U.S. teen stabs 22 in Pittsburgh high school knife rampage

Apr 10, 2014

U.S. teen stabs 22 in Pittsburgh high school knife rampage

A 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before being tackled by the school’s assistant principal. At least five students were critically wounded, including a ...

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

Apr 10, 2014

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a 9-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country’s legal system. Baby Mohammad Musa along with his father and other ...

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

Apr 10, 2014

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend’s bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, “I don’t have to look at a picture. I was there.” “It’s time that you look at it,” chief prosecutor ...

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

Apr 9, 2014

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the ...

Rwanda marks 20 years since '94 genocide when 1 million were killed

Apr 8, 2014

Rwanda marks 20 years since '94 genocide when 1 million were killed

Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority. Bloodcurdling screams and sorrowful wails resounded throughout a packed ...

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

Apr 8, 2014

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense Monday, saying the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African track star, on trial for ...

The forgotten victims of Rwanda genocide

Apr 6, 2014

The forgotten victims of Rwanda genocide

When David, a 19-year-old Rwandan, is asked about his parents, he prefers to conceal being one of thousands of children born from a rape during the 1994 genocide. “I say I don’t have a father,” he explained. It is impossible to say exactly how ...

Apr 5, 2014

Organ-harvesting claims to EU court

Plans are underway for a European Union-backed special tribunal to try Kosovo Albanian former guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from murdered Serbs during the Balkan country’s 1998-99 war, officials say. The move stems from a 2011 report by Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty ...

Afghan police commander kills AP photographer, wounds reporter

Apr 5, 2014

Afghan police commander kills AP photographer, wounds reporter

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon — the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan. The shooting was part of a surge ...

Portrait of Fort Hood shooter starts to emerge

Apr 4, 2014

Portrait of Fort Hood shooter starts to emerge

When Ivan Lopez’s mother died last year, he told friends the U.S. Army had given him just one day to attend her funeral in Puerto Rico. That appeared to compound his grief over a personal double loss. The death in October of his mother, ...

U.S. Army names Fort Hood shooter, says had mental illness

Apr 4, 2014

U.S. Army names Fort Hood shooter, says had mental illness

The soldier suspected of shooting dead three people before killing himself at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas was identified as Ivan Lopez, a man battling mental illness when he went on a rampage, the base commander said on Thursday. No motive was ...