Aug 24, 2015

Faulty CCTV cameras hamper Thai bomber hunt

A week after a deadly bomb tore through central Bangkok, Thailand’s police chief Monday admitted that his force’s frantic search for those responsible has been hampered by faulty security cameras. The trail is growing increasing cold seven days after the bombing, which killed 20 ...

Aug 24, 2015

Thai police defuse bomb week after deadly blast

Thai police found and defused a bomb on Monday, a week after an explosion killed 20 people in the country’s worst-ever bomb attack, but it was not clear if the device found at a Bangkok construction site had anything to do with the earlier ...

Aug 24, 2015

Burundi used acid and iron bars to torture opposition: Amnesty

Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday. Testimonies recorded by Amnesty in the report accuse both the police and National Intelligence ...

Aug 24, 2015

Jealous wife sentenced to life for Cambodia acid attack

A Cambodian court on Monday sentenced a garment factory worker to life in prison for killing another woman in an acid attack motivated by jealous rage over an alleged love affair. Sroeun Nann was arrested in March after splashing the acid on Meas Vanny, ...

Police probe Mel Gibson's 'angry tirade' at Australian reporter

Aug 24, 2015

Police probe Mel Gibson's 'angry tirade' at Australian reporter

Police were investigating claims on Monday that controversial Hollywood star Mel Gibson allegedly shoved and verbally abused an Australian photographer during an angry altercation. Kristi Miller, a news photographer with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, said she had taken two pictures of Gibson leaving a cinema ...

Train passengers who overpowered gunman get France's highest honor

Aug 24, 2015

Train passengers who overpowered gunman get France's highest honor

President Francois Hollande is set to bestow France’s highest honor Monday on a group of Americans and a Briton who have been hailed as heroes for overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train. Anti-terror investigators are questioning the alleged attacker, 25-year-old Ayoub El-Khazzani, ...

Police fear Bangkok bombing suspect may have fled

Aug 23, 2015

Police fear Bangkok bombing suspect may have fled

Despite new surveillance video that may offer a possible clue to the bombing in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, Thai police said Sunday that the perpetrators may have already fled the country, and that they will “need some luck” to catch them. Surveillance ...

Americans subdue gunman on Paris-bound high-speed train

Aug 22, 2015

Americans subdue gunman on Paris-bound high-speed train

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before American passengers subdued him, according to officials and one of the Americans involved. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France, where ...

Top general: U.S. should consider embedding troops in Iraq

Aug 13, 2015

Top general: U.S. should consider embedding troops in Iraq

If Iraqi forces are not making good progress against Islamic State militants in the next several months, the U.S. should consider embedding American troops with the Iraqis, the Army’s retiring top general said Wednesday. Gen. Raymond Odierno, who retires as Army chief of staff ...