Three Palestinian students shot near the University of Vermont

University of Vermont              Photo: rachaelvoorhees Three Palestinian students were shot and wounded near the University of Vermont Saturday night, police said. Two of the three 20-year-old men are in stable condition, while the other is facing more serious injuries, according to a report from the Burlington Police Department in Vermont. The victims were on their … Read more

Lawyer for Italian student arrested in ex-girlfriend’s slaying says he’s disoriented, had psych exam

ROME — An Italian man who was extradited from Germany for the kidnapping and slaying of his former girlfriend hasn’t yet spoken about the “merits” of the accusations and will appear before a judge on Tuesday, his lawyer said. The hearing before the judge to decide whether Filippo Turetta should stay jailed while the investigation … Read more

Thousands rally in Italy over violence against women after slaying of 22-year-old

ROME — Tens of thousands took to the streets of Italy’s main cities on Saturday to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, just as an Italian man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend was extradited from Germany. The slaying of 22-year-old university student Giulia Cecchettin, allegedly at the hands of her former … Read more

The vital question may linger forever: Did Oscar Pistorius know he was shooting at his girlfriend?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — In the decade since Oscar Pistorius pulled the trigger four times on his 9mm pistol, firing into the head and body of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as she stood inside a locked toilet cubicle in his home, the vital question has still never been answered: Did the world-famous Olympic runner know … Read more

Make noise! A murder and a movie stir Italians to loudly demand an end to violence against women

ROME — After the latest, horrifying killing of a college student allegedly by her resentful and jealous ex-boyfriend, students from Turin to Palermo have taken to pounding on classroom desks in unison to demand a stop to the slaying of women in Italy at the hands of men. Just days before the killing of 22-year-old … Read more

Activists call on France to endorse a consent-based rape definition across the entire European Union

PARIS — Activists wearing masks depicting President Emmanuel Macron urged France on Thursday to change its position and endorse a law proposed by the European Union that would define rape as sex without consent in the bloc’s 27 countries. The demonstrators gathered in downtown Paris on the eve of International Day for the Elimination of … Read more

Irish police arrest 34 people in Dublin rioting following stabbings outside a school

The unrest followed a knife attack that injured three children. ByThe Associated Press November 24, 2023, 4:24 AM A car burns as Irish policemen stand at the scene of an attack in Dublin city centre, Thursday Nov. 23, 2023. A 5-year-old girl is receiving emergency medical treatment in a Dublin hospital following an attack on … Read more

Brazilian police bust international drug mule ring in Sao Paulo

Police in Sao Paulo have discovered what appeared to be a drug mule ring in the western part of the city ByThe Associated Press November 23, 2023, 4:10 PM RIO DE JANEIRO — Police in Sao Paulo on Thursday detained more than 30 individuals belonging to what appeared to be a drug mule ring in … Read more

German police arrest two men accused of smuggling as many as 200 migrants into the European Union

German police have arrested two men following raids targeting organized migrant-smuggling in the country’s capital and the northern state of Lower Saxony ByThe Associated Press November 23, 2023, 10:05 AM CORRECTS CAPTION INFORMATION – Police officers search a car during a raid in Garbsen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. German police arrested two men Thursday … Read more

Hard Drives, YouTube, and Murder: India’s Dark History of Digital Hate

Sectarian content on social media has proliferated because the laws against hate speech have been used selectively by those in power. While the Modi government was quick to force social media platforms to block clips of a controversial BBC documentary about Modi’s alleged involvement in intercommunal violence in 2002, there has been a proliferation of … Read more