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

Asia Pacific

Malaysia condemns use of chemical weapon in Kim killing

Condemnation comes after diplomat says improbable that VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader's half-brother.

Kim Jong-nam killing: N Korean suspect to be deported

Asia Pacific

Malaysia to free North Korean chemical attack suspect

No evidence found against man in assassination of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport with VX nerve agent.

Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia frees N Korean murder suspect

Asia Pacific

North Korea calls Kim Jong-nam VX poison claim 'absurd'

Claim that chemical weapon was detected in the corpse lacks 'scientific accuracy and logical coherence', says Pyongyang.

North Korea calls Kim Jong-nam VX poison claim 'absurd'

Asia Pacific

Women charged with killing N Korean leader's brother

Under heavy security, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals formally charged with murder and now face death penalty.