Activist mother gunned down in Mexico

She protested government inactionafter son vanished in ’12 in drug-cartel state

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:08 a.m.

MEXICO CITY -- For 2 1/2 years, Sandra Luz Hernandez, like so many Mexican mothers, searched for her missing son.

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In Jordan, pontiff urges swift end to Syrian ...

Pope Francis prays Saturday at the site on the Jordan River where Jesus is believed to have been baptized. In Amman, Jordan, the first stop of a three-day Middle East visit, the pope called for an end to the civil war in Syria.

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Pakistan raises barriers to Afghan migrants

An Afghan girl carries her brother through the ruins of their refugee community in Islamabad after Pakistani authorities sent bulldozers to raze the settlement.

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