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.

United States

Four arrested after video shows assault of Chicago man

African-American youths arrested after video of mentally disabled man being abused is shared on social media.

Latin America

Greek envoy to Brazil 'murdered by wife and her lover'

Kyriakos Amiridis' wife denies participating in killing but says she knew of crime as police question her account.

Asia Pacific

Philippines' Duterte: I threw a man from a helicopter

Philippine leader says he will throw corrupt officials from a helicopter midair, adding that he did it to a man before.

Middle East

Killer of Jordanian writer sentenced to death

Christian leftist author Nahed Hattar was killed in September outside an Amman court as he went on trial for blasphemy.

Crime

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down

The fake embassy operated illegally for a decade issuing visas at a cost of $6,000 each, according to State Department.

Crime

Europol's advent calendar lists most wanted criminals

Police agency asks for help from Europeans through advent calendar to capture criminals before Christmas holidays.

Cyber Security

Global police smash huge online crime network: Europol

"Avalanche" launched malware infections in more than 180 countries with damages in the hundreds of millions of euros.

Gun violence

One dead, nine wounded in New Orleans shooting

Two arrested after late-night shooting in French Quarter where thousands had gathered for an American football game.

United Kingdom

White supremacist guilty of killing British MP Jo Cox

Thomas Mair found guilty of killing opposition Labour MP Jo Cox in run up to referendum on UK's membership of the EU.

Human Rights

NY governor creates anti-hate-crime initiative

Citing an "ugly" and "divisive" presidential election, Andrew Cuomo said the new police unit would protect civil rights.

South Africa

Coffin-assault accused appear in South Africa court

Protests erupt in Middelburg after widely circulated video clip shows two white men forcing a black man into a coffin.