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US ex-cop who shot dead Australian woman to claim self-defence

US ex-cop who shot dead Australian woman to claim self-defence

A former Minnesota police officer who shot dead an unarmed Australian woman will plead not guilty and claim self-defence, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Mohamed Noor shot Justine Damond last July in the Midwestern city of Minneapolis after she called police to report a possible rape. She was shot as she approached the police […]

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Police commander shot dead at Chicago government building

Police commander shot dead at Chicago government building

Chicago – A high-ranking Chicago police officer was shot dead yesterday in a downtown government building after engaging in a firefight with a man who had been acting suspiciously, authorities said. Commander Paul Bauer, 53, was struck multiple times and died from his wounds at a hospital. The suspect, who was not identified, was arrested […]

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Palestinian prime suspect in rabbi’s murder shot dead

Palestinian prime suspect in rabbi’s murder shot dead

Tel Aviv – A Palestinian man wanted over the murder last month of a rabbi near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank has been killed, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said today. Ahmad Jarrar was killed in the northern West Bank town of Yamoun where he had been hiding, the agency said, describing him […]

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Indian boy shot dead in police crossfire

Indian boy shot dead in police crossfire

Lucknow – An eight-year-old boy was shot and killed in police crossfire in northern India, an officer said Thursday. Madhav Bharadwaj was playing with friends in Uttar Pradesh state when he was shot dead in front of his grandfather late Wednesday. Police said they went into the boy’s village on a tip-off that suspected robbers […]

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Circus tiger escapes in Paris before being shot dead by owner

Circus tiger escapes in Paris before being shot dead by owner

A circus tiger was found wandering the streets of Paris on Friday, affecting public transport and bringing emergency services rushing to the area before being shot dead by its owner who was then taken into custody, French police said. Firefighters were called shortly before 1700 GMT by people who saw the 200-kilogramme (440-pound) animal wandering […]

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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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