Iraq

Two Philippine women kidnapped in Iraq freed

The women were kidnapped on Saturday when their car broke down on a road linking the Iraqi capital Baghdad to Erbil.

Two Philippine women kidnapped in Iraq freed

REWIND

The Lizard King: Illegal Wildlife Trade's Poster Boy

An undercover investigation into the man at the heart of illegal wildlife trading. Is the Lizard King back in business?

Vatican

Australian archbishop sentenced over abuse cover-up

Australian archbishop becomes highest ranking Catholic official sentenced in church's ongoing sexual abuse scandal.

Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to one year for abuse cover-up

Donald Trump

Trump won't lower flags to honour Capital Gazette victims: mayor

Annapolis mayor says Trump declined request to lower flags to half-staff to honour five killed in Thursday's shooting.

Trump won't lower flags to honour Capital Gazette victims: mayor

Europe

France hunts top criminal after daring jailbreak

Redoine Faid, once France's 'Most Wanted Man', was picked up by accomplices in a hijacked helicopter on Sunday.

France

Top French criminal escapes prison by helicopter

The notorious gangster escapes French prison for second time in five years after accomplices pick him up by helicopter.

Top French criminal Redoine Faid escapes prison by helicopter

Latin America

Mexico election: Dealing with corruption and violence

Corruption and violent crime form a vicious circle in impoverished Mexican areas, but there are hopes the new president elected on Sunday can help break the cycle.

Media

'Yes, we're putting out a damn paper'

Maryland newspaper publishes Friday edition just hours after four of its journalists and one staffer were shot dead.

Capital Gazette: Victims remembered in first edition after attack

United States

Five killed in 'targeted' attack on Annapolis newspaper

Gunman kills at least five in one of deadliest recorded attacks on US media.

North Korea

Evidence 'shoddy' in Kim Jong-un half-brother murder trial

Defence lawyers claim evidence is too weak to convict two women facing the death penalty for the airport poisoning.

Evidence 'shoddy' in Kim Jong-un half-brother murder trial

REWIND

Race, Crime and Despair in Baltimore

An investigation into soaring homicide rates, a failed war on drugs and urban despair in the US city of Baltimore.

Asia Pacific

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Three Catholic priests killed, one severely injured, in separate attacks in the country since December.

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Europe

Ostia: The Italian town torn by mafia violence

A town near Rome, hit hard by poverty and rise of organised crime, has come under the spotlight with Pope Francis' visit.

Reporter's Notebook

Who killed Oliver Ivanovic?

Who killed Oliver Ivanovic, a prominent Kosovo Serb politician speaking up against organised crime and for reconciliation within Kosovo independence?

Cricket

Match-fixer pictured metres away from international players

While there is no suggestion sportsmen are involved in cricket scam, image demonstrates how adept match-fixers are.

Match-fixer pictured metres away from international players