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Mexican authorities arrest mayor for helping a drug gang extort city council members

More than 85,000 people have died in killings linked to drug gang violence since the end of 2006.

These are the 6 deadliest places in the world to be an environmentalist

Since 2002, nearly 450 environmental activists have died in Brazil alone.

A Belgian conservationist who protects mountain gorillas was shot in DR Congo

A colleague said he was attacked after filing a report into the actions of the British oil company SOCO International.

An Egyptian court sentences 119 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi to prison

In another case, a court in southern Egypt sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death last month.

Nearly 300 people are missing after a ferry capsizes off South Korea

Most of the passengers on board the ferry appeared to have been teenagers and their teachers from a high school in Seoul.

Court bans Muslim Brotherhood members from running in Egypt's elections

Egypt is to hold a May 26-27 presidential election, which is widely expected to be won by ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The EU hesitates to act over Ukraine

LISBON — As tension mounts in eastern Ukraine, Europe's declarations of a strong and united response are starting to sound as credible as Russia's claims not to be involved in fomenting the unrest.

Iraq shuts down its notorious Abu Ghraib prison

The prison became a byword for abuses by US forces following the 2003 invasion.

Young, unemployed Spaniards are saying adios to their homeland and fleeing to London

More than 51,000 Spaniards, most of them under the age of 34, made the journey north to Britain last year.
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