Brazil: Man arrested after knocking out pedestrian with a rock

A 22-year-old Brazilian man was arrested on 1 April, after footage of him throwing a rock at the head of a 61-year-old man, knocking him unconscious, was passed to police, Brazilian media reported. The incident occurred on 31 March in Campo Grande, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, according to Globo, who identified the victim as Paulo Tarso Diogo do Amara. Apr 7, 2016

Officer shoots a knife-wielding man shouting ‘kill me now’

Police in Glendale, Ohio, have released footage of the moment a man armed with a knife lunged for an officer on the shoulder of Interstate 75. The footage, recorded on a body camera worn by Glendale Police Officer Joshua Hilling, shows Javier Pablo Aleman being interviewed when he pulls a knife. Apr 6, 2016

Protesters demand resignation of Icelands PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

A large crowd filled the square outside the parliament building in Reykjavik on 4 April to call on Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson to resign. According to local media, more than 10,000 people had gathered in the square and police said they had never seen such a great number of people demonstrating. Apr 5, 2016

Panama Papers: President Juan Carlos Varela defends transparency

Panamas President Juan Carlos Varela reaffirmed his countrys commitment to tax transparency after governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful, after a leak of four decades of documents from a local law firm that specialised in setting up offshore companies. Apr 5, 2016