MS-13 member gets 55 years in prison in quadruple slaying

U.S. 06/12/19, 20:56

An MS-13 street gang member was sentenced to 55 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to racketeering charges for his role in the brutal massacre of four young men on Long Island. Josue Portillo was 15 years old at the time of the April 2017 slayings. He admitted to ...

Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects

Asia & Pacific 05/17/19, 02:37

Australia's prime minister on Friday denied media reports that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. U.S. news outlet Politico reported that former Hutu rebels Leonidas Bimenyimana and Gregoire Nyaminani spent more than a decade in a Virginia state ...

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

Asia & Pacific 04/23/19, 22:44

The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels Sunday ...

‘I’m going to die’: Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre

Africa 04/20/19, 07:36

The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali. The 55-year-old ran through the darkness to the home of the local spiritual leader.Inside, some 50 women cowered in a single room, praying for their lives.They ...

Bosnian Serb wrongly calls Srebrenica massacre a ‘myth’

World 04/13/19, 11:36

A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." The comments defy international court rulings that say genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave.Both the International Court of Justice and the ...

British envoy regrets 1919 colonial massacre of Indians

Europe 04/13/19, 02:19

The British envoy to India says his country regrets a massacre of hundreds of Indians by British colonial forces in the northwest city of Amritsar 100 years ago and "will continue to do so."Saturday marks the centenary of the attack at Jallianwala Bagh by British colonial troops against unarmed Indians ...

Lawmakers to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

U.S. 04/10/19, 00:06

Victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 people last year will be remembered during a memorial service in the Pennsylvania Capitol.The unusual joint session Wednesday will bring together the House and the Senate for prayers and speeches about the Oct. 27 shooting at the Tree of Life.Members of ...

Update: NRA backs suit on synagogue-inspired gun control

U.S. 04/09/19, 13:16

The Latest on Pittsburgh's effort to restrict firearms and ammunition (all times local):2:15 p.m.A lawsuit backed by the National Rifle Association has been filed in opposition to Pittsburgh's new gun control laws.Family members Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims listen to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto after he signed three gun-control ...

Pittsburgh approves gun control bills; lawsuits expected

U.S. 04/02/19, 10:27

The Pittsburgh City Council has given final approval to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre.The legislation places restrictions on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle that authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 rampage at Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 and wounded seven.It also ...

Militia head refutes his group responsible for Mali massacre

Africa 03/25/19, 11:54

The head of an ethnic Dogon militia blamed for a massacre in central Mali denied Monday that his fighters had been involved in the gruesome attack that left 154 dead in an ethnic Peuhl village.Youssouf Toloba also dismissed the Malian president's vow to eliminate the group, saying "he isn't the ...

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN

Africa 03/24/19, 11:45

The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged Sunday showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.An ethnic Dogon militia already blamed for scores of attacks in central Mali over the ...

Pope Francis prays for Nicaragua, victims in African attacks

Africa 03/24/19, 08:35

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country."Let's pray for the numerous victims of the recent inhuman attacks in Nigeria and Mali. May the Lord ...

Woman charged in massacre probe wants charges dismissed

U.S. 03/17/19, 14:45

Attorneys for a woman facing charges in connection with an Ohio family massacre have filed a motion to have obstruction of justice and perjury charges against her dismissed.Fredericka Wagner's son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons are jailed in southern Ohio awaiting trial in the slayings of eight people in Pike County ...

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

Asia & Pacific 03/17/19, 08:24

The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options include a ban on private ownership ...

After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy

Asia & Pacific 03/17/19, 04:08

The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world last year when she gave birth to a daughter, Neve. But the prime minister is now displaying other ...

New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

Asia & Pacific 03/17/19, 00:08

Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while police announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50.Islamic law calls for bodies to be cleansed ...

Mosque killer’s rifles bore white-supremacist references

Asia & Pacific 03/15/19, 07:52

The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque conducting Friday prayers during an assault that killed 49 people opened fire with rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal.These details highlight the toxic belief system behind an unprecedented, live-streamed massacre, which ...

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