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a most violent year: brazil murder toll hits record 63,800




murder rates in brazil rose by 3.7% to a record 63,880 killings last year, according to a new study released in the run-up to a presidential election dominated by the issue of violence.so what is behind the nation’s steadily increasing homicide rates?the director of the independent brazilian forum...



brazil holds record oil field auctions




brazil's government notched up a record oil auction wednesday, with sales of several dozen of the 287 exploration blocks on offer fetching more than $1 billion in rio de janeiro.



marielle franco's death prompts mourning, protests in brazil




the murder of rio de janeiro city councillor marielle franco this week drew thousands of mourners into city streets across brazil, many believing the popular advocate for brazil’s poorest was assassinated.franco, 38, and her driver, anderson pedro gomes, were killed wednesday night when two men in...



presstv-violent crimes, murders rising across us: fbi




the number of homicides and other violent crimes is rising in the united states, with statistics showing that 2016 had the largest single-year increase in 25 years, according to new data by the us government.there were an estimated 17,250 murders in the us in 2016, up 8.6 percent compared to 2015 an...



murder of elderly veteran renews baltimore homicide debate




a 97-year-old man was brutally murdered late last month inside his baltimore home, becoming one of the city's oldest homicide victims and reigniting a heated debate about how to resolve its alarming record of violence.the washington post reports that wadell tate, a wwii veteran and retired copper re...



cecilia haddad's ex charged with murder




the former partner of sydney businesswoman cecilia haddad, whose body was found floating in a river 10 weeks ago, has been charged with her murder in brazil.mario marcelo santoro fled to his native rio de janeiro the same april weekend ms haddad's fully clothed body was found in lane cove river by k...



why are murders and knife crime soaring?




the number of violent offences and murders reported in england and wales has increased over the past year, according to official figures published by the police.see related is drop in stop-and-search fuelling a rise in knife crime?the statistics show that knife crime offences have risen by 16%, whi...



facebook announces 3000 new employees to review violent content - but is it enou




facebook has announced it will hire 3,000 extra staff over the next year to speed up the removal of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent acts, in its most dramatic move yet to contain the company's public image. the announcement follows a spike in the number of people using live-streamin...



cecilia haddad murder: australian detectives set to fly to brazil




the man accused of killing businesswoman cecilia haddad is in custody in brazil, with australian police set to fly to the south american country to assist local officers.mario marcelo santoro was arrested in rio de janiero on saturday (sunday aest) over the death of his former girlfriend ms haddad, ...



mexico: 2017 saw mexico's highest ever murder rate




mexico has recorded its highest homicide rate in years, with the government’s interior ministry reporting there were 29,168 murders in 2017, more than in 2011 at the peak of mexico’s drug cartel-stoked violence.the death toll is mexico’s highest since the government began keeping records in 19...



brazil's carnival kicks off amid recession




out of the mire of a recession and security woes due to a police strike brazil's carnival has been launched in rio de janeiro. carnival festivities have kicked off in brazil with officials in rio de janeiro, the site of the country's best-known revelry, handing the key of the city over to "king momo...



brazil 2 mexico 0: neymar and firmino send the world cup favourites through




brazil 2 mexico 0neymar and roberto firmino scored the goals to send brazil through to the quarter-finals of the world cup.see related world cup betting odds: winners, top goalscorer, golden ballbrazil’s no.10 neymar opened the scoring after 51 minutes before substitute firmino netted the second ...



'execution' of outspoken councillor a blow to security push




rio de janeiro:  brazilians are reacting with outrage to the murder of a prominent city councillor and outspoken critic of police killings in rio de janeiro, in a blow to president michel temer's decision to deploy the military to tackle criminality in the postcard city.marielle franco, 38, a risi...



new arrests take this year's 16-and-under murder suspect tally to six




photo: depositphotos.comthe arrest of two 15-year-old boys in almere for the murder of a classmate earlier this week brings the total number of 16-and-under boys facing murder charges this year to six, the telegraaf said on thursday.the latest incident took place on tuesday evening when 15-year-old ...



puerto rico toll hits 44 as governor asks congress for more aid




the death toll from hurricane maria in puerto rico has risen to 44 three weeks after the storm ripped through the island, governor ricardo rossello said wednesday.



dutch murder rate rises this year, with a boom in gangland killings




photo: depositphotos.comthe number of murders committed in the netherlands this year has already reached the 2016 total, according to calculations by elsevier magazine.thursdays’ suspected gangland killing in spijkenisse takes the total to 108 so far in 2017, the magazine said.this year in particu...



the 10 deadliest cities in the world




a new report charting murder rates around the world has revealed that los cabos in mexico is the deadliest city on earth, with a staggering 111.33 homicides per 100,000 residents.the report, published annually by mexico’s citizens’ council for public security, lists the 50 most violent cities b...



donald trump's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad twitter day




washington: with the house intelligence committee prepared to hold hearings on russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, the president issued a series of tweets that did not hold up well as the testimony unfolded.brazil meat scandal a heavy blow to economyvideo duration01:39previous slid...



canada heat wave death toll hits 54: officials




the death toll in a week-long eastern canadian heat wave has reached 54, officials said on friday.



victorian liberals push for mandatory sentences for repeat violent offenders




mandatory minimum sentences will be introduced for repeat violent offenders under a state government led by the liberals.victorian opposition leader matthew guy is promising to crack down on crime if he is elected to government, unveiling a suite of changes to sentencing laws.  victorian oppositio...



pabllo vittar, aretuza lovi & brazil's drag revolution: how new queens are chang




after five days of the intense day-and-night party that takes over brazil during carnival, drag queen pabllo vittar is exhausted. the 23-year-old phenomenon, who kicked the internet into overdrive last month after making out with diplo in her music video for “então vai,” can finally take off he...



neymar to real madrid? casemiro would ‘welcome’ his brazil teammate




is neymar unhappy at paris saint-germain? if so he would be “welcome” to join his brazilian teammate casemiro at real madrid. see related neymar to psg: the politics behind the transfer saganeymar shatters the transfer record – what happens now?after signing for psg in august for a world-rec...



fewer murders in the netherlands but gangland killings rise




in total, 110 people were murdered in the netherlands last year, a drop of 10 on 2015 and less than half the number unlawfully killed in 200, national statistics office cbs said on friday.of the dead last year, 76 were men. the cbs figures also show that 25% of the men murdered over the past five ye...



woman charged as accessory in eden waugh shooting murder in watson




a man shot dead at his watson unit was targeted by two brothers as retribution after he went to police about a violent home invasion triggered by a botched drug deal, court documents allege. eden waugh, 37, was found dead with a single gunshot wound to his chest when police were called to his w...



swede wrongly convicted of murder to get record compensation after 13 years of j




kaj linna speaking to press after his acquittal. photo: johan nilsson/tt a swede who was jailed for 13 years for a murder of which he was later acquitted will now receive a record amount of compensation, according to reports in swedish media. kaj linna was sentenced to life in jail over a brutal com...