Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor as part of an investigation into his murder, widely blamed on the regime of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse. Lasantha Wickrematunga, a fierce critic of Rajapakse's government, was killed by unidentified gunmen as he drove to work in Colombo seven years ago. The new administration has reopened the investigation into his killing, which sparked an international outcry and shone a spotlight on allegations of deadly violence directed against the media.
The bodies of two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family in a case made famous by the book "In Cold Blood" were exhumed on Tuesday as part of an investigation into slayings in Florida that same year.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Authorities in Burkina Faso began exhuming the remains of former president Thomas Sankara on Monday in a bid to establish responsibility for a murder that has dogged the West African nation since 1987.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A brother of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was arrested on Thursday by the police Financial Crimes Investigation Division over a land deal allegedly involving money laundering, his lawyer and poli...
The remains of a newspaper editor who was killed seven years ago has been exhumed as part of a new probe into his death.