Jul 16, 2016

Bangladesh police deny rescued foreign hostages still in their custody

Police in Bangladesh denied Saturday that they’re still holding a British man and a University of Toronto student who have been missing since being rescued during this month’s bloody attack on a restaurant by radical Islamists, saying they’ve questioned and released the men. Hasnat ...

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Jul 15, 2016

Body parts found in Shizuoka lake that of Hokkaido man, 32

The dismembered body of a man found last week in and around Lake Hamanako in Shizuoka Prefecture has been identified as that of a man from Hokkaido, police said Thursday. The victim was 32-year-old Yuto Demachi, who was originally from Bibai, Hokkaido. The police ...

Jul 12, 2016

Paraguay farmers' leader gets 35 years for massacre

The man behind the 2012 massacre of 17 police and farmers in Paraguay, in a crisis that helped bring down a president, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday. Farmers’ leader Ruben Villalba was handed the stiffest possible sentence for the killings in ...

Stopped 52 times by police: Was it racial profiling?

Jul 10, 2016

Stopped 52 times by police: Was it racial profiling?

When Philando Castile saw the flashing lights in his rearview mirror the night he got shot, it wasn’t unusual. He had been pulled over at least 52 times in recent years in and around the Twin Cities and given citations for minor offenses including ...

Suspect held in dismembered body case admits to killing

Jul 10, 2016

Suspect held in dismembered body case admits to killing

A man arrested Saturday in connection with the discovery of a dismembered body in a pond in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward has told investigators that he killed the 88-year-old woman and cut up her body at her home, investigative sources said. The police have found ...