Canadian diplomat's son dies in Miami drugs shootout

Apr 2, 2015

Canadian diplomat's son dies in Miami drugs shootout

An alleged drug deal gone bad ended in a gun battle that left the teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat dead and a younger son under arrest. Germano Wabafiyebazu said his 17-year-old son, Jean, was killed Wednesdsay when he went into a house ...

Mar 31, 2015

Second blogger hacked to death in month in Bangladeshi capital

A blogger was hacked to death by three men in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said. The killing took place a month after a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious ...

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

Mar 29, 2015

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC Director General Tony Hall following his decision to drop “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Scotland Yard police headquarters confirmed it was examining allegations made on Wednesday, when Hall confirmed Clarkson’s contract would not be ...

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...

Mar 26, 2015

China ex-police chief arrested for murder

A former Chinese regional police chief has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the country’s top prosecution agency said Thursday, the victim reportedly a girlfriend 35 years his junior. Zhao Liping, 63, headed the police in the northern region of Inner Mongolia for seven ...

Mar 23, 2015

Hong Kong man jailed for killing, cooking his parents

A Hong Kong man who killed, dismembered, salted and cooked his parents was sent to prison for life on Monday after being found guilty of double murder. The conviction of Henry Chau, 31, on Friday concluded a gruesome case that shocked the city in ...

Afghan woman beaten to death by mob buried

Mar 23, 2015

Afghan woman beaten to death by mob buried

Afghan women’s rights activists dressed head-to-toe in black broke with tradition Sunday to carry the coffin of a woman who was beaten to death by a mob in the capital, Kabul, over allegations she had burned a Quran. The mob of men beat 27-year-old ...

Mar 22, 2015

Former senior Chinese police chief detained on suspicion of murder

The former police chief of the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia has been detained on suspicion of murder, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday, citing public security authorities. Zhao Liping was in charge of the police in Inner Mongolia from 2005 until ...

FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

Mar 21, 2015

FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

An FBI agent appealed for patience Friday after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide. The county coroner confirmed that the ...