Radio journalist found dead in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY -- The bloody and broken corpse of a radio journalist known for his broadcasts on drug trafficking was found Saturday on a highway a few miles from the city where he was kidnapped, prosecutors said.
Linea Directa radio station reporter Jose Luis Romero was forced at gunpoint out of a Los Mochis restaurant on Dec. 30. A few hours later, gunmen killed the chief police investigator in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa who had started investigating the kidnapping.
Egypt to bring holiday attack suspects to trial
CAIRO -- The suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed seven people outside an Egyptian church on Coptic Christmas Eve will be tried in an emergency state security court.
Prosecutor General Abdel-Maguid Mahmoud on Saturday referred the three suspects to trial on murder charges.
The Jan. 6 attack killed six Copts and one Muslim in the southern town of Nag Hamadi.
Pope: End of Nazism made me happy
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI, on the eve of his controversy-generating visit to a Rome synagogue, said Saturday that the end of Nazi tyranny in his German homeland made him happy and allowed him to resume studies for the priesthood.
His visit to Rome's main synagogue scheduled for today has divided Jewish groups because of Benedict's praise of wartime pontiff Pius XII.
Iraq says it captured man who oversaw UN bombing
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi authorities have captured a senior leader of a militant group linked to al-Qaida in Iraq who oversaw the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad and other attacks, the military said Saturday.
The truck bomb that tore through the U.N. offices on Aug. 19, 2003, killed 22 people, including mission chief Sergio Vieira de Mello. The blast and a subsequent attack days later prompted the global body to temporarily pull out of Iraq.
Baghdad's top military spokesman announced the capture of Ali Hussein Alwan Hamid al-Azzawi.