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Mexico Police Charged With Torturing Tlatlaya Witnesses


Authorities in Mexico have charged seven police officers for torturing three women who witnessed a deadly incident in the town of Tlatlaya. In 2014 soldiers opened fire on a group of people in a warehouse in the town, in Mexico state, killing 22. The women claim the officers tortured them to force ... Read More »

Fifa Scandal: US Asks Switzerland To Extradite Officials


The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, the Swiss authorities say. BBC has more: Formal extradition requests were submitted on Wednesday, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice(FOJ) said. The seven top Fifa executives arrested in Zurich are among 14 Fifa ... Read More »

Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences For Mob Killers


An Afghan appeals court has overturned the death sentence imposed on four men for their part in the mob killing of a young woman in the capital Kabul, and sentenced them to 20 years in prison instead. Aljzeera was there: Last month, the four men were sentenced to death by ... Read More »

34 Dies In Philippines Passenger Boat Accident


A ferry with 189 people on board has overturned in rough waters in the central Philippines, with the coastguard confirming that at least 34 people have been killed. Alazeera reports: The Kim Nirvana was heading from the central city of Ormoc to the islands of Camotes east of Cebu when ... Read More »

Egypt’s Brotherhood Calls For Uprising After Killings


The Muslim Brotherhood has warned of “serious repercussions” and has called on its supporters to “rise in revolt” after Egyptian police killed 13 of its members. Egyptian police raided an apartment in the Cairo suburb of 6th of October on Wednesday and killed 13 of the outlawed group’s leading members, including ... Read More »

French Soldiers Suspended Over Burkina Faso Child s*x Claims


France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children in Burkina Faso. One of the alleged victims was a five-year-old girl whose father found a camera containing images of his daughter being sexually abused, report AFP news agency. It comes after another abuse scandal involving French soldiers. A ... Read More »

Syrian Rebels Filmed Shooting Islamic State Militants


A hardline Islamist rebel group in Syria has released a video showing its fighters shooting dead a group of alleged Islamic State (IS) militants. Reversing the imagery of beheadings by the jihadist group, Jaysh al-Islam members wearing orange outfits are seen killing 18 men dressed in black. BBC was there: The ... Read More »

Israel Arrests 40 Hamas Members In West Bank


Israel has arrested 40 Hamas members in the Nablus area who it claims were plotting attacks against it. The Hamas group’s leaders were working to renew Hamas activity in the West Bank, the Israeli security agency Shin Bet told the Jerusalem Post. The arrests reportedly took place over the past few ... Read More »

Deadly Attacks Hit Egypt’s Sinai


At least 35 people have been killed in ongoing attacks on several military checkpoints and police stations in Egypt’s northern Sinai, security sources and witnesses have told Al Jazeera. About 70 fighters of a group calling itself the Province of Sinaisimultaneously attacked several targets in the area on Wednesday, the sources ... Read More »

Saudi Prince, Alwaleed Pledges $32bn To Charity


Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal has pledged his entire $32bn fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. The prince said in a statement that the “philanthropic pledge will help build bridges to foster cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women, enable youth, provide vital disaster relief and create a ... Read More »

New Ebola Case Marks Disease’s Return To Liberia


The body of a dead Liberian man has tested positive for Ebola – the country’s first reported case since it was declared free of the disease. According to the BBC, deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah said tests confirmed that the 17-year-old man, from a town near the main airport, had ... Read More »

Japan Bullet Train ‘Self-immolation’ Fire Kills Two


A man has died after setting himself on fire on board a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train. Another passenger, a woman in her 50s, was also killed and more than 20 injured, two seriously. Witnesses said the man, reportedly aged 71, had poured fuel over himself in the first carriage of the train ... Read More »

UN: South Sudan Army defiled Girls And Burned Them Alive


UN has accused South Sudan’s army of defiling and then burning girls alive inside their homes during its recent campaign, a report by its mission in the country said. The statement, published on Tuesday, warned the recent upsurge in fighting had been marked by a “new brutality and intensity”. Aljazeera reports: ... Read More »

Large Explosion Hits Afghanistan Capital, Kabul


A powerful blast targeted at a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, wounding 19 people, including women and children, officials said. The blast on Tuesday came on the main road to the airport, around 500m from the US embassy and near a base for foreign troops. Aljazeera was there: NATO ... Read More »

Indonesian Military Plane Crash Kills Over 110


At least 113 people have been killed after an Indonesian air force C-130 plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood in the city of Medan on the northern island of Sumatra, according to military officials. Aljazeera reports: The plane came down on Tuesday hitting empty residential buildings after bursting into flames ... Read More »

Solar-powered Plane Makes Second Bid To Cross The Pacific Ocean


A solar-powered plane is making its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. Solar Impulse took off from Nagoya Airfield in Japan at 18:03 GMT on Sunday and is scheduled to land in Hawaii in approximately 120 hours. BBC reports: Solar Impulse said on its website that pilot ... Read More »

Second NY Prison Escapee Caught


Second New York State prison escapee, David Sweat is in custody after being shot by police, US officials report. Convicted murderer Sweat, 35, was shot twice and captured less than two miles (3km) from the Canadian border. BBC reports: His prison-break partner Richard Matt, 49, was killed by police on Friday. The ... Read More »

Gaza-bound Flotilla Vessel Seized By Israeli Navy


Israel has boarded and taken over a vessel attempting to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip, officials said. In a statement the Israeli army said on Monday that it did not use force in redirecting the main boat Marianne to the Israeli city of Ashdod. Aljazeera has more: Petros Stergiou, ... Read More »

Taliban Ambush Kills Several Afghan Soldiers


At least 11 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support. Aljazeera has more: “The Taliban ambushed a convoy of soldiers in Karukh district of Herat, killing 11 Afghan army soldiers [on ... Read More »

Voting Delayed In Burundi Following Attack On Polling Stations


Polling stations in Burundi’s controversial parliamentary and local elections have officially opened, with the climate tense after two months of protests sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. Aljazeera was there: The polls opened at 6am local time (04:00 GMT) on Monday. Some 3.8 million Burundians are eligible ... Read More »