Half of human head found floating in Tamsui River in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Half of a decomposing human head was found floating in the Tamsui River near the Guandu Bridge in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Aug. 5), and prosecutors have not ruled out...

Philippines suspects body found could be Chinese adventurer

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials said Saturday the headless body of a man and a boat have been found in the south and authorities were verifying if he could be a Chinese advent...

Texas man suspected of cutting off mom's head with hacksaw

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested a 22-year-old Texas man suspected of cutting off his mother's head with a hacksaw. Isaac Israel Warriner was being held Friday in Denton Cou...

Man in drug-fueled rage decapitates mother, hurls head off 12-story building in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent drug-fueled rage, a man decapitated his mother and tossed her head off the roof of their 12-story apartment in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City last night (Oct...

Oregon man sent to psychiatric hospital for beheading mother

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man who decapitated his mother on Mother's Day and walked into a rural Oregon grocery store holding her severed head was found guilty of murder by reason of insanity Tuesday...

Headless doll triggers major police operation in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll. Police in Baden-Wuerttemberg state say a passer-by spo...

In Kashmir, 2 killings come amid tangles of fear and loyalty

HAJIN, India (AP) — The first man disappeared Monday night, when gunmen stormed his in-law's home in small-town Kashmir. The second disappeared two nights later when the gunmen came back. ...

Preston & Child focus on characters' growth in new thriller

"City of Endless Night" (Grand Central), by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast returns to assist the NYPD with a baffling case in "City of Endless ...

Man in Miaoli commits suicide by gruesomely decapitating himself using his car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The life of a Kaohsiung resident came to a shocking and grisly end on Tuesday, Jan. 16 when he committed suicide by beheading himself on a street of Miaoli County as reported b...

The Latest: Police: Headless torso found with piece of metal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the headless body found in Denmark that police said matches with missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall (all times local): 9:15 a.m. ...

Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugs

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail sys...

Gruesome videos, not officials, tell of Brazil prison deaths

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Just hours after armed conflict between two gangs erupted inside the Brazilian prison complex of Alcacuz, Maria Jose de Souza learned that her husband had died in the massacre. ...

Border Patrol agent accused in Texas killing on trial

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and his brother are standing trial in Texas in the killing of a man who prosecutors say threatened to uncover their trafficking of weapons and drug...

Police chief defends investigation in decapitated-teen case

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A police chief is defending his department's investigation into the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy whose headless body was found near a river. The family o...

No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old Massachusetts boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river last week is being held without bail. M...