authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican football
player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one
guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a
top official in the country's violent northeast says.
Air France pilots have voted to go on strike and oil storage
workers extended a job walkout, compounding the French
government's woes as it scrambles to calm rolling protests
against labour reforms ahead of the Euro football tournament.
Cincinnati Zoo's director is standing by the decision to
shoot dead a gorilla as he dragged a 4-year-old boy around by
the ankle, saying the ape was not simply endangering the
child who fell into his enclosure but actually hurting