Chicago records more homicides in 2016 than New York and LA combined. The city saw 762 killings and 1,100 more shooting incidents than 2015.
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The Guardian reports about Colombia’s Congress approval of an amnesty for all those who committed minor crimes during the conflict.
Executions and death sentences plummeted this year to lowest levels since 1999. However, the death penalty is far from fading away, reports the Washington Post.
El País reports about about a tiny town of Sinaloa, in Mexico, where a young teacher is trying to fight violence and crime through teaching art to children.
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday for a strengthening of America’s nuclear weapons programme, throwing into doubt longstanding efforts to reduce its arsenal. His comments came the same day that Vladimir Putin said Russia needs to ‘strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces’
The events in Ankara and Berlin revealed the differences between how the outgoing Obama administration and incoming Trump administration respond to violent attacks overseas.
Berlin Christmas market attack killer still on the loose. Investigators say they arrested wrong man over truck attack that killed 12 and injured dozens more in a Christmas market at the German capital. Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing criticism over migrant policy, security measures.
At least 31 people died and 50 others were injured after an explosion ripped through a popular fireworks market in Mexico.
A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. The German authorities consider it a terrorist attack.
The Wahington Post analyses the raise in fatal police shootings involving people armed with air guns, toys or replicas.In the last two years, police killed at least 86 people dislpaying 'fake' guns.
It just came to light that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was actually sailing in the opposite direction. But it is now heading to the Sea of Japan and should arrive sometime next week.