Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The number of journalists imprisoned on dubious charges brought by the governments they cover is on the rise, and some experts say “fake news” is to blame.
At least 21 journalists in six different countries were imprisoned on charges related to “fake news” in 2017, according to a police census conducted by the Committee to Protect Journalists, which is double the tally from the previous year.
The rise has coincided with the recent introduction of le..
iStock/Thinkstock(LIEGE, Belgium) -- Two police officers were among three people shot and killed in Belgium on Tuesday.
A gunman fired on the officers and a passerby near a school in Liege, about 60 miles east of Brussels, authorities said.
Police later shot and killed the gunman.
The Liege Prosecutor's Office declined to say if the incident was terror related, but anti-terror police were summoned to the scene.
Belgium remains on high alert since a 2016 attack killed 32.
After the shooting ..
iStock/Thinkstock(LIEGE, Belgium) -- Two policewomen were among three people killed in Belgium on Tuesday when a man stabbed them, took their guns and shot them in what authorities have since deemed a terror attack.
The third victim was a 22-year-old passenger in a car fired on by the suspect, near a school in Liege, about 60 miles east of Brussels, authorities said.
Police later shot and killed the gunman, who first fled into a nearby college, took a female hostage and was flushed out of the bu..
iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- A West African migrant is being praised in France for scaling a building to save a boy hanging from a fourth-floor balcony in Paris. The man, Mamoudou Gassama, will be made a French citizen, the Elysee Palace announced today.
Gassama’s act was caught on video and went viral on social media. The incident happened on Saturday night in the north of Paris, the Malian migrant told French media.
Gassama was in the neighborhood to watch a soccer match in a local restaurant..