Sep 18, 2014

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

At least 13 people were killed and 34 injured on Wednesday as a gunbattle broke out between police and suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, police said. Kano State police commissioner Adelere Shinaba said the gunmen, whom he described ...

OSCE observers come under fire in eastern Ukraine

Sep 16, 2014

OSCE observers come under fire in eastern Ukraine

International observers with the OSCE came under fire Sunday in restive eastern Ukraine in what the mission described as an “unacceptable” incident. The six monitors were unharmed despite their vehicles being hit by mortar or artillery fire in the rebel-held Donetsk area as fighting ...

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

Jul 22, 2014

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday. An Israeli police spokeswoman said there was no immediate ...

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

Apr 21, 2014

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don’t carry ...

Xi orders terrorism crackdown after deadly rail station attack

Mar 2, 2014

Xi orders terrorism crackdown after deadly rail station attack

China’s President Xi Jinping ordered a crackdown on “violent terrorist activities” after 33 people died when knife-wielding assailants rampaged through a train station in a southwestern city Saturday. Local authority officials in Kunming said evidence at the scene showed it was a terrorist attack ...

Taliban kill 21 Afghan soldiers in pre-dawn attack

Feb 23, 2014

Taliban kill 21 Afghan soldiers in pre-dawn attack

Afghan President Hamid Karzai slammed Pakistan for failing to eliminate “terror nests” after the Taliban killed 21 soldiers and kidnapped seven in a raid on a border outpost early Sunday. The attack in the eastern province of Kunar was the single deadliest strike on ...

Chinese police arrest five Muslims in Tiananmen Gate attack

Oct 30, 2013

Chinese police arrest five Muslims in Tiananmen Gate attack

Police announced the arrests Wednesday of five people in connection with this week’s suicide car crash in the heart of China’s capital, calling it a planned terror attack — Beijing’s first in recent history — and identifying the attackers as members of a Muslim ...

Boar rampage leaves eight hurt in Hyogo town

Apr 6, 2013

Boar rampage leaves eight hurt in Hyogo town

A large wild boar went on a rampage Thursday in Taishi, Hyogo Prefecture, leaving eight people, mostly senior citizens, injured. A 62-year-old woman was severely injured after being bit by the animal in her leg and stomach, while a schoolgirl, 13, and six residents ...