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Burned body of Minnesota woman found in New Orleans; boyfriend with facial burns charged with kidnapping

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A Minnesota woman who vanished earlier this month was reportedly abducted and killed by her boyfriend -- who then allegedly drove her body to New Orleans and burned it in a shipping container.

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Mexico murder rate surges to highest in decades amid rise in drug trafficking voilence

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Mexico saw a total of 25,339 murders last year, official data has shown, after 2017 was already established as a record-breaking year based on killings carried out until November. The interior ministry on Saturday said 2,219 people were murdered in December 2017. Authorities began collecting data in 1997, and the previous record high of 22,409 occurred in 2011. The homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants meanwhile climbed to 20.51, against 16.80 in 2016, when 20,545 were murdered. Brazil and Colombia had about 27 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, still well below Venezuela's 57 per 100,000, according to a World Bank report. El Salvador reported a rate of 60.8 for 2017. Several US cities, including St Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans and Detroit, also had higher rates. Forensic experts work at a crime scene where the body of a man was found hanging from a bridge at the entrance to Ciudad Juarez Credit: HERIKA MARTINEZ/ AFP But some parts of Mexico were singularly violent: The Pacific coast state of Colima had a rate of 93.6 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. Baja California Sur, home to the twin resort towns of Los Cabos, had a rate of 69.1. Guerrero, home to the resort town of Acapulco, had a rate of 64.2. Mexico is convulsing from a wave of violence linked to drug trafficking that has left almost 200,000 dead since December 2006, when former president Felipe Calderon's government launched a controversial military anti-drug operation that, according to its critics, has only led to more murders and attacks. The figures do not detail how many of the murders are linked to organized crime but experts say it is probably a large majority since the bulk were recorded in states where drug cartels are deeply entrenched, such as southern Guerrero and eastern Veracruz. Within the last year, even states that were previously relatively peaceful, such as Baja California Sur, northwestern Colima and central Guanajuato, were shaken by violence. Analysts believe this may be linked to a surge in the number of autonomous cells following the capture of the heads of major drug cartels. Criminal gangs have also diversified, trafficking in stolen gasoline, engaging in extortion, kidnapping for ransom or people trafficking. In a bid to address the issue, Mexico's congress last week approved a controversial internal security law that would formalize the military's role in domestic security. The move drew criticism from rights groups concerned about the militarization of the country - while UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein said earlier this month it "risks weakening incentives for the civilian authorities to fully assume their law enforcement roles."

Turpin family: Police may bring in dogs to search for bodies in house where children 'tortured' by parents, reports say

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Detectives investigating the case of the 13 siblings found locked up in a house in California, may "send cadaver dogs" to see if there was anyone else in the house who may have died, reports have suggested. Crime Watch Daily, a syndicated news show broadcast in multiple states across America, also reported that investigators were considering carrying out DNA tests on the Turpin children to check if they were all related, citing sources close to the case. The Sheriff’s Department in Riverside County and the police department in the City of Perris, California did not respond to The Independent’s requests for comment on the alleged plans.

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2 Americans, 2 Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria, police say

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Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed.

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Americans, Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria freed, police say

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Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped by gunmen in northern Nigeria earlier this week have been rescued, police said.

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Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria

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January 21, 2018 12:03 AM
LAGOS (AFP) – Two American and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week were freed on Saturday (Jan 20), police said.

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Phoenix Serial Killer Suspect Identified After DNA Allegedly Connects Him to 9 Killings

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Seven men and two women were shot between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17

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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Chinese scholar case

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CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China, they told a judge in a Friday filing that also made a new allegation that the 28-year-old suspect once choked and sexually assaulted someone else years ago.

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