China

China: Attacker with knife kills nine schoolchildren

Schoolchildren attacked as they returned home in one of the deadliest rampages in recent years.

Knife attacker kills nine children, wounds 10 in China

Canada

Canadian shooter in deadly mosque attack pleads guilty

Alexandre Bissonnette pleaded guilty for last year's deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque that killed six worshipers.

Shooter in deadly Quebec mosque attack pleads guilty

Lebanon

Lebanon tribunal rules to proceed on Rafik Hariri assassination

Former PM's killing was an 'act of terrorism' and could only have been carried out by sophisticated group, judge says.

Lebanon tribunal rules to proceed on Rafik Hariri assassination

Pakistan

Pakistanis protest as police search for girl's killer

Pakistan's police are being criticised for failing to apprehend the man who raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl.

Pakistanis protest as police search for girl's killer

Malta

Ten arrested in Malta journalist murder investigation

Police detentions made across Malta as part of a joint operation with the armed forces and secret service.

Ten arrested in Malta journalist murder investigation

Malaysia

Two women plead not guilty to killing Kim Jong-nam

Trial begins in Malaysia for women who wiped deadly nerve agent VX on North Korean leader's half-brother.

Asia

Protests in India after schoolboy's murder in Gurugram

Seven-year-old found inside school toilet with his throat slit after bus conductor allegedly sexually assaulted him.

Protests in India after schoolboy's murder in Gurugram

Africa

Three aid workers killed in restive South Sudan

World Food Programme says contract workers were hacked to death with machetes and shot in violence earlier this week.

Three aid workers killed in restive South Sudan

Crime

Malaysian court postpones Kim Jong-nam's murder hearing

Two female suspects appear in court but lawyers warn they feared 'a trial by ambush' with police not sharing evidence.

Asia

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

President authorises prosecution of security officers involved in an alleged death squad carrying out civilian killings.

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

Asia

Sri Lanka: Ex-minister accused of running death squad

Court hears police report implicating Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in operating a secret unit involved in silencing critics.

 Ex-leader's brother 'led death squad' in Sri Lanka

Pakistan

In Pakistan, a shrine to murder for 'blasphemy'

As a Senate committee mulls Pakistan's blasphemy laws, thousands visit a shrine to Mumtaz Qadri, who killed Pakistani politician Salman Taseer in 2011 who had criticised those laws. A piece by Asad Hashim, read by the author.

In Pakistan, a shrine to murder for 'blasphemy'

Murder

US-S Korea conspired to kill leader's brother: North

Pyongyang accuses Washington and Seoul of the assassination in Malaysia in order to tarnish the North's image.

Kim Jong-nam: N Korea accuses US and S Korea of murder

Middle East

Jordan frees soldier who shot dead 7 Israeli girls

Ahmad Daqamseh opened fire on Israeli schoolgirls on a trip to the Jordan-Israel border in 1997.

Ahmad Daqamseh freed after killing Israeli schoolgirls

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-nam suspect accuses Malaysia of conspiracy

Suspect in the murder of North Korean leader's brother points finger at Malaysian authorities as he denies involvement.

Kim Jong-nam suspect accuses Malaysia of conspiracy