Italy

Italian fugitive Battisti to be 'extradited in coming hours'

Wanted in Italy for the killing of four people, Battisti was arrested earlier on Sunday in Bolivia.

Japan

Ghosn's wife slams Japan detention as 'draconian' in letter

Former Nissan chief who saved carmaker from bankruptcy has been denied bail and held in custody since November.

Ghosn's wife slams Japan detention as 'draconian' in letter

Latin America

Brazil state governor to continue prison reforms despite attacks

In Brazil's Ceara state, the local government has been attacked and threatened by drug gangs after implementing prison reforms intended to curtail their influence, but the governor vows to fight on.

United States

After Wisconsin girl's safe return, question is: Why?

Investigators are trying to figure out what happened to Jayme during her three-month captivity and why she was seized.

After Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs's safe return, question is: Why?

US-Mexico border

US border agent accused of killing sex workers pleads not guilty

Juan David Ortiz, a 10-year employee of US Border Patrol, is accused of killing four sex workers in Texas.

US border agent accused of killing sex workers pleads not guilty

Crime

Jayme Closs, missing US teen, found alive after 87-day search

Closs was found after going missing in October during an incident in which her parents were killed.

Jayme Closs, missing US teen, found alive after 87-day search

Business & Economy

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges

Latest charges against Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, relate to investment losses, payments to Saudi businessman.

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges

Myanmar

Myanmar cracking down on opium, but conflicts push drug trade

UN report shows less land being used to grow opium poppies, but conflicts hampering eradication programme.

Myanmar cracking down on opium, but conflicts push drug trade

101 East

Australia's African Gangs

101 East gets to the truth of the so-called 'African gang crime-wave' in Australia's southern city of Melbourne.

Australia

Australia charges man over suspicious foreign mission parcels

Savas Avan, 49, is accused of sending as many as 38 parcels containing asbestos to foreign missions across Australia.

Australia charges man over suspicious foreign mission parcels

Australia

Suspicious packages sent to foreign missions in Australia

Police say investigating packages that were sent to consulates and embassies in Melbourne and Canberra.

Suspicious packages sent to foreign missions in Australia

Japan

Ex-Nissan boss claims innocence in Japan court

In his first appearance since arrest, Carlos Ghosn tells Tokyo court he's innocent of financial misconduct charges.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn says he didn't hide money

Brazil

Brazil deploys 300 troops to stop criminal attacks in Fortaleza

Curbing violent attacks is the first test of newly-elected President Jair Bolsonaro's strict law-and-order platform.

Brazil deploys 300 troops to stop criminal attacks in Fortaleza

Latin America

Colombia: One human rights advocate killed every three days

They're being targeted by armed groups fighting for control of land to cultivate drugs.

Latin America

Tourists robbed in Brazil near Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue

Rising violence in Rio de Janeiro has reduced tourism, costing $200m in lost revenue in 2017.