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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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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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