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CTD resolves three-year-old blind murder case in Karachi

KARACHI: Police's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday resolved a three-year-old kidnapping murder case by arresting the prime suspect, ARY News reported. According to details, the CTD resolved the 2015 case of kidnapping and murder of a university student named Bilal by arresting the prime suspect Adeel from Moinabad area of the city. Incharge CTD Raja Umar Khattab told media that Adeel kidnapped his university fellow and neighbour Bilal from Shah Faisal Colony with the help of two of his aides for ransom but…

French climber recalls horror descent from ‘killer mountain’

A French mountaineer who was rescued in a dramatic night-time operation on Pakistan’s “killer mountain” has told how she had to leave her weak and bleeding climbing partner and descend the peak alone in the darkness. Elisabeth Revol, speaking exclusively to AFP from a hospital in France’s Haute-Savoie region — where doctors are assessing whether she will require amputations due to frostbite in her hands and left foot — said rescuers urged her to leave behind Tomek (Tomasz) Mackiewicz, a Polish national. She earlier…

Charles Manson, whose cult killings shocked the world, dies after four decades in prison

WASHINGTON: Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States that shocked the world, has died aged 83, California prison officials said late Sunday. Manson "died of natural causes at 8:13 pm (0213 GMT Monday) on Sunday" at a hospital in Kern County, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a brief statement. Debra Tate -- the sister of Manson's most famous victim, Sharon Tate -- told celebrity website TMZ that she received a call from prison…

German killer nurse murdered ‘at least 90 patients’: police

BERLIN: A male nurse, who was jailed for life two years ago for killing two patients with lethal drug overdoses, murdered at least 90 patients in total, police said Monday (Aug 28), calling it post-war Germany's worst killing spree. Niels Hoegel, 40, was jailed in February 2015 for two murders and several attempted murders of intensive-care patients at the Delmenhorst hospital near the northern city of Bremen. Police said Monday that investigators exhuming and analysing more bodies had since found evidence of scores of…

London Parliament attacker Khalid Masood: ‘Jack the lad’ turned killer

LONDON: Khalid Masood, the Briton behind this week's terror attack on parliament, was a Muslim convert with a history of violence who was known to security services but only as a "peripheral" figure.             Police said the 52-year-old father, who also used the names Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao, was not under investigation when he went on the rampage in Westminster on Wednesday, killing four people. Masood was born on Christmas Day 1964 to a single mother, who remarried when he was young and brought him and…

Kremlin demands apology from Fox News over ‘killer’ Putin comments

The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with US counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly described Putin as "a killer" in the interview with Trump as he tried to press the US president to explain more fully why he respected his Russian counterpart. O'Reilly did not say who he thought Putin had killed. "We consider such words from the Fox TV…

‘Smartly dressed’ killer of Russian ambassador was on sick leave

ANKARA: The 22-year-old Turkish policeman who gunned down the Russian ambassador in Ankara called in sick on the day of the attack and promised to bring a doctor's note for his supervisors, a senior security official told Reuters. The government has identified Mevlut Mert Altintas as the gunman who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo!" as he opened fire repeatedly on envoy Andrey Karlov while he was giving a speech at an art gallery in the Turkish capital. The attack, caught on video and widely circulated on social media, was…