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 ...

In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

Nov 30, 2014

In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

by Frank Bajak

The standard “peacemaker” in the highland Peruvian provincial capital of Cajamarca is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it. Their rise over the ...

Notorious gangster known as Britain's most violent dies

Nov 27, 2014

Notorious gangster known as Britain's most violent dies

An infamous London gangster known as “Mad” Frankie Fraser has died in a hospital at age 90, a former associate said on Wednesday. In his 1960s heyday, Fraser was known as an enforcer who inflicted violence on behalf of the two gangs that dominated ...

Health woes plague Nepalese organ donors

Nov 17, 2014

Health woes plague Nepalese organ donors

Under crushing financial strain, Kumar Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for $5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems. Instead, he got a lifetime of health problems — and only a ...

'I've had enough,' says Mexican attorney general in massacre gaffe

Nov 9, 2014

'I've had enough,' says Mexican attorney general in massacre gaffe

After weeks fielding questions about the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers by corrupt police in league with drug gang members, Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo has had enough. He’s not the only one. Facing a grilling over the details of the ...

Mexico says burned remains probably are 43 missing students

Nov 8, 2014

Mexico says burned remains probably are 43 missing students

Suspects in the disappearance of 43 college students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day, ending with their remains being dumped into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. In a somber, lengthy ...