World Topics

Dec 12, 2014

U.S. model cries foul at Cosby, joining group of accusers

Trailblazing black supermodel Beverly Johnson came forward Thursday with new accusations that comedian Bill Cosby drugged her decades ago, joining a slew of women who have accused the 77-year-old of abuse. Johnson, 62, made her allegations in a first-person story published in Vanity Fair ...

Newtown shooting survivors still scarred, two years on

Dec 12, 2014

Newtown shooting survivors still scarred, two years on

Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist ...

Dec 12, 2014

Jewish extremist trio named as being behind Jerusalem school arson

Three members of an extremist Jewish group were named by Israeli security officials on Thursday as being behind an arson attack last month targeting a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem. The Shin Bet internal security agency said Jerusalem resident Yitzhak Gabai, 22, and brothers Nahman ...

Dec 12, 2014

EU names new prosecutor in Kosovo organ trafficking probe

The EU named a new prosecutor on Thursday to investigate possible crimes against humanity, including murder and organ trafficking, by several leaders of Kosovo’s 1990s guerrilla army, some of them now senior officials. Lawyer David Schwendiman succeeds fellow U.S. national, Clint Williamson, a diplomat ...

Brazilian admits killing 41 people 'for fun'

Dec 12, 2014

Brazilian admits killing 41 people 'for fun'

A Brazilian man accused of stabbing a woman to death in a Rio suburb has confessed to have murdered 41 people, almost all of them women, “for the fun of it,” police said Thursday. “He wanted to kill women — white women, not black ...

Dec 12, 2014

Britain's CGHQ to deploy online spies to track child porn

The British spy agency GCHQ will create a specialist unit to track child pornography and hunt abusers online, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday. It will be run by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which has assisted investigations in the past but has ...

Dec 11, 2014

Los Angeles man accused of killing, eating ex-girlfriend's rabbit

A Southern California man who is accused of killing, skinning and eating his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit — and saying he would do the same to her — has been charged with cruelty to an animal and making criminal threats, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Dimitri ...

Dec 11, 2014

Global homicide rates drop but nearly 500,000 slain in 2012: U.N.

Global homicide rates have plunged 16 percent since the beginning of the century, but nearly half a million people were still murdered worldwide in 2012, a UN report said Wednesday. Some 475,000 people were murdered around the globe that year, with the highest murder ...

Dec 10, 2014

FBI leaves door open on media impersonation

FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday left open the possibility that an agent might again pose as a journalist as part of an investigation, though he said such a tactic ought to be rare and “done carefully with significant supervision, if it’s going to ...