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99% of kidnappings in Mexico went unreported last year

Few crime statistics are as sobering as the ones coming out of Mexico these days.<p>The latest public security report, (pdf, Spanish link) released by Mexico’s statistics bureau (INEGI) earlier this week, reveals the extent of the country’s rampant and virtually unpunished kidnapping problem. …

Mexico

Saudi court imposes jail and lashes for 'naked dancing'

<b>A Saudi court has jailed four young men and sentenced them to thousands of lashes after one was filmed dancing naked on a car, Saudi media reported.</b><p>The four were charged with "dancing on a vehicle in public" and "violating public morals", reports said.<p>They have been given the right to appeal.<p>Saudi …

Islamic Law

'Mental health issues' suspected for Connecticut woman who died in DC confrontation

Investigators are attempting to determine why an unarmed Stamford, Conn., woman ran her car into a security fence outside the White House on Thursday before leading authorities on a short chase that ended with her death in a hail of police gunfire near the U.S. Capitol.<p>Miriam Carey, 34, was …

Saudi Death Toll Reaches 15 Since Coronavirus Outbreak in 2012

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said the number of deaths from the coronavirus infection has reached 15, with 24 confirmed cases since September …

Associated Press News

Taliban renounces war on anti-polio workers

The Taliban has ended its war on polio vaccination workers and admitted immunisation is the only way to protect children from the disease, its leadership said in a statement issued today.<p>The announcement comes just weeks after the Afghan government launched a new campaign to immunise more than …

OJ Simpson heads back to court to appeal 2008 armed robbery conviction

Former US football star and film actor OJ Simpson is going back to court for the first time since he was sentenced to prison, hoping to be granted an …

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