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Honduras’ top anti-drug official killed Tuesday

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Gunmen on motorcycles ambushed and killed Honduras’ top anti-drug official in the capital Tuesday, just two months before he planned to retire and move to Canada.


Woods’ mother-in-law released from Fla. hospital

OCOEE, Fla. - Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law was rushed to a hospital early Tuesday, touching off the second media frenzy in two weeks surrounding the pro golfer’s carefully guarded private life.


Mo. teen pleads not guilty to killing 9-year-old neighbor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A 15-year-old Missouri girl pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing a 9-year-old neighbor who authorities say was slain because the teen wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.


City commemorates 4th-century bishop

Hundreds of people cram into the brick walls of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose as the smoke from the incense billows into the high ceilings of the church.



A former Japanese military 'comfort woman' calls for justice at a protest outside the Japanese embassy Dec. 2 in Seoul.

Scarred past, hopeful Wednesdays

“We want justice,” reads the sign of one of the protesters supporting the South Korean “comfort women’s” protest at the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea.


France: A horror story

Our program director meant for it to be an end-of-semester discussion of the cultural differences between France and the United States.


Nuns offer 128M euros to compensate for abuse

A major Irish order of Roman Catholic nuns, the Sisters of Mercy, offered Thursday to pay child abuse victims, the government and charities a further 128 million euros, which is $193.5 million, to compensate for decades of abuse in its schools and orphanages.


Guinea president shot by guard, status unsure

A renegade faction of Guinea’s presidential guard opened fire Thursday on the African country’s leader, a government spokesman said, amid rumors of deep divisions within the army. It was not immediately clear if he was wounded.


Ohio serial killer suspect pleads insanity Thursday

A registered sex offender accused of killing 11 women pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to all charges Thursday, a plea that will leave the legal system to decide whether a sane person can live for years with 10 bodies and a skull.



School’s out for summer

It’s always difficult to regain focus after Thanksgiving break and push on through the end of the semester. Fortunately, here in Chile, the semester is already complete.


Nazi victims’ families testify at Demjanjuk trial

MUNICH - Rudolf Salomon Cortissos sobbed as he told a Munich court about the letter his mother had written on May 17, 1943 – four days before she was gassed in the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp with some 2,300 other Dutch Jews.


Jury indicts Ohio man accused of living with bodies

CLEVELAND - A registered sex offender attacked 14 women and killed 11 of them, leaving their remains in and around his home, a prosecutor said Tuesday after announcing a grand jury indictment against the suspected serial killer.


Chile, Peru dispute about scandal

CUSCO, Peru - Chilean jokes are common in Peru and vice versa; relations between the two countries have been strained for a while now.



Project prison runway

MILAN - Here, jailbirds are transformed into designers. I watched as needles traveled up and down, sewing together the plush fabric that will eventually be worked into one of the magnificently detailed costumes for the world-renowned La Scala opera house.


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