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Knife-wielding Palestinian shot dead near Jerusalem

25 April 2015, 17:09

Israeli police have shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian who attempted to stab colleagues at an east Jerusalem checkpoint, a spokesperson says.

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Vatican attack plot revealed

25 April 2015, 08:49

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

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Four to hang for girl's rape, murder in Kashmir

25 April 2015, 08:53

A court in Indian-administered Kashmir has sentenced four men to death after they were convicted of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

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Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

24 April 2015, 19:02

Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out.

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Serbia gets Miss Transsexual

24 April 2015, 19:03

Serbia chose its first transsexual beauty contest winner at an event hailed by gay rights groups as a step forward for minority rights in the conservative eastern European country.

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'Landmark verdict' for abused China wife who faced death

25 April 2015, 07:50

A Chinese court on Friday commuted the death sentence of a woman who killed her abusive husband, her lawyer told AFP, with a rights group labelling the move a "landmark verdict".

Lebanese army arrests 8 wanted militants, including soldier

24 April 2015, 14:25

Lebanese army arrests 8 wanted militants, including a deserter who joined IS, Syrians

Somali migrants killed by train

24 April 2015, 12:48

Fourteen migrants including some Somalis were hit by a train and killed in central Macedonia as they walked through a canyon along an increasingly well-trodden Balkan route for migrants trying to reach western Europe.

'Landmark verdict' for abused China wife who faced death

24 April 2015, 11:11

A Chinese court commuted the death sentence of a woman who killed her abusive husband, her lawyer told AFP, with a rights group labelling the move a "landmark verdict".

Dutch prof rebuked for MH17 body images

24 April 2015, 09:32

Dutch police have criticised an anthropologist for showing images of MH17 victims to students.

Some police in US looking to body cameras on their own

24 April 2015, 08:21

As body cameras find a place in policing, some officers in US seek them out on their own.

Prosecution rests in Boston bomber's trial

24 April 2015, 07:01

Prosecutors have rested their case at the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ending with the testimony of a man who lost his leg in the bombings, and a video of a mother pleading with her dying boy.

Woman jailed after shooting over bacon-less burger

23 April 2015, 17:06

A Michigan woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after firing her gun at a McDonald's drive-through when her hamburger was delivered twice without bacon, local media report.

21 foreign students 'critical' after Moscow dorm fire

23 April 2015, 15:26

Twenty-one foreign students have been in a critical condition in hospital after fire ripped through a student residence in Moscow, an official say.

Sons to reunite with mom on death row in Indonesia

23 April 2015, 17:06

The two young sons of a Philippine maid on death row for drug trafficking in Indonesia will fly out for a feared final reunion, the government says as it mounted a last-ditch campaign to save her.

Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait

23 April 2015, 13:33

A Chinese court has sentenced a man to 14 months in jail for defacing the giant painting of Communist leader Mao Zedong displayed near Beijing's Tiananmen Square, state media reported.

Confessed serial killer sentenced to hang in Bangladesh

23 April 2015, 13:30

A Bangladesh court has sentenced a confessed serial killer to hang for the murder of a female garment worker who was tortured before being thrown in a river, a prosecutor says.

Student accidentally shoots himself in an attempt to attack a church

23 April 2015, 10:41

A 24-year-old who was plotting to attack a church in France was arrested after he accidentally shot himself, bringing to five the number of terror attacks that the French police have thwarted since January.

Hillary's infant granddaughter a star in campaign

23 April 2015, 09:34

Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is playing a significant part in Grandma Hillary's 2016 presidential bid.

Michael Brown's family to sue city of Ferguson

23 April 2015, 08:23

The family of an unarmed African American teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri say they will sue the city for his 'wrongful death'.

Harrowing testimony of Boston bombing

23 April 2015, 13:20

The brother and step-father of the policeman shot dead by the Boston bombers gave harrowing, tear-jerking testimony as convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sat emotionless in court.

Five dead in apparent Canadian murder-suicide

23 April 2015, 07:23

A woman and three children under the age of nine have been found dead along with their alleged killer in an apparent murder-suicide in Canada's western plains.

Palestinian teen's name erased from Israel memorial

22 April 2015, 16:17

The name of a Palestinian teen burned alive by his Jewish kidnappers has been removed from a memorial to victims of terror attacks after family objections.

France foiles suspected church attack by armed man

22 April 2015, 13:16

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

19 confirmed dead, 2 missing in north China coal mine flood

22 April 2015, 12:03

19 workers confirmed dead, 2 still missing after water flooded northern China coal mine.

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