US & Canada

Ex-American football star OJ Simpson granted parole

In prison for Las Vegas hotel heist, OJ Simpson successfully made his parole case in a nationally televised hearing.

OJ Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in jail

United States

Suspect in deadly Times Square attack pleads not guilty

US Navy veteran Richard Rojas mowed down pedestrians in New York, killing a woman and injuring 22 others in May.

Suspect in deadly Times Square attack pleads not guilty

Latin America

Mexico: 19 gang members killed in overnight clashes

Officials attribute incident to warring drug gang members responsible for recent violence in Sinaloa state.

Mexico: 19 gang members killed in overnight clashes

Latin America

Brazil police capture 'white head' cocaine kingpin

Rocha, who had undergone surgery to change his face, had evaded police for nearly 30 years.

'White head' Rocha cocaine kingpin captured in Brazil

Crime

Young and Muslim in times of fear

What impact are the recent Islamophobic attacks having on Muslim youth?

Young and Muslim in times of fear

Latin America

Mexico murder rate reaches record high

More than 2,000 murders registered in May, a record high for any month since 1997, government statistics show.

Mexico murder rate reaches record high

Asia

Pakistan man handed death sentence for online blasphemy

Taimoor Raza handed first-ever death sentence for insulting Prophet Muhammad on social media, amid blasphemy crackdown.

Pakistan: Death penalty for blasphemy on Facebook

Witness

Sisters of the Blood Feud: Revenge Killings in Albania

A blood feud keeps Beta and her sister trapped at home, hoping their father's bid for asylum can provide an escape.

Asia

Lynched Pakistani man did not commit blasphemy: police

The murder of an outspoken university student was organised by faculty members and rival students, says official report.

Lynched Pakistani man did not commit blasphemy: police

Inside Story

What is triggering hate crimes in the US?

Fatal stabbing in Portland by a white supremacist highlights the growing dangers of bigotry and racism in the country.

US & Canada

Suspect identified in double killing on Portland train

Man suspected of fatally stabbing two people who tried to stop him yelling anti-Muslim slurs had spent time in prison.

Suspect identified in double killing on Portland train

Crime

Deadly car-ramming in New York's Times Square

Police say driver in custody after vehicle kills one person and injures 22 others in the city's popular tourist spot.

Deadly car-ramming in New York's Times Square

Cyber Security

What is ransomware and how to avoid it

What you need to know about 'WannaCry', the malicious software behind Friday's worldwide hacking attack.

WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Business & Economy

Global cyberattack alert as experts warn of more havoc

Experts warn firms to update security software, as Microsoft partly blames US government for massive ransomware attack.

Europe

Pokemon Go: Russian blogger given suspended sentence

Ruslan Sokolovsky was arrested for posting video on YouTube of him playing Pokemon Go inside a Russian Orthodox church.

Blogger sentenced for playing Pokemon Go in church