Store owner admits crushing corpse

Jun 19, 2014

Store owner admits crushing corpse

The owner of a secondhand goods store who is suspected of killing an employee in 2004 has admitted disposing of the alleged victim’s bones in an appliance crusher, investigative sources said Thursday. Shinya Nakao, 47, and his wife Chisa, 45, from Chikugo, Fukuoka Prefecture, ...

Concerns aside, executions persist in some states

Jun 19, 2014

Concerns aside, executions persist in some states

With Florida carrying out America’s third execution in less than 24 hours, some states with the death penalty— particularly in the South — appear unfazed by the recent furor over how the U.S. performs lethal injections. A botched execution seven weeks ago in Oklahoma ...

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

Jun 18, 2014

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the previous night in an adjacent hamlet. A Somali extremist group claimed responsibility, but Kenya’s president on Tuesday blamed local political networks for the 60 deaths. ...

U.S. seizes suspect in Benghazi attack

Jun 18, 2014

U.S. seizes suspect in Benghazi attack

U.S. special forces seized a “key leader” of the deadly consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, and he is on his way to face trial in the U.S. for the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. ...

In Kenya town, night of cold-blooded executions

Jun 17, 2014

In Kenya town, night of cold-blooded executions

David Waweru was watching a World Cup match in a bar in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni when fighters from Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabab militants began their attack. The first target was the police station, where dozens of gunmen fought a fierce battle with ...

Marchers call for action after U.S. mass shootings

Jun 15, 2014

Marchers call for action after U.S. mass shootings

More than 1,000 demonstrators — including nearly 100 from Newtown, Connecticut, the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rampage — marched across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding that action be taken to stem the recent wave of mass shootings ...

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

Jun 12, 2014

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced two brothers to 11 years in jail for eating a dead baby in a case that has shocked the country, a year after they were freed over a similar offense. Farman Ali and his brother, Mohammad Arif, were ...

Blackwater shooters' state of mind focus of latest trial

Jun 11, 2014

Blackwater shooters' state of mind focus of latest trial

After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18 others in a violent assault on motorists and other passers-by at a Baghdad ...