Asia Pacific

Malaysia's Anwar to be freed on Tuesday, daughter says

Jailed opposition leader who was charged with sodomy to be given full pardon and released on Tuesday, local media say.

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim to be freed on Tuesday, daughter says

Canada

Can Canada undo 'unjust' cannabis convictions?

Potential amnesty for those convicted of cannabis possession gains steam amid plans to legalise recreational marijuana.

Can Canada undo 'injustice' of cannabis possession convictions?

Nigeria

Nigeria: 45 killed after bandits raid northern village

Militia responds to attack by armed bandits on Gwaska village in Kaduna state as fighting leaves dozens dead.

Fight between bandits and militia in northern Nigeria kills 45

Canada

Misogyny 'clear-cut' in deadly Toronto attack

In a Facebook post, suspect of van attack mentioned 'Incels', a term used for men who espouse virulent hatred of women.

Misogyny 'clear-cut' in deadly Toronto attack

Latin America

Interpol: Hundreds of human trafficking victims saved

Nearly 350 victims of human trafficking rescued in Interpol raids throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Interpol operation rescues hundreds of human trafficking victims

Latin America

Latin America suffered 2.5 million homicides since 2000: study

Study shows region suffered 33 percent of world's homicidal violence despite representing eight percent of population.

Latin America suffered 2.5 million homicides since 2000: study

Denmark

Danish inventor gets life for murder of Kim Wall

Copenhagen court finds Peter Madsen guilty of premeditated murder, sexual assault and desecrating a corpse.

Peter Madsen gets life sentence in Kim Wall murder case

Crime

Suspect in murder of prominent Mexico reporter arrested

Authorities announce the arrest of a suspect over the killing of prominent crime journalist Javier Valdez.

Mexico: Suspect in murder of journalist Javier Valdez arrested

Jordan

Amman rattled by series of armed bank robberies

Sentiments of malicious joy expressed on social media as activists blame rising crime on 'failed government policies'.

Jordan bank robberies rattle Amman, activists blame government

Latin America

Brazil: LGBT activist's murder goes unsolved a month on

Supporters gather to remember the politician and rights activist, and call for her killers to be found.

Brazil: Marielle Franco's murder remains unsolved one month on

Asia

BJP politician held amid concern over India rape cases

Public outcry results in arrest of Uttar Pradesh legislator facing charges of rape and abduction of teenaged girl.

BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested in rape case

Crime

Knife crime casts long shadow over parts of London

Only four months into the New Year, 50 lives have already been lost due to knife and gun crime in the UK capital.

The UK's knife crime shadow looms over London

The Listening Post

Murder in Brazil: Covering the assassination of Marielle Franco

The murder of Franco puts a spotlight on the Brazilian media's treatment of the slums. Plus, Honduras' Radio Progreso.

Mexico

Mexico: Journalism award honours those covering abuses

The ‘Breach-Valdez’ award will recognise journalists covering human rights abuses and corruption.

Mexico: New journalism award honours those covering rights abuses

Mexico

Mexican journalist shot dead in Veracruz state

Leobardo Vazquez Atzin, 42, is the fourth journalist to be killed this year, raising concerns regarding media freedom.

Mexican reporter killed in Veracruz state known for drug violence