Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Mar 7, 2011
As Mexico’s drug-related violence continues, some are finding comfort in spirituality.
It is a mainly Catholic nation, but as Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City, many are turning to religious figures rooted in Mexico’s indigenous past.
One alternative is the saint of death, also known as Santa Muerte.
Published on Aug 16, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
A British court has denied the plea of a severely disabled man to be allowed to die.
Judges told Tony Nicklinson, who suffers from locked-in syndrome after experiencing a stroke and who challenged the country’s laws in court, that the decision to allow him to die was not their’s to make but that of the country’s politicians.
Nicklinson, who did not take the news well, said he will appeal the decision.
Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from London.
Published on Aug 12, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Some 24,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels in 2006.
Many of the disappeared turn up dead but it can take months for their bodies to be identified.
Nearly 16,000 bodies remain unidentified, according to the government.
Al Jazeera’s Rachel Levin reports from Monterrey.
Channel 7 Eyewitness News (WABC-TV) Correspondent Roger Sharp tells the story of New York City’s Hart Island, a part of the Bronx. Rarely seen by the public, the island is today closed to the press and remains in use by the city as a Potter’s Field. It was never developed as suggested in this 1978 report. Aired August 17, 1978.
Hart Island is the location of a 101-acre (0.41 km2) potter’s field for New York City, the largest tax-funded cemetery in the world.
In the past, North Goa has been seeing a remarkable increase in the number of drug-related fatalities. For tourists who are hooked or keep coming back for more, St Anthony Hospital becomes a sanctuary, as it is the only hospital along Anjuna’s coastal stretch.
An American woman has admitted stabbing her children to death at a house in Edinburgh last year
Pasquale Riggi, the father of three children found dead in their home says he is ‘paralysed with grief’.
Family friend Amber Sebold says she does not believe Theresa Riggi ‘snapped’ when she stabbed her three children