Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war
Soon after a celebration died down at a Brazilian prison, a bloodbath beyond the worst imaginings of authorities swept through the lockup, a brutality that laid bare a failed prison system and the brutal war between gangs in Latin America's largest nation
Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges
A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer."
Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison
The women suspected of poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police say, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack
Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president
If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known 57-year-old Communist Party official