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5.9 quake shakes Colombia-Panama border region
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama on Tuesday evening. There were no early reports of damage or injuries.... 7/29/2015 1:35 AM

Mexico to clean seaweed from coast, monitor floating masses
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say they are working to clean sargassum seaweed from 112 miles (180 kilometers) of the country's Caribbean coast and will try to prevent more from coming ashore.... 7/29/2015 1:02 AM

Mexico coach Herrera fired after claim he punched reporter
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that the man known as "El Piojo" punched him.... 7/29/2015 12:58 AM

Chelsea Clinton in Haiti to visit family foundation projects
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday encouraged women to educate themselves and learn how to be more independent during a trip to Haiti to oversee projects financed by the Clinton Foundation.... 7/29/2015 12:50 AM

UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen "has not been respected by any party to the conflict," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop.... 7/29/2015 12:44 AM

US official says Puerto Rico should get access to bankruptcy
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that creating a path as soon as possible to allow Puerto Rico's government to file for bankruptcy would help the U.S. territory recover from its economic crisis.... 7/28/2015 10:58 PM

Mexican villagers bulldoze 18th century chapel
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican officials said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint after villagers in the central state of Tlaxcala bulldozed a chapel from the 1700s.... 7/28/2015 10:36 PM

Last wild horse dies on Bahamas' Great Abaco island
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning and hopefully bring back a viable population.... 7/28/2015 10:24 PM

Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.... 7/28/2015 10:22 PM

Chile dictatorship burning victim says justice being served
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A woman who was badly burned in a military attack during the dictatorship of Chilean Gen. Augusto's Pinochet said Tuesday that she believes the recent testimony of a soldier will lead to many others speaking out about atrocities they were forced to take part in.... 7/28/2015 9:54 PM

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.... 7/28/2015 9:29 PM

Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing.... 7/28/2015 8:46 PM

Shooting in Lebanon refugee camp leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded
BEIRUT (AP) -- Palestinian officials say a shooting in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon has killed two people and wounded three.... 7/28/2015 8:24 PM

Europe's largest Jewish sporting event opens in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's president welcomed Jewish athletes on Tuesday to the first European Maccabi Games to be held in the country, at a site built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics.... 7/28/2015 7:55 PM

The Latest: UN official voices concern about Syria safe zone
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):... 7/28/2015 7:52 PM

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising.... 7/28/2015 7:31 PM

Fighting between Turkey and Kurds escalate amid NATO unease
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Fighting between the Turkish military and Kurdish rebels escalated Tuesday amid signs of unease from NATO allies attending an emergency meeting about Turkey's conflicts with the Islamic State group and the Kurds.... 7/28/2015 7:22 PM

Canadian military commander facing 10 sex-related charges
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A high-ranking Canadian Forces officer is facing 10 sex-related charges related to allegations stemming from his mentoring of military cadets.... 7/28/2015 7:20 PM

S&P revises Brazil's outlook to negative
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Tuesday it has revised the outlook for Brazil's foreign-currency debt from stable to negative.... 7/28/2015 7:15 PM

Fire at furniture factory in Egypt kills 25 people
CAIRO (AP) -- A fire that erupted at a furniture factory east of Cairo on Tuesday killed 25 people and injured 22, Egypt's Health Ministry said.... 7/28/2015 7:09 PM

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