‘Barbarian!’ Aussie tourist charged after moped ride through Pompeii

An Australian tourist who was caught riding a moped through the ruined city of Pompeii is facing charges in Italy. Tourist vehicles are banned from the 2,000-year-old site, which was destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The incident happened on Wednesday and police said the 33-year-old tourist was charged with “unauthorized entry”. “There … Read more

Saudi Arabia says wanted man blows himself up during arrest

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — A man wanted by security officials in Saudi Arabia The man killed himself with an explosive device to avoid arrest, injuring four people in the blast, the state said on Friday. The official Saudi Press Agency, citing the Saudi State Security Presidency, identified the deceased as Abdullah bin Zayed al-Shehri. … Read more

Alleged member of IS ‘Beatles’ charged in UK with terrorism

London — An alleged member of an Islamic State group cell nicknamed “The Beatles” who tortured and killed Western hostages was charged in Britain with terrorism offenses after being extradited from Turkey on Thursday. Iain Davies, 38, was arrested at Luton Airport in north London on Wednesday night after arriving by plane from Turkey and … Read more

Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman’s arrest

BEIRUT (AP) — A gunman who demanded a Beirut bank withdraw his stashed savings to pay his father’s medical bills took about 10 people hostage in a seven-hour standoff Thursday and surrendered in exchange for what the family’s lawyer said was $35,000. money Bassam Al-Sheikh Hussain, a 42-year-old food-delivery driver, was quickly arrested and taken … Read more

German diplomat busted in Brazil for allegedly killing husband: report

A German diplomat working in Brazil has been arrested for fatally beating his 20-year-old husband and later trying to cover up the crime, a report said. Uwe Herbert Hahn, who works as the German consul in Rio de Janeiro, is accused of murdering her Belgian husband Walter Henri Maximilian Biot on Saturday – just a … Read more

Anger, clashes in South Africa following gang rape arrests

KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) – Protesters in the South African city of Krugersdorp beat suspected illegal miners with sticks and set fire to their camps, after arresting more than 80 men, some of whom were miners, in connection with the gang-rape of eight women last week. Residents of Krugersdorp’s Kagiso township also blocked roads by … Read more