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Husband 'kills wife, toddler children' in Australia home

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:14 PM

(UPDATED) Police charge Anthony Robert Harvey with the murders of his two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix, his 3-year-old daughter Charlotte, his mother-in-law Beverly Quinn, and his wife Mara in the southwestern city of Perth

CRIME SCENE. A police forward command vehicle is seen outside a house from where police recovered 5 dead bodies in the suburb of Australia's western city of Perth on September 10, 2018. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Man pleads guilty to killing 19 people in China

Jul 19, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Yang Qingpei murdered his parents when they refused to give him money the Qujing City Intermediate People s Court says on its official microblog account Fearing he would be discovered Yang then killed 17 of his neighbors and fled

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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New York Times editorial calls Duterte 'man who must be stopped'

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:27 PM

If the International Criminal Court starts an investigation in allegations of mass killing against Philippine Presidentn Duterte it would encourage governments to take measures against him such as imposing tariffs on Philippine goods

DUTERTE. This file photo taken on October 16, 2016 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he gestures delivering his speech prior to departing for a visit to Brunei and China at Davao airport. File photo by Manman Dejeto/ AFP

Indonesia found 'guilty of genocide in 1965'

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:16 PM

The decision of the judges does not bear any practical effect on those accused as it is not a criminal court but it is a bi for survivors and families of victims who have not been compensated

TUNTUTAN JAKSA. Uli Parulian Sihombing (sebelah kanan) tengah membacakan tuntutan Jaksa dalam sidang IPT yang digelar di Belanda. Foto oleh Rika Theo/Rappler

Mass graves? Indonesian gov't forms team to probe sites

May 10, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The decision came after activists handed authorities a list of sites where they say some of those killed during the 1965 massacres were buried

Indonesia to 'resolve' its 'dark history' around mass killings – but rules out apology

Apr 18, 2016 - 5:46 PM

The two day symposium in Jakarta opened by senior ministers marks the first time the government has backed such a public investigation into the controversial killings

PROTESTS. Outside the symposium, anti-communism protesters asked for an end in the discussions. Photo by Antara

US ‘welcomes’ Indonesian symposium to unveil truth about mass killings

Apr 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Historians have affirmed the US backed the massacre but until today – because of previous attempts of the Indonesian government to shut down talks about the 1965 events and the events surrounding it – the mass killings remain shrouded in secrecy

FLAGS FOR SALE. Indonesian flags are displayed for sale in the street, ahead of Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on August 7, 2014. Photo by EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak

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Nov 23, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Indonesia VP dismisses tribunal on mass killings as ‘drama’

Nov 16, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Vice President Jusuf Kalla also reiterates the government s stance that it will not apologize for the mass killings

REPRESENTING INDONESIA. Vice President Jusuf Kalla shows his TPP guide to Rappler before he departs for APEC in Manila. Photo by Rappler

Website on mass killings tribunal inaccesible in Indonesia

Nov 12, 2015 - 4:44 PM

It is accessible however through other IP addresses such as those from the US or the UK

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Activists put Indonesia gov't on trial for 1960s mass killings

Nov 11, 2015 - 11:28 AM

At least 500 000 people died in the purge across the Southeast Asian archipelago that started after then General Suharto put down a coup on October 1 1965

MASS KILLINGS. Activists put on trial the Indonesia government for the 1960s mass killings that massacred 500,000 people. Screenshot from official trailer of 'Act of Killing' on YouTube

The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi won't apologize, Japan angry about railway bidding

Oct 02, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The President says the government won t apologize for the mass killings in the 1960s Japan is angered by Indonesia s ambiguous bidding process and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

The wRap Indonesia: Justice for mass killing victims, Rohingya rape allegations

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Indonesia commemorates 50 years since the events that triggered mass killings against communists Rohingya women accuse Aceh men of sexually abusing them and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

PERSECUTION. Rohingyas persecuted in Myanmar have been forced to leave their homes in search of safety. File photo by EPA

'Indonesia must do more to provide justice for 1965 mass killing victims'

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Across Indonesia victims of the 1965 and 1966 events and their family members have been left to fend for themselves while those suspected of criminal responsibility walk free says Amnesty International

JUSTICE. Amnesty International says justice is needed for victims of the 1965 mass killings in Indonesia. Screenshot from Act of Killing trailer on YouTube

US study says mass killings may be contagious

Jul 03, 2015 - 7:41 AM

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious according to a study that finds each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow

AFTERMATH. A message is left on a highway overpass in remembrance of those killed down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP

Iraq truck bomb attack kills 11

Mar 01, 2015 - 12:01 AM

The attack takes place near Sur Shnas an archaeological site on the banks of the Tigris between the cities of Samarra and Tikrit the main cities in Salaheddin province north of Baghdad

US gunman who killed six 'was director's son'

May 25, 2014 - 7:11 AM

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown brands the killing as the work of a madman