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Russia wants UN to tighten crackdown on financing extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia hopes to circulate a draft resolution to the Security Council very soon that will tighten the U.N. crackdown on the financing of extremist groups including the Islamic State group, the country's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.... 12/2/2015 2:10 AM

For gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) -- Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.... 12/2/2015 1:59 AM

Victory for Chilean mom kept from her baby for smoking pot
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A family court in Chile has ruled in favor of a mother who was restricted access to her newborn daughter for 12 days for smoking marijuana. It ordered the hospital to discharge the baby.... 12/2/2015 1:08 AM

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.... 12/2/2015 12:50 AM

In massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded.... 12/2/2015 12:49 AM

UN experts: Up to 3,000 Islamic State fighters in Libya
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Islamic State group has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya and has demonstrated its intention to control more territory in the strategically located North African country - but it is only one player among multiple warring factions, United Nations experts said in a report Tuesday.... 12/2/2015 12:25 AM

Groups ask Mexico to pull Coca-Cola ad on indigenous
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It looks like many Coca-Cola ads with long-haired, do-gooder hipsters teaching the world to sing or sharing a Coke and a smile.... 12/2/2015 12:05 AM

El Nino helps Mexico duck a potentially bad hurricane season
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico weathered a record eastern Pacific hurricane season with almost no deaths and relatively little damage, given the intensity of this year's storms.... 12/1/2015 10:37 PM

Parents of missing students end Mexico City protest camp
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Parents of 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico at the hands of police and a drug gang have lifted a protest camp in the capital.... 12/1/2015 10:20 PM

Obama says he hopes shooting at Colorado clinic spurs action
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday he hopes the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado spurs conversation and action on deterring gun violence.... 12/1/2015 10:08 PM

New arrest in Paris attacks linked to apartment raid
PARIS (AP) -- A woman was arrested Tuesday in a Paris suburb for suspected links to an intermediary to the only man charged in connection the Paris attacks, according to two officials close to the investigation.... 12/1/2015 10:05 PM

Texas governor makes little progress on Cuba business trip
HAVANA (AP) -- Gov. Greg Abbott enjoyed dinner and a private concert in Havana but made little progress in finding opportunities for Texas businesses on the second day of a three-day trip to Cuba.... 12/1/2015 9:59 PM

Brazil's economic downturn deepens with further GDP drop
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Latin America's largest economy has shrunk even more than expected, increasing fears about the well-being of a nation hammered by falling commodity prices and a massive corruption scandal.... 12/1/2015 9:57 PM

Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso took a step toward strengthening its democracy with the election on Tuesday of Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who will become the West African country's second elected civilian president since it became independent from France in 1960.... 12/1/2015 9:46 PM

Argentine group IDs 119th person taken as baby
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine human rights group says DNA tests have determined the identity of another person taken as a baby from a victim of the country's dictatorship, bringing the number of such cases to 119. The man has been reunited with his mother after 38 years.... 12/1/2015 9:21 PM

Morrissey wins annual 'Literary Review Bad Sex' award
LONDON (AP) -- Maybe he should have stuck to writing songs - former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex.... 12/1/2015 8:26 PM

Argentina's ex-president Menem sentenced for embezzlement
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine court sentenced former President Carlos Menem on Tuesday to four and half years in prison for embezzlement.... 12/1/2015 8:25 PM

Deal reached in Syria's Homs for fighters to leave
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A deal has been reached for thousands of insurgents to leave the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs and for state institutions to return to the area, an opposition monitoring group and a Syrian official said Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 8:23 PM

Italy urges quicker refugee relocations across Europe
ROME (AP) -- The latest news as tens of thousands of people slip into Europe and head to wealthy European Union countries in search of a better life. All times local.... 12/1/2015 8:20 PM

Polish government to pay families to have more children
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new government has approved a program of family bonuses that is intended to reverse the declining birth rate.... 12/1/2015 8:18 PM

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