How did three Danes end up being tortured in Lebanon?
The human cost of the Greek financial crisis
19 Dec 2010 14:59 GMT | Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Latin America, Mexico
Professional killers hired by Mexican drug cartels kidnap, murder and torture rivals, with some hitmen as young as 12 years old.
In this Al Jazeera special, Mariana Sanchez interviews one of the contract hitmen who says he has even killed friends and family members for "disrespecting his boss".
Al Jazeera warns that some viewers may find the content in the interview disturbing.
Source: Al Jazeera
Main roads into the western city of Morelia are blocked by armed men and torched vehicles.
Latin America, Mexico
Official says wanted La Familia cartel chief has been shot dead following clashes with security forces.
Politics, Business & Economy
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Migrants complain of being sent to squalid shelters, as France unveils plan to reduce asylum processing times.
Europe, France, Migrants
Despite reforms, lifting of sanctions and 'opening', political activists in Myanmar continue to face arrests.
Human Rights, Asia, Myanmar
Changing climate, unpredictable rains dry out the land, threaten the pastoral way of life in Somaliland.
Poverty & Development, Environment, Africa
Tensions rise as Greeks from both side of the bailout debate take to the streets to withdraw money and express angst.
Politics, Europe, Greece
With 97 percent of votes counted, results show Greeks rejecting terms of international bailout by 61 to 39 percent.
Politics, Europe, Greece, European Union
US Secretary of State says "genuine progress" made in talks but US still "prepared to walk away" if terms unacceptable.
Politics, Middle East, Europe, Iran, US & Canada
From Democracy to the Market - we examine the devastating impact of the Greek financial crisis on ordinary citizens.
Business & Economy, Europe, Greece
Can Afghan archaeologists take on the Chinese and the Taliban to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site?
Arts & Culture, Asia, Afghanistan
In war-torn Afghanistan it is not the Taliban that poses the greatest threat to women - it is their own families.
Human Rights, Women, Afghanistan
After decades of tension and hostility between the two nations, has change finally come to US-Cuba relations?