Knife attack wounds nine people at Chinese railway station

Mar 6, 2015

Knife attack wounds nine people at Chinese railway station

At least two assailants armed with knives attacked bystanders at a train station in southern China on Friday, injuring nine, officials said. Police fatally shot one of the suspects and detained another, officers in the city of Guangzhou said in a statement. “Someone with ...

Mar 5, 2015

Cases of quasi-legal drugs hit a new high

Police last year recorded 706 cases involving quasi-legal drugs, a more than five-fold increase since 2013. The figure represented an all-time high since comparable data became available in 2008. The surge is partly attributable to recent moves to tighten control over what officials currently ...

Mar 4, 2015

More drone sightings over Paris stoke public's concern

Paris police on Wednesday said the public had reported around a dozen drone sightings over sensitive areas of the French capital — the latest in a baffling series of overflights. Authorities are now scrambling to work out “if all the reports were really drone ...

Mar 3, 2015

Men built mystery tunnel 'just for fun': police

Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent and just wanted a place to hang out, local police said on Monday. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s ...

Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over pro-democracy protests

Mar 2, 2015

Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong prodemocracy lawmakers were arrested and then released Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest step in a widespread investigation that has been accused of seeking to intimidate activists. Police have vowed to investigate the “principal instigators” of ...

Mar 2, 2015

Viral video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless man Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media reported. The graphic video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in L.A.’s ...

Mar 1, 2015

List grows of Putin critics who met violent deaths

Boris Nemtsov joins a string of prominent Kremlin opponents murdered or found dead in unexplained circumstances. They include: Feb. 27, 2015: leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, 55, is gunned down at around 23:15 on a bridge adjacent to the ...