Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal official says federal police have captured Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state.
Germany backs Greek extension but bailout fatigue grows

German deputies cast their vote on approval to extend Greece's bailout during session of Bundestag in BerlinGermany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout on Friday but a record number of dissenters from Angela Merkel's conservatives underscored growing scepticism in Berlin about whether a new Greek government can be trusted to deliver on its reform pledges. With Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble promising not to let Greece "blackmail" its euro zone partners, 542 members of the Bundestag voted "yes" to the extension, while 32 opposed it and 13 abstained.



Missouri auditor dies in 'apparent suicide,' police say

In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich announces his candidacy for governor in St. Louis. Schweich's spokesman said he was taken to a hospital Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 after experiencing what his staff described as a "medical situation" at his home in Clayton, Mo. No other details were released. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police described as an apparent suicide, minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.



Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican.
Four charged over albino murder in Tanzania amid growing calls for action: TRFN

By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Tanzanian court has charged four people over the murder of an albino woman over six years ago as pressure mounts for authorities in the east African country to do more to stop the killing of albinos whose body parts are prized in black magic. Ezron Mwasimba, public prosecutor in the high court in northern Mwanza city, said the four were accused of killing 22-year-old Zawadi Magindu at Nyamalulu village in Geita in November 2008 and cutting off her legs and one arm. The trial is the first of its kind to be held in the Geita region where six albinos were killed and three wounded between 2007 and 2012, according to police data. "We have gathered compelling evidence against the accused persons including from members of the bereaved family who had identified them," Mwasimba told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


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