Sep 6, 2014

U.S. man charged with '07 murder of Japanese wife in San Diego

Former San Diego resident Anthony Simoneau has been charged with the 2007 murder of his Japanese wife Fumiko Ogawa, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Ogawa’s body was found in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park near the Bow Willow Campground on ...

Sep 5, 2014

U.N.: one-fifth of murder victims are under 20

About 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex and one-fifth of homicide victims globally are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a United Nations report released Thursday. Drawing on data from 190 countries, the report ...

Sep 4, 2014

Canadians held Americans hostage in Syria: report

Three Canadians were directly involved in the kidnapping of two American journalists by Islamist militants in Syria, Canada’s public broadcaster reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said the trio — whose identities are unknown — forced captives Theo Curtis and Matt ...

States aim to keep jihadis from going to Syria, Iraq

Sep 4, 2014

States aim to keep jihadis from going to Syria, Iraq

New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are plucked from planes. Authorities block finances and shut down radical mosques. In cyberspace, Silicon Valley firms are wiping extremist content from websites, such as video of the recent beheading of two American journalists. ...

Sep 4, 2014

Islamic State beheadings sow fear, prompt revulsion among Muslims

Brutal beheadings recorded on video by the jihadist Islamic State are intended to terrorize the group’s enemies, but are also angering and alienating the Muslims the group claims to represent. On Tuesday, the jihadist group released a new video purporting to show the beheading ...

Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

Aug 31, 2014

Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hard-line Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days in August, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The soldier, recognizable as Ali ...