Chinese ‘Jack the Ripper’ serial killer caught

Chinese ‘Jack the Ripper’ serial killer caught

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gao (not pictured) has been dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the string of gruesome murders he committed over 14 years An alleged serial killer, who is accused of raping and murdering 11 female victims in northern China over more than a decade, has been captured by police, say […]

Uzbek President Islam Karimov suffers stroke

Uzbek President Islam Karimov suffers stroke

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Karimov had been expected to attend events marking the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence on Thursday Uzbek President Islam Karimov is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage, his daughter says. “His condition is considered stable” and “it is too early to make any predictions about his future […]

Kim Dotcom calls for livestream of extradition appeal

Kim Dotcom calls for livestream of extradition appeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Dotcom is challenging an earlier extradition ruling at the High Court in Auckland A judge in New Zealand is considering Kim Dotcom’s request to have his extradition appeal livestreamed online. The founder of the seized Megaupload websites is seeking to have the hearing broadcast on YouTube. The US […]

Australian man ‘put acid in sex club lubricant’

Australian man ‘put acid in sex club lubricant’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not yet known why a man poured hydrochloric acid into a vat of lubricant at a sex club in western Sydney A 62-year-old man was arrested after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a sex club in Australia. No serious injuries were reported in […]

Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

Image caption Jalalabad is close to the border with Pakistan, in a region where militant groups are known to operate An Australian aid worker who was abducted in Afghanistan earlier this year has been released. Kerry Jane Wilson, 60, was working with an NGO when she was taken from the company’s office in Jalalabad by […]

Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in ‘raid’

Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in ‘raid’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Soldiers arrested eight members of the Maute group last week Eight Islamic militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) have been freed from jail in the Philippines in an apparently “staged raid”. Police said at least 20 fighters from the Maute group had turned up at the Lanao del Sur […]

Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in ‘raid’

Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in ‘raid’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Soldiers arrested eight members of the Maute group last week Eight Islamic militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) have been freed from jail in the Philippines in an apparently “staged raid”. Police said at least 20 fighters from the Maute group had turned up at the Lanao del Sur […]

Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in ‘raid’

Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in ‘raid’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Soldiers arrested eight members of the Maute group last week Eight Islamic militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) have been freed from jail in the Philippines in an apparently “staged raid”. Police said at least 20 fighters from the Maute group had turned up at the Lanao del Sur […]

Uzbek President Islam Karimov in hospital

Uzbek President Islam Karimov in hospital

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Karimov had been expected to attend events marking the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence on Thursday Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, the government says, amid rumours that he is seriously ill. A statement said he was undergoing a full examination and treatment would “take a […]

Police in Spain dismantle ‘illegal Chinese immigration ring’

Police in Spain dismantle ‘illegal Chinese immigration ring’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fake contracts were allegedly bought to facilitate applications for residency permits Spanish police say they have dismantled a nationwide network that illegally regularised the working status of Chinese immigrants in Spain. They arrested 57 people in Barcelona, Valencia, San Sebastian and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Chinese nationals […]