Islamic State seizes about 300 Christian hostages

The reports are like something out of a distant era of ancient conquests: entire villages emptied, with hundreds taken prisoner, others kept as slaves; the destruction of irreplaceable works of art; a tax on religious minorities, payable in gold.


Mexico captures kingpin of Knights Templar drug group

Servando Gómez, who could have served as a model for the AMC television show “Breaking Bad,” fell into police hands before dawn Friday in the city of Morelia without firing a shot. President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed the arrest in a posting on Twitter at noon, declaring it the result of “intense intelligence work.”


Police: Denmark shooting suspect had criminal past

The slain gunman suspected in the deadly Copenhagen attacks was a 22-year-old with a history of violence and may have been inspired by Islamic terrorists – and possibly the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, Danish authorities said Sunday.

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