Slovenia's 'zombie church' targets corruption

Dec 25, 2014

Slovenia's 'zombie church' targets corruption

by Bojan Kavcic

“In the name of the bell, the pan and the holy pot . . . ” Slovenia’s newest religion may have the strangest of scriptures, but in a country plagued by corruption scandals, its antigraft gospel has gained a huge following. The Trans-Universal Zombie ...

Xi visit to Macau deals cold deck to high-rolling VIP gamblers

Dec 18, 2014

Xi visit to Macau deals cold deck to high-rolling VIP gamblers

As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau this weekend for his first official visit in five years, the message from Beijing is clear: the world’s biggest gambling center cannot remain a one-industry town. Xi’s pervasive anti-graft campaign contributed to a disastrous year for ...

Dec 16, 2014

Strip bars and drugs uncovered in Philippine jail raid

A raid on the Philippines’ biggest jail on Monday uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in secret luxury cells with strip bars, sex dolls, a jacuzzi and methamphetamines, the justice secretary said. Police commandos in full battle armor and tracker dogs swooped down on ...

Dec 9, 2014

China investigates another military official for graft

China’s military is investigating a general who worked at a prominent military university on suspicion of graft, Chinese media reported on Tuesday, as Beijing widens its crackdown on corruption in its armed forces. Major General Dai Weimin, 52, was “taken away” in the middle ...

Dec 7, 2014

At least one of 43 missing Mexico students ID'd

At least one of 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump, two Mexican officials confirmed Saturday. The two could not provide more details on how many of the students might have been identified. They ...

Kenyan cops are killing suspects with near-impunity

Dec 7, 2014

Kenyan cops are killing suspects with near-impunity

Kenyan police officers are killing unarmed terrorist suspects, shakedown victims and even children — spreading fear, breeding corruption and complicating efforts to deal with terrorism, an Associated Press investigation has found. Although death squads have long been known to operate in Kenya, a dozen ...