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16 dead, 5 injured in Vietnam helicopter crash
Jul 07, 2014 - 2:32 PM

16 dead, 5 injured in Vietnam helicopter crash

(UPDATED) Official: 'The plane was carrying 21 people and it crashed during a parachute training exercise, killing 16 and injuring five others'

Palestinian teen said burned alive as Israel Arabs join protests
Jul 05, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Palestinian teen said burned alive as Israel Arabs join protests

Palestinians say it is perpetrated by Jewish extremists in revenge for the kidnapping and murder in the West Bank last month of 3 Israeli teenagers

Pakistani court indicts five over bludgeoning of woman
Jul 05, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Pakistani court indicts five over bludgeoning of woman

The killing of Farzana Parveen sparks outrage because of its brazen and brutal nature, and claims that police did nothing to save her, who was 3 months pregnant

Israeli 'revenge' hate campaign hits social media
Jul 04, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Israeli 'revenge' hate campaign hits social media

After the murder of an east Jerusalem Palestinian, calls to inflict violent revenge on Arabs over the killings of three Israeli teenagers gather momentum on social media websites

Smuggled elephant ivory price triples – conservationists
Jul 03, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Smuggled elephant ivory price triples – conservationists

Save the Elephants: 'The surge in the price of ivory is driving a wave of killing of elephants across Africa that shows little sign of abating'

Israel PM slams 'despicable' murder of Palestinian teen
Jul 02, 2014 - 6:06 PM

Israel PM slams 'despicable' murder of Palestinian teen

The prime minister urged all sides not to take the law into their own hands as fears grew the killing was an act of revenge

Son-in-law admits involvement in murder of Monaco heiress
Jun 27, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Son-in-law admits involvement in murder of Monaco heiress

Wojciech Janowski, says he 'recognized his involvement' in the killing of Helene Pastor while in detention this week

Gunmen briefly seize Yemen airport in deadly assault
Jun 27, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Gunmen briefly seize Yemen airport in deadly assault

Troops retake the airport, killing 6 militants and freeing hostages seized from the control tower, a security official says

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks – police
Jun 26, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks – police

Police arrests Governor Issa Timamy in connection with last week's killings in the town of Mpeketoni and a nearby village that claimed 60 lives.

Saudi beheads 2 for raping minors
Jun 26, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Saudi beheads 2 for raping minors

One of the criminals is guilty of kidnapping and raping a 7-year-old boy before throwing him into a well and killing him.

North Korea slams Kim assassination comedy as 'act of terror'
Jun 26, 2014 - 8:19 AM

North Korea slams Kim assassination comedy as 'act of terror'

'The Interview' stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two tabloid TV journalists who land an interview with Kim in Pyongyang and are then tasked by the CIA with killing him

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial
Jun 25, 2014 - 9:57 PM

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

(UPDATED) The hugely divisive practice is illegal in France but President Francois Hollande promised during his 2012 campaign to look into legalizing it

Suspects in Cebu businessman's slay nabbed; cop surrenders
Jun 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Suspects in Cebu businessman's slay nabbed; cop surrenders

A police official also surrenders to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the wake of rumors linking him to the slay

Army captures killer S. Korean conscript
Jun 23, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Army captures killer S. Korean conscript

Armed with an assault rifle and ammunition, he had gone on the run Saturday night after killing 5 fellow soldiers and wounding 7 others at a frontline border outpost

Israeli troops kill two West Bankers in teen manhunt
Jun 22, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Israeli troops kill two West Bankers in teen manhunt

'I said the kidnapping was a crime, but does that justify the killing of... Palestinian teens in cold blood?' decries Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

Kenyan troops kill 5 suspects after coastal massacres – officials
Jun 20, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Kenyan troops kill 5 suspects after coastal massacres – officials

A military source says the five were killed by soldiers but that other suspected attackers escaped

Kenya president blames 'local political networks' for attacks
Jun 17, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Kenya president blames 'local political networks' for attacks

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta blames "local political networks" for the killings of dozens of people in two attacks in the coastal region that have been claimed by Somalia's Shebab militants

Somalia's Shebab claim Kenya attack, warn tourists
Jun 16, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Somalia's Shebab claim Kenya attack, warn tourists

The group says the attack was revenge for the 'Kenyan government's brutal oppression of Muslims in Kenya through coercion, intimidation and extrajudicial killings of Muslim scholars'

6 killed as Iraq civilian volunteer centre shelled
Jun 15, 2014 - 4:18 PM

6 killed as Iraq civilian volunteer centre shelled

Mortar rounds smash into a central Iraq recruitment centre for civilians volunteering to fight a militant offensive, killing six people

PNP forms task force to nab ‘under the radar’ criminals
Jun 14, 2014 - 5:08 PM

PNP forms task force to nab ‘under the radar’ criminals

The special task force will pursue suspects behind media killings and organized crime

Police nab suspected killer of broadcaster
Jun 13, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Police nab suspected killer of broadcaster

Dionesio Daulong, who escaped from a Bukidnon jail in 2013, is suspected to be behind the killing of radio block timer Joas Dignos

House probe on Tagum 'death squad' pushed
Jun 13, 2014 - 11:25 AM

House probe on Tagum 'death squad' pushed

Human Rights Watch lauds the move of Bayan Muna but says it is not enough and urges President Benigno Aquino III to publicly denounce extrajudicial killings

Mindoro broadcaster killed; 33rd slain under Aquino
Jun 09, 2014 - 7:27 PM

Mindoro broadcaster killed; 33rd slain under Aquino

Nilo Baculo Sr is gunned down Monday noon, says NUJP. He earlier asked the court for protection following threats to his life

