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Israel soldier convicted of homicide for killing young Palestinian

An Israeli military court convicted a soldier of negligent homicide on Monday in the January shooting death of a young Palestinian trying to sneak into the Jewish state from the occupied West Bank, the army said. In a written answer to a query from AFP, the military said that the…

Samsung managers grilled over fatal chemical leak at factory

South Korean police said Tuesday they were investigating three Samsung managers for possible negligent homicide after a deadly toxic chemical leak at a chipmaking plant last month. One repair worker died after trying to stop the leak of diluted hydrofluoric acid at the Samsung Electronics’ plant in the city of…

Violent crime down 6.4 percent in U.S. in 2011

The number of violent crimes reported in the United States fell 6.4 percent in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period last year, the FBI reported Monday. The US law enforcement agency’s preliminary semiannual crime report, based on information from more than 12,500 local police agencies,…

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