MEXICO / Headless corpses found
Authorities in Mexico found the decapitated bodies of four men and a woman in Acapulco on Saturday, the latest in a string of slayings in the popular Pacific resort this week. Federal police said the corpses of two men and a woman were found tied up in the back of a sport utility vehicle near Acapulco beach, in what appeared to be a crime related to drug gangs. Reforma newspaper said messages were left in the vehicle linking the killings to the powerful Sinaloa cartel, headed by Mexico's most wanted capo, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman. The dismembered and decapitated bodies of two other men were found at the entrance to an outlet of Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
ENGLAND / Pilot dies in air-show crash
A pilot with the British military's elite Red Arrows aerobatic display team died Saturday when his jet crashed and broke into pieces after taking part in an air show in southern England, the defense ministry said. The nine-plane stunt team had finished a display over the seafront in Bournemouth, about 100 miles south of London, and was returning to the airport when one of the jets crashed. The defense ministry said the plane came down in fields about a mile from Bournemouth Airport just before 2 p.m. The British Ministry of Defense identified the pilot as Flight Lt. John Egging, 33, who joined the air force in 2000 and had served in Afghanistan.
OMAN / Somali pirates seize tanker
Maritime officials say suspected Somali pirates off the Omani coast have seized control of a tanker with 21 Indian crew members aboard. The officials say Oman naval vessels are following the tanker, Fairchem Bogey, which was commandeered Saturday off the southern coast of Oman near the port of Salalah. The Mumbai-operated tanker can carry oil and chemicals. Somali pirates have expanded their range in recent months to target ships along the coast of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula.