Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians

Mexico City, Feb 20 : Mexican authorities were investigating the disappearance of three Italian men who went missing on January 31 in the state of Jalisco. “We are working very hard to locate these three people,” Jalisco state government spokesman Roberto Lopez said on Monday. Raffaele Russo, 60, who sold electric generators, his son Antonio […]

‘Sadistic’ British researcher sentenced for sexual exploitation

London, Feb 20 : A British university researcher has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for a litany of “warped and sadistic” crimes, including blackmail and sexual exploitation. Matthew Falder, 29, admitted to 137 separate offences that when put together told “a tale of ever-increasing depravity,” Judge Philip Parker said during the sentencing in […]

Ex-Peruvian President ordered to stand trial again

Lima, Feb 20 : Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, the media reported on Tuesday. The order on Monday night comes just over a month after he was released from prison, where he was serving 25 years for human rights abuses and corruption, […]

Trump backs efforts to tighten gun background checks

Washington, Feb 20 : The US President Donald Trump supports efforts to strengthen federal background checks on those looking to purchase firearms, the White House said Monday. The announcement comes just five days after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts […]

3 policemen killed during clash with ‘Deravish’ in Iran

Tehran, Feb 20 : Three security policemen were killed and some others were injured in the clashes with the “Deravish” sect in Iranian capital Tehran on Monday. The incident happened as the “mad bus” belonging to the “Deravish” raided police station in Tehran’s Pasdaran street and hit the policemen, Xinhua reported. A group of the […]

British minister calls for new approach to end knife crime

London, Feb 20 : British Home Secretary Amber Rudd called on Monday for “a different approach” to tackling the “terrible” toll of knife deaths as a 19-year-old became the fifth London teenage this year to die in a stabbing. Rudd said “incentives” would be provided in a “different approach” to knife crime. It would see […]