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They Killed Their Abusive Husbands. Their Acquittals Shocked Russia.

MOSCOW — When Yana Gurcheva and Galina Katorova were arrested for stabbing their husbands to death with kitchen knives after suffering years of domestic abuse, the murder cases stirred hardly a ripple in Russia’s national news media. But they exploded Read more…


German Politicians Call for Surveillance of Anti-Immigrant Party

BERLIN — German politicians have called on domestic intelligence officials to place the nationalist Alternative for Germany party under surveillance on suspicion of undermining the country’s constitution, as it stokes resentments against immigrants and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies. The Read more…


Amsterdam Stabbing Victims Identified as U.S. Citizens

Two people stabbed at a busy railway station in Amsterdam are American citizens, the United States ambassador to the Netherlands said on Saturday. In a statement, Ambassador Pete Hoekstra said that the Americans had been visiting the country when the Read more…


Hong Kong Professor Arrested After Wife’s Body Is Found in Suitcase

HONG KONG — A professor at the prestigious Hong Kong University was arrested Tuesday night after the body of his wife was found inside a suitcase at his office, the police said. The arrest of the professor, whose name was Read more…


Was a Scientist’s Death Murder or an ‘Act of Mercy’?

BUNDANOON, Australia — Even into her 80s, Mary E. White thrived on the expanse of Australian rain forest she had made her home, and she told friends of ambitious plans: She was going to write her autobiography, and there were Read more…


Hong Kong Professor Faces Murder Trial in ‘Yoga Ball Killing’

HONG KONG — A yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide. An affair between a professor and his student. A dead wife and daughter. Dr. Khaw Kim-sun, a 53-year-old Malaysian professor of anesthesiology in Hong Kong, is on trial on murder Read more…


Didi Suspends Carpooling Service in China After 2nd Passenger Is Killed

BEIJING — Didi Chuxing, China’s popular ride-sharing service, fired two senior executives and suspended a car-pooling service after the second killing of a female passenger in three months. The crime follows others that have raised questions about the company’s ability Read more…


Victims of Knife Attack Near Paris Were Assailant’s Relatives, Officials Say

PARIS — A man who was on a terrorism watch list fatally stabbed his mother and sister, and seriously injured another person, in a Paris suburb on Thursday, before being shot to death by the police, the authorities said. The Read more…


Murder Mystery in Ancient Monastery Reverberates in Coptic Church

WADI NATRUN, Egypt — Christian monks living in the solitude of Egypt’s deserts have always faced the threat of attack from outside. In the early centuries, they built drawbridges and windowless towers to repel marauding nomads. More recently, barricades and Read more…


Manchester Shooting That Injured at Least 10 Is Investigated as Attempted Murder

LONDON — The police in Manchester, England, were investigating a shooting that injured at least 10 people early Sunday in the Moss Side area as “an attempted murder,” and officers were working on the premise that a shotgun had been Read more…