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Mexico activists denounce abuses targeting Cuban migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Advocates for migrants said Friday they filed 15 complaints against Mexican government officials for allegedly extorting Cubans passing through en route to the United States and have documented hundreds of similar cases.... 7/31/2015 10:48 PM

Venezuela governor: 1 killed during supermarket looting
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A mob looted a supermarket in the southeastern city of Ciudad Guyana on Friday, and one person was killed and at least 27 detained during the upheaval, Bolivar state authorities said.... 7/31/2015 10:45 PM

Mexican judge orders 4 soldiers to stand trial in 7 deaths
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A federal judge in Mexico has ordered that four soldiers be held for trial on charges including forced disappearance and murder related to the deaths of seven people.... 7/31/2015 10:12 PM

Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A Colombian military transport plane has crashed in the country's north, killing all 11 personnel aboard.... 7/31/2015 10:06 PM

Triathletes shrug off water warnings, swim in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming.... 7/31/2015 10:00 PM

Fired Mexican soccer coach probed for political tweets
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The trouble isn't over for fired Mexico national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera, who is now under investigation for possible violations of electoral laws for politically oriented tweets sent the day of June 7 midterm elections.... 7/31/2015 9:54 PM

Report: Pinochet covered up burning death of US resident
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- U.S. documents published Friday indicate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet covered up the military's role in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident during a 1986 protest, a case that drew worldwide condemnation and strained the regime's relationship with Washington.... 7/31/2015 9:13 PM

UN nuclear chief to talk to Senate critics of Iran nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. senators who accuse the Obama administration of making secret deals with Iran that go beyond the publicly known nuclear pact will get a chance next week to question the head of the U.N. agency said to be linked to the alleged clandestine documents.... 7/31/2015 8:26 PM

India, Bangladesh settle decades-old boundary dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India said Friday it swapped more than 150 small pockets of land with its small neighbor Bangladesh, settling a decades-old border dispute and an uncertain future for tens of thousands of stateless people living in squalid conditions.... 7/31/2015 8:06 PM

Bus service resumes in San Salvador after driver killings
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Bus service returned to near normal in the Salvadoran capital Friday after being paralyzed for four days due to a string of deadly gang attacks on drivers and warnings to others to abandon their routes.... 7/31/2015 7:51 PM

Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear.... 7/31/2015 7:33 PM

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 7/31/2015 7:20 PM

Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the ins... 7/31/2015 7:15 PM

Freed Colombian warlord apologizes for atrocities
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- One of Colombia's most-feared right-wing warlords has been released from jail and apologized Friday for his atrocities.... 7/31/2015 7:11 PM

Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.... 7/31/2015 6:47 PM

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death
DUMA, West Bank (AP) -- Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain.... 7/31/2015 6:47 PM

4 killed when executive jet crashes at England airfield
LONDON (AP) -- An executive jet crashed onto a car auction center and burst into flames while trying to land at an airport in southern England Friday, killing all four people aboard, police said.... 7/31/2015 6:36 PM

Al-Qaida attacks HQ of rebel group it calls US 'agents'
BEIRUT (AP) -- Members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria launched an attack early Friday on the headquarters of a rebel faction in northern Syria believed to have been trained by the U.S. government, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen, the militants and an activist group said. The Nusra Front, which has also abducted several members of the faction known as Division 30, vowed to cut off "the arms" of the American government in Syria.... 7/31/2015 6:23 PM

Senegalese journalist gets 6 months for homosexuality
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country.... 7/31/2015 6:19 PM

Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward ... 7/31/2015 6:06 PM



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