Jul 17, 2016

Pakistani model's brother says he killed her 'to protect family honor'

The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her to death for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook. Baloch, who had become a social media celebrity in recent months, stirred controversy by posting pictures online taken ...

Three held over selling of curry restaurant waste as food

Jul 12, 2016

Three held over selling of curry restaurant waste as food

Three men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling beef cutlets that a major curry restaurant chain had intended to dispose of. There were identified as Kazuyuki Onishi, 75, head of a now effectively defunct industrial waste disposal company in Aichi Prefecture; Masao Okada, 78, ...

Protesting Rio cops greet airport arrivals with 'Welcome to Hell' banners

Jul 5, 2016

Protesting Rio cops greet airport arrivals with 'Welcome to Hell' banners

Brazilian police protesting unpaid salaries and officers’ deaths shocked travelers arriving at Rio de Janeiro’s main airport Monday with banners reading “Welcome to Hell” a month before the Olympics. The protest by more than 100 emergency services workers, including firefighters, took place in the ...

Duterte-inspired crackdown hits Philippine poor first

Jun 17, 2016

Duterte-inspired crackdown hits Philippine poor first

In a crackdown bearing the Philippine president-elect’s name, police have rounded up hundreds of children or their parents to enforce a night curfew for minors, and taken away drunk and shirtless men roaming metropolitan Manila’s slums. The poor, who were among Rodrigo Duterte’s strongest ...