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Football referee attacked and beheaded for stabbing player

Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitated a referee after he fatally stabbed a player for refusing to leave the pitch, officials say. An angry mob stormed the field during the amateur game in the state of Maranhao and stoned Otavio da Silva to death before severing his head. Police said the murder was in retaliation for Mr Silva stabbing player Josenir dos Santos. One man has been arrested over the ...

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Mexico: 49 headless bodies found dumped near city of Monterrey

Forty-nine mutilated bodies have been found dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico. Security officials said the 43 men and six women had been decapitated and had their hands cut off, making identification difficult. They blamed the killings on a conflict between rival drugs gangs - a note left with the bodies said they had been killed by the Zetas cartel. It is the latest in a se ...

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Secret Service scandal alleged prostitute calls agents ‘fools’

A woman who says she was the prostitute who triggered the U.S. Secret Service scandal in Colombia on Friday called the agents involved "idiots" for letting it happen, and said that if she were a spy and sensitive information was available, she could have easily obtained it. The woman said she spent five hours in a Cartagena, Colombia, hotel room with an agent, and while she barely got cab fare out of him, s ...

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Mexico: authorities will open investigation into Wal-Mart bribery allegations

Mexico said on Wednesday it would open an investigation into allegations that the Mexican unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc bribed officials to expand its business in Mexico, piling pressure onto the embattled retail giant. The Mexican federal comptroller's office said it has begun checking the federal paperwork and permits Wal-Mart de Mexico, known as Walmex, obtained to open and operate its stores in Mexico. Th ...

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