacuation

Several people were stabbed at a shopping mall outside Boston on Tuesday evening, authorities said, in what police described as an “active scene.” The Taunton Police Department said on Twitter it was investigating “multiple stabbings” at the Silver City Galleria mall and on a ...

Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

May 11, 2016

Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

Bangladesh hanged Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said, a punishment that risked provoking an angry reaction from his supporters. Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami ...

U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

May 6, 2016

U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers. The coordinated operation was announced Thursday as the U.S. Treasury Department ...