Six Philadelphia police officers were shot and wounded on Wednesday (August 14) in a shootout during a drug raid on a house and negotiators were urging the shooter to surrender as two officers remained trapped inside the home, police said.
Three children were injured in a police shooting in the US state of Oklahoma when an officer fired at a man in a truck who was suspected of robbing a restaurant earlier in the month, according to state investigators.
A young Palestinian man has died less than a week after suffering Israeli-inflicted gunshot wounds during an anti-occupation protest along the border between the blockaded Gaza Strip and the occupied territories.
Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, adding that they were chasing three men dressed as mariachi musicians who fled on motorbikes.
At least 23 people were shot, two of them fatally, in a series of shootings over 24 hours across Chicago, Illinois, as America’s third largest city experienced yet another weekend of crime and gun violence.
A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline, a British pharmaceutical company, and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker’s key HIV business.
Three demonstrators, including a teenage girl, have been shot dead by Indian troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as tensions are escalating in the volatile region ahead of the anniversary of the killing of a popular separatist commander.