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# Veracruz
Mass grave site with 166 bodies found in Mexico
Authorities have used drones and ground-penetrating radar to help them locate the bodies.
# Mass Grave
Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam
The report said it would be particularly difficult to identify “commingled remains” and the remains of children under two.
Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home survivor: 'We're not shocked by the news'
Tuam must not be seen in isolation and unfortunately is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Paul Redmond.
# Mass Grave
Remains of young children and babies found in sewage chambers at Tuam mother and baby home
In a statement, the Commission said it is “shocked by the discovery” and its investigation is continuing.
# Co Clare
Historians may have discovered a mass grave from the Spanish Armada
The find comes as part of a project designed to find the wreck of the San Marcos galleon
# Syria
More than 200 people killed by IS 'found in mass grave'
The ground that found the grave said the “vast majority” were civilians.
# Discovery
Suspects lead police to new mass graves in missing Mexican student case
It will take at least two weeks to identify the bodies through DNA analysis.
# Bosnian War
Devastating Bosnian floods unearths mass grave containing 24 people
Most of the victims were found with their hands tied behind their backs, officials said.
Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?
Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.
# who said what
We'll have to "wait and see" who leaked GSOC 'bugging' information - Fitzgerald
The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.
# 800 babies
Tuam mass grave to be discussed at Cabinet this morning
Sinn Féin is calling for an independent judicial inquiry to be set up immediately.
Opinion: Horror doesn't belong to the past, Ireland's most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected
These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.
Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past
For Irish people who lived through these times to claim no knowledge of what went on in places like Tuam is disingenuous – and smacks of “I was only following orders”.
# 800 babies
Radar tests carried out on Tuam site to find mass grave
The test has been commissioned by the Irish Mail on Sunday which will publish the results in this weekend’s edition of the paper.
# 800 babies
TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene
Catherine Murphy was among those to call for a full public inquiry into the situation.
# tip of the iceberg
Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.
Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children
The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?
# Unmarried Mothers
'It's time to do something' - The forgotten mass grave of 800 babies in Galway
A campaign is now under way to construct a memorial.
# Srebrenica
Srebrenica grave exhumed at former UN base
Several Bosnian Muslims are believed to have been buried at the site 17 years ago.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Libya
Mass grave with bodies of over 1,200 prisoners reported in Libya
NTC officials say the victims of a 1996 massacre by the Gaddafi regime.
# Libya
Libyans find mass grave, bodies of slain detainees
Residents of a mountain village in western Libya have dug up the remains of 35 bound and blindfolded men who they say were shot at close range by Muammar Gaddafi’s military.
# Syria
Syria denies anti-regime protesters were buried in mass graves
Syrian protesters have claimed that more than 20 bodies were removed from one grave and over 40 others were found in nearby fields – allegations the government insists are “completely untrue”.
# Mexico Deaths
72 bodies found at Mexico-Texas border
The victims are believed to have been killed by the notorious Zetas drug cartel.