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Sunday May 23rd, 2021 evening edition

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El Salvador officials said on Thursday they were excavating graves discovered at the house of a former police officer that contained as many as 40 bodies, most of them believed to be women.

The remains of at least 24 people have been recovered so far at the house in the municipality of Chalchuapa, about 48 miles (78 km) northwest of the capital, San Salvador.

Read more: El Salvador records 51 violent deaths in a single day.

“The central axis of the investigation is sexual violence,” prosecutor Graciela Sagastume told the press earlier this week.

Separately, in Mexico, a 72-year-old man was arrested this week as a suspected serial killer of women, local media reported.

(Reporting by Nelson Renteria; Writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Alexandra Hudson, Grant McCool and Gerry Doyle).

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Rural ambulance crews are running out of money and volunteers. In some places, the fallout could be nobody responding to a 911 call

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More than one-third of all rural EMS are in danger of closing, according to Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association.

But for the residents, speedy access to emergency medical services -- paramedics and an ambulance -- can be a matter of survival.

But it's a problem playing out across rural America: Ambulance crews are running out of money and volunteers. »

Arrests on Vancouver Island over old-growth logging blockades tally 33 on Saturday

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The activists, some of whom have chained themselves in place, say they're protesting the logging of B.C.'s last remaining old-growth forests.

Five of them have been termed "blockades," while one — the Walbran Camp — was set up to observe logging activity.

On Saturday RCMP Sgt. Chris Manseau said officers arrested six more people at the Waterfall camp for breaching the B.C. Supreme Court injunction order. »

Anti-Netanyahu protesters blame PM for Gaza escalation

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Anti-Netanyahu protesters gathered outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night, protest organizers and Israeli media reported.

It has been proved once more that Netanyahu is dangerous for Israel and there is no red line he won't cross.

"The Ein Matzav protest organization said that Netanyahu "dragged the State of Israel into a pointless war against public interest and security interests and caused great damage to Israel's security and image in the world. »