Mount Vernon -
A bystander was shot and killed by a New York police officer after an undercover gun buy went wrong in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday.
The bystander was shot while the officer was chasing a fleeing suspect.
It took a jury took a little over five hours Friday to find a man guilty of third-degree murder, rejecting his claim he acted in self-defense when he stabbed a man to death last August outside a grocery store in Pittsburgh.
Police charged a man Saturday with beating his girlfriend to death who he met through an online dating site, storing her body in a freezer for three days, then burying her in his back yard.
The prime suspect in the "cold-blooded assassination" of a Texas sheriff's deputy was charged with murder Saturday, a day after the officer was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range allegedly because he was a policeman.
Police in Thailand have arrested the man they believe responsible for the bomb that killed 20 people and injured over 120 on August 17. They said the man is a foreigner but did not give out his nationality.
Vatican City -
Initial autopsy results indicate that a former Polish archbishop who would have been the first high-ranking Catholic Church official to go on trial for paedophilia died of natural causes linked to heart problems, the Vatican said Saturday.
Hong Kong -
A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewellery store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an uptick in shop theft.The diamond, valued at around HK$1.
Two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros ($2.2 million) from the king of Morocco not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations about the monarch, legal sources said Saturday....