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World's Worst Mass Shootings
Learn about the killers who have terrorized their communities and captured international headlines by going on shooting rampages.

Trayvon Martin Shooting
On Feb. 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking through his father's gated community in Sanford, Fla., returning from 7-Eleven with Skittles and iced tea. Soon afterward, he was dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, but his killer was not arrested. The details and controversy behind this case.

What They're Saying About the Trayvon Martin Shooting
On Feb. 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking through his father's gated community in Sanford, Fla., returning from 7-Eleven with Skittles and iced tea. A 28-year-old self-appointed neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, followed Martin. A confrontation ensued in which Zimmerman shot the teen once in the chest, killing Martin. After...

Crime in the World
It's a phenomenon that knows no country, a problem that plagues every culture and region of the world: crime. Here are some of the crimes -- and crimefighters -- that have made international news.

Top Murder Rates in the World
In October 2011, the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development released a report studying annual violent death rates around the world from 2004 through 2009, and ranked the most violent countries based on the average rates. The study found that a quarter of all violent deaths happen in just 14 countries. Here are the top 10 countries...

Why is there rioting in London and beyond?
The London summer of 2011 heated up with the eruption of flames and spread of mob violence across the city. But what was behind the eruption of rioting?

Can WikiLeaks be prosecuted for leaking government documents?
The third large release of documents from the shadowy website WikiLeaks on Nov. 28, 2010, shared more than 250,000 sensitive diplomatic cables and directives from the U.S. State Department, and followed large dumps of documents from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The leak sparked furor among lawmakers and government officials, but can anything...

Wanted: $125 Million in Stolen Art
Five paintings disappeared from the Paris Museum of Modern Art, across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, on Thursday, and INTERPOL has now gotten in the game to find the treasured works of art estimated at 100 million euros.

Joran van der Sloot Arrested in Chile in Peruvian Slaying
Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch guy who was the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba five years ago, was arrested in Chile -- wanted in the slaying of a young woman in Peru. In fact, Stephany Flores, 21, was killed in a Peru hotel exactly five years after Holloway disappeared.

Van Der Sloot Reportedly Confesses to Peru Slaying
The hotel cameras caught Joran Van Der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba five years ago, leading 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez into his room and emerging three hours later alone and with a fresh shirt on.

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Gaining Ground on Pirates
Before the Somali miscreants could even upgrade to parrots, eye patches, and peg legs, and after some embarrassing hijackings, the international community is responding one boat at a time.

Operation Avoid the Pirates!
What a statement about how the Somali miscreants have really hijacked the high seas, and not just freighters.

Cargo ships, tankers and even cruise ships passing through the Gulf of Aden are being accosted by what was once the stuff of high-seas legend -- pirates -- to the tune of millions of dollars. Unlike a film glamorizing the pirate profession, today's pirates grab high-powered weapons and jump in rickety speedboats to seize hostages and demand ransom for valuable cargo. Take a trip through the world…

Mexicans Rally Against High Crime
More than 150,000 Mexican protesters clad in white clothing marched against the crime that continues to worsen thanks to the cartels.

Oil Shipments to Swiss Frozen After Gaddafi Son Arrested
All shipments from Switzerland to Libya were barred, with ships unable to unload their cargo at ports. This after the arrest of Moammar Gaddafi’s youngest son, Hannibal, at a Geneva hotel.

Indonesian Executed for 42 Murders
Ahmad Suradji, 57, was convicted of ritualistically slaying 42 women and girls and burying them in a field next to his house because he thought it would magically give him magical powers.

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Journalist Allegedly Reported on His Own Murders
A reporter's inclusion of unreleased details about the slayings of two women led to his arrest in those deaths.

Man Plows Into Tokyo Crowd, Stabs Pedestrians
A grisly scene over in Tokyo as a 25-year-old man drove into a popular electronics district with a "murder mission."

U.N. Denies Transfer of Rwandan Genocide Suspect
The U.N. denied a request by Rwandan prosecutors to have the case of Yussuf Munyakazi transferred there for trial.

Most Wanted Nazis
The Simon Wiesenthal Center updated its list of most wanted Nazis on April 1, 2008, along with an update about various countries' cooperation in helping bring Nazi war criminals to justice after all these years. "I pray for the health of Nazis every day," said Efraim Zuroff, Israel director of the Wiesenthal Center and coordinator of research on Nazis remaining worldwide. "But only for those I ca…

Pirates Capture Jordanian Ship Carrying Aid
The Emirati-owned and Jordanian-flagged ship, carrying 4,200 tons of sugar to Somalia that was donated by Denmark, was off the coast of Somalia when contact was lost May 17, 2008.

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