United States

US: Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death executed

John William King was convicted of killing James Byrd Jr in 1998 by dragging the black man behind a truck for 5km.

US: Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death executed

Mexico

Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year

Official figures reveal almost 10 percent increase in violence in first quarter of this year compared with 2018.

Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year

United States

YouTube comments disabled during US hate crime hearing

'Hateful comments' during congressional hearing on white nationalism prompts YouTube to disable comments section.

United States

US foils alleged plot to drive stolen truck into pedestrians: DOJ

Officials say Rondell Henry was planning to ram a U-Haul truck into pedestrians at the National Harbor in Maryland.

US foils alleged plot to drive stolen truck into pedestrians: DOJ

AJ IMPACT

Will Nigeria crackdown on crime in Zamfara state work?

Nigeria has suspended mining in one of its northern states and ordered all foreigners engaged in mining activities to leave.

Sexual assault

Bill Cosby settles defamation lawsuit brought by seven women

Women suing Cosby say he defamed them by branding them liars after they accused him of sexual assault.

Bill Cosby settles defamation lawsuit brought by seven women

New Zealand attack

50 murder charges for NZ mosque attacks suspect

The 28-year-old to make second appearance in court on Friday, three weeks after the attack where 50 people were killed.

NZ mosque attacks suspect Tarrant to face 50 murder charges

Malaysia

Malaysia's Najib faces court in 1MDB corruption trial

1MDB was set up as a state fund to drive new investment in Malaysia, but investigators say the money went elsewhere.

Canada

Chinese student found alive after abduction in Canada

Wanzhen Lu, who was abducted this weekend, was found on Tuesday night with minor injuries.

Chinese student found alive after being kidnapped in Canada

US & Canada

US prosecutors drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett

Authorities drop charges, but say they still believe Smollett lied about being a victim of a racist and anti-gay attack.

US prosecutors drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett

United States

Mexico's 'El Chapo' seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Guzman's team said jurors disregarded instructions to avoid the 'blizzard of media coverage' before convicting Guzman.

Mexico's 'El Chapo' seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

South Africa

The ex-offenders working towards a safer Johannesburg

Ex-prison gang leader Collin Khumalo employs 258 wardens in the South African city, but moral questions abound.

The ex-offenders working towards a safer Johannesburg

Podcast

From US to New Zealand: The far right's global reach

In this episode of the Take, a Christchurch shooting survivor shares his story, and a former neo-Nazi explains his past.

From US to New Zealand: The far right's global reach

Crime

Suspect who mailed pipe bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

Cesar Sayoc faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction.

Suspect who mailed pipe bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

Mexico

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

Watchdog group says Griselda Triana received bait messages 10 days after her husband, Javier Valdez, was killed.

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'