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November 2, 2017 5:34 AM Japan 'serial killer' said to be quiet child turned sex trade scout

TOKYO: Takahiro Shiraishi, the Japanese man who has reportedly confessed to murdering and hacking up nine young people in his Tokyo bathroom, was said to be a quiet schoolboy who would grow up to work on the fringes of the sex industry and become a suspected serial killer. Pictures of the 27-year-old show an ordinary-looking man with neat, dark hair and glasses 10

November 2, 2017 5:15 AM At least three dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart

THORNTON, Colorado: At least three people were killed in a shooting inside a Walmart store on Wednesday (Nov 1) in suburban Denver, where police said they had not yet taken anyone into custody. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire 7

November 2, 2017 3:18 AM Two killed, one injured in shooting at Colorado Walmart: Police

DENVER — At least two people were killed and one wounded in a shooting inside a Walmart store in suburban Denver on Wednesday (Nov 1), the police said. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire. In a Twitter post about 90 minutes after the shooting 15

November 2, 2017 2:00 AM At least two dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart

THORNTON, COLORADO (REUTERS) – At least two people were killed and one wounded in a shooting inside a Walmart store in suburban Denver on Wednesday (Thursday Singapore time), police said. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire. In a Twitter 15

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM New York truck attacker linked to Islamic State, 'radicalised domestically'

NEW YORK — The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city’s worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State (IS) group but “radicalised domestically”, the state’s governor said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, mowed down pedestrians 3

November 1, 2017 10:17 AM Japanese woman arrested for baby otter smuggling

BANGKOK — A 22-year-old Japanese woman was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 10 baby otters out of Thailand. She claimed she did so out of sympathy with the animals. Don Muang police questioned Kaede Yamaguchi on Tuesday (Oct 31) after she had been arrested with the animals in her suitcase in the departure terminal of Don Mueang airport at about 8

November 1, 2017 9:41 AM 5 Bangladeshi men arrested in case of woman prostituting daughters in Johor

JOHOR BARU: Malaysian police arrested five male Bangladeshi nationals on Wednesday (Nov 1), to facilitate investigations into the case of two sisters who were allegedly prostituted by their mother. Johor police chief Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the five men, who are factory workers aged between 28 and 42, were picked up in the vicinity of Senai near Kulai 1

November 1, 2017 2:55 AM A mangled school bus and bodies everywhere; ‘It Was Surreal’

NEW YORK — The screams seemed too vivid from the start, too visceral to belong to crowds celebrating a crisp and sunny Halloween in Lower Manhattan. The tragedy had unfolded in just minutes, and for hours it remained too senseless to believe. Police tape surrounded the white pickup truck that a 29-year-old assailant had transformed into an instrument 4

November 1, 2017 2:44 AM Japan killing spree 'lasted 2 months'

TOKYO: A Japanese man arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses rotting in his house has confessed to killing all his victims over a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter, media reports said Wednesday (Nov 1). Authorities were quizzing 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who has reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies 4

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM Man held in Japan after police find mutilated bodies

27-year-old man says he murdered nine people and dismembered corpses at home What began as a case of a missing person led Japanese police yesterday to the arrest of a 27-year-old man after the gruesome discovery of nine dismembered bodies and their severed heads in his apartment. Takahiro Shiraishi has confessed to murdering eight women and one man, and the police 2