Five stabbed at University of California Merced; attacker shot dead

Five people were stabbed on Wednesday at the campus of the University of California, Merced, law enforcement officials said. The university police shot and killed the suspected attacker. In a series of messages on its Twitter account, the university said that two of the people who were stabbed were evacuated on medical helicopters for treatment,… Read More Five stabbed at University of California Merced; attacker shot dead

Romanian Prime Minister resigns after protests due to nightclub’s fire incident

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has resigned after some 20,000 people took to the streets to protest over a nightclub fire that killed 32 people. Friday night’s blaze in Bucharest started when a band performing at the club set off fireworks inside. Demonstrators called for Mr Ponta to step down, complaining of government corruption and… Read More Romanian Prime Minister resigns after protests due to nightclub’s fire incident

Woman stoned to death over adultery allegations in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old woman, identified as Rokhshana, was forced to marry against her will and refusing, fled with another man. The couple were caught after two days, and the Taliban leader of the village ordered that Rokhshana be stoned to death for adultery. The barbaric killing took place in a Taliban-controlled village in central Afghanistan last… Read More Woman stoned to death over adultery allegations in Afghanistan

Former head of Brazilian football extradited to the U.S. on corruption charges

The former head of Brazilian football, Jose Maria Marin, has been extradited to the US to face corruption charges. After his extradition, he appeared in court in New York, where he pleaded not guilty. He was among seven officials from world football’s governing body, Fifa, who were arrested in Switzerland in May. He is accused… Read More Former head of Brazilian football extradited to the U.S. on corruption charges