World Briefs: 32 bodies exhumed in troubled Mexico state

32 bodies exhumed in troubled Mexico state

MEXICO CITY • The Mexican authorities have exhumed 32 bodies and nine heads removed from several clandestine graves in a southern state plagued by kidnappings, murders and drug cartel turf wars.

Officials said the remains were unearthed between Tuesday and Thursday in 17 pits on a hill in the village of Pochahuixco, part of the municipality of Zitlala.


Migrants in Bulgaria clash with police

SOFIA • Around 1,500 migrants have rioted in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp, triggering clashes that left two dozen police officers injured and prompted the arrest of at least 400 protesters, officials said.

The migrants - mostly Afghans - set car tyres on fire and threw stones at about 250 police officers, members of the gendarmerie and firefighters to protest against health-related restrictions.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe