South Africa's murder rate rose by 4.9 percent in the last year, official statistics showed Friday, with the police minister admitting the country was struggling with "a prevalent culture of violence."
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
After a shooter in New Brunswick killed three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers last week, one Canadian TV news outlet made a decision that caught a lot of people's attention. Sun News Network chose not to broadcast the killer's name or photo.
Over the past year, the US Border Patrol has apprehended tens of thousands of Central American children crossing the US-Mexico border alone. So why are kids from Nicaragua, the region’s poorest country, staying at home?
Palestinians and Israeli settlers have been at odds for years. Decades, really. That's not news. But in the ongoing struggle between the two sides, there's a new development that seems to be a step change. When Palestinians discover settlers misbehaving, rather than taking matters into their own hands, they're activating a sort of neighborhood watch.
Speculation that Israel could attack Iran has dominated the Israeli news media in recent months. An Israeli couple has tried to counter by launching a Facebook campaign against war with Iran. Their effort has taken off.
The Mexican government tried to get the execution of Edgar Tamayo Arias suspended. They say Arias' case should have been reviewed. US officials agreed. But Texas said no and Wednesday night Arias was executed. Now Mexicans are outraged over his execution.
The rape and murder of a young woman in India has provoked protests and promises of legislation. But here in the United States it's also stirring a broader discussion of Indian society and of a woman's place within it.