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School at heart of Mexican massacre a lonely place

Apango - The teacher training college at the center of Mexico's latest spasm of gang-related violence is now a lonely and fearful place.

Bodies of three US siblings found in Mexico: prosecutor

- The bodies of three US siblings of Mexican descent believed to have been kidnapped by armed assailants more than two weeks ago were found in Mexico's troubled Tamaulipas state, a prosecutor said.

Alleged cop-killer caught after massive U.S. manhunt

Mount Pocono - A man accused of shooting dead a Pennsylvania state trooper was arrested after eluding capture for six weeks during a massive manhunt through mountains and dense forests, authorities said.

French village bans clowns for Halloween after terror wave

Marseille - A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as the colourful pranksters have sown terror and violence in several parts of the country.

Teen girl uses handgun to fight off home invader

A 17-year-old girl in Mississippi used a handgun to defend herself and her mother against a home invader early Monday morning.

German court jails serial 'Autobahn shooter' for 10 years

Berlin - A German court jailed a truck driver for 10 and a half years Thursday for attempted murder for shooting more than 700 times at other motorists from behind the wheel.The 58-year-old identified as Michael Harry K.

Mexican president meets with kin of 43 missing students

- President Enrique Pena Nieto met for the first time Wednesday with families of 43 students who went missing over a month ago in violence involving police and drug gang hitmen.

Can crime be linked to genetics?

The nature-nurture debate has resurfaced in relation to a new scientific study which argues that certain genes are connected to violent crimes.

Mexican president meets with kin of 43 missing students

- President Enrique Pena Nieto met for the first time Wednesday with families of 43 students who went missing over a month ago in violence involving police and drug gang hitmen.

Spain detains top drug trafficker after cocaine found with bananas

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday they had arrested nine people, including one of the country's biggest drug smugglers, after finding cocaine hidden among a shipment of bananas from Colombia.

3-year-old Montana boy killed during game of 'gun tag'

Charlo - A Montana man is behind bars, charged with negligent homicide after fatally shooting a three-year-old boy during a game of "gun tag."

Israeli cult leader gets 30 years for rape, incest

Jerusalem - An Israeli court sentenced a polygamist cult leader to 30 years in prisonfor multiple sexual offences including rape, indecent assault and incest, media reports said.

Thousands mourn Canada soldier killed in Ottawa attack

Ottawa - Thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Canadian city of Hamilton for the funeral procession of a soldier killed last week in an attack in the nation's capital.

Mexican cops scour garbage dump for missing students

- Mexican authorities scoured a massive garbage dump Tuesday, searching for the remains of 43 students who have been missing for more than a month.

Why are marauding, evil clowns wreaking havoc in France?

Paris - Evil, armed clowns sow terror as part of an eerie trend that spreads from city to city: while this may sound like Hollywood's latest horror blockbuster, it's real and happening in France.

Italy's president testifies at Mafia trial

Rome - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano gave evidence Tuesday at a landmark trial in which state officials are accused of making a secret deal with the Mafia in the 1990s.

Pistorius trial families accept plan to appeal

Johannesburg - The families of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius and the woman he killed have accepted the decision by South African prosecutors to press for a murder conviction and a harsher sentence for the athlete.

Mexico police find more bodies in search for missing students

- Mexico recoiled in fresh horror Tuesday over the discovery of yet another mass grave, in the futile month-long search for 43 missing college students.

Teen arrested, another jailed as clown terror spreads in France

Paris - A 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested Monday near Paris for attempting to attack a woman as a strange phenomenon of fake, evil clowns terrorising passers-by spreads in France.

Manhunt for killers of South Africa football captain

Johannesburg - South Africa launched a manhunt Monday to catch the killers of South Africa's national football captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead during a robbery at his girlfriend's home.

Teen kills teacher in Estonia's first school shooting

Tallinn - A 56-year-old female teacher was shot dead on Monday by a teenage male pupil in a high school in Estonia, the first case of its kind in the Baltic state.

Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius judgement

Pretoria - South African prosecutors said on Monday they would appeal the verdict and five-year jail term handed down to fallen track star Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend last year.

U.S. teen dies from wounds inflicted by school shooter

Marysville - A U.S. teen who had been fighting for her life after a fellow high school student shot her in the head in a Friday rampage has died, the hospital caring for her said.

No laughing matter: Clown terror spreads in France

Paris - A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.

Mexico's students not the only ones missing

Cocula - A year before Mexico's latest nightmare -- the disappearance of 43 students -- there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths.

Three teens fight for life after US school shooting

Los Angeles - Three teenagers were fighting for their lives Saturday after a fellow student shot each in the head, as it emerged that a staff member attempted to stop the attack at a US high school.

Missing students' relatives demand meeting with Mexico president

Apango - Desperate relatives of 43 missing university students have demanded a meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, after nearly a month of searching that has yielded no trace of their loved ones.

Two cops dead in California shooting spree

Los Angeles - Two police officers were killed and two people wounded in California when a man went on a shooting spree, officials said, having finally caught up with the suspect after he went on the run.

Mayoral couple flee after attack on Mexican students

Iguala De La Independencia - With their designer clothes and jewelry business, Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda had risen to the pinnacle of this Mexican town, flaunting their wealth and power.

Legal woes of former Catalan leader's family deepen

Madrid - The legal woes of the family of a former longtime leader of Spain's independence-minded region of Catalonia deepened Thursday after police arrested his son on fraud charges.
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