Security tightens in Tokyo and Mie ahead of summit

May 22, 2016

Security tightens in Tokyo and Mie ahead of summit

The superintendent-general of the Metropolitan Police Department has called for public cooperation in keeping the capital safe during the Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture later this week. “If you notice anything suspicious, please call the police immediately,” Superintendent-General Kiyotaka Takahashi said Saturday ...

South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death

May 21, 2016

South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death

Hundreds of South Koreans marched in one of Seoul’s busiest leisure districts on Saturday to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman. Her death has struck a nerve in a country where, despite its reputation for being relatively safe, many women say they ...

U.S. Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

May 21, 2016

U.S. Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

A Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, officials said. The Secret Service, which protects the president ...

May 14, 2016

Bangladesh police say Buddhist monk killed in monastery

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak was found Saturday morning by his daughter-in-law when she went to give him some food, local police official Abul Khayer said. ...