Dec 14, 2014

China to punish tourists over Thai air rage assault

Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to bomb the plane after they became enraged over seating arrangements. China National Tourism Administration said Saturday the tourists disrupted the flight, hurt ...

Kenyan cops are killing suspects with near-impunity

Dec 7, 2014

Kenyan cops are killing suspects with near-impunity

Kenyan police officers are killing unarmed terrorist suspects, shakedown victims and even children — spreading fear, breeding corruption and complicating efforts to deal with terrorism, an Associated Press investigation has found. Although death squads have long been known to operate in Kenya, a dozen ...

Nov 26, 2014

Man, 26, held for beating infant daughter into unconsciousness

Sapporo Nishi Police in Hokkaido arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly striking his 4-month-old daughter in the head on several occasions to the point where she has been unconscious since August. Toshiyuki Miyamoto of Sapporo’s Nishi Ward reportedly abused his daughter, Yuki, for ...

Dogfighting thrives in U.S. despite high-profile gang busts

Nov 24, 2014

Dogfighting thrives in U.S. despite high-profile gang busts

In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout. Nearby, an undercover agent with the sheriff’s office met with Sam’s breeder, a big-timer in the underground world of dogfighting ...

Aussie mom of baby left in drain charged

Nov 24, 2014

Aussie mom of baby left in drain charged

A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in ...

Nov 20, 2014

Signs suggest North Korea preparing material for nuclear bomb test

New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang threatened Thursday a fresh nuclear test in response to U.N. condemnation of its rights record. The images show steam rising from a reprocessing plant at the ...

Protests as U.S. defends record before U.N. anti-torture body

Nov 14, 2014

Protests as U.S. defends record before U.N. anti-torture body

Activists stood in silent protest as the United States on Thursday defended its record before a U.N. anti-torture watchdog, raising their fists and displaying pictures of victims of police brutality. On the second and final day of the U.N. Committee Against Torture’s review of ...

Oct 31, 2014

French town bans clown disguises after assaults

A small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from disguising themselves as clowns from the streets — especially on Halloween. This week’s decision by Mayor Pierre Dudieuzere of Vendargues follows a series of incidents around France in which people dressed as ...