Murder

Probe finds Philippine police killed mayor in jail

Probe contradicts President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that imprisoned mayor linked to illegal drugs died in a gun battle.

Bangladesh

Alleged killer of Dhaka blogger is innocent, says wife

Police say Rashedun Nabi Bhuiyan led a team who shot and bludgeoned to death secular blogger Nazimuddin Samad in April.

Italy

Italy recalls Egypt ambassador over student murder

The move came after two days of talks between Egyptian and Italian investigators in Rome ended without progress.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Manslaughter not murder for Israeli soldier

Prosecutor downgrades charge against soldier who shot dead wounded Palestinian to manslaughter from murder.

Africa

South African athlete Pistorius denied bid to appeal

The Olympian can now be sentenced to at least 15 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend.

Murder

Student's death clouds Italy-Egypt relations

Italian daily says Giulio Regeni, found dead in Cairo, worked for it as freelance writer and had feared for his life.

Murder

Italy summons Egyptian ambassador over student's death

Investigation urged to shed light on death of Italian student Giulio Regeni, 28, whose body showed signs of torture.

Murder

Protests in Myanmar as Thailand issues death sentences

Thai government defends guilty verdicts for Myanmar workers in grisly murders of British tourists on a pristine beach.

Murder

US: The mystery murder of Palestinian Alex Odeh

On 30th anniversary of activist's killing, US Congresswoman renews call for justice in the unsolved case.

101 East

Malaysian govt responds to Al Jazeera investigation

The Malaysian government has responded to a 101 East investigation into the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

101 East

Murder in Malaysia

101 East investigates the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu and whether the real culprits remain at large.

Asia

Doubts over arrest of UK man for Bangladesh murders

British suspect in murders of Bangladesh bloggers allegedly detained three months earlier than stated by Dhaka police.

Human Rights

Gang-rape prompts protests in Sri Lanka's north

Public anger over sexual assault and murder of schoolgirl spills over into violent demonstration in Jaffna

Human Rights

Brazil: Targeting trans people with impunity

Life expectancy is estimated at age 30 - with the highest rate of violence against the trans community in the world.

Health

Elderly Japanese killed in stabbing spree

Suspected detained after killing of five people ranging in age from 60 to 80 in rural town on Awaji Island, police say.