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Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.... 3/1/2015 12:35 AM

Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.... 3/1/2015 12:20 AM

Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games - activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.... 2/28/2015 11:51 PM

Venezuela to limit US diplomat number, require tourist visas
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he will limit the number of U.S. diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and also will require U.S. citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit.... 2/28/2015 11:27 PM

Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.... 2/28/2015 10:33 PM

Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) -- Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.... 2/28/2015 9:57 PM

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.... 2/28/2015 9:21 PM

Blasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A witness and a security officer say four people died when two women blew themselves up at a bus stop in a village in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of suicide bombings carried out by females and blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.... 2/28/2015 9:19 PM

Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say
MOSCOW (AP) -- Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.... 2/28/2015 8:55 PM

AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said Saturday.... 2/28/2015 8:42 PM

Greek police arrest 2 suspected members of anarchist group
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say they have arrested two people allegedly belonging to armed anarchist group Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire.... 2/28/2015 8:32 PM

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.... 2/28/2015 8:19 PM

Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
MOSCOW (AP) -- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.... 2/28/2015 8:14 PM

Police in German city warn of potential extremist threat
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures.... 2/28/2015 7:39 PM

One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91.... 2/28/2015 7:12 PM

Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq's capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of attacks targeting public places and Shiite militia checkpoints in and north of Iraq's capital killed 37 people Saturday, authorities said.... 2/28/2015 7:11 PM

Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece won't seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the "disastrous" austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments.... 2/28/2015 6:56 PM

US drone strike in Yemen kills 3 suspected al-Qaida fighters
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants, security officials said.... 2/28/2015 6:49 PM

Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year.... 2/28/2015 6:42 PM

Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's al-Qaida affiliate overran bases belonging to a Western-backed rebel group near the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes that killed at least 20 fighters, activists said Saturday.... 2/28/2015 6:14 PM

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