South Africa records more than 18,000 murders over 12-month period

The murder rate in South Africa, which has one of Africa's highest crime rates, has increased by 20 per cent over the past four years, according to the Pretoria-based Institute for Security...

Nigeria kills dozens of Boko Haram militants, frees 455 hostages

Nigerian forces have killed around 40 Boko Haram militants and freed 455 of the group's hostages, an army spokesman said Saturday.

"Honour killings" in Pakistan: Bloody tale of horror continues

Every year hundreds of women are murdered in Pakistan in so-called "honour killings" for bringing shame to their families. The problem is the subject of a film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy that was...

Teenager charged with four murders in Canadian school shooting

A 17-year-old is facing four counts of first-degree murder following a mass shooting in an indigenous community in northern Canada.

Man kills 2 members of Bosnian army in Sarajevo, commits suicide; PM says Bosnia will protect itself

The killer, identified as Enes Omeragic, opened fire from a machine gun and killed two soldiers who were in a betting booth in the city's neighbourhood of Rajlovac around 8 pm,

Croatia deeply shaken by Paris terror attacks

"We are deeply shaken by the events in Paris. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims' families. Croatia is with the people in France," 

11 ex-Serb paramilitaries indicted for war crimes in Banovina

The Zagreb County Prosecutor's Office has issued an indictment against 10 Serbian citizens and a Croatian citizen who used to be Serb paramilitaries, for war crimes ...