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Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap and disappear people across international borders.... 5/28/2016 4:03 AM

Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
NANCHANG, China (AP) -- China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, has opened an entertainment complex it's positioning as competition for Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.... 5/28/2016 3:25 AM

US military restricts troops after murder in Okinawa
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.... 5/28/2016 3:19 AM

A look at the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison Friday for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy. Here is a look at the clandestine program's main features:... 5/28/2016 2:36 AM

Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish correspondent and two other journalists who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the darkest days of a long-running conflict the South American nation is trying to move beyond.... 5/28/2016 2:29 AM

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.... 5/28/2016 2:25 AM

Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The mountain is speckled with corpses.... 5/28/2016 2:23 AM

Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington; how it happened
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted.... 5/28/2016 2:13 AM

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.... 5/28/2016 12:01 AM

Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security - and vowing to retaliate.... 5/27/2016 11:22 PM

Man with reported ties to Montreal Mafia gunned down
MONTREAL (AP) -- A man with high-level ties to organized crime in Montreal was shot dead north of the city, Quebec provincial police said Friday.... 5/27/2016 11:12 PM

Venezuelan boy's death sparks anger over health care crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans are expressing dismay over the death of an 8-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had become a symbol of the crisis-wracked nation's collapsed health care system.... 5/27/2016 10:36 PM

UN: Syria impedes humanitarian aid to besieged
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Deliberate interference, most notably by the Syrian government, continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid to the more than half million people trapped in besieged areas by the country's nearly four-year-old civil war, a top United Nations Official said Friday.... 5/27/2016 9:49 PM

Italy navy: 135 saved, 45 bodies retrieved from migrant boat
ROME (AP) -- The Italian navy says it has saved 135 migrants from a sinking boat and recovered 45 bodies in the Mediterranean.... 5/27/2016 9:28 PM

Catholic priest says Colombian rebel group frees Spanish journalist
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Catholic priest says Colombian rebel group frees Spanish journalist.... 5/27/2016 8:47 PM

Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics
LONDON (AP) -- Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.... 5/27/2016 8:06 PM

Space probe confirms chemicals of life in comet's halo
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have found further evidence supporting the theory that some of the building blocks for life may have come to Earth from outer space.... 5/27/2016 8:04 PM

In Iraq's battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don't fully trust.... 5/27/2016 7:07 PM

Israeli ex-officers issue peace plan, condemn gov't inaction
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers criticized the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday and issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse.... 5/27/2016 7:01 PM

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.... 5/27/2016 7:00 PM

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