Chinese court sentences Canadian to death on drug charges

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death on Thursday for making drugs, the third such case in China since Canada detained a top Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive in 2018. The Canadian, identified as Xu Weihong, was sentenced after a trial in the southern city of Guangzhou, the Guangzhou Intermediate Court said in a… Read More Chinese court sentences Canadian to death on drug charges

Two dozen Hong Kong activists charged over June 4 commemoration vigil

Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on June 4 commemorating the crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen square in 1989. It was the first time the vigil had been banned in semiautonomous Hong Kong, with police… Read More Two dozen Hong Kong activists charged over June 4 commemoration vigil

Sixteen dead as suspected Boko Haram militants attack IDP camp in northern Cameroon

Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, a local official said. The assailants threw a grenade into a group of sleeping people inside the camp in the village of Nguetchewe, district… Read More Sixteen dead as suspected Boko Haram militants attack IDP camp in northern Cameroon

Mexico captures cartel boss Jose ‘El Marro’ Yepez for fueling violence

The Mexican Army and state security forces on Sunday captured Jose Antonio Yepez, a notorious drug gang leader blamed for helping fuel a surge in violence that has severely tested the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Widely known as “El Marro” (The Mallet), Yepez was captured early on Sunday morning, according to the… Read More Mexico captures cartel boss Jose ‘El Marro’ Yepez for fueling violence

Three dead as bombs explode outside jail compound in eastern Afghanistan

An attack claimed by Islamic State on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy fighting in which scores of prisoners escaped, an official said. Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council member, said a huge car bomb explosion was followed by at least two smaller… Read More Three dead as bombs explode outside jail compound in eastern Afghanistan

Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

Two teenagers and a 22-year-old were charged with hacking the Twitter Inc accounts of famous people including former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, the Department of Justice said on Friday. Mason Sheppard, a 19-year-old British man who went by the alias Chaewon, was charged with carrying out the… Read More Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

U.S. appeals court overturns death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Tsarnaev and his older brother set off a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the world-renowned race, tearing through… Read More U.S. appeals court overturns death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev