101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict

Dec 17, 2016

101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict

A 101-year-old man became the oldest Briton ever to be convicted of a criminal offense when he was found guilty on Friday of a string of sex crimes against young girls. Ralph Clarke, a retired truck driver, was convicted of abusing and raping two ...

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 ...