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Mexican rights agency asks army to avoid ambiguous orders
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican government's human rights agency said Tuesday it is urging the army not to use ambiguous terms in orders, after activists revealed the army had essentially issued a directive to troops to kill suspected criminals.... 7/8/2015 12:18 AM

Pope presses environment message in bio-diverse Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis pressed his case for a new economic and environmental world order Tuesday during his South American tour, saying the goods of the Earth are meant for everyone and must not be exploited by the wealthy few for short-term profit at the expense of the poor.... 7/8/2015 12:08 AM

The Latest: Pope presses call for new economic world order
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/7/2015 11:52 PM

Soldiers arrive in Saskatchewan to battle raging wildfires
LA RONGE, Saskatchewan (AP) -- Canadian soldiers arrived Tuesday to help battle raging wildfires in the western province of Saskatchewan, where more than 10,000 people have been evacuated in recent days. The smoke has triggered air quality warnings across the U.S. West and Midwest.... 7/7/2015 11:39 PM

Greece gets until Sunday for proposals to stave off collapse
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Frustrated and angry eurozone leaders fearing for the future of their common currency gave the Greek prime minister a last-minute chance Tuesday to finally come up with a viable proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin.... 7/7/2015 11:19 PM

Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as "a crime of genocide" until Wednesday after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure.... 7/7/2015 10:35 PM

Bomb blamed on Boko Haram kills 20 in northern Nigeria
ZARIA, Nigeria (AP) -- A bomb blast in Nigeria's northern university town of Zaria killed at least 25 people Tuesday including a 2-year-old toddler, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.... 7/7/2015 10:29 PM

The Latest: Juncker: EU officials are prepared for Grexit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local):... 7/7/2015 10:28 PM

5-day film festival launches in Jamaica's capital
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A five-day movie festival has begun in Jamaica with the goal of strengthening the island's small filmmaking community.... 7/7/2015 9:51 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Tsipras says Greece has submitted its proposals to the eurogroup and to the European Council.... 7/7/2015 9:25 PM

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- Renzi: Greece has until Sunday to make last proposals for full European Union summit .... 7/7/2015 8:31 PM

Doctors declare former Guatemalan dictator unfit for trial
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Government-backed experts say former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt is mentally incompetent, potentially derailing a trial on human rights charges.... 7/7/2015 7:44 PM

Burundi ruling party wins majority in parliament
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's ruling party has won a majority in parliament in elections that were boycotted by most of the opposition groups, according to provisional results released by the electoral commission Tuesday.... 7/7/2015 7:42 PM

Indigenous leaders complain of being left off pope's agenda
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador's largest indigenous association is complaining that it was left off of Pope Francis's agenda during his visit to Ecuador, where the group has been at odds with President Rafael Correa.... 7/7/2015 7:08 PM

Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital in their first official face-to-face discussions, which the Afghan president said Tuesday were aimed at starting full-fledged negotiations.... 7/7/2015 6:48 PM

US delegation measures time spent at Iran talks in new ways
VIENNA (AP) -- The Iran nuclear talks have once again been extended - this time until Friday. But instead of just counting the time of the marathon talks in days, the U.S. delegation has found new ways of measuring. Its list, presented Tuesday:... 7/7/2015 6:45 PM

Outgoing US ambassador to Poland is honored for his service
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's president has presented the U.S. ambassador with a prestigious honor for his service to the country.... 7/7/2015 6:45 PM

Afghan official: Senior Islamic State figure killed
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's intelligence service says the second-highest figure among militants loyal to the Islamic State group in the country was killed in an airstrike.... 7/7/2015 6:33 PM

Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel's casino
PARIS (AP) -- Diamonds, celebrities and iconic couture merged - on Karl Lagerfeld's orders - around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel's spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day's fall-winter 2015-16 Paris couture collections including Armani Prive, Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar and newcomer Aouadi.... 7/7/2015 6:31 PM

Algeria says 102 extremists 'neutralized' so far this year
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's Defense Ministry says that 102 extremists have been killed, arrested or have turned themselves in during the first half of the year.... 7/7/2015 6:00 PM

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