U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

A jury convicted a man of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday after he shot an unarmed young woman on his porch last year after she pounded on his door. It rejected his claim that he was afraid for his life and had acted in ...

Aug 6, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly kept cat head in fridge

The 16-year-old schoolgirl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, who has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering a classmate kept a severed cat head in her refrigerator, according to a media report. The teen was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering Aiwa Matsuo, 15, after ...

Israel says it arrested suspect in killing of three teenagers

Aug 6, 2014

Israel says it arrested suspect in killing of three teenagers

Israeli authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. Hussam Kawasme, a 40-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, was arrested on July 11 in connection with ...

Aug 5, 2014

Video shows 'unspeakable acts' carried out by Nigerian soldiers: Amnesty

Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave. Nigeria’s military is battling an increasingly vicious Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram, ...

Father of Sasebo girl says slaying can 'never be forgiven'

Aug 3, 2014

Father of Sasebo girl says slaying can 'never be forgiven'

The father of the 16-year-old girl arrested last month on suspicion of killing and dismembering a female classmate in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, said Saturday his daughter’s act “can never be forgiven for any reason or cause” and deeply apologized to the victim’s family. “I ...

Aug 1, 2014

Pro-China imam said murdered

China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another. The state media reports were the first official confirmation of the murder of Jume Tahir after dawn prayers ...