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January 11, 2019 2:04 PM Death toll in Mexico border shootings rises to 24

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say the death toll in a drug cartel shootout in the northern border state of Tamaulipas has risen to 24 with the discovery of the bodies of three more men. Experts originally counted 21 bodies, many found in twisted piles of charred corpses in a field near burned-out vehicles. But a Tamaulipas state official who was not authorized 20

January 10, 2019 5:04 PM 21 dead bodies found in north Mexico after gang clash

The area around Miguel Aleman had long been dominated by the Zetas drug cartel, which was locked in a battle for control of crime in the Rio Grande Valley with the rival Gulf cartel. Miguel Aleman is about 80 kilometres west of McAllen, Texas, which was to be visited Thursday by U.S. President Donald Trump as part of his campaign for a wall or barrier 17

January 6, 2019 3:12 PM Spain rescues 549 migrants from boats in Mediterranean

On Sunday another 199 migrants were pulled from five different boats, including two tiny inflatable boats meant for small bodies of water or near the beach. One of those tiny recreational boats was carrying four children. The other was packed with 10 adults. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that 2,262 migrants died while crossing the Mediterranean 17

January 4, 2019 9:32 PM Five teenage girls killed in Poland ‘Escape Room’ fire

WARSAW, POLAND—A fire broke out at an “Escape Room” game location in northern Poland on Friday, killing five teenage girls and injuring a man, authorities said. Police said the dead were found after firefighters put out the blaze, which began around 5 p.m. at an “Escape Room” venue in Koszalin. Highly popular with teenagers across Poland, the “Escape 25

December 11, 2018 6:33 PM Gunman opens fire in Brazil cathedral, kills at least 4

“It’s so sad,” said Cassante. “It’s hard to imagine the pain this has caused.” Hamilton Caviola Filho, a police investigator, told news portal G1 that authorities had reviewed surveillance footage from inside the cathedral. The shooter “came into the church, sat on a chair, with time to think, and then got up and starting shooting,” said Caviola Filho 29

December 4, 2018 1:17 PM Indonesian police say 32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks

JAYAPURA, INDONESIA—Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday. Papua police spokesperson Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction 33

November 22, 2018 4:44 PM Canadian financial watchdog to probe banks’ complaints-handling

A FCAC spokesman says the watchdog had a inkling that complaints would be included, but the government’s statement Wednesday starts the industry review process officially. He says the FCAC is still in the planning stages, but the new review will analyze accessibility, timeliness and effectiveness of the complaint-handling processes inside the banks and at external 31

November 17, 2018 7:13 PM Cyclone kills 33 in India with thousands in relief camps

They were evacuated from areas in the path of Cyclone Gaja, which struck six districts of Tamil Nadu state on Friday with heavy rains and winds that reached 90 kilometres per hour (55 miles per hour). Relief workers found 13 bodies Friday and an additional 20 on Saturday, said Edappadi Palaniswami, the state’s top elected official. Most deaths were caused 32

November 13, 2018 4:02 PM Victim of triple homicide near London was in relationship with man found killed on same road last year

One of three people from Six Nations found murdered in a pickup truck abandoned in a field off a country road in Middlesex County was the common law partner of another Six Nations man found murdered on the same road last year. On Nov. 4, shortly before 10 a.m., OPP were called to the field off Bodkin Rd. and Jones Dr., south of London, Ont., near Oneida 44

November 10, 2018 12:05 AM Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I change my age to 64?

Then again, it’s never wise to superimpose a North American sensibility on the Dutch. These impossibly gorgeous people cycle around like kamikazes without helmets and pump fries with mayo into their svelte bodies. They live in an enchanted land where tulips and windmills coexist in perfect harmony. The Dutch were about four decades ahead of the curve 61