Mar 13, 2016

China's criminal conviction rate nearly 100% in 2015

China found almost 100 percent of criminal defendants guilty last year, figures from the country’s top court showed Sunday, even as authorities pledged to reduce wrongful convictions. A total of 1,039 accused were “declared innocent” by Chinese courts in 2015, Zhou Qiang, head of ...

Mar 11, 2016

U.S. mom shot by 4-year-old is apparent gun rights advocate

A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social media postings about gun rights. A community Facebook page listed under Jamie Gilt for ...

Top police officials gather to head off explosive yakuza war

Mar 7, 2016

Top police officials gather to head off explosive yakuza war

Top officials from the National Police Agency’s organized crime divisions nationwide gathered Tuesday for an emergency meeting in Tokyo in a bid to head off a potentially explosive conflict between the country’s biggest crime syndicate and a splinter group. The meeting came a day ...

Mar 5, 2016

Hong Kong police dismantle World War II bombs

Hong Kong police said Saturday they disposed of eight World War II explosives, after a hiker found the unexploded devices on a trail. Unexploded bombs are usually found by unsuspecting hikers or at construction sites in the southern Chinese city, which was the scene ...

'Missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong: government

Mar 4, 2016

'Missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong: government

One of five “missing” Hong Kong booksellers who was detained on the mainland returned to the city Friday and met police, the government said, in a case that has provoked fears of increasing Chinese interference in the semiautonomous region. Lui Por, who has been ...