Father Jacques Hamel was killed in his Normandy parish on Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Those who knew Hamel described him as an active and involved member of the church despite his advanced age.
Pope Francis led condemnation of an assault on a church in northwestern France on Tuesday, which claimed the life of an 86-year-old priest and left four people injured, one critically. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Several of the perpetrators of recent attacks in Europe, from Nice to this weekend’s suicide bombing in Germany, have been reported to suffer from psychiatric problems. Yet for Dr. Samuel Leistedt, mental illness does not explain their actions.
French President François Hollande described the killing of Father Jacques Hamel by two men swearing allegiance to the Islamic State group as a “desecration of French democracy”, in an address to the nation on Tuesday evening.
French police arrested two men in connection with the Bastille Day massacre in Nice which left 84 people dead, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday, bringing to seven the number of people detained since the July 14 attack.
The Turkish government is ready to work with all the main opposition parties in drafting a new constitution, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday, after months of deadlock on the issue.
American whistleblower Edward Snowden has teamed up with hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design a modified iPhone 6 case that warns users when information is being monitored or stolen.
Vanquished White House hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday told a riven and lively Democratic convention that his rival Hillary Clinton must win the US presidential election in November.
A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage and demonstrating the potential of renewable energy.
Hatred appears to be what fueled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired.
Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday urged his supporters to line up behind former campaign rival Hillary Clinton as the party struggled to find unity ahead of this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday replaced his vice president and rival Riek Machar, a move that could potentially undermine last year’s peace deal and reignite war in Africa’s youngest nation.