The vice president of former cricket star Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, Zohra Shahid Hussain, was shot dead outside her Karachi home on Saturday. Her death comes on the eve of a partial re-vote following last week's disputed election.
A man was arrested on Friday at the Cannes Film Festival after he threatened the Canal+ television studio by brandishing a gun loaded with blanks and a fake grenade, causing a scare but no injuries, police sources said.
A 50-year-old man carrying a sawn-off shotgun forced his way into a Paris primary school Thursday morning before fatally shooting himself while a dozen children looked on. Psychological teams were called in to help the children cope.
The 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday for the suspected killing of three people in the southern French town of Istres with a Kalashnikov rifle he is thought to have bought online. A second suspect was also arrested in Paris.
Schools were closed and police were deployed in the city of Leiden on Monday after an anonymous online post threatened to “shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can”. Police later arrested an unidentified suspect.
A huge manhunt for a 19-year-old suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing continues Friday in the Watertown area. The first suspect, his older brother, was killed during a getaway attempt in the early hours of Friday.
A huge police operation was underway in the Boston area early Friday after a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot dead on the school’s campus in Cambridge, just days after the Boston Marathon bombing.
A Serbian war veteran suspected of shooting dead 13 relatives and neighbours in a quiet town near the capital Belgrade earlier this week before turning the gun on himself, died in a hospital on Thursday from his injuries.