Myanmar monks held for four million meth pills haul

Three Buddhist monks arrested after authorities found about $6m worth of methamphetamine pills in car and monastery.


Chicago police: Reform push as violent past prevails

Polarisation over police reform has played out in the news and on social media after videos showing officer brutality.

Asia Pacific

Church calls Duterte's war on drugs a 'reign of terror'

President's office slams criticism by Catholic Church, which says killing people is not the answer to drug trafficking.


Louvre attacker believed to be a 29-year-old Egyptian

Mobile phone data suggests man who tried to attack Paris museum entered France on a tourist visa on January 26.

Human Rights

Thousands mourn victims of Quebec mosque attack

Mass gathering in Montreal to mourn three of the six Muslim men killed at a mosque in Quebec City.


Three dead as car ploughs into pedestrians in Australia

Incident treated not as 'terrorism' but a 'mass casualty event' with hospitals put on 'Code Red' to accept the injured.


Orlando shooter's wife charged with complicity

Noor Salman accused of misleading police and aiding Omar Mateen in run-up to last year's massacre at Pulse nightclub.

Latin America

Dozens killed and wounded in new Brazil prison riot

President Michel Temer says he is following developments after fresh outbreak of violence at overcrowded facility.

Latin America

Brazil: Residents live in fear after prison breaks

About 100 inmates remain on the run after violent jail breaks triggered by gang rivalry in northern Brazil.

Latin America

A rare murder-free day recorded in El Salvador

One of the world’s deadliest countries recorded its first day without a single killing since January 2015.


Charleston shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

White supremacist convicted of killing nine black churchgoers in 2015, expresses no regret for crime in final statement.

Human Rights

Concern over fate of missing Pakistani activists

Sources confirm four men, all known for liberal secularist views on social media, disappeared in the span of a week.

United States

Manhunt on after US consular official shot in Mexico

American official treated at a hospital after shooting in Guadalajara, prompting FBI to offer $20,000 reward.

Human Rights

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

One of suspects behind last year attack that killed 20 foreigners and another alleged assailant killed in police raid.

United States

Chicago torture video: Four charged with hate crimes

African-American suspects beat and taunted a mentally disabled white man and shared a video of the attack on Facebook.