TIJUANA, Mexico — Two men were slain and hung from a bridge, another was decapitated and a fourth was shot to death over 24 hours in Tijuana, the latest gruesome killings in a Mexican border city where hopes had risen that cartel violence was decreasing.
The bodies of two men were found hanging from the Los Alamos bridge early Friday, said Fermin Gomez, Baja California state's deputy attorney general for organized crime.
Both victims had their hands and feet bound and one had his head covered with a black plastic bag. One of the bodies fell into traffic when the rope broke.
A day earlier, a human head was found underneath another bridge in Tijuana, which sits across from San Diego, Calif. The body of the 24-year-old man was found 12 hours later alongside the highway from Tijuana to the beach town of Ensenada.
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Also Thursday, a man was shot to death while leaving his house in the exclusive Tijuana neighborhood of Chapultepec, and two other people were wounded in a shootout on one of the city's main avenues.
China's Catholics plan to ordain own bishop
BEIJING — China's government-backed Catholic church is ordaining a bishop who does not have the pope's approval, despite objections from the Vatican and comments by a key papal adviser that the move is "illegitimate" and "shameful."
A man answering the telephone at the office of the Pingquan Church in northeastern Hebei province confirmed the ordination ceremony for the Rev. Guo Jincai was nearing its close this morning.
Construction seen at N. Korea nuclear site
SEOUL, South Korea — New satellite images show construction under way at North Korea's main atomic complex, apparent proof that Pyongyang is making good on its pledge to build a nuclear power reactor, according to a private American security institute.
North Korea vowed in March to build a light-water reactor using its own nuclear fuel, and two American experts who recently visited the North have reportedly said that construction has begun.