Gunmen fatally shoot prominent Greek crime journalist George Karaivaz

Two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed a prominent Greek crime journalist near his home in Athens on Friday, police said. George Karaivaz, a veteran journalist for private broadcaster STAR TV, was well-known to Greek audiences for his coverage of law and order and police stories. There were no immediate reports of a possible… Read More Gunmen fatally shoot prominent Greek crime journalist George Karaivaz

One dead, six injured following shooting at cabinet factory in Texas

A gunman opened fire on Thursday at the cabinet-making plant in Texas where he worked, killing one person and wounding six others before he was taken into custody in the latest of several mass shootings in the United States over the past three weeks. Four of those wounded in the shooting rampage at Kent Moore… Read More One dead, six injured following shooting at cabinet factory in Texas

Gunmen attack prison, release hundreds of inmates in southeastern Nigeria

More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a Nigeria prison in the southeastern city of Owerri after an attack by gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, explosives and rifles, the prisons authority said. Nigerian police said it believed a banned separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the attack, but a spokesman for… Read More Gunmen attack prison, release hundreds of inmates in southeastern Nigeria

Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak begins appeal against corruption conviction, jail sentence

Malaysia’s Court of Appeal on Monday began hearing a bid by former Prime Minister Najib Razak to set aside his conviction on corruption charges in a case linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Najib, who was voted out in a historic 2018 election, faces several trials over allegations that $4.5 billion… Read More Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak begins appeal against corruption conviction, jail sentence

Five policemen dead, eight missing following Maoist insurgents attack in central India

Five policemen were killed in central India and 18 were missing in one of the deadliest attacks by Maoist insurgents on security forces in recent months, two police officials said on Sunday. Security personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force’s elite CoBRA unit, the District Reserve Guard and the Special Task Force were attacked on… Read More Five policemen dead, eight missing following Maoist insurgents attack in central India

At least three dead, several injured following Afghan Taliban car bomb attack near Kabul

A car bombing near Kabul on Sunday killed at least three Afghan security personnel and injured 12 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. While attacks have continued unabated in Afghanistan, the insurgent Taliban has rarely taken responsibility since the formal start of peace talks and an agreement with the United States… Read More At least three dead, several injured following Afghan Taliban car bomb attack near Kabul

Four UN peacekeepers dead, several injured following attack on military base in northern Mali

The United Nations mission in Mali said on Friday that four peacekeepers were killed and several others injured in an attack on its base in the northern town of Aguelhok. Peacekeepers repelled the attack, carried out by several “heavily armed terrorists”, a U.N. mission statement said, adding that a number of attackers were killed. Islamist… Read More Four UN peacekeepers dead, several injured following attack on military base in northern Mali