Texan John Poulos Arrested for Murder of Colombian DJ Found in Suitcase

CAUCA, Colombia—American citizen John Poulos, 35, was arrested by Interpol officers last week in Panama for the alleged murder of his fiancée, a celebrated DJ from Bogotá. The body of Valentina Trespalacios, 21, had been found in a dumpster on Jan. 22 in the Fontibón district of the Colombian capital, according to the public prosecutor’s … Read more

Israel promises swift response to synagogue shooting

Shootings follow Israeli West Bank raids, Gaza strikes Israel boosts West Bank forces Abbas blames Israel for escalation JERUSALEM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Saturday a “strong, swift and precise” response to a deadly Palestinian shooting attack near a synagogue on Jerusalem’s outskirts, as its military sent more troops … Read more

In Mexico, a reporter published a story. The next day he was shot dead

MEXICO CITY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Just after sunset on Thursday, February 10th, two men in a white Dodge Ram pickup pulled up in front of Heber Lopez Vasquez’s small radio studio in southern Mexico. One man got out, walked inside and shot the 42-year-old journalist dead. Lopez’s 12-year-old son Oscar, the only person with … Read more

Capture of Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro raises questions about how he stayed free for so long

Rome CNN — The arrest of Cosa Nostra mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro at a private health clinic in Palermo on Monday stunned many around the world due to the extraordinary length of time he’d been on the run – but came as little surprise for some who watched the Mafia more closely. Whispers of … Read more

8 teen girls charged in “swarming” murder of man in downtown Toronto: “You think you’ve seen it all”

Eight teenage girls who apparently met on social media have been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a 59-year-old man, Toronto police said Tuesday. Investigators allege that the girls assaulted and stabbed the man in Toronto’s downtown core early Sunday morning. Police said medics took the man to a hospital, where he … Read more

A Toronto billionaire couple was found dead by their pool in 2017. Their son has offered a $35 million reward

CNN — The deaths of Canadian billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman have been shrouded in mystery from the beginning. On December 15, 2017, a realtor giving a tour of the couple’s Toronto mansion around noon discovered their bodies, fully dressed, beside their indoor basement swimming pool. They were semi-seated side by side, with belts tied … Read more

Meta lawsuit: An Ethiopian professor was murdered by a mob. Son alleges Facebook fueled the violence

CNN — The son of an Ethiopian chemistry professor who was killed during unrest in the country last year has filed a lawsuit against Meta, Facebook’s parent company, alleging that the social media platform is fueling viral hate and violence, harming people across eastern and southern Africa. Abrham Meareg Amare claims in the suit that … Read more

5 things to know for Dec. 14: Immigration, Storms, Student loans, Ukraine, Sandy Hook

CNN — Beginning next year, you may see some familiar faces on letters in your mail. John Lewis, the late civil rights trailblazer and congressman, will be honored on a new postage stamp in 2023, the US Postal Service announced Tuesday. Among several other icons, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – affectionately … Read more

Gun-loving Bolsonaristas challenge Lula’s pledge to disarm Brazil

COMENDADOR LEVY GASPARIAN, Brazil, Dec 13 (Reuters) – When four federal police officers came to arrest Roberto Jefferson, a close ally of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the veteran politician made it clear he was going nowhere. “Run,” he told them. “You’re going to get hurt.” The former federal lawmaker then threw three adulterated stun grenades … Read more