Dec 10, 2016

Migrant shoots at Greek policeman, flees, kills himself

A Greek police source says a migrant stopped for a routine check by a police patrol shot at and slightly wounded a policeman and then fatally shot himself. The source, speaking under condition of anonymity because the case is still under investigation, said the ...

Dec 10, 2016

Indonesian police detonate bomb in neighborhood, arrest four

Indonesian police said they safely detonated a bomb in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday after arresting suspected Islamic militants who were planning to attack the presidential palace. People living within a 300-meter (yard) radius of the boarding house where ...

Dec 10, 2016

Mexico quietly marks 10 years of drug war

Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military eager to return to barracks. President Enrique Pena Nieto, who inherited the drug war when he took ...

Philippine police murdered town mayor: investigators

Dec 6, 2016

Philippine police murdered town mayor: investigators

Philippine police murdered a town mayor while he was helpless in a jail cell, justice department investigators said Tuesday, contradicting claims by the accused and President Rodrigo Duterte that he was killed in a gun battle. The accusations by the National Bureau of Investigation ...

Dec 6, 2016

Missing 2-year-old found safe after spending night outdoors

A 2-year-old girl who went missing Monday in Oita Prefecture was found safe Tuesday in a mountainous area about 2 km from where she disappeared, police said. Koyomi Tokunaga, who sustained only minor scratches, was conscious but was transported to a hospital as a ...

Shibuya's scramble crossing to go vehicle-free for New Year's Eve

Dec 3, 2016

Shibuya's scramble crossing to go vehicle-free for New Year's Eve

The famous scramble crossing in Tokyo’s Shibuya’s district will go vehicle-free on New Year’s Eve, informed sources said Saturday. The move is aimed at preventing turmoil from the massive crowds that have been forming at the iconic intersection in front of Shibuya Station to ...

U.S. authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Nov 29, 2016

U.S. authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Authorities in Los Angeles said Monday they were actively seeking the authors of a series of threatening letters sent to area mosques and urged anyone who had received similar messages to come forward. The letters, which were addressed to the “Children of Satan,” called ...

Kabul cops wage 'debauchery' crackdown, raid water pipe haunts

Nov 28, 2016

Kabul cops wage 'debauchery' crackdown, raid water pipe haunts

Afghan police and health officials raided cafes and restaurants in Kabul on Sunday, confiscating shisha water pipes and paraphernalia in a campaign to halt “debauchery and vulgarity. Critics say the campaign will only distract police from the Afghan capital’s deteriorating security situation, while doing ...