Asia

India hands death sentence for 1993 Mumbai blasts

Two others given life prison and one man is jailed for 10 years for bombings that killed 257 people.

Two handed death sentence for 1993 Mumbai blasts

Asia

Sri Lanka leader to shield general from war crimes case

President says he will not allow 'anyone in the world' to touch Jagath Jayasuriya after rights groups sue ex-army chief.

Sri Lanka leader to shield general from war crimes case

US & Canada

Outcry as Trump lifts military gear ban for police

Police to be given easier access to high-calibre arms and tanks as US president revives controversial scheme.

Europe

German killer nurse suspected of 84 more murders

Police say nurse convicted of murdering patients by injecting them with deadly medication may have killed scores more.

German killer nurse suspected of 84 more murders

Middle East

ICC issues arrest warrant for key Haftar ally

Hague-based court holds Mahmoud al-Werfalli 'responsible for murder as a war crime' of 33 people in Libya's east.

ICC warrant for Khalifa Haftar ally Mahmoud al-Werfalli

Latin America

Brazil troops storm Rio favelas to catch gang leaders

Thousands of soldiers raid Rio de Janeiro favelas in bid to stop gangs behind a surge in robberies of commercial trucks.

Brazil troops launch anti-crime operations in Rio slums

Inside Story

Can the world unite to beat human trafficking?

Millions of people across the globe are falling into the hands of a criminal enterprise that makes $150bn every year.

Asia

Pakistani police arrest 20 for ordering 'revenge rape'

Suspects face death penalty or life in prison for allegedly ordering rape victim's brother to rape suspect's sister.

Pakistani police arrest 20 for ordering 'revenge rape'

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte vows to continue his drug war

In his annual address, the president calls on critics not to trivialise his drugs war by demanding human rights.

Philippines' Duterte vows to continue his drug war

US & Canada

Ex-American football star OJ Simpson granted parole

In prison for Las Vegas hotel heist, OJ Simpson successfully made his parole case in a nationally televised hearing.

OJ Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in jail

United States

Suspect in deadly Times Square attack pleads not guilty

US Navy veteran Richard Rojas mowed down pedestrians in New York, killing a woman and injuring 22 others in May.

Suspect in deadly Times Square attack pleads not guilty

Latin America

Mexico: 19 gang members killed in overnight clashes

Officials attribute incident to warring drug gang members responsible for recent violence in Sinaloa state.

Mexico: 19 gang members killed in overnight clashes

Latin America

Brazil police capture 'white head' cocaine kingpin

Rocha, who had undergone surgery to change his face, had evaded police for nearly 30 years.

'White head' Rocha cocaine kingpin captured in Brazil

Crime

Young and Muslim in times of fear

What impact are the recent Islamophobic attacks having on Muslim youth?

Young and Muslim in times of fear

Latin America

Mexico murder rate reaches record high

More than 2,000 murders registered in May, a record high for any month since 1997, government statistics show.

Mexico murder rate reaches record high