Indian police arrest fourteen persons for kidnapping, raping and burning teenage girl

​Indian police on Saturday arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite toughening of laws. District Magistrate Jitendera Singh said the accused abducted the girl from Chatra, a village in eastern Jharkhand state, while she was attending a wedding… Read More Indian police arrest fourteen persons for kidnapping, raping and burning teenage girl

Indiana veteran police officer Rob Pitts fatally shot in shootout with homicide suspect 

An Indiana police department has identified an officer who was killed in a shootout with a homicide suspect as a 16-year veteran of the force. Rob Pitts was one of four officers who were fired upon when they approached an apartment complex Friday night to confront the suspect, the Terre Haute Police Department said. Chief… Read More Indiana veteran police officer Rob Pitts fatally shot in shootout with homicide suspect 

Lebanon holds general elections for first time in nine years 

Voting began on Sunday in Lebanon’s first general election for nine years, an event seen as unlikely to upset the overall balance of power but important for economic stability. Television broadcasts showed people queuing at polling stations across the tiny Mediterranean country to cast their votes under new electoral rules. Cars and mopeds were decked… Read More Lebanon holds general elections for first time in nine years