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Inside Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

In 2009, Houston-born writer and director Wes Anderson ventured into the recherché realm of stop-motion animation with <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>. As knowingly …

6 bodies were found dismembered in landscape planters in Canada. There might be more.

OTTAWA — The mystery deepened this week in the case of Bruce McArthur, the man charged with killing several middle-aged men linked to Toronto’s Gay Village and burying dismembered body parts in landscape planters.<p>Toronto police said Friday that they had added a sixth charge of first-degree murder …

Woman shunned by Jehovah’s Witnesses kills entire family: cops

A Michigan woman who was reportedly ostracized after she left the Jehovah’s Witnesses killed her entire family before taking her own life, police …

Crime

Breakthrough in infamous Aussie cold case

The 18-year-old girl was the first suspected victim in Perth’s infamous Claremont serial killings.<p>Ms Spiers disappeared after a night out with …

Mexico special agents found dead after cartel kidnapping

<b>Forensic experts in Mexico say human remains found last week are those of two special agents kidnapped by armed men earlier this month.</b><p>Octavio Martínez and Alfonso Hernández were members of Mexico's Criminal Investigation Agency, a unit created in 2013 to fight organised crime.<p>A week after their …

UN secretary general opposes Washington unilateral move, as voices across world condemn ‘opportunity for extremists’<p>Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has drawn an angry and despairing response from global and regional leaders – who warned it would destroy the peace …

Israel

• Brazen attack occurred on outskirts of Sinaloa state capital, Culiacán<br>• Drug cartel suspected of trying to free wounded prisoner<p>Five Mexican soldiers were killed in a brazen ambush on a military convoy apparently launched by the sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, officials said …

Mexico

Sophisticated drug cartel tunnel from San Diego to Mexico found

A sophisticated tunnel linked to a major drug cartel has been discovered between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, authorities in Mexico say.<p>The tunnel extends from a location near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego to Tijuana's Garita de Otay neighborhood, the Mexican Attorney General's Office …

Mexico

250 skulls found in suspected drug cartel mass grave in Mexico: officials | The Star

“Some of the bodies had a lot of connective tissue. You could see an ear, or recognize part of a face,” she said.<p>Winckler, in the first official …

250 skulls discovered at purported Mexico drug cartel burial site | NOLA.com

MEXICO CITY -- The top prosecutor in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz confirmed Tuesday (March 14) that more than 250 skulls have been found in …

Gulf Coast

26 people killed in northern Mexico gunfight as drug cartel violence continues to rise

Authorities said at least 26 people were killed Wednesday in northern Mexico during a predawn gun battle between warring crime gangs, part of an escalation of deadly violence across the country.<p>In an interview with Milenio television, Chihuahua state prosecutor's spokesman Felix Gonzalez said the …

Mexico

Drug Cartel Forces New Members To Eat Their Victims

After a multiple murder and decapitation, boys were made to eat a victim's flesh in what is just the latest instance of cartel cannibalism.<p>A bus …

Watch This Insane Shootout Between Drug Cartel Foot Soldiers and the Mexican Army

<i>Screenshot/YouTube</i><p>A video has been circulating on social media showing an insane shootout between the Mexican Army and members of a drug cartel that …

Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man found sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his children and his dismembered wife's remains is now suspected …

What's next for Lebanon now that Hariri is back?

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri came back home stronger, but Riyadh still casts shadow over his political survival.<p>Moments after landing in Beirut on November 21, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited the grave of his late father Rafiq. The symbolism of that move, after his enigmatic resignation on …

James Bulger killer back in jail after being caught with abuse images again

Jon Venables, one of two boys convicted of the murder of toddler James Bulger, has been returned to prison again after he was caught with child abuse images for a second time.<p>Venables was 10 when he was jailed in 1993 alongside his friend Robert Thompson for murdering two-year-old James. He was …

Crime

Majority control on the town council of Hildale is now set to transfer away from the sect, and a new female mayor is expected to win once ballots are counted<p>A fundamentalist religious sect that commands its women members to wear pioneer-era dresses and that became infamous for mass polygamy and …

Religion

Silicon Valley's 'car people' push homeless crisis to the brink

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper that she parks on the street.<p>She concedes it’s “not a very nice living situation,” but it also is not unusual. Until authorities told them to move, more …

Texan who fired back at church shooter: 'I knew every one of those shots represented someone'

A former National Rifle Association instructor who grabbed his rifle and ran barefoot across the street to open fire on the gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a small-town Texas church was hailed as a hero Monday, along with the pickup truck driver who helped chase the killer down.<p>Stephen …

Analysis: Saudis are wooing Palestinians to join anti-Iran coalition

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' sudden and unexpected visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday came at the request of Crown Prince Mohammed bin …

Lebanese PM Hariri returns to Riyadh after flying visit to Abu Dhabi

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who on Saturday announced his resignation during a visit to Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday travelled to Abu Dhabi …

Saudi Arabia says Lebanon has declared war against it

The Saudi kingdom fears that Iran-backed Hezbollah is seeking to consolidate power in Lebanon. Saudi Arabia and Iran have also traded accusations …

Saudi Arabia says Lebanon 'declaring war' against it

Saudi Gulf affairs minister says Iran-backed group Hezbollah has committed 'acts of aggression' against the Kingdom.<p>Saudi Arabia has accused the Lebanese government of declaring war against it because of Hezbollah's "aggression", further escalating an already tense situation threatening to …

Yemeni President Hadi 'under house arrest' in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has barred Yemen's president, along with his sons, ministers and military officials, from returning home for months, Yemeni officials told The Associated Press.<p>The officials said the ban was prompted by enmity between President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the United Arab Emirates, which …

Robert Mercer, whose spending assisted Donald Trump’s election win, used tax haven of Bermuda to avoid US taxes<p>Eighteen months before guiding Donald Trump to election victory, Steve Bannon delivered the opening shot in the ruthless Republican campaign to paint their Democratic opponent as …

Corruption

Orson William Black arrested along with four of his wives, and is under investigation for the deaths of three Americans aged 15, 19 and 23<p>Prosecutors in northern Mexico have detained a wanted US polygamist and his followers, and are investigating whether he was involved in the death of three …

Religion

Psychedelics: California Could Become First State to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms

After legalizing weed, California politicians have set their sights on a new target—psychedelic mushrooms.<p>Mayoral Candidate Kevin Saunders filed a …

Detention of more than 30 senior figures in hotel highlights how kingdom depends on tribal loyalty to secure royal family’s reign<p>At 11pm on Saturday, guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh got a rude awakening. Businesspeople and consultants who were staying in one of Riyadh’s most opulent …

Saudi Arabia

What the Hell Just Happened in Saudi Arabia?

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman just executed a sweeping—and risky—purge of his potential political adversaries. Here’s why.<p>Even by the torrid pace of change Saudis have become used to under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, developments over the past two days have been as frenetic as they are …

Crown Prince gains power after sweeping purge of Saudi officials

ISTANBUL — They seemed untouchable. The head of a huge construction conglomerate. A prince who led Saudi Arabia's elite national guard. A billionaire investor who was one of the richest people in the world.<p>But in one breathtaking stroke, the men were detained by the Saudi authorities in a purge …

Saudi Arabia