In Eastern Mosul, Liberated From ISIS, Battle Rages ‘Day and Night’

New York Times journalists are in the city of Mosul to report on the battle there against the Islamic State. MOSUL, Iraq — Any sense of normalcy on Saturday afternoon was shredded, again, when Iraqi soldiers began opening fire, their rifle barrels aimed at a white object in the bright blue sky.

Carjackers Tasering lone female drivers, warn UK police

West Midlands Police issued alerts on social media about the “Taser robberies.” They say they are investigating reports and have sent out extra patrols to catch the culprits. In one shocking incident, a female runner was left with burns after she was attacked by three men in the affluent Kings Heath area of Birmingham.

South Korea suspects female assassins killed half-brother of North Korea leader

SEOUL/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police on Wednesday detained a woman holding Vietnam travel papers and are looking for a “few” other foreign suspects in connection with the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, police said.