Mexico Mass Grave
Mexico's president says there is "no place" for impunity in the disappearance of 43 student protesters, a case that implicates police officers and gang members.
President Enrique Peña Nieto held a press conference Monday to address the country two days after a mass grave was found in the state of Guerrero. A chief prosecutor has linked the burial site to the case, but investigators are awaiting DNA confirmation.
President Enrique Peña Nieto said: "We must find the truth and ensure that the law is applied to those responsible for these crimes, which are, without doubt, outrageous, painful and unacceptable."
President Nieto said the people of Mexico and the families of the missing "have every right to demand an explanation of the facts, and (demand) justice, that those responsible be found, and that impunity have no place here."
A Mexican prosecutor says two gang hitmen have confessed to helping local police kill 17 of the student protesters who disappeared 10 days ago.
Officials found 28 bodies in a mass grave in the city of Iguala on Saturday, a week after a police opened fire on buses carrying the students under circumstances that remain unclear. More than 100 bullet casings were found near the buses.
Guerrero's chief prosecutor said it would take at least two weeks to determine whether the charred remains belong to some of the missing students.
The gang members told officials that dozens of Iguala police officers belong to the Guerreros Unidos, an organized crime group in the area.
Authorities detained 22 police officers and issued arrest warrants for the town's mayor and security chief shortly after the.
India-Pakistan Clashes in Kashmir Leave 8 Wounded
Indian officials say at least eight civilians have been wounded in cross-border firing in the disputed Kashmir region.
The exchange of fire between India and Pakistan began Sunday. On Monday, the violence claimed the heaviest casualties in more than a decade when nine civilians, both Indian and Pakistani, were killed and dozens wounded.
It has been called one of the worst cease-fire violations since 2003, when the two countries agreed to a truce along their volatile border.
The Director General of Border Security Forces, D. G. Pathak, told reporters Tuesday that 40 Indian army posts were targeted by Pakistani soldiers. He says Indian soldiers have retaliated.
Indian officials accuse Pakistani soldiers of firing mortars and machine guns into Indian territory. The latest violence has prompted hundreds of villagers living along the border in Indian Kashmir to flee.
Indian Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, said Indian soldiers are responding to the firing.
India called off talks with Pakistan last month after the Pakistani High Commissioner held a round of talk with Kashmiri separatists. India said Pakistan has to choose between talking to New Delhi or the separatists.