The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.
Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, in a year when violence against the media took center stage.
Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.
The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China’s National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.
A ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine has been violated in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.