Baltimore murder wave leads to police chief's sacking

Jul 9, 2015

Baltimore murder wave leads to police chief's sacking

Violence-plagued Baltimore on Wednesday fired its police chief, who paid the price for a surge in homicides and after riots erupted over the death of a black man in custody. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was dismissed with immediate effect, said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. teen accused of killing mother in Bali gives birth

An American teenager imprisoned in Bali on accusations of killing her mother has given birth to a baby girl, her lawyer said on Tuesday. Heather Mack, 19, gave birth to a baby girl via cesarean section on Tuesday in an Indonesian hospital, Anthony Scifo, ...

Feb 27, 2015

Four dead in second rare shooting in South Korea

Four people, including a policeman, were killed Friday in the second shooting incident in two days in South Korea, where gun crime is extremely rare. A 75-year-old man armed with a hunting rifle shot dead his brother, the brother’s wife and a policeman who ...

Atheist U.S. blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Feb 27, 2015

Atheist U.S. blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Unidentified assailants with machetes hacked to death a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin and left his wife injured in Dhaka on Thursday, police said. The atheist writer’s family is claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. Avijit Roy was the founder of ...

Dec 24, 2014

Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014

At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday, making the past three years the deadliest for journalists since the organization began keeping track more than ...