A 22-year-old Mexican beauty queen killed during a gunfight between a suspected drug gang and soldiers appeared to have been used as a human shield.
The sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks was executed on Wednesday, nearly four years after 166 people were killed in a three-day rampage through India's financial capital.
Israeli air strikes on central and southern Gaza killed four people on Saturday, medics said, with Palestinian security sources confirming at least three of them were militants.
John McAfee, founder of the eponymous anti-virus company, is on the run for killing another US citizen in a resort town.
The Philippine military said Monday communist rebels killed four unarmed soldiers in an ambush, further hurting efforts to revive stalled talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running rebellions.
A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday over the killing of a US border agent that threw a spotlight on the United States' controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation, prosecutors.
A gunman burst into a day spa where his estranged wife worked in the midwestern US state of Wisconsin and opened fire Sunday, killing three people and injuring four others, police said.
At least eleven Libyans were killed and scores wounded in clashes on Wednesday when ex-rebels linked to the army attacked Bani Walid, a former bastion of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
Gunmen massacred at least 26 people in a student housing area of northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, calling victims out by name before shooting them or slitting their throats.
Shelling and air raids killed dozens of Syrian civilians, including children, on Monday, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk.
An American man convicted of killing a Sudanese immigrant was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday in Texas after the US Supreme Court rejected his fourth appeal for a stay of execution.
When US Navy SEALs gunned down Osama bin Laden in his bedroom, it was up to one commando to take photos that would serve as proof of the Al-Qaeda leader's bloody demise.
A man who befriended a teenage Australian girl on the social media site Facebook before luring her to a secluded spot and killing her was imprisoned for at least 21 years on Friday.
A car bomb rocked the funeral of two government loyalists in a Damascus suburb killing 27 people on Tuesday as the army kept up its bombardment of rebel strongholds in the east of the capital.
A US soldier accused of killing 13 people at a Texas army base on Wednesday tried to plead guilty, but the judge refused to accept it and the trial was unexpectedly adjourned until next week.
Kazakh police on Friday reported killing nine militants just outside the financial centre Almaty in the latest surge of violence to hit the oil-rich and once stable Central Asian state.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced shock Monday at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the US, while Sikh leaders suggested American Muslims may have been the intended target.
Taliban insurgents near the Afghan capital Kabul executed four civilians working for a Western security company, officials said Wednesday, days after a similar execution in the area.
Jessica Ghawi had escaped a mall shooting in Toronto weeks ago when an "odd feeling" led her outside, and then blogged about how fortunate she was.
Texas executed a convict Wednesday, despite proof of a mental disorder developed in his childhood, prison authorities from the southern US state said.
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