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Police say head belongs to Chinese student

Montreal

Police say head belongs to Chinese student

A human head found in a park belongs to a Chinese student who police say was dismembered by a Canadian porn actor, authorities in Montreal confirmed Wednesday. The head of Jun Lin was the last body part still missing since he was killed and dismembered in May. Luka Magnotta is accused of dismembering his lover Lin and mailing the body parts to Canadian political parties and schools. He pleaded not guilty to murder charges last month.

anchorage, alaska

Wounded warriors end mountain trek

Five men severely wounded in war, including four who had amputations, had to abandon their climb of North America's tallest peak, but say it was weather and not their disabilities that ended the summit attempt. The five men descended Alaska's Mount McKinley on Monday. The climb of the 20,320-foot mountain started on June 11.

London

Hacking orders must be revealed

Britain's Supreme Court took a step toward exposing the names at the heart of Britain's phone hacking scandal Wednesday, ruling that a private investigator convicted of eavesdropping for a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid must reveal who ordered him to do it. Private eye Glenn Mulcaire was jailed briefly in 2007 for hacking the voicemail messages of royal aides on behalf of the now-defunct News of the World.

iran

Tankers disguised to find oil buyers

About 65 Iranian tankers serving as floating storage facilities for Iranian oil have been given a nautical makeover to conceal their origin and make a buyer easier to find. Iran, faced with increasingly stringent economic sanctions imposed by the international community to force it to abandon any ambitions to develop nuclear weapons, has been reluctant to reduce its oil production. But Iran has insufficient space to store the crude it cannot sell. So while it furiously works to build storage capacity on shore, it has turned to mothballing at sea.

West bank

Arafat's remains may be exhumed

The Palestinian president cleared the way Wednesday for a possible autopsy on Yasser Arafat's remains, following a request from his widow after a Swiss lab said it found elevated levels of a lethal radioactive isotope on the longtime Palestinian leader's belongings. The developments have reignited a storm of speculation over what killed Arafat, who died on Nov. 11, 2004, at age 75 at a military hospital outside Paris after decades of fighting with Israel.

Elsewhere

WISCONSIN: An 8-year-old golden retriever named Autumn led her owner, Jason Moser, to 5-year-old Scott Meyer. The boy, who is autistic and doesn't use words, had been missing from his home just south of Prescott for about 20 hours. He was found about a half-mile from home and taken to a hospital to be treated for dehydration, sunburn, bug bites and severe diaper rash.

MEXICO: Mexico is recounting votes cast at more than half of its polling places during Sunday's presidential election, the electoral body said Wednesday, as reports of vote-buying marred the apparent victory of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.

Times wires

Police say head belongs to Chinese student 07/04/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:02am]

    

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