In Venezuela, lynchings kill one person every three days: report

Dec 29, 2016

In Venezuela, lynchings kill one person every three days: report

Roughly one person is being lynched in crisis-ridden Venezuela every three days as frustrated residents take revenge on suspected criminals, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. The Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV), which monitors crime, said mob killings have become a generalized phenomenon across ...

Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91

Dec 29, 2016

Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91

Uruguay’s last military dictator, Gen. Gregorio “El Goyo” Alvarez, died Wednesday at age 91 of heart failure, a defense ministry official said. Alvarez, who played a central role in a 1973 coup that installed a military regime in Uruguay, ruled the country from 1981 ...

Dec 24, 2016

Jealous brothel client kills six in Brazil

A customer at a Brazilian brothel went into a jealous rage and killed six people when he was told that the prostitute he wanted was with another man, authorities said Friday. When the man learned the woman he wanted was unavailable, he returned to ...

Dec 23, 2016

Australian charged in infamous 1990s 'Claremont serial killings'

A man was charged with two counts of murder on Friday in a notorious, 20-year-old case that terrified residents of Western Australia and became one of the country’s longest-running investigations. The development in the “Claremont serial killings” case comes two decades after three women ...

Dec 20, 2016

Man who died in 2009 car crash tied to Shimane murder

A man who died in a November 2009 car crash has been referred to prosecutors over the slaying of a female university student around the same time, according to police. The woman’s body was found dismembered in a mountainous area after she went missing ...

Charleston gunman will not use mental health to avoid death penalty

Dec 18, 2016

Charleston gunman will not use mental health to avoid death penalty

Convicted murderer Dylann Roof will not ask jurors to take his mental health into consideration next month during the death penalty phase of his trial for killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. In a handwritten note filed in a South Carolina federal ...