Scott Mitchell

africa

‘Uncatchable’ Jihadi Leader Reported Killed in Libya

Mokhtar Belmokhtar evaded authorities for so long that the French intelligence service dubbed him 'The Uncatchable'. He's been reported dead several times before but later reappeared.
Scott Mitchell
6.15.15
officer involved

Protestors March in McKinney Over Police Raid on Pool Party

The case is the latest in which an American police force has been accused of bias in policing, after 12 months of protests across the country against heavy-handed police action.
Scott Mitchell
6.9.15
asia & pacific

Story Shifts From Tragedy to Heroism as Yangtze Rescue Enters Second Day

As hope fades for those aboard the capsized ship and only 14 survivors have been found, politicians and state media are attempting to move the narrative, according to a Chinese political expert.
Scott Mitchell
6.3.15
Asia

Hundreds Missing After Cruise Ship Capsizes on China's Yangtze River

Only 12 survivors have been rescued so far, out of around 450 passengers who were traveling between two cities in the southwest of the country when the boat went down during a cyclone.
Scott Mitchell
6.2.15
crime & drugs

'Almost Sociopathic Lack of Care': Vatican Child Protection Commissioner Calls on Church Finance Chief to Resign

The allegation by the Pope Francis-appointed commissioner is the latest turn in the Catholic church's reckoning with the global child sex abuse scandal and senior church authorities' efforts to silence victims.
Scott Mitchell
6.1.15
asia & pacific

'Finger Pointing Will Take Us Nowhere': Myanmar Denies Responsibility for Migrant Crisis

The root causes of the migrant crisis could remain unaddressed with Myanmar blocking discussion of the status of the Rohingya ethnic minority at the summit.
Scott Mitchell
5.29.15
asia & pacific

'We Were Shocked by the Cruelty': Suspected Migrant Mass Graves Found in Malaysia

Malaysian police have found signs of torture at a string of jungle camps believed to have been used by people smugglers, alongside graves which could hold the remains of hundreds of people.
Scott Mitchell
5.25.15
asia & pacific

'Please Go Away': US Spy Plane Warned in South China Sea

The incident is the most direct confrontation between the two countries over China's territorial claim, and analysts say the chance of an accidental conflict could increase.
Scott Mitchell
5.22.15
asia & pacific

Violent Clashes Break Out in China Over Proposed Route for Railroad

Videos posted on social media appear to show Chinese riot police brutally beating protesters, who took to the streets to demand the railway pass through their city.
Scott Mitchell
5.18.15
Australia

B-1 Bombers Deployed to Australia to Counter China? Not So Fast

A US official "misspoke" when he said that B-1 bombers were going to be deployed to Australia, but the controversy could be the beginning of the US and China's tug-of-war of Australia.
Scott Mitchell
5.15.15
asia & pacific

China Is Staking Stronger Claims in the South China Sea on Eve of Kerry's Beijing Visit

China is creating larger islands in the South China Sea so as to control more of those waters; the US and neighboring countries object.
Scott Mitchell
5.14.15
enduring freedom

Foreigners Targeted as 14 Killed in Kabul Guesthouse Attack

The attack on foreigners in Kabul comes as the Afghan central government faces its first Taliban spring offensive without the support of Western combat forces.
Scott Mitchell
5.14.15
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