Lese majeste brings despair to Thai families

May 24, 2015

Lese majeste brings despair to Thai families

by Marion Thibaut

When Natnicha’s husband was jailed for insulting Thailand’s monarchy under the country’s lese majeste laws, she didn’t just lose a partner. She lost her friends and place in Thai society — joining the growing ranks of outcasts since royalist generals seized power a year ...

May 24, 2015

Ohio patrolman not guilty in 2 deaths in 137-shot barrage

A white Ohio patrolman who fired through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that killed the two unarmed black occupants was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer ...

May 23, 2015

'Dead' U.S. man moves as morgue team arrives

A man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his apartment but then began to move his limbs as he was about to be taken to the morgue, authorities say. The girlfriend of the 46-year-old man had not been able to reach him for two ...

May 23, 2015

Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a pistol while posing for a selfie, Russian news agencies reported Friday, citing police. The 21-year-old found a 9-mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office and decided to ...

May 23, 2015

Mexican gunfight leaves 43 dead in three-hour battle

At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunfight between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. All the dead were suspected criminals except for ...

May 20, 2015

Canadian police arrest 10 youths for wanting to join IS

Canadian police arrested 10 youths at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport last weekend after suspecting them of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement late Tuesday night that no charges ...

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

May 19, 2015

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ban police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that U.S. law enforcement has become too militarized. After controversy over the policing of high-profile protests in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, ...