Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.
An air strike hits a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, killing at least 19 people in what the U.S. military called possible “collateral damage” in a battle to oust Taliban insurgents.
Las Vegas museum devoted to the mafia opens a display that explores the “rampant corruption” of global soccer’s scandal-rocked governing body, which has drawn comparisons to organized crime.
Italy arrests 11 in search for Sicilian mafia boss of bosses Messina Denaro who has been on the run since 1993
(REUTERS/ ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE) – Mexico’s offering a reward of nearly $4 million for information leading to the recapture of escaped drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.
Mexico’s most notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escapes from a high security prison in central Mexico, the second time he has given his captors the slip in 15 years.
U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas.
Brazilian police say they have captured an Italian man with mafia connections who has been on the run since 1986 in northeastern Brazil.
Pope Francis holds an outdoor mass in central Naples and calls on criminals to “convert to love and justice”.