A nephew of de facto leader Roberto Micheletti was killed in a possible political attack and a colonel was shot dead in a separate incident. Micheletti (pictured) has ruled Honduras since a June 28 coup.
A day after French filmmaker Christian Poveda was shot dead in a drive-by shooting, Salvadoran police say they have arrested a suspect. Poveda’s acclaimed 2008 documentary film “La Vida Loca” examined gang violence in El Salvador.
The Russian supreme court has approved a request from the family of slain investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya (pictured) for a new investigation to be opened into who ordered and carried out the 2006 murder of the fierce Kremlin critic.
Fuelled by drug gang rivalries, the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez has the highest murder rate in the world, followed by the Venezuelan capital Caracas and the US city of New Orleans, a Mexican security watchdog said on Wednesday.
A 16-year-old boy shot and killed his parents and twin 10-year-old brothers in the town of Albitreccia, in southern Corsica. The teenager apparently used his father's shotgun. Investigators have not established a motive for the crime.
Russia claims to bring peace and stability to its Northern Caucasus regions. However, everyday news of kidnappings and killings tend to show the contrary. Is Russian policy in Northern Caucasus unravelling?