World Topics

Aug 1, 2016

India rounds up 15 in gang rape of woman, daughter

Police in northern India said Sunday that they have detained 15 suspects after a woman and her 14-year-old daughter were gang-raped off a busy highway, the latest incident of sexual violence to shock the country. The attack took place Friday night near the town ...

Jul 29, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as ...

Biden consoles kin of three assassinated Baton Rouge cops at vigil

Jul 29, 2016

Biden consoles kin of three assassinated Baton Rouge cops at vigil

The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers. “We need to heal,” said Biden, ...

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

Jul 28, 2016

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead. The ...