Video shows drug lord Guzman's daring escape

Jul 15, 2015

Video shows drug lord Guzman's daring escape

Mexico’s government released a video Tuesday showing fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman going into his prison cell’s shower and bending down behind a short dividing wall before disappearing. While Guzman paced back and forth several times between the bathroom area and his ...

Jul 15, 2015

China arrests Britons, South Africans for 'terror' videos

Twenty foreign tourists including Britons, South Africans and an Indian national have been arrested in northern China, according to reports by Britain’s Foreign Office and a South African charity, on suspicion some had ties to a “terror group.” China has agreed to release 11 ...

Jul 14, 2015

South Korea professor forced former student to eat feces: police

South Korean police said Tuesday they have detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts. The alleged violence began after the professor hired the ex-student in 2013 as an employee ...

Jul 14, 2015

Chinese police say they fatally shot 3 Uighur 'terrorists'

Police in northeastern China said they fatally shot three minority Muslim Uighurs Monday, calling them terrorists who were using knives to resist arrest. Police also injured a fourth suspect during the incident Monday in Shenyang, police said in a statement on their microblog. A ...

Pot breathalyzer needed as U.S. relaxes cannabis bans

Jul 14, 2015

Pot breathalyzer needed as U.S. relaxes cannabis bans

As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, the race is on to develop an instant roadside breathalyzer for police to test drivers who may be taking the “high” road. Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc, founded by a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, ...

Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Jul 14, 2015

Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Ignoring a red light comes as no surprise in Osaka, the country’s worst-ranking prefecture, where the number of fatalities in traffic accidents stemming from disregarding signals hit 102 in the first half of this year. According to the Osaka Prefectural Police, the 102 people ...

New York reaches $5.9m settlement in chokehold death

Jul 14, 2015

New York reaches $5.9m settlement in chokehold death

New York announced Monday it had reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold, sparking a bitter nationwide debate about police tactics and racism. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six, was ...

Jul 13, 2015

Caller threatens to blow up bullet train

Tokyo Station received a phone call Sunday afternoon from a man claiming to have planted a bomb on a bullet train, authorities said Monday. The man claimed he would detonate the bomb by Monday. No explosives were found and the incident did not affect ...

With brazen escape, 'El Chapo' legend grows

Jul 13, 2015

With brazen escape, 'El Chapo' legend grows

Folk bands sang his praises. When he was arrested, supporters protested in his home state. Now that Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped again, singers may add a new verse. Guzman, 58, nurtured a Robin Hood image in his northwestern state ...