Monthly archives: November 2013

India v Australia: Rohit Sharma smashes 209 as India win series

Seventh one-day international, Bangalore: India 383-6 (50 overs) beat Australia 326 (45.1 overs) by 57 runs Rohit Sharma became only the third man to score a double century in one-day international cricket, smashing 209 from 158 balls as India beat Australia by 57 runs to win the ODI series 3-2. His 16 sixes in Bangalore broke Shane Watson’s previous ODI record of 15. Sharma hit the first two balls of […]

African pirates use millions of dollars in ransom on drugs, real estate, prostitutes

STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Study shows low level pirates earn up to $75,000 a vessel Low level pirates are mostly foot soldiers sent to the high seas to do the dirty work Piracy off the Horn of Africa hauled in about $400 million in ransom in the past several years Financiers, considered the “money kingpins,” earned the most loot Pirates off the Horn of Africa hauled in hundreds of millions of […]

Athlete's gruesome death barely shocks crime-hardened Brazil

STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Local media report that Santos left the field this year to focus on his business Police: The former football player’s wife found his severed head on their doorstep João Rodrigo Silva Santos played for mostly second-tier club teams before retiring O Globo: Police investigate whether Facebook posts are connected to the crime João Rodrigo Silva Santos didn’t come home Monday night. When the former professional footballer’s wife […]


Hundreds of bodies found in Bosnia mass grave

Investigators in Bosnia have uncovered a mass grave thought to contain several hundred bodies of victims of the conflict that followed the breakup of the former Yugoslavia two decades ago. The remains are believed to be those of victims of Bosniak and Croat ethnicity from Prijedor and its surroundings, killed in the summer of 1992, according to the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The site, at Tomasica in Prijedor […]


Hakimullah Mehsud killed by drone, Pakistan Taliban say

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official has told the BBC. The strike targeted a vehicle used by Mehsud with four missiles in the north-western region of North Waziristan. Four other people were killed in the strike, including two of Mehsud’s bodyguards, intelligence sources say. Several previous claims of his death, made by US and Pakistani intelligence sources, […]