04 Feb '11, 2am

Mexican police chief killed: NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico: Unidentified assailants murdered the newly appointed chief of...

Mexican police chief killed: NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico: Unidentified assailants murdered the newly appointed chief of...

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico: Unidentified assailants murdered the newly appointed chief of police of this Mexican border city as he was leaving work, a military official said Thursday. "We were notified of the death of general (Manuel) Farfan Carriola a few minutes before midnight" on Wednesday, said the Mexican defense ministry official. Two other men, apparently bodyguards, were killed with 55-year-old Farfan, the official said. A retired army general, Farfan had been made chief of police of Nuevo Laredo in early January as part of a government strategy to strengthen local police forces by appointing retired military officers to lead them. The city of 350,000 is directly across the border from Laredo, Texas and sits astride a heavily transited border crossing with the United States. The state of Nuevo Laredo has been the scene of a fierce turf war between the Gulf and Zetas dru...

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2 Thai security officers killed by bomb, another shot (via ST iPhone App)

2 Thai security officers killed by bomb, anothe...

straitstimes.com 04 Feb '11, 5am

Buddhist villagers mourn next to the bodies of their slain relatives. -- PHOTO: REUTERS YALA, Thailand - SUSPECTED Muslim ...

President Dmitry Medvedev has fired the transport police chief after a deadly Moscow airport bombing killed 35 people

President Dmitry Medvedev has fired the transpo...

straitstimes.com 26 Jan '11, 10am

Russian news agencies say President Dmitry Medvedev has fired a top official of the country's transport police. -- PHOTO: ...

Two people were killed in gunfire aimed at anti-regime protesters in Tahrir Square in central Cairo early on Thursday.

Two people were killed in gunfire aimed at anti...

straitstimes.com 02 Feb '11, 11pm

A wounded Egyptian anti-government demonstrator rests by a wall after receiving treatment at Cairo's Tahrir Square where c...

George Tanasijevich appointed interim chief executive of MBS

George Tanasijevich appointed interim chief exe...

channelnewsasia.com 31 Jan '11, 1pm

SINGAPORE : Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has appointed George Tanasijevich, its managing director of global development, as inte...

13 killed in Philippine gunfire

13 killed in Philippine gunfire

channelnewsasia.com 03 Feb '11, 5am

MANILA: Thirteen people have been killed and thousands displaced in fighting over land between rival Muslim separatist gro...

5 killed in restive Thai south

5 killed in restive Thai south

channelnewsasia.com 03 Feb '11, 3am

YALA, Thailand: Five people were killed and three wounded when unknown gunmen opened fire on a grocery store in Thailand's...