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10 shot dead in Cape Town as gang-related violence escalates

10 shot dead in Cape Town as gang-related violence escalates

Cape town – Gang violence flared up in a slum district here overnight, leaving ten people dead and two others wounded, police said Saturday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Several shooting incidents took place in the informal settlement of Marikana, which is notorious for crimes linked to rivalry among different gangs. This was believed to […]

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Indian journalist shot dead

Indian journalist shot dead

New Delhi – A senior Indian journalist was shot dead by unidentified attackers in southern Karnataka state, its chief minister said Tuesday, confirming the country as Asia’s deadliest for reporters. “Absolutely shocked to learn about the murder of renowned journalist Gauri Lankesh. I have no words to condemn this heinous crime,” chief minister Siddaramaiah said […]

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Four suspected terrorists shot dead south of Barcelona

Four suspected terrorists shot dead south of Barcelona

Barcelona – Spanish police said they had shot dead “four suspected terrorists” and left another injured early Friday in Cambrils, a city south of Barcelona where a van mowed into pedestrians on Thursday, killing 13 people. The regional government of Catalonia, where both Barcelona and Cambrils are located, also confirmed the incident, which police had […]

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Kenyan girl shot dead by police in Nairobi slum

Kenyan girl shot dead by police in Nairobi slum

Nairobi – A young Kenyan girl was shot dead by police during operations to quell protests against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, a witness said on Saturday.  “The girl was hit by a stray bullet while she was on a balcony as police were firing sporadic shots,” the witness, who only gave his first […]

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Pakistani politician shot dead in Baluchistan province

Pakistani politician shot dead in Baluchistan province

Pakistan Gunmen on Thursday shot and killed a Pakistani regional political party leader in the city of Quetta, police said, the latest violence in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. Malik Naveed, 38, and his guard, Mohammad Zareef, 42, died en route to hospital after gunmen riding two motorcycles attacked his car shortly after he had […]

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Australia outrage over kangaroo shot dead, dressed in leopard-print

Australia outrage over kangaroo shot dead, dressed in leopard-print

Sydney – A kangaroo dressed in leopard-print has been found shot dead on an Australian roadside tied to a chair and holding a bottle of booze, sparking outrage over the killing Wednesday. The animal, wearing a patterned shawl and propped up with the ouzo drink in its lifeless arms, was discovered in Melbourne’s northeast by […]

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6 killed, 30 hurt in London van attack, stabbings; 3 assailants shot dead

6 killed, 30 hurt in London van attack, stabbings; 3 assailants shot dead

London – At least six people were killed by attackers near London Bridge on Saturday, police said. Police said three attackers drove a vehicle into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people in Borough Market. “Armed response officers then responded very quickly and bravely and confronted the three male suspects who were shot and […]

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Award-winning reporter shot dead in Mexico

Award-winning reporter shot dead in Mexico

Mexico City – An award-winning local journalist and Agence France-Presse contributor who reported on violent drug gangs in Mexico was shot dead in the street Monday, a court source told AFP. Javier Valdez, 50, was shot near the premises of Riodoce, a Mexican news weekly he founded, in his hometown of Culiacan in northwestern Sinaloa […]

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17 shot dead in PNG prison breakout

17 shot dead in PNG prison breakout

Sydney – Seventeen prisoners have been shot dead after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea, reports said Monday, with 57 still on the run. Inmates from the Buimo jail in the Pacific nation’s second largest city Lae made a dash for freedom after breaking out of their compound on Friday, with […]

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One shot dead, three wounded at Atlanta rail station

One shot dead, three wounded at Atlanta rail station

Atlanta – One person was killed and three wounded on Thursday at an Atlanta rail station in a shooting that left victims lying in a train car, local media said. Citing the Atlanta transit agency, WSB-TV television reported that one person was killed in the shooting, which took place at West Lake Station at about […]

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