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Venezuela govt says police killed most wanted gang leader
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan officials say the country's most wanted gang leader has been killed in a shootout with police.... 5/3/2016 9:52 PM

Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption.... 5/3/2016 9:47 PM

Brazil attorney general wants to investigate Silva
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that Attorney General Rodrigo Janot has asked for authorization to investigate former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 5/3/2016 9:30 PM

El Salvador arresting negotiators of now defunct gang treaty
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Attorney General's Office says arrest warrants have been issued for 21 people tied to a 2012 gang treaty that temporarily lowered the country's homicide rate.... 5/3/2016 9:15 PM

The Latest: UK and France urge UN council meeting on Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):... 5/3/2016 8:47 PM

Brazil judge overturns WhatsApp suspension
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge struck down an earlier court ruling to suspend messaging service WhatsApp in Latin America's biggest country for 72 hours, reactivating it on Tuesday, the day after it was shut down.... 5/3/2016 8:27 PM

Chile: fishermen protest, block roads after toxic blooms
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean fishermen have staged a protest demanding the government compensate them better after toxic algae blooms killed their catch.... 5/3/2016 8:20 PM

Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.... 5/3/2016 8:08 PM

Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure
HELSINKI (AP) -- A helicopter accident in western Norway last week that killed all 13 people on board was caused by technical failure and not human error, investigators said Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 7:52 PM

Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry leaked to journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry that were leaked to the media on Tuesday outline strategies for deflecting public outrage over recent arrests and suggest a gag order on the case of an Italian student abducted and killed in Cairo.... 5/3/2016 7:46 PM

3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo.... 5/3/2016 7:21 PM

Filipino militants threaten 3 hostages after beheading 1
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Muslim militants have threatened to kill three more hostages in their jungle base in the southern Philippines more than a week after beheading a Canadian man after they failed to get a huge ransom demand by a deadline.... 5/3/2016 7:16 PM

UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim to head the U.N. environment agency and announced his choice of Mexican ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano for the U.N.'s top post to tackle climate change.... 5/3/2016 7:08 PM

Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday... 5/3/2016 7:03 PM

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death Tuesday of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.... 5/3/2016 7:02 PM

Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.... 5/3/2016 6:55 PM

US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.... 5/3/2016 6:20 PM

France threatens 'no' to US-EU trade zone, amid new tensions
PARIS (AP) -- France is threatening to reject a huge free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it's too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.... 5/3/2016 6:14 PM

Northern Syrian city of Aleppo dragged deeper into violence
BEIRUT (AP) -- A maternity hospital in a government-held section of Aleppo was struck by rocket fire Tuesday as battles killed 20 people and dragged the contested city in northern Syria deeper into chaos for a 12th straight day.... 5/3/2016 6:04 PM

Gusty winds in Berlin terrify people in passenger balloon
BERLIN (AP) -- Several people were treated for shock after a helium passenger balloon in Berlin was shaken around wildly by gusty winds for several minutes on Tuesday afternoon, but nobody was injured, the city's fire department said.... 5/3/2016 5:54 PM

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