Jan 19, 2015

Three burned to death in Hindu-Muslim clash in India

At least three Muslims were burned to death Sunday when their thatched huts were set on fire during a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups in a village in eastern India, a government official said. Atul Prasad, a Bihar state administrator, said the violence ...

Jan 18, 2015

Myanmar woman screams her innocence before Saudi beheading

A Myanmar woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing her husband’s young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on the Internet on Saturday. Saudi authorities have arrested someone for filming the incident, said local newspapers. They did not say what ...

Mother accused of setting newborn on fire in a road

Jan 18, 2015

Mother accused of setting newborn on fire in a road

A New Jersey woman who authorities say put her newborn girl in the middle of a road and set her on fire was charged Saturday with murder. Burlington County prosecutors said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, was jailed on $500,000 bail. Police responded ...

Jan 16, 2015

Sasebo girl may face prosecution: sources

Prosecutors on Friday handed the teenager suspected of murdering and dismembering her classmate last July to the Sasebo Police Station in Nagasaki Prefecture for safekeeping while she awaits her family court trial and potential criminal charges. Prosecutors have completed psychiatric tests on the 16-year-old, ...

Jan 16, 2015

Counterterror spying foiled plot targeting U.S. Capitol, Boehner says

A recently uncovered jihadi-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the U.S. Capitol was discovered thanks to the government’s controversial surveillance programs, House Speaker John Boehner claimed on Thursday. “We would never have known about this had it not been for ...

Jan 15, 2015

Tanzania bans witch doctors to stem grisly albino murders

Tanzania has banned witch doctors to try to stem a surge in murders of albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft. “These so-called witches bear responsibility for the attacks against albinos,” interior ministry spokesman Isaac Nantanga said Wednesday. The ban follows the kidnapping ...

Charlie Hebdo exposes satire risks

Jan 14, 2015

Charlie Hebdo exposes satire risks

These are dark days for those who want to believe that the pen is mightier than the sword. The attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has caused grief and soul-searching around the world, and exposed the risks humorists can run — risks intensified ...