Amnesty condemns new wave of Central African violence

Amnesty International today accused Central African militias of killings, mutilation of bodies and abductions in a fresh wave of violence, calling for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed.

Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women

An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a motel and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police have said.

Jihadist killings have no religious basis: Nigerian president

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said that killings by militants of Boko Haram and other Islamists across the globe, including those who killed a British aid worker, have no religious basis.

Algerian troops kill foreign ''criminals'' near border with Niger

The Algerian army Thursday killed five foreign individuals near the border with Niger, Algeria`s defence ministry said Friday.

German sentenced to death in China over killings

Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.

Armed men on a motorbike kill at least four in Mombasa

At least four people were killed in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday in an attack by armed men on a motorbike, according to medical sources.

Pak military kills 19 militants in North Waziristan

Pakistan military killed 19 militants in the latest raid in the troubled North Waziristan, as civilians streamed out of the restive region amidst raging conflict between the security forces and the Taliban.

11 stabbed at Bolivian airport

Eleven people were hurt when a man authorities described as mentally ill went on a stabbing spree at El Alto International Airport, which serves this Bolivian capital, officials said.

Beirut blast killed Lebanese security officer

An overnight suicide blast in Beirut`s southern suburbs, Hezbollah`s main bastion, killed a security officer who had tried to stop the bomber, a Lebanese security source said Tuesday.

Central Africa death toll rises to 70 in four days

The death toll in the Central African Republic has risen to nearly 70 in just four days, a peacekeeping officer said today, following a surge of sectarian violence in the crisis-hit country.

69 killed,144 injured in Iraq violence

At least 69 people were killed and 144 injured in fierce clashes Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and Sunni militant groups even as 17 more Indians were evacuated from the conflict-ridden country.

Russia probes Ukraine interior minister over civilian killings: Investigators

Russia said Wednesday it had opened a criminal probe against the Ukrainian interior minister and a local governor, accusing them of being behind the killings.

UN rights chief alarmed by Iraq extrajudicial killings

The UN`s human rights chief today condemned reports of summary executions and extrajudicial killings in Iraq amid fears of mounting abuses by jihadists as they advance across the north of the country.

UN human rights spokesman says hundreds killed in Iraq

The number of people killed after Sunni Islamist militants overran the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this week may run into the hundreds, U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said on Friday.

Panchayat members protest over govt `inaction` on killings

A group of panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir today held a demonstration here protesting against the "criminal silence" of the state government over the killing of their colleagues.

Tribal body condemns killing of villagers in Bastar

Tribal body Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch (AARM) today demanded immediate action against the security officials involved and an impartial probe into the incident.

Mubarak`s release ordered over killings, held on graft charges

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak won an appeal for his release over the killing of hundreds of protesters during the revolution that toppled his dictatorial regime but will remain in custody for corruption charges.

Attacks kill at least 5 in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say five people have been killed in a string of attacks across the country.

New wave of violence hits Karachi; 2012, the bloodiest year

A new wave of violence has hit Pakistan`s biggest city and financial hub with 17 people being killed in the last 24 hours including nine Monday.

Gang linked to Iran N-scientists killings held

Iran has busted a drug gang linked to the killings of its nuclear scientists, authorities said Sunday.