Latin America

Ex-police chief among 'soulless baby traffickers' held in Peru

A former police chief is among the 14 arrested for selling infants for profit, the Peruvian public prosecutor said.

Ex-police chief among 'soulless baby traffickers' held in Peru

Myanmar

Golden Triangle's drug production surges amid opioid worries

UN official says increase 'like nothing we have seen before' in an area notorious for illicit drug production.

Golden Triangle's drug production surges amid opioid worries

Ukraine

Ukraine anti-corruption activist dies from acid attack

Handziuk had recently called on the government to probe attacks on activists as she tried to recover in hospital.

Kateryna Handziuk: Ukraine activist, 33, dies from acid attack

Crime

Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger killed in prison at 89 years old: reports

James 'Whitey' Bulger was serving two consecutive life sentences for 11 murders, racketeering and other charges.

Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger killed in prison at 89 years old: reports

Inside Story

How worrying is the rise of right-wing extremism in America?

Another mass shooting in the United States has claimed the lives of 11 in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Malaysia

Yacht at centre of Malaysia 1MDB scandal put up for auction

Auction for super-yacht, Equanimity, closes in one month and bidders must pay a $1m deposit to take part.

Yacht at centre of Malaysia 1MDB scandal put up for auction

Malaysia

Former PM Najib denies wrongdoing as Malaysia deepens 1MDB probe

In exclusive interview, Najib Razak insists 'conscience is clear' despite facing numerous charges and $4.5bn missing.

South Africa

On night patrol with a South African vigilante group

In Galeshewe township, a group of men and women patrol the streets, dishing out 'blessings' to suspected criminals.

Asia

India 'Whatsapp murders': Phone rumours spark frenzied mobs

The Indian government is under pressure to take action against Whatsapp. Fake news spread by the messaging service is considered responsible for a string of horrific murders.

Witness

South Africa's Reluctant Vigilante

The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community.

Malaysia

Malaysia: Former deputy PM Hamidi charged with corruption

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi denies wrongdoing in relation to 45 charges amounting to $27.4m, latest politician to stand accused.

Malaysia: Former deputy PM Hamidi charged with corruption

Health

China fines vaccine maker $1.3bn after scandal

Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd is stripped of its licences for falsifying records.

China fines vaccine maker $1.3bn after scandal

Crime

How a rapper set up No Shoot Zones to stop Baltimore's bloodshed

Tyree Colion, a rapper and ex-gang member, risks his life setting up No Shoot Zones in communities with record murders.

How a rapper set up No Shoot Zones to stop Baltimore's bloodshed

Latin America

Couple arrested for 'raping, killing 20 women' in Mexico

The sensational case came to light after the couple was caught carrying human body parts in a baby carriage.

Couple arrested for 'raping, killing 20 women' in Mexico

Europe

Greek police could have prevented murder of rapper by far right

A forensic report revealed Greek police’s failure to prevent the murder of Pavlos Fyssas by far-right Golden Dawn party.