Two men ambushed, shot dead in T&T

(Trinidad Express) TWO MEN were shot dead in Marcano Quarry, Beverly Hills, yesterday, but even with scores of heavily-armed police and soldiers on the scene, a single shot rang out close to where the murder occurred, ­resulting in police, soldiers and ­media taking cover.

Police said around 2.45 p.m., resi­dents of condemned Housing Development Corporation apartments heard several gunshots.
Upon investigating, they found the bodies of 19-year-old Tyrique Roberts and Hakim Andrews, 21.
Police said sometime before, the two men were walking along the main road leading to Beverly Hills, when they were ambushed and shot at by two men.

Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, ‘cries with them’

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Pope Francis publicly expressed “pain and shame” yesterday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims.

Rogue ex-policeman, six others die in Venezuela forces raid

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other anti-government militants, the interior minister said yesterday, spurring opposition complaints of human rights violations.

T&T man gunned down in bedroom

(Trinidad Express) An Arima man was shot dead in his home on Monday night.

Venezuela says five ‘terrorists’ arrested, others killed after shootout

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities yesterday arrested five members of a “terrorist cell” linked to self-proclaimed rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez, and killed several other militants during a shootout in a poor area outside Caracas.

EU to remove Barbados, Grenada from tax haven blacklist, T&T to stay

BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December, in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidance.

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