Jul 29, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly had no prior problems with murder victim

A 16-year-old girl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, suspected of killing and dismembering her classmate Saturday, had no personal trouble with the victim, police said Tuesday, retracting earlier information that a personal grudge may have been involved. The suspect, whose name is being withheld because ...

Jul 28, 2014

Philadelphia hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital bedside after emerging from sedation, said Emily ...

Jul 25, 2014

Thailand to relaunch women-only train carriages

Thailand’s railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages along main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month. The State Railway of Thailand said in a statement ...

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Jul 23, 2014

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Britain on Tuesday announced an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian former spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea. The move comes as London pushes for greater sanctions against Moscow over the downing ...

Man, 22, pleads guilty to girlfriend's murder

Jul 22, 2014

Man, 22, pleads guilty to girlfriend's murder

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stabbing his former girlfriend to death last October in a high-profile stalking-murder case in Mitaka, west Tokyo. Charles Thomas Ikenaga was charged with murder for fatally stabbing high school student Saaya Suzuki, 18. Ikenaga reportedly began stalking ...

Jul 21, 2014

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway. Cheng Chieh, a 21-year-old college student, was charged with four accounts ...