Accused Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan barred from using Taliban claim

Nidal Hasan

US army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan cannot argue at trial that he was defending the Afghan Taliban when he went on a 2009 shooting rampage in Texas that killed 13 soldiers, a military judge has ruled.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:53am

Taiwan report into fisherman's shooting death ready for release

Filipino and Taiwanese investigators inspect the MCS-3001 vessel involved in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in South Harbour, Manila. Photo: EPA

Taiwan is ready to announce the results of its investigation into the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard last month, a senior official said yesterday.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:58am

US treading carefully as row between Taipei and Manila escalates

Protesters shout anti-Philippine slogans in front of the Philippine trade office in Tapei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Analysts expect Washington to tread cautiously in the row between two of its Asian allies over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard.

The United States was unlikely to play an active role in the dispute, said Professor Alexander Huang Chieh-cheng, of the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies at Tamkang University in Taipei.

16 May 2013 - 9:03am 1 comment

19 injured as gunmen open fire on Mother's Day parade in New Orleans

New Orleans police officers investigate the scene of the shooting. Photo: AP

Nineteen people were hurt in a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, police said, as the mayor called for an end to “relentless” violence on the streets of the southeastern US city.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tycoon's killing epitomises dark side of modern India

Nitesh Bhardwaj allegedly ordered his father's death

It is a very discreet neighbourhood. High walls mask lawns and villas and guards stand before polished steel gates. Swimming pools can only be seen from the planes dropping through the heat and dust to New Delhi's airport a few kilometres away. Chauffeur-driven imported SUVs and local tradesmen in battered delivery vehicles constitute the only traffic on the leafy, palm-lined lanes.

1 May 2013 - 3:39am

Jobless Italian shoots two policemen after failure to strike politicians

The alleged gunman is tackled to the ground. Photo: AP

Two Italian police officers were shot outside the prime minister's office in Rome today by a lone gunman while the country's new premier, Enrico Letta, was being sworn in across town, police said.

The gunman had acted out of anger with politicians, one of the prosecutors working on the case said.

29 Apr 2013 - 3:21am

Ambush in South Sudan leaves 12 UN peacekeepers and staff dead

Five Indian peacekeepers and at least seven United Nations civilian staff were killed yesterday in an ambush in South Sudan, officials said, a day after warnings about spiralling violence.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:06am

Australian manager of Philippine beach resort shot dead

Manager Paul Davy

An Australian has died after being shot in the head at point-blank range at a beach resort he managed in the Philippines, police said yesterday. Paul Dean Davy, 52, who managed the Blue Rock Beach Resort in Olongapo City, about three hours' drive north of Manila, died at the scene after being shot on Friday evening, a police spokesman said.

9 Apr 2013 - 7:23am

Commando gives conflicting version of Osama bin Laden's death

A new version of the events surrounding the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been unveiled, sharply contradicting claims by a US Navy Seal who said he pulled the trigger. Esquire magazine published a long interview in February with a man identified only as "the shooter" who said he had shot bin Laden twice in the head on the night of the May 2, 2011, raid on his hideout in Pakistan.

29 Mar 2013 - 4:17am

Malaysian troops sent to Borneo after police slain

Malaysian police commandos stand guard during a stand off with armed supporters of a Filipino sultan in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island. Photo: EPA

Malaysia sent hundreds of soldiers to a Borneo state on Monday to help neutralise armed Filipino intruders who have killed eight police officers in the country’s bloodiest security emergency in years.

4 Mar 2013 - 3:30pm

Seven killed in fresh clashes in Malaysian Borneo

Malaysian police at a security checkpoint in Cenderawasih in Borneo on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Five Malaysian policemen and two gunmen died in a fresh clash on Borneo as fears mounted that violence linked to a deadly standoff with Filipino intruders had spread to other areas, police said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Suspected killer declares war on LAPD

Police investigators inspect the bullet-riddled LAPD squad car in which a police officer was shot on Thursday in Corona, California. Photo: AFP

A massive manhunt was under way in Southern California for a sacked policeman accused of three murders, who declared war on law-enforcement officers and their families in a rambling internet manifesto.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:52am

Gunmen kill nine police, villagers in central Philippines

About 20 gunmen sprayed the victims’ truck with automatic weapon fire before dawn in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon in Negros Occidental province, firing nearly 300 rounds of ammunition. 

27 Jan 2013 - 1:43pm

Guns go off by accident at US weapons shows, five injured

Accidental gunfire at three gun shows around the United States on Saturday left five injured, authorities said.

20 Jan 2013 - 11:14am

Italian diplomat in Benghazi escapes gun attack on car

A security guard points to the bullet impacts on the bulletproof vehicle of Italy's consul to Benghazi. Photo: AFP

Italy’s consul to Benghazi in eastern Libya escaped unscathed after an attack on his bulletproof car in the city on Saturday, Italian news agency ANSA and local security sources reported.

13 Jan 2013 - 11:47am