Mass grave uncovered in Mexico: 166 human skulls found in clandestine burial pits, possibly remains of cartel wars
Mexico's Veracruz was the scene of bloody turf battles between the Zetas and Jalisco drug cartels, but the state also suffered waves of kidnappings and extortions.
Dozens of bodies, including those of jihadis and civilians, have been found in a mass grave in the former Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, a local official said.
39 Indians killed in Mosul: Swaraj's 'scripted' words fuel suspicions that MEA was out of picture for past 3 years
Sushma Swaraj's comments give rise to the suspicion that the MEA is reading from a script and has very limited knowledge of what happened in Mosul and how.
None of the bodies found in five mass graves in southern Mexico belonged to 43 college students who have been missing for nearly three weeks since a clash with police.
A police force that state and federal officials accuse of being infiltrated by drug gangs, patrolled the streets.
A person detained in the case had told investigators that 17 students were taken to the site outside Iguala, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) south of Mexico City, and killed there.
Two gang hitmen linked to police admitted to killing 17 of 43 students missing in southern Mexico, prosecutors have said, amid fears the victims were among bodies found in a mass grave.
The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war.
Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said on Friday that the skulls and other bones were found during excavation work for an extension on a hospital in Matale town.
The skulls were found near a former Khmer Rouge prison and the site is believed to be one of the "killing fields" from the regime's brutal rule in the 1970s.