The four defendants accused of the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi last December were found guilty Tuesday and could now face the death penalty. The crime sparked mass protests over the treatment of women in India.
Pakistan on Monday filed new murder charges against former president Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 death of a radical cleric, the latest charges Musharraf has faced since his March return from self-imposed exile.
South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is indicted for the premeditated murder of his girlfriend. Also, the Democratic Republic of Congo investigates the death of a Norwegian prisoner. And, as Egypt's political crisis escalates, courts deliver separate rulings on the fates of the country's last two ousted presidents. In Kenya, our correspondent looks at the difficulties Nairobi firefighters face when answering emergencies.
Tjostolv Moland, one of two Norwegian men imprisoned in the Democratic Republic of Congo on murder, espionage and conspiracy charges was found dead in his cell on Sunday, Congolese and Norwegian authorities said.
Jurors in Boston on Monday convicted organised crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger on all but one of the 32 criminal counts he was facing, which included 19 counts of murder. Bulger, 83, is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Being a Mexican drug trafficker is not only about working in the drug trade and spreading death, it is also a lifestyle, with luxurious cars and beautiful women – a style that fascinates some people and even inspires musicians. “Narco corridos” are songs that glorify drug traffickers or the criminal activities related to drug trafficking. But the state of Chihuahua has decided to try to block concerts where narco corridos are sung.
Tunisian MP Mohamed Brahmi, shot dead Thursday, was killed with the same gun used in the slaying of opposition leader Chokri Belaid in February, Tunisia’s interior minister said Friday. He blamed the radical Salafist movement for the killing.
Tunisia was braced for fresh violence Friday the day after the assassination of leftist politician Mohamed Brahmi. Shops and banks were closed, and flights cancelled, after a call by unions for a general strike.