India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters
Jun 02, 2014 - 9:35 PM

India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters

The protests came amid a growing uproar over last week's killings in Uttar Pradesh. India brought in tougher rape laws last year after the New Delihi gang-rape, but it has failed to stem the tide of sex attacks across the country

Russia: Ukraine breaches Geneva Convention on civilian protection
May 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Russia: Ukraine breaches Geneva Convention on civilian protection

Ukraine is accused of killing innocent civilians while at war with pro-Russian insurgents

4 arrested in Pakistani woman bludgeoning case
May 30, 2014 - 4:11 PM

4 arrested in Pakistani woman bludgeoning case

The arrested men include the woman's uncle and two cousins, an officer says

NPA: We didn't kill mayor
May 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

NPA: We didn't kill mayor

The NPA says that while it once accused slain Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of involvement in illegal logging, it never found enough basis to order his killing

Husband of Pakistan woman beaten to death demands justice
May 28, 2014 - 8:57 PM

Husband of Pakistan woman beaten to death demands justice

"Nobody came forward to save my wife," the victim's husband claims

Gunslinging messiahs
May 28, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Gunslinging messiahs

Rappler's Patricia Evangelista responds to Ramon Tulfo's May 24 opinion column 'Summary Killings: Who's complaining?' What a death squad does can be called many things. What is forgotten is that it should be called murder.

Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by family
May 27, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by family

The pregnant woman was killed by a mob which included her brother and father for marrying the man of her choice

US gunman who killed six 'was director's son'
May 25, 2014 - 7:11 AM

US gunman who killed six 'was director's son'

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown brands the killing as the work of a 'madman'

Broadcaster shot dead in Digos City
May 23, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Broadcaster shot dead in Digos City

Sammy Oliverio was the 3rd media member to be killed in Digos City since 2006

'Media irresponsibility killing us softly'
May 23, 2014 - 8:40 AM

'Media irresponsibility killing us softly'

A media personality believes that the death of media credibility due to irresponsible reporting is a bigger problem than media killings

Ex-mayor behind death squad in Tagum - report
May 21, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Ex-mayor behind death squad in Tagum - report

Former members of the reported death squad tell Human Rights Watch that the unsolved murders of hundreds of Tagum City residents, including suspected petty thieves, drug dealers and street children, were ordered by former Mayor Rey Uy

‘Decriminalizing libel might increase killings’
May 20, 2014 - 10:39 PM

‘Decriminalizing libel might increase killings’

Senator Koko Pimentel says he fears complainants seeking to silence libelous remarks might be left with no other 'remedy' if libel is decriminalized

Broadcaster shot dead in Tawi-Tawi
May 06, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Broadcaster shot dead in Tawi-Tawi

Richard Najib is killed by gunmen a day after World Press Freedom Day

Brazilian football hooligan kills fan with toilet bowl
May 06, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Brazilian football hooligan kills fan with toilet bowl

Brazilian police said Monday they had arrested a man suspected of killing a man after a football match by hurling a toilet bowl at him

Pressing on freedom
May 03, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Pressing on freedom

A journalism student shares her thoughts on media killings, impunity, and press freedom in the Philippines

Death toll hits 32 in India rebel violence
May 03, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Death toll hits 32 in India rebel violence

The latest fighting in the area began on Thursday with the killing of 11 Bengali-speaking Muslim villagers

Ukraine in deadly assault on rebel-held town, raising stakes
May 02, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Ukraine in deadly assault on rebel-held town, raising stakes

Kiev officials said rebels shot down one helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing its pilot

PH media free but still at risk for ‘deadly reprisals’
Apr 30, 2014 - 12:01 PM

PH media free but still at risk for ‘deadly reprisals’

Human Rights Watch says journalism has become an 'increasingly deadly' profession in the Philippines despite the country's reputation as a regional bastion of free media

Aquino: Gov't addressing media killings
Apr 28, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Aquino: Gov't addressing media killings

President Aquino says administration critics are free to lambast him and other government officials without fear of being 'silenced'

Prominent Pakistani journalist survives gun attack
Apr 19, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Prominent Pakistani journalist survives gun attack

Unknown gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a prominent Pakistani television anchor on a busy road

Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', 3 civilians in Yemen
Apr 19, 2014 - 3:50 PM

Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', 3 civilians in Yemen

Drone strikes have been criticized for mistakenly killing dozens of civilians

At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash: official
Apr 14, 2014 - 6:35 AM

At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash: official

A badly parked trailer truck causes an accident that sets a bus on fire, killing at least 36

10 dead in road accident in California
Apr 11, 2014 - 8:33 PM

10 dead in road accident in California

A delivery truck ploughed into a bus carrying American students in northern California, killing 10 people and injuring at least 30

Fort Hood gunman fired at least 35 shots in 8 minutes
Apr 08, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Fort Hood gunman fired at least 35 shots in 8 minutes

Investigators say Specialist Ivan Lopez shot his pistol 35 times during his 8-minute killing spree in Fort Hood

 
Apr 07, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Media groups, gov't condemn killing of Cavite reporter

The chief of police of Tanza town has been relieved after being linked to the alleged murder of Remate's Rubylita Garcia

French ambassador barred from Rwanda genocide commemorations
Apr 07, 2014 - 4:05 PM

French ambassador barred from Rwanda genocide commemorations

Rwanda's foreign ministry bars France's ambassador from attending the 20th anniversary remembrance of the killing of 800,000 ethnic Tutsis

Rwanda to France: Face 'difficult truth' of genocide role
Apr 06, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Rwanda to France: Face 'difficult truth' of genocide role

"We cannot move on at the expense of the historical truth of the genocide," Rwanda's Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said on the eve of commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the killings