Gang violence is skyrocketing in El Salvador. May finished with more than 600 murders, more than any previous month since the country's civil war that ended in the early 1990s. Young people are often the victims, but some have found an escape; a way to live in the middle of the violence without becoming a target.
When Sheryl Ozinsky was attacked at gunpoint in her own home in a rich neighborhood in Cape Town, her whole life changed. Today, she's running a farm and market day to help people come out of their locked homes and build their community.
In Pakistan, the struggle against the local version of the Taliban is spreading, and not just in terms of terrorism. The group has muscled its way into the crime scene in Karachi, Pakistan, a booming city with lucrative opportunities in things like kidnapping and extortion.
South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was known for his incredible skills in goal, recently earning the starting spot on his country's national team. But he died on Sunday during a robbery at his girlfriend's house, stunning South Africans and bringing even more attention to gun violence there.
As many as 43 college students are missing and feared dead in the southern Mexican city of Iguala. Investigators are trying to piece together what happened, but with both the police and gangs suspected in the kidnappings, many parents don't trust the government's investigation.
After a long and very public trial, Oscar Pistorius will not be convicted of murder — but he could still go to prison for "culpable homicide." Many South Africans were shocked by the acquittal for murder, since Pistorius did not come off well during the trial.
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